My Life In The Odyssey

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My life has been consistently inconsistent since the day I was born. I have been moving from place to place, without staying anywhere for more than four years. As a result, the setting of my life is always changing, and by extension, the people, places, and experiences are ever changing. In some cases, this is pleasant, but in others, it poses problems. My life is comparable to "The Odyssey" in the categories of "Calypso" (temptations), "Athena" (helpful guides), and "Ithaca" (values and goals). First of all, in the beginning of “The Odyssey”, Odysseus is on Calypso's island. He is shown the time of his life on Ogygia for seven whole years. For example, the story states that "Though he fought shy of her and her desire, he lay with her each…show more content…
Along Odysseus's journey, she is almost always there to help and guide Odysseus. One example of this in the story was near the end, when Odysseus is killing the suitors, "At this moment that unmanning thundercloud, the aegis, Athena's shield, took form aloft in the great hall," (705). Athena steps in to help Odysseus when he needs it. This is comparable to my parents. When they know I cannot do something alone, they help me. For example, when I'm doing homework. When they see I just cannot finish, they help me along, although this particular situation has not happened in the last few years. Another example of this is when they give me advice on life in general. If I tell them what I want to be when I am older, they critique my plans to make sure I know what I am doing. Just like Athena, they have my best interests at…show more content…
He wants to go home, badly. He tells Alcinous, "I shall not see a place more dear," (656, 137). Ithaca is what Odysseus is striving to get. Relating to that, I also have a great deal of goals. My first goal, for example, is to be a millionaire by the time I am twenty-five. I have already made a plan involving the stock market and studying business at a good college. I am already trying to teach myself to understand the stock market by using a demo account. The plan is to already be experienced at it by the time I am eighteen, at which point I can start properly. Both Odysseus and I work hard to reach our goals. The difference is that Odysseus has already achieved his goal, while I have not
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