The Journey In The Odyssey

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In the Odyssey written by Homer, The Real Reasons we Explore Space by Michael Griffin, and They Journey by Mary Oliver, they support the idea that people embark on journeys to find out new things about others and learn more of themselves. The following examples in these texts were written by people of very different backgrounds. Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey which is a continuation of the Iliad’s story. People have long argued whether Homer actual existed or if he was falsely credited for the creation of these books. The ancient Greeks credited him with the writing of these tales. Homer may have lived sometime between 900 and 800 B.C. The use of imagery can be used in scenes by authors to help develop the story. The authors use imagery…show more content…
He has learned that his plans do not always lead to victory, as he has lead to the death of his crew from not taking the correct way though the passage between the monsters Scylla and Charybdis. In the quotes, it is illustrated that Odysseus has changed due to the journey after learning more of himself not always having the best plans. In The Journey by Mary Oliver, the character finds more of themselves through the journey. In the quote, the writer is explaining the journey she has taken to the audience; “though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice-- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried.” [Mary Oliver, The Journey 10] “But little by little, as you left their voices behind, the stars began to burn through the sheets of clouds, and there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do-- determined to save the only life you could save.” [Mary Oliver, The Journey 15] In the quotes the writer explains that other people held her back by telling her to help them, while in the next quote it illustrates what the writer has learned of herself, that she should look beyond what the others say and that when she did that she discovered her true
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