Odysseus

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  • Characteristics Of Odysseus

    return home to his beloved wife. Who is this man? This man is Odysseus. He is a mythological legend from a story called The Odyssey written by Homer. The three main qualities that best describe Odysseus are curiosity, bravery, and intelligence. First of all, Odysseus is curious. A reason why odysseus is a curious person is because he never seen a cyclops so when he was close to a cave of a cyclops he and his men went to explore the cave. He and his men waited inside the cave to see the cyclops they have never seen before. This clearly shows that he’s a curious man. Another reason that shows Odysseus is a…

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  • Pettiness In Odysseus

    cattle of the sun. He his spared as Zeus strikes down his crew in a righteous fury; however, Odysseus is cast adrift until he lands upon the isle of the Nymph Calypso, who refuses to let him go until Zeus takes pity on the weary king and orders his release. Odysseus tirelessly pursues his journey, yet he does not control his fate as he is not above immortal pettiness. It is only when he shows himself truly humble to the gods and to man that he is allowed to return home. Odysseus begs for…

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  • Odysseus Is Not A Hero

    In Homer’s The Odyssey, Homer shows how Odysseus is / is not a hero in many ways with some cancelling out the other. In the beginning of the story he fights in the the Trojan war half heartedly and sparring some of the civilians. He however boasts about his victory claiming he won the war without the help of the Gods angered Poseidon. This causes Odysseus and his crew unable to return to Ithaca for year thanks to Poseidon's monsters blocking the way. He loses some men on the way. While…

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  • Odysseus As A Hero

    Odysseus Heroes have always been characters unequivocal in nature: strong, selfless, humble, and generally awe-inspiring. The term has been brought up countless times in literature and human history, and yet the title is often not deserved. This, in particular, is the case with Odysseus, the main character from the epic poem The Odyssey, written by Homer. Odysseus is a man who, through trickery and deceit, managed to make his way home in an arguably unheroic manner. Due to his selfishness,…

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  • Odysseus Reflection

    Odysseus is a legendary man people call also called him 'Odysseus the cunning,' Only because of how smart and quick his mind was. Odysseus had an arrogant, and proud character which helped him as a military commander and leader. though he had a part in defeating Troy he also put a end to the long Trojan war. Odysseus & his fellows journey was not over, instead of going back to their homeland Odysseus and the rest set sail for another journey so that when they come home the would have more…

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  • Arrogance In Odysseus

    amount of strength. Odysseus on the other hand is out powered multiple times, but uses his quick-witted intelligence to win his battles. In The Odyssey, written by Homer, and translated by Robert Fagles, Odysseus overcomes some of his conflicts with his determined and cunning intellect to trick his enemies while Penelope uses her wits to deceit the suitors, but on the other hand Antinous shows traits like arrogance that hinders success. Traits like clever, sharp, and shrewd can all relate to…

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  • Odysseus Defeat

    values rather than his success. Odysseus has many victories but he follows his morals religiously and does not break them regardless of desperation. Odysseus’s expedition was a treacherous trek that seemed near impossible. Odysseus had many opponents. One of them was Polyphemus (cyclops), the son of Poseidon, who trapped Odysseus and his crew in his cave. Another opponent Odysseus encountered was Calypso (nymph) who imprisoned Odysseus on the island of Ogygia. He also made the hard decision of…

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  • Heroism In The Odysseus

    is obvious that Odysseus is cursed by the gods, Aeolus knows better than to contradict the gods by helping Odysseus. “But now, seeing you’ve reached our city and our land, you’ll never lack for clothing or any other gift” (Homer 174.210). This quote from Book 6 is from when Princess Nausicaa offer Odyssey gifts and clothing, after he lands on her land. This shows good xenias is exercised by many different lands. 2. What qualities make Odysseus a hero? What qualities detract from his heroism?* …

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  • Reflection Of Odysseus

    Oh Odysseus, my dear, why did you leave me, I thought to myself as I silently weeped alone in my chamber. Even my only son, Telemachus, foolishly departed from Ithaca in search of his father. Fortunately, I had just received news that he has returned from his adventure, however, without his father. The thought of Odysseus lost and alone made me tremble and wail. Nineteen years. No sight of him, no sign from him, nothing! Hearing an appalling discussion coming from downstairs in the palace, I…

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  • Odysseus Essay Questions

    1.Odysseus’ family faces using all of the household wealth on food and drinking. 2. Homer asks Muse for help to tell the story. 3. It is represented by the amount of hospitality to characters. 4. Odysseus promised an alliance if he would make it back from hi journey. 5.The Lotus Eater gave Odysseus a plant and if anyone ate this plant they would lose hope on making it home. 6.The Lotus Plant reminds me of decisions made from phones as you sometimes don't think of what u say on text and it could…

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