In the book, Odyssey by Homer, Ulysses has a struggling voyage home to Ithaca. Ulysses is a roman hero that couldn’t make it home after the Trojan War. After the war, trying to find his way home, he stumbled upon Ogygia, which lead to him being captured by a goddess named Calypso. Calypso fell madly in love with Ulysses and wouldn’t let him leave her land for seven years. Back at Ulysses home, Ithaca, a disarray began to rise among the people thinking he had died in the war.
Throughout all of the places they went, Odysseus expects his men to follow him whether he is doing right or wrong. Odysseus’ men have clear tension with Odysseus, and almost never agree with him. After 20 years, Odysseus finally sees his home again. He soon discovered that he was not welcome, and the suitors of Ithaca are trying to replace him. Odysseus’ wife still believes he is alive, and will not give her hand to marriage to any of them.
In The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus has dealt with many obstacles set forth by the gods and goddesses, in order to overcome his flaw of hubris and become a better person. Now, twenty years after the Trojan war, Odysseus returns to his home in Ithaca and finds that his beloved dog, Argus, once strong and brave is now old, weak, and treated like garbage; his son has grown up without him; and that his wife, Penelope, is sought after for marriage by men whom have vitiated his home and belongings. This infuriates Odysseus and forces him to face the karma and consequences of his hubris of his younger self. After Odysseus meets his son, Telemachus, for the first time, Odysseus must now take back his rightful place, but he must do so as a beggar, which is sad and humiliating for his son to watch: “ ‘If they make fun of me in my own courtyard, let your ribs cage up your springing heart, no matter what I suffer, no matter if they pull me by the heels or practice shots at me, to drive me out. Look on, hold down your anger.
Even though Odysseus is quite the leader, sometimes he needs help from his female peers in order to overcome a threatened homelife and the long journey home. Athena and Circe guide and fight for not only Odysseus' life but also his happiness. Athena helps Odysseus find his son, with whom he kills the suitors and reestablishes his place as king of Ithaca. Circe is Odysseus' secret weapon in the fact that she tells him about the merciless miscreant that he will encounter on his expedition like the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis. Athena and Circe are two of the many people in the Odyssey that make it possible for Odysseus to return to Ithaca.
I chose the word “loyal” to best describe the character Telemachus because if his bravery and loyalty to his father. In the book Odyssey written by Homer,Telemachus waits for his father for twenty years and when he return he stood by his father side in battle against the people that tried to marry his mother. This shows where his loyalty had lied. Telemachus is loyal for his courage to stand in for his father while he was away and him helping him during a battle.
Odysseus was trapped in Calypso Island for ten years and this made his son Telemachus to embark on a journey to find him after he learnt that he was not dead. The story is filled with mysterious and supernatural forces and happenings, but they still keep the characters going on in their expeditions. The Odyssey is an epic whereby the characters are developed
In the Odyssey, Odysseus, the wife of Penelope and King of Ithaka, has been lost for many years after the Trojan War. Almost everyone believes he is dead, but Penelope and his now older son Telemachos, get news from the goddess Athena. She tells them both to go looking for news of Odysseus, and so Telemachus leaves Ithaka. He travels around as soon Telemachos finds out that his father is trapped Calypso 's island. Odysseus has upset Poseidon the god of the sea, and as his punishment he keeps getting blown off course.
Imagine what it would feel like having to raise a child alone without a father while there are 100 men trying to get with at you just to get power. In the amazing poem The Odyssey written by Homer he tells the story of Odysseus a king who went to war for 10 years and was prevented from coming home for another 10 years because of his foolish men. Due to Odysseus being gone his wife queen Penelope is forced to raise their son Telemachus alone. Over that 20 year period of time Penelope underwent a lot of stress and anxiety. Men and Women have well defined roles in our society such as being a parent.
He shows this in the book by when he gets home to Ithaca after 20 years with him almost dying many times. Also, what fits with that is a great warrior. This means that the epic hero was at war before the epic. This is just like Ody because he was going to the Trojan War when he left home and that is where is he trying to get home from, Troy. Also what goes with that one is that they travel far because he went to Troy to help out another country which makes what he did unselfish.
Odysseus and his men were fleeting from Polyphemus’ island, he said, “ Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye…” (book 9, lines 416-418, textbook). Odysseus is being to boastful and therefore it caused him and his man to become cursed and their journey to last for several years to come. Odysseus’ actions caused his men to pay for just being too full of pride and egotistical. After encountering Aeolus, king of the winds, odysseus received a bag full of wind so they could finally return home to Ithaca, “ nine whole days we sailed, nine nights, nonstop.
Odysseus that she will marry the one who wins the “Test of the Bow”, the nearly impossible archery contest. Thirdly, Penelope knows she cannot believe everything she hears and sees. In Book Twenty-three, when Penelope becomes aware of Odysseus, she is reluctant to embrace her husband. Believing Odysseus could a god, she thinks it could be a trick.