2. Odysseus is crying because he is missing his country, his house and his wife. "His eyes were perpetually wet with tears now, His life draining away in homesickness" (Homer 232). From the first view of Odysseus, it shows that he is a very wise person, and knows the consequences of the Gods wrath. He knows that if he leaves Calypso's island, there would be more to it, that is why he asks her oath, for her not to harm him. 3. Odysseus refuses help from Goddess Ino because he thought this was another trick from the Gods to bring him chaos and more trouble. "Not another treacherous god Scheming against me..." (Homer 238). Since he already has spent seven years in Calypso's island, …show more content…
This incident tells us that Odysseus does not trust everyone easily. He has a fear of getting stranded in their fury again. 4. Odysseus has a pride in him. It is a human nature for people to let others know of their name when they succeed or win something. So, while leaving the cave, Odysseus wanted Polyphemus to know who he really was. Polyphemus turns to his father. Poseidon, the suffering of Odysseus is because of this situation. 5. I'd rather be a hired hand back up on the earth, Slaving away for some poor dirt farmer, Than lord it over all these withered dead. This famous statement is telling us that there is no hope or joy after death. "Than lord it over all these withered dead" (Homer 308). What Achilles is trying to say is that he will give up every pleasure of earth that could possibly be, just to be alive. He is willing to be a slave for a poor farmer, then being dead and stuck in the …show more content…
8. The narrative function of the dog Argus shows how important Odysseus is in this story, a king, master and a loving person. The dog never loses its faith and kept holding onto life for Odysseus. He shows a faithful and loyal sides of animals towards their masters. "He wagged his tail and dropped both ears" (Homer 378). 10. Hospitality is shown throughout The Odyssey, as a form of noble gesture. This is very important in Greek culture and this is the idea Homer is trying to show to his readers. In those days when people traveled, taking shelter at stranger's houses was the only way to revive and move forward. People were greeted with great respect, taken care of, fed will and given gifts. Odysseus has the same hospitality from the Phaeacians and others. On the other hand, Penelope also accommodates suitors at her palace, where they ate, drank and stayed. 12. The contrast of different characters of women use in The Odyssey, shows the difference kinds of individuals that a person must meet and conquer in life. Homer uses women
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“A bad system can destroy good people,” (Gary Mottershead). In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus has many obstacles that he is determined to overcome with or without his crew. The story shows Odysseus’s long journey home and the problems he encounters. Meanwhile, his son, Telemachos, is faced with the struggle of protecting his mother, Penelopeia, from suitors and trying to find out if Odysseus is alive. Homer uses the literary devices: symbolism, similes, and epithets to help explain the story more thoroughly and provide more underlying meaning to the epic.
In this quote from the text, Odysseus explained why he didn’t tell his men that six of them would die and never return. Odysseus’s decision was important because he was able to overcome his internal conflict. Odysseus did that by not only thinking about the men he would lose, but by thinking about the whole crew and what would happen. Homer’s purpose is to show that as a hero it is important to be intelligent. Heros always need to think quickly and they need to think one step ahead of the person they face every time.
The Odyssey takes the reader on a trip of showing Odysseus’s way back home, after held on an island with the goddess Calypso for years. With the aid of Pallas Athena and other courteous gods and goddesses, he could make it home to Ithaca, and annihilate the suitors that were ill-behaved. However, before his arrival in Ithaca, he encountered and was kindly embraced in numerous stranger’s homes. One of the prime themes in The Odyssey is hospitality. No matter who someone was or where an individual has been, they would always be met with kindheartedness.
Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey” includes many fascinating and intriguing characters that readers can become engaged upon. Although not entirely fascinating or in any way praised, Penelope’s suitors are characterized in a stupidly ignorant and egotistical manner. Upon Athena first encounters in Ithaca, she sees the suitors abusing xenia as the “Heralds poured water over their hands for rinsing, serving maids brought bread heaped high in trays and young men brimmed the mixing-bowls with wine” (171-173). The suitors are living luxuriously as if they are the true ruler of the house, who has lived there all their lives, due to the heralds’ obedience in “rinsing” their hands and their wine “brimmed” to their mixing-bowls. A very disorderly tone is surfaced in this image, due to the suitor’s presumptuous demeanor.
