The Odyssey Character Analysis

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The Odyssey ~ Homer ~ Adventure, Epic Poetry, Folklore
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle ~ Avi ~ Adventure, Bildungsroman, Historical

From opinion, the most memorable moment of The Odyssey by Homer is when Odysseus and his faithful men execute the daring escape from Polyphemus the Cyclops, son of Poseidon the Earthshaker. In this section of the epic, Odysseus presents his cunning and daring character, showing ingenuity and athleticism as well. The thought put into the plan shows the intelligence Odysseus holds, for no man could ever have in mind such a brilliant plan. Great athleticism is shown through the red hot staff, as he and his comrades pick up the heavy object and drive it into the single eye of the Cyclops. “They lifted up
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A significant virtue Homer’s story covers is the importance of loyalty. The most notable exudation of loyalty is when Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, waits faithfully for ten years for the return of her husband. While many others tell her that Odysseus was most likely dead and that she should move on, she ignores them and never loses hope. She also concocts a clever scheme so she does not have to remarry. Saying that she would remarry once she finishes making a burial shroud for her late father-in-law, Laёrtês, she undoes the stitches every night so she would never finish, hence never remarry. Another example is when Telemachus stood by his father’s side against the suitors. From the very beginning, Odysseus presents perseverance. Even with Poseidon’s whole-hearted grudge and torments, Odysseus remains determined to reach home once again to his tall house and lovely family. Also, the purpose of his journey back home helps him drive his determination. His yearn for survival and the ultimate goal of homecoming to kill the suitors courting his wife help Odysseus stay persistent. “‘You are a hard man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron, when you will not let your companions, worn with hard work and wanting sleep, set foot on this land, where if we did, on the seagirt island we could…show more content…
Being written in the setting of 1832, the book takes the reader into the world of slavery, status discrimination, racism, sexism, and inequality. A book seeming so simple, yet so complicated and controversial beneath the pages. The book teaches about life in the 1800s and how discrimination had impacted the lives of so many people back then. Additionally, the story covers the true meaning of friendship and preaches the notion of following one’s own passion and to strive to be the person one wants to be. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a captivating book with mysteries, adventures, and bits of history. Avi’s exquisite narration makes it feel as though the narrator, Charlotte Doyle, is directly speaking to the reader. Also, Avi starts the novel with a brilliant hook, “Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty,” (pg. 1). This immediately catches the attention of the reader, urging them to read on. Avi’s writing style combined with the characters and the story plot create the wonderful environment of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, a book everyone must read at some point in their
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