A Summary Of Odysseus By Homer

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Veterans face traumatic events out on the battlefield that changes their lives forever. As they fight through war, it becomes a lifestyle that they are used to moreover can not get out of. People do not appreciate the amount of time veterans give to fight our country. Coming home from the war veterans most times feel like they are still fighting a war. When coming back from the war most people mistreat the veterans that just fought for our country. In the poem, Odysseus by Homer, after winning the war in Troy they remain in combat mode. Odysseus and his men have to travel a long way to travel over the sea to get back home. While the men are still in combat mode as they travel back they stop at an island and let loose. In the passage, “Sailing from Troy” the men on the island get drunk while they remain in combat mode from defeating the Trojans. Odysseus’s men, “Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting,-while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones”(Homer 563). Odysseus’s men let loose on this island that they enslaved the women as well as killing all the sheep and cattle. The men will be punished for their actions on the island which will complicate their journey home. When Odysseus was gone for over 20 years, the suitors believed that he had died. When Odysseus arrives back to Ithaca he tells the suitors, “You yellow dogs, you thought I’d never make it back home from the land Troy. You took my house to
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