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Essay heading: Odysseus One of the Greatest Epic Heroes
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Date added: July 10, 2005
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However, he does strive toward perfection. He encounters many different cultures and people along his journey. Some, like the Phaeacians, show him great hospitality. Others however make attempts on his life and the lives of his family. Through interacting with these people and the experiences they offer, Odysseus gains much knowledge of the world and of other cultures...
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He is able to better himself and attain wisdom that will aid him on his journey and when he returns home. By this, Odysseus shows respect and integrity, two important characteristics of an epic hero. Odysseus also restores his reputation after the suitors have ravaged his home in an attempt to destroy his good name and his family...
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