Analyzing Odysseus 'Values In Homer's Odyssey'

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What do you think was Odysseus’s worst or best action of his wandering and why? I think that his worst action in in book nine line 455 he was saying how Norman went to the one-eye cyclopes cave and still has not returned. However even though Odysseus knew about Norman him and his men still went to the cave. I believe that this was one of his worst actions because he knew the cave was dangerous and yet he still acted and went into the cave with his men. What values might Odysseus have represented? Does Telemachus possess the same ones so far? In book nine line 500 it shows how Odysseus values are “great hearted spirit” Odysseus also goes to say that he is an angry heart shows shameful values. However, in book nine line 505 it goes to say that Telemachus is a “good man” and that his values are “soothsaying” therefore I don’t believe that there values are the same so far. What is the discrepancy between these two meanings of the word, hero? Do they share anything in common? When a mother is doing ordinary things for her child she is called a hero for her child. When a athlete is called a hero from someone else’s point of view it is because that person looks up to them and they have achieved many things and when you look up to someone they …show more content…

In the story family is a very important thing as is home. When he was on his journey he was missing his family at some points he also wanted it to be over so he could be home and with his family. In book five lines 219-224 he says “what I want and all my days I pine for is to go back to my house and see my day of homecoming. And if some god batters me far out on the wine-blue water, I will endure it, keeping a stubborn spirit inside me, for already I have suffered much and done much hard work on the waves and in the fighting. So, let this adventure follow." In this passage, he says that he “pines” to go back to his house and see his

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