Similarities Between The Odyssey And Troy

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“Beware of the little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship….” this is stated by Benjamin Franklin showing that challenges will be faced during great quests and journeys. The characters in The Odyssey and Troy face many defiances during their journeys and they need to power through those challenges even if they were small. In each narrative it is clear that both of the main characters proceed on a journey in order to right their wrongs or to complete a task, but through their selfishness and the natural causes they face hold them back from their final goals. In The Odyssey, Odysseus goes on a 10- year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mythical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods… He loses many men in the process of trying to come home, his wife, Penelope, and his son, Telemachus, stave off suitors vying for Penelope’s hand in marriage and Ithaca’s throne long enough for Odysseus to return. The Odyssey ends as Odysseus wins a contest…show more content…
Odysseus and Paris both go on major quests whether to complete a task or to right their wrongs, but they never would have known that their simple adventures would come at such large expenses and include many different strains. The original reason for both of the questers’ quests is soon altered by the different challenges they endure. They both soon come to the inspiration that maybe their original reason for the quest was wrong the whole time. Odysseus and Paris both come to the epiphany that their quests would not be as easy as intended and would come with many challenges that would make their quests nearly impossible. Even though it took very long for both of the characters to realize this they come to this final realization all due to troubles that they find after their quest because they look at all the damage that is
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