Justification Of Odysseus Justified In Homer's The Odyssey

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Justification comes from the views of those around a being. Their actions and thoughts lead to what many deem as “justified” or not. Justifying an action is similar to viewing it as the right and correct way to do something. In order to show leadership and guidance, one must be able to justify their own actions and speak for what is right. In Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey,” the protagonist Odysseus takes on an adventure that would involve the death of many beings, innocent or not. He is then faced with the question of his actions being considered justified or not.

TS: Odysseus’s encounter with the Cyclops were deemed as justified.

In order to trick Cyclops into letting him and his men escape, Odysseus names himself as Nohbdy, saying that “mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbdy.” This following action taken by Odysseus reveals many traits of …show more content…

Odysseus’s violent behavior in this situation is shown as necessary in order to escape, for the Cyclops wasn’t willing let him …show more content…

He wants to take revenge on those who had disrespected him and his wife. He disliked the way that they had acted while he was gone, and believed that the only solution was death of them all. Odysseus is angered and desires to “[kill] till the score is paid. (1468)” This reveals Odysseus’s nature and how he values vengeance. It also shows that he is very aggressive at times, and is willing to wipe out many men in an act of revenge. Odysseus’s plan of death can even reveal his quick temper and rash thinking. He immediately thinks of a plan that would kill every suitor instead of forgiving

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