The Vengeance Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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Homer’s Odyssey is a portal directly into the ancient Greek world, it is something that is full of mythology and wonder. The protagonist, a man named Odysseus is a smart inspired individual with a taste for power and glory. Odysseus left his kingdom in Ithaca to fight in the Trojan War, but ten years have passed since the fall of the city and he has not returned. His wife and son believe him to be dead, since the rest of the heroes have returned from the war. Odysseus is trying to return home but his travels are delayed numerous times by the gods and man alike. Homer’s “The Odyssey” is an epic that is supported by the vengeance of several of the characters towards each other, and how each one collects their revenge. In book nine, Odysseus begins by saying “What of those years of rough adventures, weathered under Zeus? The wind that carried west from Ilion …show more content…
Polyphemus sends a powerful prayer to his father Poseidon to seek his revenge on Odysseus “…Should destiny intend that he (Odysseus) shall see his roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years between. Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home.”(161) this is a prayer said out of hatred and pain towards Odysseus that is heard by Poseidon. This is foreshadowing to the rest of the epic that Odysseus has a long and very hard journey ahead of him that is full of loss and

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