Throughout history people have relied on their strength and power to solve problems. In The Odyssey Odysseus is telling his adventures to court of Alcinous which involves struggles and triumphs. Odysseus was the king of Ithaca who left his family to fight in the Trojan War, with many of his men, then took close to twenty years to return home. In the epic poem The Odyssey homer changes Brute Force in order to reveal his message Brute Force will not solve every problem but, knowledge will be effective to his Ancient Greek audience and the reader. Brute Force develops from fighting with an overgrown monster to avoiding the beautiful singers to winning back his family.
The well known Greek warrior, Odysseus, king of Ithaca and traveler was the main character in the epic poem written by Homer, The Odyssey. He fought in the Trojan war, where he devised a plan to build an enormous wooden horse and hide inside it while the enemies brought it within their walls, foolishly thinking it was a gift. When the enemies had begun to celebrate their victory and become intoxicated, Odysseus and the other soldiers rushed out of the horse and slaughtered them all. His mother was Anticlea, who Odysseys last saw just before boarding his boat with his men to embark on his voyage. Soon after he left, she died of grief, longing for him as she thought he might never return home to her.
Junior gives Inman up to the Home Guard who force Inman to walk for miles and days until “the hope of home [begins] fleeing him.” As a result, Junior nearly kills Inman, who only survives because a miracle allows him to survive being shot at. In contrast, Polyphemus curses Odysseus with a prayer to Poseidon that will make him “never see his home again,” causing Odysseus’s journey home to last nearly ten years. Polyphemus’s curse causes Odysseus ten years of grief and the loss of all his crew. Junior and Polyphemus parallel each other as they share very similar experiences in which they not only cause the protagonists grief in their encounters, but also leave the protagonists with a complication that persists beyond their encounter. This extreme likeness in situation further solidifies the mirroring of Junior and Polyphemus within The Odyssey and Cold
In Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey” he illustrates to the readers a compelling love between Odysseus, the King of Ithaca and his wife Queen Penelope. The couple is separated because of the Trojan War when Odysseus leads his men into battle. Prior to Odysseus’ departure, he communicates to Penelope that if he doesn’t return to Ithaca within 10 years or if he should parish; then she should find another man to marry, become King and raise their infant son, Telemachus. Penelope is distraught at the very thought of him not returning, but gently replies that she will wait upon his return or until Telemachus grows a beard before remarrying. The author takes us on Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca, but no matter the situation he encompasses, Penelope
The Odyssey begins as Odysseus leaves an island he was trapped on for 10 years to go back to his hometown, Ithaca. However, we do not know if he will make it back, as it is highly probable that he will die. The Odyssey is a Greek Epic involving some of their ancient Gods. On the way to Ithaca Odysseus faces many challenges while his wife deals with challenges of her own at their house. Suitors have taken over Odysseus’s home, and are all trying to marry Odysseus’s wife, Penelope.
But as each year has passed by at sea for 20 years, Odysseus overcame his weakness and became stronger. Odysseus came back to Ithaca and the first person he saw was goddess of Athena. She helps disguise Odysseus as a beggar so he would find out what was happening at his house while he was away. He found out what was happening and wanted to punish the suitors since they have been feasting all his food and sleeping with his wife. Later on he revealed himself to Eumaeus the swineherd and his son Telemachus, they helped plot the revenge.
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan is set in the 21st century, and is about a twelve year old half-blood boy named Percy Jackson who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia. His father Poseidon, the god of the sea abandoned him before he was born so he would not be exposed to any danger. Percy is always getting into trouble and has to switch schools multiple times in the story. Zeus, the father of Ares, the god of war and Sparta finds out that his lightning bolt is stolen and Percy is the main suspect. After he and his two friends, Grover the satyr, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, reach Camp Half Blood, he is sent on a quest to return the god of the sky Zeus' master bolt.
According to the story, Odysseus thinks he will be accepted walking in the castle he once lived in but, he has a tough time trying to fit back into society, after being on a journey for 20 years. As the King of Ithaca, he is disrespected by many of the men inside of his own house. In the article, the “Odyssey” many lessons are learned and many obstacles are upon Odysseus and his men. After the battle of Troy, Odysseus gathers some men and they go on a 20-year journey to many different islands. On those islands, they face obstacles like hunger, ferocious
In Homer’s epic The Odyssey, a major theme is that love is the force behind everyone's actions. An example of this theme is how Odysseus really loves and misses his kingdom, Ithaca, so he decides to go back. Odysseus has been away from his wife, family, and kingdom for 20 years. He was originally gone because he had to fight in the Trojan War. Odysseus was blown off course during his return from the Trojan War, and he spent 10 years traveling from island to island attempting to find his way home.
Odysseus/Ulysses - The protagonist of the story, Odysseus is a warrior, known mostly for his cunning, struggling to return to his kingdom in Ithaca after the Trojan War. Telemachus - A twenty-year-old man and Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, who, even though lacking poise and confidence, is a natural obstacle for his mother’s suitors. Laertes - Laertes is known as Odysseus’ father, who, after his wife’s death, resides alone on a farm in Ithaca, mourning his son’s absence. Homer - A man who is considered the greatest of all epic poets, Homer is known for being the author of the Odyssey and the Iliad, two central works of ancient Greek literature. Penelope - Another main character, Penelope is portrayed as the faithful wife of Odysseus, mother of Telemachus, and a clever and sharp woman.
Blue Skin of the Sea takes place on The Big Island of Hawaii during 1953-1966. The story focuses on a boy named Sonny Mendoza who lost his mother when he was born. His father is always gone because of his job being a fisherman. Sonny stays with his Aunty Pearl and his cousin Keo which he is somewhat of a bully. The stories in this book show Sonny grow up as he has to face several different challenges.