The Importance Of Hospitality In Homer's Odyssey

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Back in Homer’s time, hospitality is of greatest importance because of the lack of hotels. Travelers rely heavily on others in support of their needs. Therefore, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, reflects that attitude towards hospitality. At the same it becomes a strategy used to manipulate the minds of gods and mortals in purpose of deceiving and having their way. It is not by choice but by force. Fear of disobeying the law given unto them by the gods made it impossible for mortals to not follow. Zeus, the God of sky and lightening, addressing at the assembly says, “All their afflictions came from them.” (Homer Page 2). Clearly, no one wants to be in the position of having to face their wrath. They punish the mortals that do not abide by

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