Obstacles In Odysseus Journey In Homer's The Odyssey

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Odysseus went through many obstacles throughout his journey. For example, the Lotus eaters who gave Odysseus and his crew the intoxicating fruit of the lotus. Polyphemus the one-eyed cyclops that Odysseus stabbed in the eye and the Cyclops asked the gods to punish him. As Odysseus went through his journey, Poseidon made it very eventful because of what he did to his son Polyphemus. The most important obstacle that affected his journey back home to Ithaca was seduction. Circe, the Sirens, and Calypso were the main seductresses and causes of temptation. Seduction is the act of being sexually tempted. Seduction is to persuade somebody away from their job, or journey in this case. Seduction appeals the other person and tempts them to want more of it. They are sexually aroused and they lead themselves into seduction. Throughout the journey in the Odyssey we see Odysseus and his crew succumb to seduction. In the island of Aeaea, Circe offered Odysseus and his ship crew hospitality. Little did they know that they…show more content…
He couldn’t avoid any of the obstacles because they were going to be in his way. Many argue that it’s not Odysseus fault that he had temptations and that he was seduced. That is not true. He brought most things on himself because he was cunning, a good liar, and he had quick thinking. When he stabbed Polyphemus, he brought Poseidon’s hatred on himself because he could have just left without stabbing the Cyclops in the eye. Polyphemus was Odysseus son, and Polyphemus prayed to Poseidon and he cursed Odysseus. Poseidon is Polyphemus’s father, so he was mad that he hurt his child, so he was very mad at Odysseus for doing that. Also, Odysseus could have made a deal with Calypso instead of staying with her for seven years. He could have left the island somehow, but he thought there was no way out. Odysseus brought all this on himself ,and it was his fault that he fell for the seductions, and
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