The Significance Of Odyssey In Homer's Odyssey

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In the novel The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus ventures on a life-changing journey where he comes to realize the things and people that make his life so special. The people who are loyal to Odysseus, including Penelope, Eumaeus, and Eurycleia, always believe he is coming home, and they never stop thinking about him. Their actions show their commitment to him throughout his journey, which they maintain no matter which hardships arise in their own lives. Through the loyalty of those who waited for Odysseus, he is able to maintain a place in the community, and complete his odyssey.
Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, is one of the many characters in this novel who is faithful to Odysseus, which she shows by not marrying anybody else. In Book 2, Penelope tells suitors that she will marry one of them once she finishes weaving the shroud. Every day, she weaves more of it, “and every night she would unweave by torchlight.” (2.114) Because Penelope purposefully never completes the shroud, she never marries any suitors, and that shows her devotion to Odysseus. Likewise, in Book 21, Penelope comes to the storeroom in order to talk to her suitors, telling them that “whoever bends this bow and slips the string on its notch...with him will I go,” (21.71,74). Penelope tricks the suitors into thinking they have a chance of marrying her; she knows that only Odysseus can work the bow and arrow, so none of the suitors will succeed. In another case, Penelope is not sure if the person in
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