An Analysis Of Odysseus Stages Of The Hero's Journey

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Fernette Ferdinand
Professors Colwell and Rodgers
IDH 1110
October 21, 2015
Odysseus
Stages of the Hero’s Journey
One of Campbell’s Stages of the Hero’s Journey, is challenges and temptations. Which is what Odysseus faces many time, through fighting with Polyphemus the cyclops, and the many suitors that he defeated. But even when odysseys faces many circumstances, he always conquers his quest through his cunning and clever ways. Ultimately, Odysseus is forced to make allies and enemies in the special world, and he has to pass certain tests and challenges that are part of his training in his journey to get back home to his family.

When Odysseus faced the cyclops, he stated “We are Achaeans on our way home from Troy, but by the will of …show more content…

But he was only trying to trick, the cyclops into believing that ended in the cave accidently, but the fact is that he did it intentionally. Depict his crew’s advice, they told him to just still some food and hurry back. But he decided to explore and mess around in the cyclops cave. Then when he found out that the cyclops was going to kill him, he waited for the perfect opportunities to trick with the cyclops. When he saw that the cyclops was too tough for him, he made a plan to outsmart him. He got him drunk, Odysseus stated “when I saw that the wine had got into his head, I said to him as plausibly as I could: 'Cyclops, you ask my name and I will tell it you; give me, therefore, the present you promised me; my name is Noman; this is what my father and mother and my friends have …show more content…

“Ulysses has at last indeed come home again, and has killed the suitors who were giving so much trouble in his house, eating up his estate and ill-treating his son." (Book XXIII par 1). Odysseus showed no mercy to the suitors, and his servant that he thought betrayed him. He was expecting to come home, so that he could be reunited with his family, and be at peace. Instead he had to regain power over his own home from suitors who was trying to get with his wife and mistreating his son. Odysseus stated “At sunrise it will at once get abroad that I have been killing the suitors; go upstairs, therefore, and stay there with your women. See nobody and ask no questions." (Book XXIII par28) at this point he was done killing the suitors and taking back the control over his household. His telling the remaining people that were loyal in his absent, to remain calm. And to stay in the house. And keep away from others that may try to kill

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