In the first episode, it shows loyalty when they are at the land of the Lotus Eaters. The three men that Odysseus brings along, want to stay with the Lotus Eaters because they are so addicted to the drug. Odysseus must literally drag the men to the ship and tie them up for them to be able to not stay on the island of the Lotus Eaters.
Although Odysseus is a famous, intelligent and heroic figure, his loyalty to Penelope is nonexistent. This is revealed by his affairs with other woman, his extended journey home, and by the fact that he failed to make Penelope his priority. Loyalty is not a difficult concept, all Odysseus had to do to fulfill this was avoid other women, and put Penelope above his selfish ways. His failure to do this proves him to be an unreliable husband, who does not deserve his selfless and trustworthy wife. Loyalty is an essential part of marriage or any relationship and requires both people involved in the relationship. In this case Odysseus is one of those people, but unlike in a good relationship he fails to uphold the duties to be faithful to the other
No relationship is perfect. All relationships have their issues, but most can be worked out. Many relationships are put under strain by duty and lack of attention. Penelope and Odysseus are one example of this. In the painting Penelope and Odysseus, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein uses the conversation between Odysseus and Penelope to show that duty often tears families apart, while in the poem “You Are Odysseus,” Linda Pastan uses the same scene to show that partners need attention and love to feel appreciated. Poems and paintings can help teach us lessons about the human experience. “You Are Odysseus” can teach us that partners need attention and love to feel appreciated by elaborating on Penelope’s point of view. Penelope and Odysseus
From Odysseus’ time with Calypso in Ogygia up until the moment he takes back his home and wife from the suitors in Ithaca, the struggles he faces help answer what makes for a good life. Homer uses Odysseus’ journey throughout “The Odyssey” to identify four aspects of a good life: mortality, honor, hospitality, and experiences. Homer reveals that mortality is necessary for a good life when Odysseus denies the opportunity for immortality that Calypso offers, he shows the significance of honor in his description of Odysseus’ bravery in the Trojan war and the consequent respect that Odysseus’ crew has for him, Homer reinforces the importance of hospitality in each city Odysseus travels to, and he conveys that experiences, good or bad, define a good life.
Nevertheless, Odysseus overcomes his hubris at the end of The Odyssey and returns to his rightful place as a father, a husband, and as a nobleman in Ithaca. Odysseus’s twenty years worth of karma depicts the reality of the saying, “what goes around comes around”. In ways such as when he vitiated and stole the Cyclops’s belongings and in return, his home and belongings were vitiated as well; and when he cheats on Penelope with Calypso, and afterwards, many men sought after Penelope for marriage Odysseus mistreated others and the same was done to him in the end. Treating others how you want to be treated is one of the ulterior messages in this story because when you treat others badly, you may get twenty years worth of
Another theme in the odyssey is loyalty. This means to have faith in someone. Loyalty can
Odysseus battle advice could prove the loyalty of the clan and tribes that are part of the king’s regime. Although, many of the clan and tribesmen were completely worn out and ready to retreat, for they had been gone from home for nearly a decade. A man surely does not want their pride questioned. Speaking ill of them in a manner of incompetence of completing the fall of Troy. Can spark a full renewal of rage and confidence, so showing the clan and tribes in a more vulnerable state where each captain is to lead his troop into battle can show the king who is truly willing to put forth true power to eliminate the enemy, and who is weak in showing force, for they may even fall behind other troops for
This quote supports the reason because it shows that Odysseus is struggling with being away from his home for a long period of time, and wants to get back to his wife. This means that he misses his wife Penelope, and he wants to get back to her, which also shows that his loyalty is stays constant with her.. The second reason to prove this is that Odysseus does not like Calypso, which will show that he will remain loyal to Penelope. Odysseus becomes very sad,
Loyalty is very strong and very meaningful, like true love or brotherhood. Loyalty has to be earned, not just given away. In The Odyssey, the epic poem by Homer, Odysseus’ crew is steadfastly loyal to him and follow nearly his every direction, even though they are given many reasons not to be. Although Odysseus occasionally does something for the short-term benefit of his crew, he does not deserve their loyalty because he does not sincerely care about them, trust them, or listen to them.
In the background of the main plot, Penelope struggles with a very important decision throughout the time Odysseus remains lost at sea. After many years without Odysseus’ return, the prospect of a new marriage inclines itself onto Penelope. The sons of the noblest families come to live with Penelope in order to court her for marriage. However, Penelope still loves Odysseus and remains loyal to him by stalling the marriage. She still continues to persist in being hopeful and refuses to believe that Odysseus will never return to her, so she creates several excuses to help her evade marriage for as long as possible. She presents tasks to keep the
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. In life, there is a universal desire for oneness among people—we want to belong. It is why we collaborate, support common causes, cheer for sports teams, feel nationalism; it’s why we build villages, towns, and cities. Families are where we connect ourselves in relationships to past, current, and future generations. For many, family is not only a blessing, but our greatest accomplishment. We are proud of the love we give and receive, for our children and the habits, emotional responses, obligations and values that we teach them. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is no different and the importance of his family is demonstrated as he weeps tears of sadness in their absence and rejects Calypso’s offer of immortality in exchange for his companionship. “‘My lady goddess, here is no cause for anger. My quiet Penelope—how well I know—would seem a shade before your majesty, death
Penelope remains loyal to Odysseus during his 20 year journey by avoiding remarrying to any of the suitors in hope that Odysseus will return and that they can continue to live their lives as things were. In order to do this she must avoid provoking punishment from the gods and eternal shame for not being loyal to her husband which is what is expected in the Greek culture. She makes an elaborate plot to trick the suitors into not rushing her into marriage by telling them that “‘til to great Laertes I bequeath A task of grief, his ornaments of death’...The work she plied; but studious of delay, By night reversed the labours of the day” (XIX,158-159). Penelope attempts to hold the suitors off until Odysseus can return which is used to teach the reader that those who are loyal will be rewarded, because after doing so she is rewarded by the return of her true love, Odysseus. Penelope is being loyal to Odysseus and finds
Loyalty is defined as faithfulness to commitments or obligations. In The Odyssey, loyalty can be easily hidden and faked in different characters. Odysseus, a major character, was held accountable for a major challenge of defeating the suitors throughout his journey. Thus taking on this challenge, Odysseus needed to prove the right suitors from the wrong to determine which to kill and save. “So saying, Athena touched him with
A male and a female have different levels of loyalty that are expected of them. Penelope has to remain faithful to Odysseus, but Odysseus has the right to perform adultery with other people. Like women, slaves are to remain loyal their dominant partner, in this case, their master. As a result of his devotion Eumaeus is rewarded greatly, but Melantho is severely punished for her betrayal. Lastly, gods and goddesses are to protect their people and stand by them while mortals are supposed to worship and stay faithful to them. Athene and Odysseus both followed the rules of loyalty expected of them and received rewards in return. The roles and relationships individuals are in affect the rules and expectations of loyalty each is responsible
The second act in witch Odysseus shows loyalty is the episode is when they go to the Lotus Eaters. Three of his men get addicted to the flower,