Qualities Of Odysseus Determination In Homer's The Odyssey

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Being Determined The Odyssey, by Homer, is an epic poem that is about a hero's journey to come home. In The Odyssey, Odysseus has many obstacles he has to face to find his way home, like Polyphemus the cyclops or Scylla and Charybdis. He finally makes it home and has to prove to his wife that he is truly Odysseus. Throughout The Odyssey, Odysseus has important traits that help him survive resulting in his successful trip back home. In fact, his character traits can connect to others in the world, like determination. Odysseus’s determination throughout his adventures is a similar trait that I share and has brought us both success. Odysseus’ determination does not only help him throughout his journey, but also helps him be successful. While passing through Scylla and Charybdis, Odysseus tells the men to “Get the oar shafts in your hand, and lay back hard on your benches; hit these braking seas” (Homer 836). Here, Homer explains that Odysseus’ …show more content…

During Labor Day Weekend, I had a hockey tournament in Anaheim with my travel team and we won all of our games but one. Our team lost to one undefeated team that we had to play in the final. We were the underdogs, but our team still managed to win. When I skated up to try and score a goal, I got tripped and got a penalty shot, a chance to score. I knew I had to score to get our team the lead and the pressure only made it more nerve racking. I skated the puck down and shot it in the top of the net. My determination helped push my team to win the game, and that goal ended up being the game winner. Determination is a key trait that helps me out in desperate situations like this one. Odysseus’s determination throughout his adventures connects to a similar trait that I share and has brought us both success during challenging moments. Determination has helped Odysseus and me face difficulties, do what seems impossible, and know our purpose in dire

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