Challenges Of Odysseus And Penelope In The Odyssey

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Throughout the Odyssey, you see Odysseus and Penelope struggle with problems they have to overcome. Some of these problems you could categorize as mental and some are physical challenges. In this essay, I will discuss what I believe are the biggest challenges I believe the characters faced. I believe Odysseus’s biggest challenge was being far away from his family. The entire book he is trying to get home, to save his wife from the suitors and to see his son. I believe this is a humongous mental challenge for him because he is trying to get home, but the gods and everyone is fighting against him.

Another mental challenge Odysseus faces are his ego and anger issues. Odysseus always seems to choose the hard way out of situations, this results

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