By: Julia Vasquez

Definition of a Hero

A hero can be someone who is real or a character in a movie. A hero is someone who takes risks, helps others, a role model to others and faces their fears in order to help others.


Odysseus is a hero because he is clever. He has to do what he thinks is right in order save his men. "My name is Nobody. Nobody, my father, mother and friends call me." He has to deceive the Cyclops in order to save his men. He told the Cyclops his name was "Nobody because when he kills him the neighbors come and ask "Polyphemus, what terrible pain is this that makes you call through deathless night, and wake us?" His neighbors think "Nobody" is killing the Cyclops so they leave him alone.