Examples Of Strength In The Odyssey

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Strength in The Odyssey
Hiding underneath the harrowing adventures throughout the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, Homer sought for the reader to take away the moral of brains over brawn from his poem. The Odyssey follows Odysseus during his journey back from fighting in the Trojan War to his homeland in Ithaca, Greece. Odysseus and the reader learn many moral teachings as a result of his numerous brave adventures and promiscuous mistakes that take place along the way of his journey. A prime example of Homer’s message to the reader happens during the instance where the Cyclops, Polyphemus, traps Odysseus in his cave. Odysseus survives his ordeal by using his intelligence to outsmart the Cyclops, Polyphemus.

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