All threw The Odyssey Odysseus, our hero, who shows many heroic trades, but I think the most important one is loyalty. In the first episode, he showed loyalty is with cyclopes, Polyphemus. In this episode, he shows loyalty in many way, one way is he talks to Polyphemus to get him drunk. Once he is drunk Odysseus takes another act of loyalty by taking some of his men and driving a steak in the cyclops eye.
For example the author showed how odysseus was loyal when he said “I have fought only to save my life, but my man's life's too.” this shows he was there for his men through their long journey. This also shows that he was loyal because not only did he want to protect his men's life but he also stayed loyal to himself. In addition, he showed his loyalness when the narrator
Sometimes Odysseus’s emotional need for rest and relaxation got the best of him, but that was only on one occasion. Odysseus made the selection to use his motives and emotions to choose the right way of path and ultimately save him from what could've been a deadly consequence. One trial where is occurred is when the crew was getting caught up in the moment with the Cicones, Odysseus made the choice not to get caught up in victory, but to continue going on his journey. If Odysseus were to of been in that mindset, all of the crew could’ve possibly gotten killed. “Then I urged them to cut and run, set sail, / but
Tests, as students know, evaluate their ability and knowledge on a topic. In the Odyssey, tests are used to determine the loyalty, strength and trustworthiness of a character. These characteristics can often be taken advantage of. As a result, tests are motifs that are used to verify the truth found in the characters. Loyalty is defined as faithfulness to commitments or obligations.
Firstly, Odysseus relied on his courage and bravery during his journey home. During the middle of his journey, he and his crew are trapped in the cyclops’
This shows his tolerance for the suitors in order to keep his identity secretive. Although Odysseus was angered by the suitors his patience is tested by having to keep his composure and not kill these men in that moment. “O Father Zeus, if over land and water, after adversity, you willed to bring me home” (20.l.101) Instead of Odysseus taking matters into his own hands like he use to he learns to wait for a signal from the gods before he acts upon his plans. This revealed great change in Odysseus, and demonstrated his humble ways after such his journey back home. Overall, In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus’s journey has purpose, meaning, and brings a hero growth to his character.
Loyalty is a trait exhibited when Odysseus jeopardizes his own life and goes to rescue his crewmen on Kirke’s island. Odysseus presents skillfulness when he plans to kill the suitors in a productive and quick way. Determination is displayed when Odysseus is on Kalypso’s island. He is so determined to get home and to escape Kalypso’s imprisonment that he says he would die rather than spend another moment on the island. Loyalty, cleverness, and
Homer’s the Odyssey is a classic example of how separation can affect a man’s loyalty and how proving oneself can restore reputation. Odysseus keeps his respect and loyalty toward everyone he befriends. Odysseus is a very loyal man and knows how to keep his promises even through his twenty year journey away from home. Odysseus goes off to fight with the Greeks during the trojan war which happens to take nine years, he then spends a year in Greece and it takes him ten years to finally get back home.
In the book called The Odyssey by Homer, it mainly follows the story of a king of a village called Ithaca, hundreds of years ago-This man, is named Odysseus. Odysseus goes through many adventures after the victory of the Trojan War. However, this is where Odysseus, is not being as strong as a great war hero and a king as he should be. Although Odysseus was seen as a very strong person, physically and mentally, he lacks the appreciation and the care of his crew throughout the trials and didn’t think through many of his actions thoroughly and how they would affect not only his crew but people around him.
Although Odysseus occasionally does something for the short-term benefit of his crew, he does not deserve their loyalty because he does not sincerely care about them, trust them, or listen to them. Even when Odysseus is in the middle of nowhere in a boat with his comrades and crew members for twenty years, he still manages to not care about them and think of his own life as more valuable than any of theirs. An example of this is when Odysseus sends his men into danger instead of being a leader and going first: “All I spied was a plume of smoke, drifting off the land. / So I sent some crew ahead to learn who lived there -- / men like us perhaps, who live on bread?”
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an effective leader in chapter twelve. A leader who has too much pride is now showing too much humbleness for what’s important by following all the things he has told to do to save his crew and himself. He does what he is told to do to save his crew and keep them safe. “ But now, fearing death , all eyes fixed on Charybdis now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship, the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing backwards over the decks, searching or my crew I could see their hands and feet already hoisted, failing, high, higher, over my head, look wailing down at me, comrades riven in agony.
The Odyssey by Homer is a book about loyalty, courage and strength. There are very few people that can go through years upon years of suffering and still continue to have the hope of returning home rumbling inside them; there are very few that still dream of their calm and quiet home after 20 years of battle and pain. The majority of people stop trying , give up and forget about what they have left at home. But in this case, Odysseus would never do that. He went through so much pain, tears and brutality.
Homer writes about stubborn characters who are challenging for Odysseus because he is losing their trust everyday that him and his crew were not back home to their families. Although he is known for being a cunning and intelligent character, he is not the most mentally stable person. Odysseus has had his hypocritical moments which have caused plenty to question his leadership skills.
Overall, Odysseus’ triumph over the Cyclops demonstrates Odysseus’ valor and bravery through his ability to relentlessly pursue his objectives despite the potential hindrances. This unrelenting passion is a substantial motivation for Odysseus to continue his quest towards his native land of
None of Odysseus’s men were really loyal to him because of their lack of obedience and honesty. In this episode the men learn that their disobedience causes them their lives when Helios the sun god realizes his scared cattle had been killed. Helios furious goes to Zeus and begs him to punish Odysseus’s men, or he will take the sun and go “down to the House of Death and blaze the sun among the dead” (Odyssey 12. 412). Zeus with no choice left but to punish Odysseus’s men whips up a storm and strikes his thunder bolt to destroy Odysseus’s ship soon after they leave the island. No one survives but Odysseus.