Challenges Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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When I was young my parents' got a divorce and this was a major conflict in my life. To me it was very challenging. As shown in The Odyssey, Odysseus faces many challenges through his long journey. For instance, he faced a major challenge against Scylla and Charybdis which is like my life challenge which is whether I agree or disagree if my parents choice was a good idea. Odyssey had to decide between a six headed monster and a whirlpool in the sea, which in both cases he would lose his crew. I had to decide if I was going to accept this decision or try as hard as I could to deny it. This decision was an internal conflict as well as Odysseus and his decision. He had to decide for himself and his crew if he would take the lesser of the two evils. I had to decide if I wanted…show more content…
"But as I sent them on toward Scylla, I told them nothing, as they could do nothing."(Line 93) He would rather lose 6 men instead of his whole crew. "they would have dropped their oars again, in panic, to roll for cover under the decking." (Line 95)He had to face this conflict internally. No one told him which to choose, he had to do it himself. Like me I had to choose if I was going to be mature in this situation and if I would help my siblings through it or would I make them have to deal with my negativity. This decision was internal for me. No one told me I had to agree with anything. I had to make the best decision. Over all Odysseus had a conflict similar to mine which ended in the same way. I decided to agree with my family's choice and to not get in the way of their decision. Odysseus made the decision to fight Scylla in which he did lose six of his men, but he didn't lose all his men. " Then Scylla made her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship." (Line 122) And his men didn't get in the way of his decision. We both chose the lesser of the two evils, the one that was better in the long
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