Bedtime Stories; a collection of hero stories Odysseus shared with Penelope
by: Abby Capozzi
A hero is someone who steps up in the face of danger and solves a problem using their own sets of skills!..or in other words ME!
When we met the lotus-eaters two of my men tried the lotus and immediately became addicted to its effects. I saved their lives by dragging them back to our ship and saved their reputations by bringing them with us on our journey back home. No man left behind!
When my men and I got trapped in Polyphemus's cave I used my cunning wits and expert fighting methods to trick the cyclops into thinking I was someone I was not, stab his eye and blind him, and escape the cave losing only six men, whom I could not save, although I tried.
When my men and I were traveling home I sacrificed myself as we passed the sirens. I advised my men to plug their ears while I ordered them to tie me back as I listened to the songs. Once we were far enough away from the monsters I informed my men that it was safe to unplug their ears.
Although some of my men may believe that I was not a hero due to some of my small mistakes such as letting my "ego" take control as I yelled back to the cyclops causing him to curse our trip, or when I stayed against my men's pleas with a witch named Circe my moments of greatness largely outweigh my slip-ups and I am still the hero of our journey!