Cultural Values In The Odyssey

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In both The Odyssey and O Brother Where Art Thou?, there are several explored cultural values that reoccur in both the film and epic. These key cultural values are hospitality, cunning, loyalty. These values are the base foundation of the ideology in the past.
Hospitality is an important cultural value that has came up numerous times in The Odyssey. Hospitality proved to be an essential value in The Odyssey. It shows the respect for people as well as the gods. For example, Odysseus approaches Eumaios’, one of Odysseus’ loyal servants, home as an old beggar. Eumaios still takes Odysseus in and offers him food and wine. Eumaios also states that “rudeness to a stranger is not decency...All wanderers and beggar come from Zeus” (15.67-70).
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