He also realizes he misses his entire family. In the novel he never mentions his father until he sees his mother in the house of death and then he realizes the importance of his father and how much he is grieving for his son. So on his return Odysseus goes to his father to stop his grieving for his son's return. “But now I shall go to our estate with its many orchards, to see my noble father who has grieved for me constantly.” (23.354-355). This quote shows Odysseus care for his entire family after his long journey away from home. This is a great example of how Odysseus changes from his journey and how his love and respect for his family grows immensely. Odysseus changes a lot while on his long journey, he learns about the world and the dangers it obtains and he also realizes how much he loves and misses his family and home.
He realizes the love and respect he must show once he returns and this helps him become a good man. He changes a lot over the time he was gone but none in a negative way. He is changed into a better person, and a better