Odysseus Loyalty In The Odyssey

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As the great American author Mario Puzo one said, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.”This is saying that loyalty gives people the ability to work together and succeed in anything they set out to do. In The Odyssey, written by Homer and translated by Robert Fagles, they really learn the power on relying on one another and seeing why loyalty is so really important in life and so nothing can get in the way to succeed in life. And as the story is going through the journeys of Odysseus he learns different way to get all the tasks and challenges done and still try to find a way home to get back to his wife and his only child. Even though he does put his crew in some unpromising situations,…show more content…
First, Odysseus will save them if they get into any sticky situations. When Odysseus’s ship comes onto Circe’s Island and sees all these animals on it, he and his crew really want to eat them. Then they realize, though, that it is his crew which have been cursed to become animals on the island. So Odysseus goes on a hike to find Circe to have her change his crew back to normal. When he learns that Circe will only change him back if he will sleep with her, he knows he has no other choice. Still, before he goes through with it, he forces Circe to “swear the oath” that she would “never do [his crew] harm” (10.380-385). So he is loyal to his crew because he would not do this with anyone else because he wants to be loyal to his wife and does not want to cheat on her when he is trying to get back home to see her. Then when Odysseus comes back onto Circe’s Island and wants to get back home to Ithaca, he is willing to listen to her, “must bind me with tight chafing ropes so I cannot move a muscle” because he wants to get home and needs to be safe while doing it and from the island commanding you to set me free”(12.170-180). By him asking questions he now knows the best way to go to keep his crew in safety which can really help his crew and will make sure it will be a safe and smooth ride. Even when some situations may come up, he will do anything to save his crew, even if that means going to…show more content…
He deserves loyalty from his crew because he tries to save them, he forgets about his needs, and does not actively put them in danger. Even though Odysseus puts his crew in bad situations at times. Well throughout the journey Odysseus figures out new ways to save and find his way back home. Even when his crew tries to ruin his journey he still keeps an open mind and will do anything for them. And as Mario Puzo once said, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” They have to figure out that they need to use each other to make everything come together even when times get hard and everything becomes scarce we need to work come together as one and realize what is actually happens. Also, they really understood what LOYALTY actually is, it is not just being with everyone it is relaying on everyone when everything does not go the expected way and working together to becoming a stronger team. So Odysseus finally come to a conclusion that loyalty is the best way to go. As they went through all the journeys they figure that they had to become as one because they figured out that the strength as one is much stronger that the strength of just a few who think they are better than everyone so they became a family as each journey they went through became harder. So Odysseus learns that loyalty is the best way to
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