The odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer

minimum of 1000-1250 words (4 ish pages) must be in depth and answer question comprehensively. Use examples from the poem and quotes to back up your evidence. Plagiarism will not be tolerated and will result in a zero for this assignment.  


QUESTION ONE: In classical literature, characters often act heroically because of the situations in which they find themselves. Discuss this statement with reference to a named classical literary text.

In your answer:

• analyse how and why one or more characters in your chosen text demonstrate qualities of leadership and / or heroism

•draw developed conclusions about the extent to which the actions of the character(s) were a result of the situation they were in, rather than their innately* held qualities.


Innate refers to characteristics / qualities that are a natural part of the person – those they are born with