Character Analysis Of Odysseus In Homer's The Odyssey

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“The Odyssey” is an Epic Poem which discusses the life story of Odysseus. The main focus of the poem is the journey of Odysseus and his way back home. Certain events distract him, most importantly; his encounter with the Gods, Goddesses. It takes Odysseus all of what it takes to head back home, including his bravery and intelligence. These qualities in Odysseus not only help himself but his men survive through the chaos of the journey called “The Odyssey”. During part of the poem, the epic hero displays actions that prove his courage and cleverness to be legitimate. For instance, “Now, by the gods, I drove my big hand spike deep in the embers, charring it again, and cheered my men along with battle talk to keep their courage up: no quitting…show more content…
Here is how the plan transpires, “Odysseus’s arrow hit him under the chin and punched up to the feathers through his throat. Backward and down he went, letting the winecup fall from his shocked hand. Like pipes his nostrils jetted crimson runnels, a river of mortal red, and one last kick upset his table knocking the bread and meat to soak in dusty blood. Now as they craned to see their champion where he lay the suitors jostled in uproar down the hall, everyone on his feet. Wildly they turned and scanned the walls in the long room for arms; but not a shield, not a good ashen spear was there for a man to take and throw. ” (Homer 1419-1431). Telemachus and his father took away all their weapons and shields in order to make assassinating them easier. Critically, they saved Penelope because of the bold tactics thought up by Odysseus but there was one more piece of his journey to conclude. “ An old trunk of olive grew like a pillar on the building plot, and I laid out our bedroom round that tree, lind up the stone walls, built the walls and roof, gave it a doorway and smooth-fitting doors. Then I lopped off the silvery leaves and branches, hewed and shaped that stump from the roots up into a bedpost, frilled it, let it serve as model for the rest. I planned them all, inlaid them all with silver, gold, and ivory, and stretched a bed between-a pliant web of oxhide thongs dyed crimson, There’s our sign! I know more. Could Someone else’s hand have sawn that trunk and dragged the frame away?” (Homer 1579-1593). In these lines, Odysseus explains to Penelope that moving their bed is a mistake because he built it with an olive tree trunk as one of the bedsteads. This answer helped Penelope believe Odysseus has returned to her. Qualities in Odysseus

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