Heroism of odysseus
Odysseus is a hero because he does not think of him self first he always takes the jobs that are risky.. For example , "The rest of you loyal friends stay here ,while I and my crew take ship and try and find out who these men are , whether they are cruel , savage and lawless , or good to strangers , and in hearts fear the good.
Another example is, he makes sure that not every body gets hurt . " Then I ordered the rest of my loyal friends to stay there and guard the ship , while I selected the twelve of my best men and went forward.
Finally, he is a hero because he does not want to kill any one . " I would not spare neither you nor your friends."