The Long Journey Home In Homer's Odyssey

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The Long Journey Home Odysseus getting trapped on an island, getting some of his men eaten by a monster, and having all of his men killed was a very tough journey to encounter. But a journey like that can change a person, to do better and be better. Arthur Ashe stated, “Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome”. In the Odyssey, Homer uses Odysseus’s journey to show that one’s journey can change them as a person. Odysseus’s journey changed him into a more determined, grateful, and wiser, man. One example of how the journey changed Odysseus was by his determination to get home. The author states, “For seven of the ten years Odysseus has spent wandering the Mediterranean Sea, he has been captive by the goddess Calypso on her island”(Homer 1206). Being held by Calypso help Odysseus get the determination he needed to get back home. The author states, “Son of Laertes, versatile Odysseus, after all these years with me, you still desire your old home?”(Homer 1209). Even though Odysseus was stuck on the island for years he still wanted to go home. This determination would help him on his journey home. Another example of how the journey changed…show more content…
The author states, “ Nohbdy’s my meat, then, after I eat his friends. Others come first. There’s a noble gift now”(Homer 1218). By using the name Nohbdy, Odysseus got away with being one of the meals for the Cyclops, Polyphemus. After that, Odysseus would have then tricked Polyphemus, therefore, letting him and his men free. The author states, “ Odysseus is still disguised as a beggar”(Homer 1248). Odysseus was disguised as a beggar to distract everyone of knowing who he really was. As a beggar, Odysseus planned a sneak attack on the suitors for taking his land and family. Without Odysseus wiseness and help for others, he would have still have been traveling home for several more
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