The Odyssey written by Homer describes the nail-biting adventurous tale, of Odysseus and his long journey home, from the war. No journey is without challenges, and Odysseus faces many along the way. He must overcome his own fatal flaws, and become a better man to return home to his wife, and take back his home. In any great hero, is an even greater journey to get there. A hero must endure test against their flaws, discover the heart of their journey, and finally, after all their suffering, they must redeem what they left behind.
All through The Odyssey, the characters develop in a certain way that interchanges the outcome of the book. Odysseus is able to develop knowledge and wisdom to deal with his men during the battle and the suitors who were frustrating his wife. In addition, he came back home as a hero after the Trojan War. Telemachus developed into a mature man who could deal with any problem in his father’s absence. However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca.
“Home is where the heart is,” has been a quote that has been reiterated through generations and has proven to be true. In several myths the main character leaves home, but always returns. An example of this would be The Odyssey, a story that was written down by Homer in the 750 B.C. In this story the main character Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan war and then makes it his priority to return back home (Holt McDougal 1204-1265). Another example would be John Carson from the folktale The Three Advices, written by Crofton Croker.
In The Odyssey, many tribulations of conquest and vital society transformations take place. Homer included Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, in the epic poem to represent the disintegration of innocence through the will of courage. Also, throughout Telemachus’ hardships, the insights he obtained aided him to becoming more aware of his surroundings and guided him toward true wisdom. During Telemachus’ childhood, his absent father led him to accepting his fate of the suitors overrunning his home (pg. 190).
He took his responsibility of his crew to new lengths and empowered them to stay strong. Odysseus connected their past to their future to renew their prospective. Continually throughout the story, Odysseus either takes on more responsibility or conquered enormous amounts of it. Homer’s epic poem labeled The Odyssey depicts society struggles with handling responsibility through Odysseus’ crew, the main character Odysseus, and the Cyclops. The men of Odysseus struggled with facing the obligations they had for their lives.
In “The Odyssey” by Homer, Odysseus faces many obstacles before returning home to Ithaca. The “Hero’s Journey” by Joseph Campbell represents the challenges Odysseus goes through, to complete his journey. Homer’s “Odyssey” reflects Joseph Campbell's “Hero’s Journey” in the way that the Call of Adventure, Entering the Unknown , and Reward and the Journey Home. In every Hero’s life they have at least one call to adventure. Odysseus's call to adventure was to leave Ithaca and go to fight in the Trojan War.
The Odyssey connection to the real world is what we experienced in life is the journey that Odysseus takes. Odysseus is trying to find his true identity. He sees many great wonders during his journeys, but he continues to desire for his kingdom of Ithaca. An example is after the Trojan war ended, Odysseus and his men's struggles to come home from encountering with Cyclops. This shows Odysseus faced his fear of one-eyed giants that reveals his true identity with his temper and pride to the Cyclops.
Nick leaving the East to travel back to the Middle West indicates his, “Return.” After his journey to find success in the East, the hero returns home, fully transformed. According to Joseph Campbell’s ideas, Nick Carraway accurately represents a monomyth hero. He leaves his world of comfort behind to journey into the unknown, accepts a call of adventure, undergoes several tasks and trials that test his character, and ultimately ends his journey to return home. His dedication to his allies and diligence to his morality exemplify a true mythological
In The Odyssey, Homer uses detail and dialogue to show that Odysseus, the quester, while trying to achieve his main goal to get back home, learns that he shouldn’t let obstacles interfere with him. In the beginning of The Odyssey, we first hear Homer, the author of the epic, speaking towards us, the reader. He asks that Muse, a daughter of Zeus, enable him to tell the story of Odysseus. He says that he was “the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy” (Homer 371). He continues speaking, and he eventually says why Odysseus is
Instead of sacrificing his own son, he sacrificed the lamb, full of purity and having no sin. Afghans slit the throats of small animals such as goats, cows, or sheep as a way to honor the sacrifice that Abraham made. Baba, Amir, Hassan, and Ali take part in this tradition in the novel. However, instead of a lamb, the mullah chooses to sacrifice a sheep with mascara which turns out to be foreshadowing for when Sohrab shows up in the book. The first thing the lamb represents is the sacrifice Hassan made.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Trojan War hero Odysseus exhibits perseverance in the ten years of war and leads his men on the long journey home. Odysseus has to endure the frustrations of the war and the negligence that the gods show to him in his most desperate times. The pain he goes through exhibits his love for the special ones in his life, and it gives him the strength to make it home. Odysseus is challenged during the ten year war, but he will not give up, which proves how he is a true hero. The hero shows how he is a true hero through his actions and not his words.
The Odyssey an epic poem written by Horner tells the stories of the hero Odysseus attempting to return home after the Trojan war. On his journey homeward , he and his face many difficulties that make it nearly impossible to get back to Ithaca safely. Odysseus is king of Ithaca, making im the obvious commander of the Greek soldiers, Beas of this distinction, some label Odysseus having being a leader but others label as a hero.
What makes a hero a hero? The ancient poem The Odyssey, written by the epic poet Homer, tells the story of a protagonist by the name of Odysseus and his travels home to Ithaca after being at war in the Battle of Troy for nine years. Odysseus encounters many challenges and obstacles through the many adventures that he faces on his way home as well as once finally arriving home, he has to face the challenge of finding a way to rid the suitors that pillage his kingdom in order to retrieve his position back as lord and husband to his wife, Penelope. As Odysseus had many challenging adventures, he displayed the qualities of cleverness, bravery, and vengeance. One quality that separates Odysseus from the many other heroes of his time is the ability