Odysseus Weaknesses In Homer's Odyssey

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Odysseus’s adventures were long, brutal and tested his weaknesses. I'm going to analyze how these weaknesses kept him from returning home. Because of these weaknesses odysseus’s son grew up without a father in his life, who knows if he even had a father figure in his life at the very least He survived many situations against all odds and was reunited with his wife and son after 20 long years.

Two of his adventures were. Odysseus likes women that are not his wife, and he gets sucked into the goddess Circe’s “vortex” so to speak, his crew warned him it was a trap to keep them there but he didn't listen and they stayed there for a year eating and drinking as much as they could possibly want. But once they wanted to leave Circe helped them by warning them about the dangers ahead. Circe warned him about a few monsters that they would cross paths with when heading back to ithaca, his home. One of the monsters were the sirens, sirens lure ships to crash with their hypnotizing song. Odysseus’s curiosity got the better of him, when his ship mates had beeswax in their ears to block out the sirens deadly song Odysseus tied himself to the ships mask post and listened to the sirens song. This potentially could have put the …show more content…

Pride is one of Odysseus' greatest weaknesses. It is what costs him so much loss of time on his way home. A good example of this is when he taunts the cyclops after blinding and outwitting him and is then cursed by Poseidon to keep the cyclops satisfied. His other big weakness is his curiosity. While we may not consider this a weakness, for Odysseus it is. If he had not spent so much time exploring the Cyclops' cave the cyclops would not have eaten many of his men. Lastly, Odysseus was easily given to temptation. For example his long stay on the island of the Sirens they stayed there for a year and then

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