One Of The Main Plots In The Odyssey By Homer

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The Odyssey “I see destruction for ship and crew. Thought you survive alone(780/645-646).” This is one of the main plots in the Odyssey, by Homer. The Odyssey is about an epic hero named Odysseus, king of Ithaca, tries to get back home after the Trojan war, but it takes twenty years to get back to his palace because of Poseidon, the sea god. Poseidon is mad at Odysseus for not giving thanks for shutting up a suitor. In the story, Odysseus uses his cunningness, smartness, Intelligence and bravery over his might to get him out of situations. examples of Odysseus using his traits is; against Polyphemus, and listening to the lovely yet deadly sirens, and survives. The first example of Odysseus using his cunningness over might is Polyphemus. …show more content…
When Odysseus goes to the Island of Circe, she tells him the course he must talk and ways to avoid trouble. After Circe tells him this, Odysseus tells his men “then we die with our eyes open, if we are going to die, or know what death we baffle if we can.(783/689-690)” Odysseus is being open with his men, he is telling them that at one point in their journey home, they will all die, and that is loyalty. He did not have to tell his men that they all were going to die but he did. As Odysseus was approaching the Sirens island, he told his men to put beeswax in their ears so that they would not hear the sirens song. He then told them to tie him up because he has to listen to the sirens song. This is smart but at risky at the same time because he could pop the rope and stare to the sirens. As they approach the sirens island, the sirens come out and start to sing, Odysseus says that “the lovely voices in ardor appealing over water made me crave to listen, and I tried to say untie me to the crew, jerking my brows.(785/745-746)” then Perimedes and Eurylochus got up and tied him even more until the sirens went back into the sea. After the encounter, they untied Odysseus and went on with there …show more content…
He went through hell for 20 years, lost his men, not only that but his friends. He would be a modern-day Shakespeare but Odysseus would go through his stories and not kill himself at the end. Odysseus in the Odysseus is an amazing example of what an epic hero is, Odysseus is brave, intelligent, cunning, and strong, but he uses his intellectual prowess more over his might. He is a quick thinker, he is smart, and he is fearless, the greatest example of a

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