Examples Of The Journey In The Odyssey

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The Journey Actor, Marlon Wayans once said, “Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re are working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.” What Marlon Wayans is saying is that success happens when someone work for it, it doesn’t just happen right away. The journey matters more than the destination because in the journey people can gain memories. The details are all in the journey and not much happens when someone reaches their destination. In life there are many examples of when does the journey matter more than the destination. In the section “The Cattle of The Sun God” of The Odyssey there is one specific example of this point. It is when the crew is told to not eat Helios’s cattle ,“No sooner had I caught sight of our black hull, than savory odors of fat eddied around me” (Homer line 895-898). Odysseus went to go and pray to Lord Zeus and he fell asleep, he left his men all alone with Helios’s cattle and his men were starving. In a…show more content…
In the section “The Cattle of The Sun God” of The Odyssey there is one specific example of this point. It is when the crew is told to not eat Helios’s cattle ,“No sooner had I caught sight of our black hull, than savory odors of fat eddied around me” (Homer line 895-898). Odysseus went to go and pray to Lord Zeus and he fell asleep, he left his men all alone with Helios’s cattle and his men were starving. In a prophecy Odysseus learned that if his men ate the cattle they would all die. Since his men were starving, they killed the cattle and ate them. Every man died except Odysseus because he wanted to go pray to Zeus so he was saved. This adds to the point of when does the journey matter more than the destination because Odysseus experienced all of this and it makes the journey more suspenseful and
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