However, based on the story, it is evident that, Telemachus demonstrates a great change basing upon the times the characters were away from Ithaca. At the end of the story, it is evident that, the character of Telemachus is fully developed. He is no longer the young powerless and weak boy who his mother’s suitors took advantage of in his father’s absence. At the end of the text, he depicts a character with great change after leaving Ithaca and in his own odyssey; he was able to prove his worth. Telemachus is a character who undergoes constant transformation and development throughout The Odyssey.
Since Calypso delayed Ulysses and got him off course, he runs into some major disasters. This puts his life and his crew’s lives into danger as well. They run into calamities such as a six headed monster, Neptune’s storm, Jupiter’s attack, and cyclopes. Calypso’s narcissistic enterprise also costed Ulysses more time without his son, the next time Ulysses would see his son he’d be much older. This puts a lot of stress on Telemachus because he’s trying to keep his mother and Ithaca stable, while handling his father’s disappearance, trying to hold on to his father still being alive, hearing from Minerva that his father could still be alive.
He sacrifices a whole year, in which he could be returning home, in order to get them back. Instead of letting his men stay with lotus eaters, he carries them “wailing, to the ships” (Homer.) The three men want to stay with the Lotus’ forever after eating the plant, but Odysseus knows that is not true and restores their hope of going home. Odysseus is not only a friend to his shipmates, but he is a hero. His intelligence and leadership aids him when he saves them time and time again.
Odysseus could have also avoided the encounter with Polyphemus entirely had he decided to just take the food and leave without waiting for the cyclops to arrive, sparing him his men. Lastly, by eating Odysseus’s men out of anger, Polyphemus can declare that he did so in self-defense because Odysseus tried to steal his things. Not only can he declare this self-defense, Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea. This means that he is part god, part cyclops. Even if Polyphemus killed his ‘guests’, he is not in the wrong for doing so because the Law of Hospitality never specifies if it should only be followed by man or
A real hero would have taken the route that wouldn’t have killed any of his crew like the route with Scylla and Charybdis did. Another example of a bad decision Odysseus made was when he made his crew stay in polyphemus’ cave, when they wanted to take the food and leave. Here is an example of someone on his crew discussing this, “Let 's make away with the cheeses, then come back-/ hurry, drive the lambs and kids from the pens/ to our swift ship, put out to sea at once!/ But I would not give way-” (9. 252-255). If Odysseus was a good leader he wouldn’t have risked anything happening to his crew, he would have just taken the food and left.
In The Odyssey, Homer uses detail and dialogue to show that Odysseus, the quester, while trying to achieve his main goal to get back home, learns that he shouldn’t let obstacles interfere with him. In the beginning of The Odyssey, we first hear Homer, the author of the epic, speaking towards us, the reader. He asks that Muse, a daughter of Zeus, enable him to tell the story of Odysseus. He says that he was “the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy” (Homer 371). He continues speaking, and he eventually says why Odysseus is
Finally coming home after being away for awhile is always a warm feeling. In the epic poem, the Odyssey, a man named Odysseus goes off to war and must find a way to get back home. Odysseus’ major role is to be the trickster because he is able to retrace his steps, return home, and is able to do so successfully. First and foremost, Odysseus was able to retrace his steps. Odysseus is able to tell King Alcinous the beginning of his journey to going back to Ithaca.
Asking for a gift from a Cyclops when we had just raided his cave is probably not the best idea. This thought of mine was proven correct when the cyclops said, ‘you must be a fool, stranger, or come from nowhere, telling me to fear the gods or avoid their wrath!’ I guess Odysseus is not getting that gift he was so curious about, and because we had decided to stay in this black hole that was in fact closing in on us quickly, a lot of blood will be shed. Many of our crewmembers claim that he is a fantastic leader, which he is, but he needs to learn how to not take things too far. The cyclops and him continue to argue and then more it went on, the more I started to feel like this is the end. As if the universe is reading my thoughts, the cyclops huge hands come reaching towards the group of us all pilled on top of each other and reach towards the two men directly on my left and right.
After he was fired from his job, his father sat down with him and gave offered advice. Later, after being captured on the sky boat, Captain Shakespeare fed and nurtured Tristan and Yvaine. These differences make this work post-modern because it is new and innovative. This is the Classic Structure portion of a post-modern work and it differs from a standard overused story
Movies from the past and present, maybe even the future, all have the hero of the story follow a 12 step journey to reach their end result. This twelve step process is called the Hero’s Journey, invented by Joseph Campbell. It allows the hero to start at a status quo, go from an ordinary world to an imaginary world and then come out full form. The hero 's journey allows to compare characters paths and the lesson that they learned . In the book Odyssey, written in the 8th Century BC by Homer, Odysseus follows a similar journey to a more modern heroine, Moana in the movie Moana, directed by Ron Clements and John Musker.
All you have to do is murder all of his allies on the island. This goes against your morals, but you are desperate. You accept the offer because you are afraid of dying. This correlates to what happened in Lord of the Flies. Different characters fear Jack and his powerful tribe,