Weakness is a trait all groups of humanity find themselves bound to in many senses, whether it be mentally or physically, but much like Odysseus in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fitzgerald, strength can be found within this turmoil. The tale begins on the island of Ithaca where Telemakhos, the son of the warrior Odysseus, is confronted by the goddess Athena. The Grey-Eyed-Goddess tells Telemakhos to step up and make something out of his life, by setting out on a quest to learn about his father, who has been away for 20 years. While Telemakhos is set off on his journey to find his father, Odysseus is trapped on the island of Kalypso, lusting for his home. He then sets out on a long journey in an attempt to get back to his wife, Penelope, and his family back in Ithaca.
Athena shows her role as Odysseus's protector in Book V. Poseidon brings a hurricane and tsunami, when Odysseus is out at sea, Athena protects him through his ordeal. As seen in this quote, "She barricaded all the winds but one...A tailwind for Odysseus until he was safe on Phaeacia" (Homer 239). Saved from the raging sea, Odysseus gets caught up again in a breaker wave. He lands in more trouble when "The wave pulled him under, and he would have died then and there. But Athena was with him.
He left a newborn son named Tellemicus, and a wife named Penelope. As well as an entire city throw into chaos because everyone thinks he’s dead. Meanwhile, Odysseus gets thrown off of course sailing back from Troy and that’s where his hardships begin. After battling for 10 years, Odysseus leaves Troy in hopes of coming home and seeing his wife Penelope and now almost grown son. But he soon gets thrown off course because his men upset the gods.
I may be vulnerable to the lie that no one will read my book. Therefore, that will keep me in bondage to fear, so I won’t take a risk and send it to a publisher. Odysseus also battled fear. He warred against the six-headed monster, Scylla, who destroys everything in her sight. She ate six of Odysseus’ best men right before his eyes, and he was filled with fear.
I’d like to know” (Odyssey.9.274-276), not out of the goodness of his heart, but because he wants to destroy their ship. Odysseus, ever the quick thinker, realizes this, and instead of replying with the truth, which would leave him with no ship to sail back home with, he lies and says, “My ship? Poseidon smashed it to pieces / Against the rocks at the border of your land” (Oddysey.9.275-276). By not disclaiming
Odyssey Essay Draft In “The Odyssey” by Homer Odysseus is trying to get home after ten years at war. The “Hero's Journey” by Joseph Campbell represents the struggles Odysseus faces on his journey home. Some of those struggles were the many years at sea, his encounter with the cyclops and the suitors he faces when he gets home. In “The Odyssey” by Homer Odysseus must enter the unknown, get help from a supernatural aid, and must master the two worlds on his journey home. Odysseus has to journey into the unknown after his encounter with the cyclops, he said “O’hear me lord blue girdler of the island, If i am thine indeed and thou father; I grant Odysseus raider of cities to never see his home again”(Homer 575).
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.
In “The Odyssey”, Odysseus is a strong warrior, physically strong and intelligent. A great epic hero who is the King of Ithaca, and was part of the Trojan War. The story begins when the Trojan War is over and he travels back to his home to get back to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. As he finds his way home from the Trojan War, Odysseus journey to Ithaca is prolonged through a major character flaw in which he cannot control. Through his journey back home, Odysseus makes poor decisions by falling into temptation, and thus people around him suffer from the consequences.
The authors use details, conflict to convey that people embark upon quest to find purpose in there life and that they learn success is achieved when oneself develops their strengths and not let one’s weaknesses conquer them. Odysseus sets ship home to Ithaca which then he encounters many challenges like the Sirens, which then he finds enough strength to overcome the odds and continue on the journey home. Odysseus is passing the sirens when his men
The Great Wanderings: Scylla and Charybdis In book twelve, after Odysseus is back from the Underworld, Circe provides him with specific instructions on how to make it back home safely. Within her instructions she presents two route options for him. In this journey, Odysseus must decide what passage is right for him and his crew to follow, though their is some consequences behind both routes. He has the choice to either sacrifice six of his men or risk losing his entire ship. With the option of taking either one route or the other, the ultimate goal for him and his crew is to get home alive.