In the poem, The Odyssey, Homer gives us insight of how a tough, cunning, and wise man is brought through twenty years of suffering to reach is home that he weeps for so much. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, is a man that is looked at as a celebrity by humans because of his skillful fighting, and by the gods because of his intelligence and wits. The king went through numerous tasks and obstacles to get back to his homeland. One task in particular proves his power and the love he has for his loyal and wise wife, Penelope. Looking at lines four hundred fifty-one through four hundred seventy-one, the moment Odysseus, while disguised by the God Athena, proves to the suitors and workers that he is the rightful husband, king, and lord by stringing his own bow and shooting it through twelve axes; the task was quick and perfect for Odysseus.
Imagine landing in a difficult situation... getting stranded from home, encountering beautiful woman at the same time, but you have a wife. You have to choose your wife, or a beautiful woman. This is exactly what happened to Odysseus on his travels in The Odyssey, by the Greek poet Homer. In this epic poem, Odysseus is married to his wife Penelope and has a happy family, who lives in Ithaca. Even though Odysseus has been stranded from home for many years, he still remains loyal to his wife.
This quote shows reunion of Odysseus and Telémachus. Although they do not necessarily know each other, because of the years they were apart, the undeniably heavy emotion this greeting brought out of both men reveals the gravity of the situation and the strength of a father-son bond. Another important relationship is between Laertes and Odysseus. Odysseus and Laertes reunite after the suitors have been killed. Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461).
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. Next, is national heroism which is that his home recognizes him as a great person, everyone knows Ody is a great ruler and when he isn’t home for so long, Ithaca starts to fall apart, especially with the
Ulysses is the hero in the Odyssey for the trojan war. He lead his men through many enemies and dangers they faced on their trip home such as the six headed monster, Jupiter’s storm, and Neptune’s huge wave. Ulysses also has more to his family than just his wife; he has a son, Telemachus. When Ulysses left for war, his son was young and vulnerable, but now he’s much older and tries to settle Ithaca the best he can, now that his father is gone. He must get home for his family.
Elliot Kim Mrs. Ballard English 9H 30 October 2015 High Impact Odysseus is strong, handsome, smart, and a hero, but throughout the story, he falls into many temptations, is irresponsible, and kills ruthlessly. All these affect Odysseus’s heroic stature, or his reputation as a hero. Some may say that Odysseus’s positive attributes, such as his strength, and his negative attributes, like his tendency to fall into temptations, make up his heroic stature. However, Odysseus’s heroic stature is mainly dependent on the gods. Countless times in The Odyssey by Homer, the fate of Odysseus depends on the gods.
When she mentions how crude she was to her husband’s we can see the similarities between her and the old woman, for in her tale when the old woman is in bed with the knight she teases him by saying, “Does every knight behave thus with his wife as you do?” (The Wife of Bath’s Tale, Line 1088). The old woman begs the question of her husband that if he had the choice, “to have me ugly and old until I die, and to be to you a true, humble wife, and never displease you in all my life, or else you will have me young and fair, and take your chances of the crowd” she tells him to choose and he says to choose whichever shall be most pleasing to her (The Wife of Bath’s Tale
The Odyssey shows that having too much pride, confidence, and anger can negatively affect you, and the people around you. I think the Odyssey stresses Odysseus's fatal traits. Those being pride, anger, and having too much confidence. One example from the epic, is how Odyssey's pride delays his journey nearly a decade. Odysseus's pride wouldn’t let Nahbody get the credit of blinding the cyclops so he said his name and address.
The daughter is then sent to stay with her grandmother. After more time spent apart, both parties realize their love for one another. Lola also realizes, after talking to her grandmother, that she is so much alike her mother. One may call this a plot twist as well. The two go from hating each other to realizing that maybe they do love and need one
Antonia followed her example, and vowed so frequently never more to think of Lorenzo, that till Sleep closed her eyes She thought of nothing else.” Firstly, Antonia and Lorenzo have a flirtation between each other. I assume from what I have read they want to date each other, which was called courting in those days. They want each other and have like a lust for each other as well. Her mother was giving her some advice and talking about her relationship to Lorenzo. Her Mother is giving her some loving advice and