Archetypes In The Odyssey

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In utmost adventurous stories the author provides an explanation of the hero's journeys, fights, revenges, and returning to their hometown. The Odyssey, Odysseus goes on a long trip with his men and all of them have died except for himself. The main character was about to sail through the Sirens and he had to warn his men by saying, "Then we die with our eyes open if we are going to die or know what death we battle if we can"(Homer 581). Since the Sirens use their voices to lure men into their death, he had a tactic that helped them sail through easily: Odysseus took some beeswax and started to roll it up until it softens so no one listens to their songs, but himself. However, he is not trying to go overboard, so mentions, “They tied me up, then, plumb amidships, back to the mast, lashed to the mast, and took themselves again to rowing”(Homer 582). Odysseus was being an Epic Hero for risking his own life, but prevented himself from dying, and protecting many lives. He was also really smart …show more content…

Penelope, his wife, was supposed to choose a new husband since everyone thought the king of Ithica was dead. Odysseus was enraged and said "You yellow took my house to dared bid for my wife while I was alive..."(Homer 610). Athena aided him while he kills all the suitors, his son,Telemachus, Eumaeus, and other faithful herdsmen. “...Odysseus looked around him, narrow-eyed, for any others who had lain hidden while death’s black fury passed”(Homer 613).This expresses how much power and determination Odysseus use when it comes getting revenge on something important. The ordinary man would not remain standing in a world full of Gods, Goddesses, and Monsters. His connection with his crew members were valuable to him and from the men that died in different locations, he realized that he could not lose

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