Odysseus's Greedful Decisions In The Odyssey

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One’s greedful actions have the power to cause their own, along with others, downfall. In the epic, “The Odyssey,” Homer expresses how indulging in one’s greedful temptations may cause tragic outcomes for himself and those around him. The greed driven decisions that Osysseus’s men make throughout their journey ultimately cause tragedy to fall on the crew and subsequently, Odysseus. For instance, when Odysseus and his crew are departing from King Aeolus’s island the crew notices the sack of storms that the king graciously gifted Odysseus thinking it contained treasures the,”open the sack,” despite Odysseus’s previous warnings, ‘letting loose a storm,”that ultimately,”[drove] them back to Aeolia.” Homer illustrates the greedful decisions made