The Odyssey teaches many interesting themes all through the book. I believe the most evident theme was an individual's relation with the gods. “No, it’s the Earth-shaker, Poseidon, unappeased, forever fuming against him for the cyclops whose giant eye he blinded…” (Zeus/page 79/lines 81-83). This piece of evidence proves that Odysseus’ relationship with Poseidon is very poor. Poseidon
Aristophanes was a comic playwright in ancient Athens. During his life, he wrote many quotes. One of his most famous quotes is a quote that is harsh but very true. Aristophanes said, “Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.” Everyone needs to read this quote because it might teach someone to not Aristophanes said that youth ages. When we are young, we are considered youth.
The story of Gilgamesh written by Sin-Leqi-Unninni was one of the first recorded epics in history. It tells the story of an arrogant king who displeased the gods and has to go through many trials and tribulations to redeem himself and become a wiser and more experienced king (Fogie). Epics brought many people together in union and gave young generation heroes to look up to in their own culture like Gilgamesh, The Iliad, and the Odyssey. The theme of Gilgamesh and many other epics are of heroism, camaraderie, and adventure. These themes allow
They are expected to serve the suitors and put up with their rude demeanor. Furthermore, social traditions like xenia for example are strong, important and sacred. That is the most important reason why Penelope and Telemachus can’t take the suitors out of the palace, despite their disgraceful behavior. This typical realistic scene of Ancient Greece blends with the supernatural throughout the epic. In fact, there are many examples in the Odyssey when fantasy is present in the epic’s reality:
Odysseus is an epic hero in The Odyssey, by Homer, in which the reader follows Odysseus in his epic hero’s journey. In the Odyssey, Odysseus like all heroes, just wants to see what’s the next adventure, what’s the next mission. However, in doing so, he gets himself in many dangerous situations and to get out of them he must use trickery. While Odysseus is known for his intelligence, trickery, impressive strength and power, but these trait are just his use of deception and disguise.
Odysseus has many trials throughout his adventure. The Homeric usual hero is what he is set up as but unlike most of them he redefines himself. Homer’s creation of Odysseus as a dynamic character through the stories within stories and conflict explores the importance of the evolution of characters despite his apparent hero status within Greek culture Odysseus displays a strong hubris in the first parts of the Odyssey which would fit his reputation as the famous war hero he is. This turns to become a burden on him, he is determined and cares for his men yet his selfish and arrogant behavior cost him those men. Odysseus throughout the story implements his hubris and makes reckless moves which ultimately causes disaster in the long run.
But we the two are faced with someone who wishes to harm Hercules, they are battling to return to their true selves in order to evade punishment. Also, the identity of who the greatest poet between Aeschylus and Euripides is very important in the play. It is so important that Dionysus has spent this whole play trying to get to them in hades. The identity that these men fight over, if decided, will bring the realm peace. In The Looney Tunes, we see the struggle for identity plaguing many scenarios.
If they allow this to happen in Odysseus’ home without intervening, their eternal reputation would be tarnished. Kleos was extremely important to the Greeks; it was something all men wished to have. Telemakhos also referred to the gods to appeal to his audiences’ emotions by claiming that if he did not get assistants in what he is asking of the men
Poseidon Endangering Odysseus Throughout homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, goes through many physical and mental challenges and hardships. One of the greatest challenges that Odysseus overcame to get home was the wrath of Poseidon. Throughout the whole epic poem, most problems Odysseus faced can be traced back to Poseidon. There are many examples to prove that Poseidon was Odysseus biggest change. The first reason for Poseidon being Odysseus’s biggest threat is, Odysseus made Poseidon loathe him when he didn’t thank him for sending his pet, the Kraken, to help get the Trojan horse into the city during the Trojan War.