Self Dependency In The Odyssey

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Depending on Others, Can Teach Self-dependence From a young age people are often told, contradictory things. People are told that they should try to do things on their own, but are also told that, if they need help they should ask for it. These conflicting messages are exceptionally difficult for soldiers trying to assimilate back into society after war. As soldiers return home, they often try to live self-dependently, but sometimes they need help and have to depend on others. This effects Odysseus because when he needs help, he has to rely on the gods to lead him the right way. Although today people and facilities are putting their time and money into researching ways to help veterans, the focus must remain on assisting veterans to regain independence in civilian life. As the world evolves, new methods will…show more content…
In The Odyssey, Odysseus depends on his faith in the gods to restore him to his throne in Ithaca. The Odyssey is an epic poem about the leader of Ithaca, Odysseus. Odysseus goes and fights in the Trojan war, in Troy for ten years. He then is on his way home which, also takes ten years. He has been gone for twenty years so, his wife, son, and the people of Ithaca think he has passed away. When he finally returns home many suitors had taken over his palace and were fighting for his wife’s hand in marriage. Odysseus then has to depend on the gods to help him find a way to get his wife and palace back. In The Odyssey, Odysseus put a lot of trust into Circe when she told him to go to the Land of the Dead. She tells him that he has to go to the Land of the Dead and follow certain instructions in order to return home. “...Circe informs him that in order to reach home he must journey to the land of the dead, Hades, and consult the blind prophet Tiresias”(Homer 576). Odysseus is showing he is dependent on the gods because he is relying on Circe. He
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