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    In many respects Homers “Odyssey” the genesis of Western literary folklore Odyesseus serves as the vehicle of Homer’s story and more over is portrayed as a character that is “godlike”, having both mortal and immortal qualities. Although Odysseus actions blur the lines of mortal and God with all his heuristic deeds and characteristics there is still quite a distinction between both beings. While Odyesseus is fast, inventive, heroic and all other various things that make up a God, we can see very…

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    Odysseus’ Heroism Many films, TV shows, and books portray their protagonists as heroes, but what makes them heroic? Heroes should be compassionate, humble, and put others before themselves. In Homer’s epic work, The Odyssey, it is debatable whether or not the protagonist can be considered a “hero” in today’s time. When the epic was written in Ancient Greece, Odysseus’ actions were acceptable and even expected. With today’s definition, he would not be considered a hero because of his pride and…

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    In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus’ cleverness helps him more on his journey than his physical strength. On his voyage home from Troy to Ithaca, whenever Odysseus is in a predicament, he uses his mind to think of a clever plan to defeat his enemy. If it weren’t for his smarts, him and his men would have died long ago. Due to Odysseus’ strong mind and quick planning, his brain is a greater help to him than his brawn. When Odysseus meets the Cyclops, Prometheus, he uses his wits to escape. When…

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    Homer’s Odyssey is a tale of true heroism and it entails many means that the reader will pick up on, each of which has its own significance. This story covers what it really means to be devoted to love and family. Odysseus in this story is the poster child for overcoming adversity and hardship in order to be successful. There isn’t just one overall meaning to this poem because all of the smaller images are what really make the bigger picture so incredible. This story isn’t merely a tale of a…

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    The ancient Greeks believed that to honour one’s guest was to honour the god’s. This concept of hospitality and comradery is frequently explored in Homer’s the Odyssey through the lens of Odysseus’ reciting of his voyage home to Ithaca and his wife, Penelope following his victory in the Trojan War. Book IX presents the crux of Odysseus’ tale in his encounter with Polyphemus where Shewring’s translation presents the tale of Odysseus candidly and without verbosity allowing the formation of…

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    tests and trials before reaching victory. Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, is representative of James Campbell’s monomyth as it presents the story of Odysseus throughout the several stages of the hero’s journey, as well as the archetypes appearing throughout the story. The departure of the hero in The Odyssey consists of five stages,…

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    "The Odyssey" by Homer had many themes but one was shown greatly. "The Search for Identity" a theme that was shown in many different events and characters. Odysseus and his son both had many obstacles to overcome and which taught lessons for both. Odysseus was a very, strong and powerful man who went through a long journey to get back home. Odysseus was able to conquer Troy during his journey. Odysseus at one point when meeting the Cyclops had to his identity to save his men from being eaten…

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    Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, shows the hero’s journey because it describes the journeys of Odysseus and Telemachus. The first part of the hero’s journey starts with Telemachus and his struggle with the suitors. The middle of the hero’s journey consists of Odysseus as he faces tests, meets allies, and confronts enemies. The last part of the hero’s journey is when Telemachus and Odysseus come together to kill the suitors. Odysseus and Telemachus both go on a large journey starting with…

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    promise shows that she still had the attachment to Odysseus and does not want to betray him. Homer’s depiction of Penelope portrays her as an ideal women and shows that she holds the same attributes as Odysseus. Aside from the characters, the book of Odyssey shows the significance of home. Throughout his journey back home, Odyssey’s comes across many women who he could have lived life with, however he wanted to return back to his wife and son. Ithaca symbolizes home, and the end of journey for…

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    many stories. In The Odyssey, by Homer, there are multiple scenes of violence shown. The story of Odysseus tells the tale of an Ithacan king named Odysseus who is out at sea on a wild 20 year journey before being able to return home. During his struggle home, Odysseus faces many obstacles of violence. The scene of Polyphemus though, has always been a well known hurdle Odysseus faced and the ending scene with the slaughter of the suitors is the climax of the book. In The Odyssey, these pieces…

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