The shyness and held in emotions prevented me from wanting to associate with anyone else. On the bright side, this was just the beginning of the life-changing experiences that were yet to come. In the Odyssey, Odysseus had to encounter a million obstacles and hardships leading to his return home to Ithaca, but in the end he returned home. My journey started freshman year, when I went to Perrysburg High School.
The Great Hero AG Most people believe Odysseus was not an admirable because he was arrogant, selfish and dishonest. Odysseus was an admirable character because he is loyal, clever and brave. One way Odysseus was admirable was because he was loyal. Odysseus shows his loyalty towards his men when they encounter the Lotus Eaters.
Throughout his journey, Odysseus and his men faces numerous temptations. When Odysseus is at Circe’s island to rescue his men, as he and his crew were about to depart Circe tell Odysseus “Remain with me, and share my meat and wine’ restore behind your ribs those gallant hearts/ that served you in the old days, when you sailed/ from stony Ithaka. ”(X.509-511). Odysseus falls into the hands of Circe as she tempts the crew with as much meat and wine they want. He and his crew givegave into Circe’s island, regaining the fat he lost, as the year goes by.
Odysseus, the main character in The Odyssey, spends 20 years away from home. He dreams about going home but halfway through his journey, his crew gets killed by a lightning bolt and “Odysseus alone survives. He eventually drifts to Ogygia, the home of Calypso, who keeps him on her island for seven years” (Homer 12.212-213). His crew was loyal to him and had been through many things together.
Odysseus’s adventures were long, brutal and tested his weaknesses. I'm going to analyze how these weaknesses kept him from returning home. Because of these weaknesses odysseus’s son grew up without a father in his life, who knows if he even had a father figure in his life at the very least He survived many situations against all odds and was reunited with his wife and son after 20 long years.
Penelope, his wife, is greatly affected; as many greedy suitors disrespect her and move into their home to try and win her hand in marriage. Throughout ‘The Odyssey’, the greed and folly of men play a huge part in increasing the difficulty and severity of Odysseus’s situations and ultimately change his fate and the directions of his journey. The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers.
She then turned them to pigs, when they are leaving, Circe tells him that there is an old blind prophet named Tiresias in the underworld, Odysseus must go there to talk to him. Odysseus gets to the underworld and sees Tiresias. Tiresias says what Odysseus and his crew will face, and that they will make it home. In the movie O' Brother in the beginning when Ulysses, Pete, and Delmar are running away from the prison they meet an old blind man that says to Ulysses that he will face a hard journey, and must travel far, but you will be okay.
Since the beginning of The Odyssey, Odysseus has been trying to return to Ithaca. In a travel guided by uncontrollable storm winds from the wind god, Aeolus, Odysseus’s ships land on the island of the goddess, Circe. Circe turns all of Odysseus's men into pigs. As Odysseus rushes to find her to beg her to let his men free, messenger god Hermes stops him and bestows upon him a plant to diminish Circe’s power. When Circe realizes that she has no power to turn him into a pig too, she begins to persuade Odysseus into staying and feasting with her.
Odysseus rises up after Circe turns his men into animals and he goes off to save them, forgetting what they just did letting the wind go and sending them away from Ithaca. He says to Eurylochus “ But I shot back, Eurylochus, stay right here, eating, drinking, safe by the black ship. I must be off. Necessity drives me” (10.299-301).
Distrust found in Odysseus also led him to make regrettable decisions. After testing his father, Odysseus sees him in immense sorrow that breaks his heart. If he had hugged him, the reunion would’ve been much more optimistic; Odysseus’ choice to test him brought a dark cloud on the meeting. Both Odysseus and his crew have issues with trust and so have all mankind since the beginning of time to today. Never forget that there’s always someone out there.
During Odysseus’ decade-long journey to his home, he encounters many forms of suffering, the most prevalent being transformative in nature. Transformative suffering, which is typically caused by mortals, themselves, alters a mortal being; albeit physically, mentally, or emotionally. In the first few years of his journey, Odysseus suffers the loss of much of his crew. He loses men while plundering a small island; he loses some to the lotus esters; and a few to Polyphemus. Throughout all these sufferings, Odysseus learns that he should listen to the advice of others; thus, transforming him mentally and emotionally through these sufferings.
“You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice.” (A Universal Paradox). In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is stuck in a whirlwind of choices, and with all of those choices come consequences. Odysseus proves throughout the book that he is the worst person you could choose to pick a choice. He does not consider the consequences of his actions because he is not logical, is selfish with his actions, and is very secretive. Odysseus consistently does not consider any consequences, and overall is not a good person in that respect.
Did you know that Odysseus from the famous poem Odyssey is very smart. Odysseus left and he is returning home after 10 years of being gone. He had faced a lot of obstacles during his return back to his home. Odysseus had 12 men on his crew, The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer. He always was in danger with his crew.
Odysseus was accompanied by his beloved friends, but after ten years of war he longed to see his family. Many soldiers go overseas for years at a time without seeing their families just as Odysseus has. Odysseus’s life parallels the lives of most
Surviving in High School “The journey doesn’t start at the beginning, begins at the end.” School is one of the most memorable moments you will experience in your life, are those moments when you find a second family in your life called “classmates”, they start being strangers to classmates, classmates to friends and friends to brothers and sisters, you spent every single day of your life for more or less 2 years of your life that you start to know them more than anybody. I study in Colegio De La Salle in Panama City, Panama. My years in De La Salle are priceless, because it’s the place where I grew up as a student and the most importan as an Human being. During my time in De La Salle I found “Ma Squad” that’s how we call our group back in Panama, where we experience and pass so many things together.