The Theme Of Courage In The Odyssey By Homer

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Courage… the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty without feat. It has been used to accomplish great tasks and obstacles thrown our way. The theme of courage is used throughout The Odyssey to show Odysseus’ adventure returning home. To begin with, Odysseus was courageous enough to risk his own life and go through much struggle/ pain so his shipmates would not have to, he always put them first. In addition, he did not permit anything from getting in his way from Cyclopes to Scylla. Moreover, Odysseus endangered his cover to participate in Penelope’s challenge to win her back. This together reveals Homer’s underlying message... the act of being fearless and having courage is essential to achieve anything. In this case, Odysseus was striving to return to his kingdom and loving family safely and live happily ever after.

First, Odysseus risked his life and being in a good state so the rest of his shipmates would not have to because Odysseus always put them first. He listened to the song of The Sirens of suicide, taking one for the team. Odysseus told his crew about Circe’s forecast of death and did his best to prevent that. He carved and softened beeswax himself to give his crew as plugs to not hear the song nor Odysseus’ cry. Homer inputs in The Odyssey, “The lovely voices in ardor appealing over the water
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First off, Odysseus risked his own life and went through much struggle/ pain so his shipmates would not have to, always putting them first. Additionally, he did not permit anything from getting in his way… from Cyclopes to Scylla… to return to Ithaca. Also, Odysseus endangered his cover to participate in Penelope’s challenge to retrieve her. The courage manifestations and transformations reveal the underlying message that Homer input in the epic, to achieve anything in life, courage and being fearless is a

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