Bravery is in my opinion the most important mark of a leader.
Odysseus displays this trait throughout every scene in the Odyssey.
He is able to hear what has been going on in his home for the last few years without his son knowing who he really is.
This soothes his curiosity for knowledge of the times since his departure.
By observing under disguise, his curiosity was soothed as he discovered what had been going on with Penelope while he was gone (p.
Odysseus Hero Or Villain Essay
936-943, lines 1082-1300, “The Test of the Great Bow” and “Death at the Palace”).
Odysseus thought of using his bottle of wine then, but thinks about what is best, and realizes only the Cyclops could open the door to the cave.
Odysseus shows his craftiness and cunningness when Polyphemus asks him his name, and he replies Nobody.
A hero to most would be someone who has courage and has risked or sacrificed his life for others.
To others a person that has discovered or achieved something outstanding was considered a hero as well.