The Invocation Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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In the story of the Odyssey, Odysseus is a hero that goes through numerous obstacles in order to reclaim his family and throne. Odysseus had to fight many monsters and complete countless tasks in order to finally achieve his goal. In Greek myths, this is a very well known form of a story told by many ancient Greek poets called epic poems. In these tales, there are intense adventures with heroic deeds and events that are significant to their culture told in a narrative poem. The Odyssey is a Greek myth, showing clear signs of an epic poem because of the invocation of the muse, beginning in medias res, and a larger than life hero.

One of the major key factors of an epic poem is having the invocation of the muse. The invocation of the muse is the retelling of a blessing of knowledge or inspiration.
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This characteristic is when the poem begins its story in a current situation during the middle of an action. The plot medias res develops as it continues to consequently portray related chains of events. Odyssey represents this in the beginning of the story where he is trapped by Calypso in the island, Ogygia because of her love for him. In this scene, Odysseus’s son, Telemachus, believes that Odysseus has died. In the medias res, essentially the suitors ravish the home of Odysseus and the story continues to express the events years before the medias…show more content…
The hero is someone in the epic poem that is more important and famous than those that are the same kind of him. This hero can be the leading protagonist that is a major role in the plot. In the Odyssey, Odysseus represented the larger than life hero. Throughout the story, he survived many situations, although conversely all his crew members died. Throughout the story his leadership and nobility is demonstrated from his creative problem solving to his controlled dominance in
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