Odysseus—The Trickster Hero
Lecture no. 2 from the course: Heroes and Legends: The Most Influential Characters of Literature
Taught by Professor Thomas A. Shippey | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Go back to the beginning of world literature to explore what made Homer’s traveling hero such a powerful figure. Odysseus’s story set the model for countless road narratives, but his character, which is surprisingly sly and resourceful, is unique. Here, follow him on some of his many adventures.