When a person is very full of themselves, they often think that they have more power over others. Therefore, they believe others should do things the in way they want. As Odysseus and his crew passed Thrinacia, Eurylochus encouraged Odysseus to let the crew stay their overnight. As they pursuaded him, Odysseus agreed. However once again, he made a response to that request that would suit his own demands. “Eurylochus, I’m one against all- the upper hand is yours. But swear me a binding oath, all here…” (pg 280, lines 321-323) Odysseus let his crewman receive what they want, but only because they agreed to the request he made. Odysseus has a part of him that craves to have a greater power over others, and he has the desire to have control over things With so much pride, Odysseus thinks of himself as someone at a higher level, and expects people to respect him, and obey the orders he says.
Odyssues, a very self centered man, thought very highly of himself. As well as many people that have a very big ego, he expected to be respected, listened to, and even be intimidated by. Because of his appearance and character that he made of himself, many thought of him as a hero. But just because you are able to make yourself look good, does it necessarily mean that you are? It is true that Odysseus was able to accomplish extravagant expeditions, and he was able to make it home after numerous hardships throughout his journey. But just because he was able to have a big ego and tell people what to do, did that make him better or more powerful than another member of the crew? Odysseus made it home after a long journey but in the end did he return because he genuinally wanted to visit and stay with his family or did he just want to be looked at in a higher regard.
Does the way we treat people