Most super heroes that you hear about everyday are Superman, and Ironman, and Spider-Man. All of these characters do crazy things to save people. Odysseus however does save people but goes through challenges that the normal super heroes do not. But one thing they all have in common is Hubris.Odysseus has other qualities that makes him an epic hero p, these are some like guile, bravery, determination, mental strength, and loyalty. These are not only things that make him an epic hero but they make him an incredible person.
One of the qualities that makes him an epic hero is loyalty. For example, in "The Lotus-Eaters" Odysseus sent some of his men on the island to see what it was all about. After he found out that if you eat the Lotus plant it will make you want to stay on the island forever and not come home, on lines ...view middle of the document...
He also carved beeswax to put in his men's ears so they can not hear the music. He told the men that every time he tries to struggle and get out they are to tie him tighter. His plan worked. After leaving the Sirens water area they moved on, onto the rest of their journey.
A third quality that makes Odysseus an epic hero is bravery.Odysseus shows the characteristic of bravery in the episode, "The Lotus-Eaters". In "The Lotus-Eaters" after Odysseus' men already have eaten some of the Lotus he came up with a plan. He was going to kidnap his men back so that they can come home because even though they thought they didn't want to come him, Odysseus knew they did. In lines 101-102 it says "I drove them all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under the benches." This shows that Odysseus was brave enough to go and risk his life to save his men.
A fourth quality is determination. This is proven by every episode in The Odyssey. For example, in "The Cyclops" and "The Sirens" and "The Lotus-Eaters" Odysseus and his crew face a lot of challenges but that doesn't stop them. They always found a way out. This shows that Odysseus is very determined and no matter what wants to get home.
Lastly hubris plays a big part in Odysseus' life. Hubris is another word for conceited. Odysseus is full of hubris because no matter what happens he always mustget the last word or must always be right. For example after he escaped from the Cyclops he turned around and yelled at him telling him his real name, who is father is and where he is from. This made the cyclops mad therefore the cyclops prayed to his father Poseidon asking to curse Odysseus and kill all his men making his life miserable.
Although Odysseus faced many problems along his journey he faced it all and got through everything. Although his hubris did slow him down he is still alive by the end of the story. This shows that after everything Odysseus is still an epic hero no matter what.