Odysseus is determined to get back home to Ithaca, and he’ll do almost anything to get him there. He goes through so much in this story to get back home, for example the Lotus-Eaters, The Land of the Dead, and a horrible storm. A Lotus Flower is a something you eat and it would make you want to stay and eat more. Odysseus’s ship blew toward the Lotus Eaters, who were a group of people who lived on the Lotus Flower, “those who ate the honeyed plant, the Lotus, never care to report, nor to return: they longed to stay forever, browsing on that native bloom, forgetful of their homeland. I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches, and called the rest: ‘All hands aboard; come, clear the beach and no one taste the Lotus, or you lose your hope of home” (Homer 865).
But anguish lies ahead… One narrow strait may take you through his blows; denial of yourself… When you make landfall on Thrinacia first and quit the violet sea, dark on the land you’ll find the grazing lord of Helios… Avoid these kine, hold fast to your intent, and hard seafaring brings you all to Ithaca. But if you raid the beeves, I see destruction for ship and crew. Though you survive alone, bereft of all companions, lost for years, under strange sail shall you come home, to find your own house filled with trouble: insolent men eating your livestock as they court your lady… But after you dealt out death - in open combat or by stealth - to all the suitors, go overland by foot, and take an oar, until one day you come where men have lived… The spot
Odysseus comes up with a plan to escape. He gets the Cyclop drunk, claims his name is nobody, then stabs his eye and leaves him blind. The next day, when the Cyclop open the door to let his sheep out, Odysseus and his men make a run for it. When the reach the boat Odysseus reveals his true identity and brags to the Cyclop that he got away with what he did to him. Since the Cyclops was son of Poseidon, Poseidon curses Odysseus with a bad trip home because of what he did to his son.
I—I RUN OFF" (37). This quote is showing where Jim ran away from his masters home and town so that he can free himself and his family. The town is also keeping Huckleberry Finn “captive” to. Throughout the novel Twain talks about how Huckleberry Finn feels trapped in the town and how he wants to escape civilization and his father. “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me.”(Twain 34).
Granger and his men, however, who Montag gets the chance to meet at the end, have given up living with technology and are very much like a family, something Montag really never got the chance to experience due to Mildred’s addiction to her parlor walls. When Montag when Montag is running from the hound, towards Granger, he uses the river to get rid of his scent and similarly his sins. It seems like Montag is reborn: “... splashed his body, arms, legs, and head with raw liquor;drank it and snuffed some up his nose. Then he dressed in Faber’s clothes. He tossed his own clothing into the river and watched it swept away” (133).
Homer’s The Odyssey follows Odysseus and his journey home from the Trojan War. Although he anticipates a short journey, Odysseus is cursed by Poseidon to suffer ten additional years at sea. On the way home, Odysseus and his crew stop at the Cyclops’s island and encounter Polyphemus, Poseidon’s son, who kills crew members by tempting them with food, and then crushing them. Odysseus tricks the Cyclops by using the pseudonym of Nobody and stabs him in the eye; however he reveals his true name at the last second, thus giving Poseidon someone to blame. The remaining crew then stumbles upon the island of the Circe, where they are taken in by the sorceress’s beautiful women and abundant food.
Odysseus’ Journey to Heroism The Odyssey is an epic poem by Homer, set in 800 B.C between Ithaca and Troy. This epic poem portrays Odysseus, the king of Ithaca’s journey back from Troy. Penelope, Odysseus’ wife waits for him at home along with their son, Telemachus. Suitors think that Odysseus has died, so they harass Penelope and Telemachus because they want to become king. Poseidon, god of the sea constantly throws obstacles at Odysseus because Odysseus blinded his son, Polyphemus.
"(673, Summary). Once again his men disappear and just as he is about to set off to find them, Eurylochus comes running back to the ship in a hurry. "Blinding tears welled in his eyes; foreboding filled his heart. When we were frantic questioning him, at last we heard the tale: our friends were gone…. "(674, 580-583).
On the way there he bounces from island to island introducing himself to everyone he meets, and embraces every diversion possible on the way home to Penelope. Although Odysseus kills the suitors when he gets back to Ithaca showing he is loyal to Penelope, the choices that he makes on the way home show his is not loyal because he cheats on her, is not in a hurry to get home, and does not tell Penelope when he gets home. As Odysseus made his way home he made choices so he could get home, but
Odysseus rises up after Circe turns his men into animals and he goes off to save them, forgetting what they just did letting the wind go and sending them away from Ithaca. He says to Eurylochus “But I shot back, Eurylochus, stay right here, eating, drinking, safe by the black ship. I must be off. Necessity drives me” (10.299-301). Odysseus is willing to sacrifice himself and leave his other men on the boat as he feels it is his duty to get them back.
Victor says that he will not continue creating the she-devil and that the monster must leave. The wretch does leave but before doing so he tells Victor, “I shall be with you on your wedding night” Victor thinks this means that the monster will kill him on the night of his wedding. Victor leaves the island the next day in a small boat and disposes of the she-monster’s body in the ocean. He falls asleep in the boat and wakes up the next morning far away from the shore. When he makes landfall he is apprehended by citizens because there was a murder the previous night and a man on a small boat, much like Victor’s, was seen leaving the island.
One of the pirates grabbed an ax and began chopping away. After two of the three masts fell, the pirates and the captive crew all huddled together in desperation to hear one of the literate men on the ship The pirates and sailors on the Mary Anne were relieved when daybreak arrived. The ship ran a ground on a small island south of Eastham, and it being low tide they could actually jump down from the ship onto dry ground. The pirates picked up at the point where they were so rudely interrupted by continuing to drink down the wine that survived the storm. Samuel Bellamy died on April 26,1717 His fleet was hit by an intense storm, completely capsizing and destroying his ship, the Whydah.