He took his responsibility of his crew to new lengths and empowered them to stay strong. Odysseus connected their past to their future to renew their prospective. Continually throughout the story, Odysseus either takes on more responsibility or conquered enormous amounts of it. Homer’s epic poem labeled The Odyssey depicts society struggles with handling responsibility through Odysseus’ crew, the main character Odysseus, and the Cyclops. The men of Odysseus struggled with facing the obligations they had for their lives.
Odysseus always wanted to be the man who did what no man could do. This is very apparent in “The Odyssey” and “Siren Song”, two different works by two different authors in two different formats all about the same story. Odysseus deliberately faced the Siren’s death trap so that he could feel like a better man than any other. The Odyssey and Siren Song have very contrasting perspectives on the sirens intentions. In The Odyssey, Homer uses a very dramatic tone with vivid imagery when describing the Siren’s “ravishing voices” and the “chafing rope” used to bind Odysseus.
In the second episode, another part that shows loyalty is when they are on the ship and the sirens come along. He tells his men to fill their ears with beeswax and honey so they will not be enchanted by their music/song. He was risking himself for his men so he could save his men instead of
Odysseus and his men come to the Sirens, the Sirens have a song that they sing or play that makes men go under their spell. To prevent this from happening Odysseus puts beeswax into his men’s ears to prevent them from going under their spell. To prevent Odysseus from going under their spell Odysseus’ men tie him up very tight. As they pass through the Sirens, Odysseus begs and pleads for his men
There are multiple motifs and themes in the book The Odyssey. This book, written by Homer, is an epic. In this epic, Odysseus’ demonstration of leadership and skill proved that resilience and not giving up eventually leads to success. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus trying to go home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. His leadership helps him and his crew eventually return home to their families.
The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
He then foreshadows how Odysseus’s homecoming will be, using the sirens voices as a symbolic message. Finally, he develops the character our hero of this epic, Odysseus. Homer illustrates using character, symbolism and irony to reiterate that legerdemain or trickery isn’t always used for bad. The Odyssey illustrates the necessity to use deception to get out of life threatening situations. Polyphemus, is eating Odysseus’s companions.
Back to the story of the Cyclopes, Odysseus himself pushes the ship from the shore back to the sea, “A giant wave that washed the ship stern foremost back to shore. I got the longest boathook out and stood fending us off.” (9.398-401) Odysseus got a boat back to shore with all of the men in it, showing his physical strength, but what about his mental strength? Throughout the entire adventure, Odysseus’ mental ability has challenged him, but he has always had a strong love for his wife. “Day after day mu longing quickens, and my company give me no peace, but wear my heart away,” (10.195-197) telling Circe that he needs to go home, back to Persephone. Then both his mental and physical strength challenge him when Circe tells Odysseus he must go to the underworld to get home.
There are sundry items emphasized in these three texts. Not only is the song and spell highlighted in “The Odyssey”, but also the challenge Odysseus and his crew had to face(Homer). “O Brother Where Art Thou?” discusses the women who sing the Siren song, the spell, and the disappearance of the men. The poem accentuates the Siren song (Atwood). Odysseus wanted to surrender to the captivating song of the Sirens, but the ropes hindered him.
The Odyssey, one of the oldest texts known to mankind, has made a permanent mark in the heart of Greek art and literature forever. The Odyssey is known as the story of a long forgotten king, Odysseus, exploring the seas, going on his long quest to make his way back to his homeland. One grand encounter Odysseus faces are the mythical creatures known as the sirens. The sirens are notorious for the beautiful song they sing, but this song leaves a deceiving effect on anyone who hears the words, and anyone who’s heard the song has either been killed or does not remember. The only way Odysseus could return home is if he sailed passed the sirens.