Theme Of Greed In The Odyssey

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The Role of Greed Throughout The Odyssey There are many important themes in the odyssey such as wisdom, loyalty, perseverance, respect towards higher powers (the gods), and greed. Greed is the most common theme in the Odyssey. Throughout the Odyssey, Homer illustrates how greed and selfishness can result in severe punishment. In this essay I will be discussing how and why greed is the most important theme in this Poem and in general literature. After escaping Cyclops, Odysseus and his men land on a rocky island that is home to Aeolus, the god of the wind. Aeolus treats Odysseus and his men with kindness and hosts the for a month. Within that month, Odysseus tells stories of his adventures to Aeolus’ children. As a “thank
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