Greek Mythological Characters In Homer's The Odyssey

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In Greek mythology there are many different mythical characters, they range from simple everyday people to big, strong monsters. They all have a purpose in Greek culture, they all have a story. In these stories there are lessons to learn. In The Odyssey, Odysseus learns a lot about life and how the world sees him. He learns a lot through his trials and is transformed from a foolish, prideful boy into a strong intelligent man.

Odysseus was chosen to go and fight in the Trojan War. After the war Odysseus goes on an unexpected journey and finds himself telling Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians, how he was trying to get back to Ithaca. He tells the King about how Zeus blew them off course, and how he tried to get his men back on the boat after
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After this, they fight to get past the sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis. Soon after, they find themselves at the island of Helios, the sun god, where Odysseus goes and prays to the gods for help. Odysseus 's men were killed killed as punishment for sacrificing some of Helios cows. He drifts on the sea where he makes it to the Phaeacians. They help him get home where he saves his wife from a group of suitors.

Odysseus learns many things while on his journey. He learned that pride gets you nowhere when he blinded Polyphemus. He also learned that sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself for others when he and his men had to get past the Sirens. He learned that patience is necessary to succeed, when he saves his wife from the suitors. As you can see Odysseus learned many things while on his journey.

In The Odyssey, Odysseus learns many things through his trials. The Odyssey teaches that everyone is shaped through their trials. It also teaches that we don 't need to be prideful, but that patience is necessary for us to succeed. Odysseus started out as a young man that thought that the world revolved around him, when it didn 't. He learned that he was just another person and is just like everyone

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