Advice In The Odyssey

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In the Odyssey Circe gives advice to Odysseus, this helped him from accomplishing his goal. This choice makes everything more better for everyone later on because it saves people’s lives. In “The Sirens; Scylla and Charybdis” Odysseus and his men return to Circe’s island, where Circe warns Odysseus of the bad things that await them. Circe then gives Odysseus advice on what to do to avoid everything. She warns him about the sirens and how to avoid their song, she then also points them in the direction of Scylla because then instead of losing all his men he will only lose 6 which would happen if they went in the wrong direction towards Charybdis (Homer 678-679). This really helped Odysseus and his men because she saved them from losing the whole crew. Odysseus does not let the men know of what awaits them, instead he keeps it a secret maybe because he knows that if they know they will not want to keep going. “Scylla made her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship… Scylla dropped astern” (Homer 638). This quote proves how Scyllas advice did help Odysseus and his men since not everyone died. Giving advice has an impact on anyone trying to accomplish a goal because when someone really wants to achieve something they will do whatever and seek for help to make sure one accomplishes it. From someone achieving a goal and taking another person’s advice it helps one to push yourself and make it actually happen. Circes advice in helping Odysseus accomplish his goal helped him make it happen.
In the Odyssey the Suitors have taken control of the palace, this hinders Odysseus from accomplishing his goal. Them taking control of the palace can impact the situation in a bad way since Odysseus is not there to do anything. In “The meeting of father and son” Athena appears to
Odysseus son, Telemachus. He then goes to Pylos to talk to old comrads of his father to discover if Odysseus is alive or dead. Odysseus has not seen his son for twenty years. Telemachus has been away from Ithaca for a year, and the suitors have taken control of the palace. The suitors are spending Telemuchus’s inheritance; they are also demanding that Penelope will