Examples Of Perseverance In The Odyssey

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The Odyssey Theme Squib In Homer's epic, The Odyssey, Perseverance is an important, and over-arching subject in the story. Odysseus & Thought Odysseus have never been the kind not to persevere. Perseverance is the bed rock of the story. Odysseus, throughout the story has gone through hard ship, over and over again. Odysseus has never given up, and has always stayed true ot his one goal, getting home to Ithaca. Calypso’s Imprisonment. One example that I give that suggests that Odysseus is extremely perseverant is his time on Calypso’s island. He was Calypso’s captive for around seven years. And throughout that, he stayed true that he will get off the island. Here are some reason that might reinforce the idea that Odysseus remained perseverant …show more content…

“My lady goddess, here is no cause for anger. My quiet Penelope—how well I know—would seem a shade before your majesty, death and old age being unknown to you, while she must die. Yet, it is true, each day I long for home…”, (Homer 56); (2) To expand, Odyssey always knew that he would get himself home, “She enchants him and wants him to stay and become her husband, but eventually Athena persuades Zeus to command her to let him return to Penelope.”

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