Odysseus Loyalty To Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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When a significant other is gone, people often realize how much they really do love them. Every day they are gone, people’s hearts open up for them even more. This feeling occurs when a loved one goes on vacation and is gone for a while. However, this feeling is even stronger when they are gone for many years and are stuck trying to get back. In Homer 's The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, Odysseus is trying to get home from the Trojan War but he is gone for many years. Most readers notice that Odysseus is trying his best to get home to his wife Penelope, but a careful reader notices that he is trying so hard because of the high level of loyalty Odysseus has for her. With that, there are many different times where Odysseus shows his loyalty for Penelope. People may say that Odysseus is not loyal to Penelope because he has affairs with Calypso and Circe, and isn 't loyal to Penelope when he comes back. However, Odysseus is loyal because he has reasons for why he is with other women, and he…show more content…
People may say that Odysseus is not loyal to Penelope because he has affairs with Calypso and Circe, and isn’t loyal to Penelope when he came back. However, Odysseus is loyal because he has reasons for why he is with other women and he shows his loyalty to Penelope when he reunites to Ithaca. Also, this story can help people in the real world. This story can help relationships in ways that if a loved one leaves for a while to never lose loyalty for them. Always have hope in seeing each other again and to never lose the loyalty between each other. Through Loyalty, books like The Odysseus prepare people for when a loved one goes away and how each day they 're gone people 's hearts grown even more for them. Odysseus’ story shows that couples or loved ones can hold onto loyalty through time and distance and to never lose hope or loyalty because things will eventually come back to
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