He is willing to satisfy his own sense of curiosity and pleasure without thinking of the consequences it would have on his man. Even though he is destined to escape all deaths and attacks, his team is not nearly as fortunate. Their lives are in mortal danger because Odysseus considers them as baby calves who should sacrifice their lives for him when the
The Revenge of g in vThe Revenge of Poseidon While preparing for her blessings over Odysseus and Penelope's soon to be born child, Helen attempted to get every detail perfect. She stood in the kitchen preparing the dinner menu when she received word from her Loyal Servant, Ekristam, that Odysseus and his family had been unfortunate and effortlessly jerked off course.
Have you ever felt tempted to cheat on your homework or on a test? Have you been prideful of what your status or accomplishments? In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the brave hero Odysseus encountered these obstacles of temptations and pride that people today still face. Therefore, temptation and pride were Odysseus’ greatest enemy throughout his journey back to Ithaca, as they distracted him on his voyage, prevented him from getting home, and displeased the gods.
”(5.91-96). which Calypso is the cause of. This quote supports the reason because it shows that Odysseus does not like being trapped on Ogygia, especially with a woman he did not like. If he truly liked Calypso, he would have decided to stay with her forever, and forget his wife. But, he did not which proves his true loyalty to his wife Penelope.
Family loyalty is an important thing. As a family, trust and respect are needed to make a home run smoothly. I have two sisters and a brother whom I am loyal to and who are loyal to me. If something were to happen to them I would do whatever was needed to help them and they would do the same for me. We are all protective of each other but we also are have much fun together.
In Homer’s The Odyssey, protagonist Odysseus faces many challenges throughout his journey from Troy to Ithaca, where he is king. Perhaps one of the most taxing and gruesome obstacles that Odysseus faces, which nearly compromises his return to Ithaca, is Odysseus’ encounter with Polyphemus, the Cyclops son of Poseidon, god of the sea. This encounter is significant because it portrays the contrast between civilized and uncivilized, explores the risks and consequences of temptation, and ultimately reveals Odysseus’ desire for glory.
BANG, CLASH, BOOM, screams of terror and triumph that is the sounds of battle, or the sound of a journey. The hobbit, the Odyssey, Courage by Anne Sexton, even the Ugly Duckling. They all have one thing in common, they go on journeys that change them for the better or for worse. When you read all of them you see their fears and their hardships and what would make many people turn back at the sight of these trials of challenge. In these works of literature, like The Odyssey we see Odysseus go through many trails that killed many of his men like the Cyclops or Scylla and Charybdis.
In spite of the fact that Homer’s Odyssey is an epic story of a man’s gallant journey, women play a huge part throughout. Their unique yet controversial personalities, intentions, and relationships are vital to the development of this epic and adventurous journey of Odysseus. The poem by Homer was written at a time when women had an inferior position in society, yet that didn’t stop them from being any less influential. All of the women throughout the Odyssey possess different qualities, but all of them help to define the role of the ideal woman.
Throughout The Odyssey, the protagonist Odysseus is acquainted with the leaders and creatures of multiple islands on his journey back to Ithaka. Hospitality is an important aspect of Ancient Greek life, and the different people Odysseus encounters treat him with differing levels of respect. The various portrayals of the guest to host relationship can be seen through different actions taken by both parties. In The Odyssey, the recurring motif of hospitality that occurs in Odysseus ' journey and at his home in Ithaka provides evidence to the moral ethics of each character and their relationship with the gods.
Upon returning to his native land and seeing it overrun by men so similar in nature to the cockiness he once beheld, Odysseus comes to the realization that his hubris is what had brought him his misfortune and only through humility shall he regain his peace. A. Upon returning to Ithaca, Athene immediately appears before him and disguises him as a elderly beggar and urges him to see the disaster that has become of his noble house. B. His appearance concealed, Odysseus witnesses his home overrun by fools and his family turned cynical.