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The Importance Of Odysseus's Journey

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Author Ursula K. LeGuin has said, “It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end”. Her statement implies that striving toward a goal or overcoming obstacles associated with a goal defines us as human beings and is more important than the goal itself. This can be seen in Homer’s epic Odyssey. In the Odyssey, Homer uses Odysseus’s journey to show how one’s journey can affect them as a person. One way Odysseus's journey affected him is by making his overwhelming desire to get home his primary focus. This can be seen in the quote, “Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home and his parents?” (Homer 1210). While Odysseus journeys home, for ten years, he often becomes homesick. When would
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