The Odyssey Personal Essay Every person has a goal to achieve an achievement. Somebody wants to get to a certain college, or one man wants to try to be named as the best in a certain sport. However, one ought to encounter a certain dilemma where they must endeavor to solve on their journey. Just as Odysseus was striving to reach Ithaca, he encounters his own problems. Some of these problems that both Odysseus and others engage with on their journeys are distracting characters that interfere with everything. We also meet with bitter people that just want you to be trapped in the heart of the problem like Poseidon. We also have people that help you achieve your goal like Athena. My goal in DHS is to acquire good grades and get placed into a good college/university. However, we and Odysseus will fundamentally reach to the goals we aspire to complete. When I was in the middle of concluding my last year of middle school, my teachers would say stuff like, “In the high school it’s going to be very challenging,” or “The high school has hard graders when it comes to quizzes and essays.” Nevertheless, I would reply back in my head like “I can get good grades there,” and “If I get good grades here, then I can get it there as well.” Unfortunately, I’ve realized that my recent teachers were right and I was fallacious. In the high school it is completely and extremely different than what it was at the middle school. Everyone is provided with more freedom and there are many opportunities to doing well in your academic work. This kind of assistance wasn’t arranged for any students. I can get more educated on things I’m having trouble with in any of my classes like history. In addition, other students from the school are very pleasant and respectful. This is different from the middle school because kids from the middle school are very immature, inappropriate and rude. Teachers here at Darien High give me all the help I need and they teach the lesson to me with respect which helps me receive a better grade. This gets me surpass my goal and journey of getting good grades. In connection, I relate this situation to Zeus and other gods/goddesses for the reason that they helped Odysseus get past the rivers, reaching his homeland, Ithaca. During my journey of passing freshman year, I’ve had a lot of teachers guiding me to the right path. Some of these teachers help me understand the subject more and tell me what to study and what not to study for a quiz/test. These teachers guide me to receiving a good grade which accomplishes my goal of getting good grades in my freshman year. A teacher like Mr. Perkins was a big help to me succeeding this year. He was my Athena who told me what was going to be on the bio quiz or what my English teacher expects me to write on an essay. In the story, Athena guided Odysseus to getting to the right place at the right time. This provided Odysseus with guidance of reaching to Ithaca. This connects to my situation with Mr. Perkins guiding me to getting the right grade and told me when to study and how much I should study each night. So Mr. Perkins and Athena have a lot in common because Athena nurtures Odysseus so that Odysseus doesn’t go to wrong place and get injured. Mr. Perkins supports and cares for me by helping me getting a good grade. My English teacher (you) is another person that is a great guidance person to speak to. Whenever I felt like I needed help for a quiz we have, she not only tells me the answer, she also makes me answer the questions that way I know what to study and what I already know. If I…
Five Hundred Pages of Greek Mythology
Mrs. D’s class used The Odyssey as an example of Greek mythology. The Odyssey shows all thirteen steps of the hero’s journey and the four functions of Greek mythology. Even though this book is five hundred pages long, it is an exemplar of Greek mythology, which is in contrast to most other Greek mythology stories that tend to be short.
In the book The Odyssey the main character Odysseus is an exemplar of the hero’s journey. To begin, the initiate is…
Advanced Freshman English 4th
17 March 2014
The Odyssey Essay
When you think about Greek Epic leader, Odysseus will most likely come to mind. Odysseus is the main character in Homer's poem "The Odyssey,” which is a narrative poem that describes Odysseus' adventures and obstacles in his quest to return home to Ithaca, where he is king, from the Trojan War. Odysseus has been gone for two decades. All the other chieftains have returned, however, Odysseus' whereabouts are unknown…
During the era of The Odyssey, hospitality played a vital role in the ethics of society. Travel was immensely tiring and many travelers needed places to stay. Therefore people were expected to provide hospitality and in turn, were often rewarded in some type of way. People were expected to treat traveling strangers with food, shelter and entertainment even if they were unaware of the possible danger. Also, people were very wary that if they failed to offer hospitality the Gods would unleash punishment…
17 December 012
Homer was in some ways a ghost, he believed he was a blind bard, or a storyteller. David Adam Leeming says that some people believed there are two Homers, or that Homer was a legend. Homer is famous for writing the Iliad and the Odysseus. The story of the Odyssey takes us through the seven stages of a Greek soldier’s journey of getting home after the Trojan War.
The first stage in Odysseus’ Call to venture home to Ithica. Odysseus…
“It is not what an author states, but what he or she whispers that is important.” In other words little details in a work are actually important in fully understanding it. Two works that prove this quote true are The Odyssey by Homer and “Ithaka” by Constantine Cavafy.
The Odyssey by Homer proves that this quote is true in many ways. There were many events in this poem where little details could teach the reader a lot. One was when Odysseus and his men went to The Land of the Lotus Eaters. Though…
ENG 391 Claret Frias
The author of the “Odyssey”, best known as Homer was born in Smyrna, Turkey between 12th and 8th centuries BC. He was believed by the ancient Greeks to have been the first and greatest of the epic poets. Another of his great work was “The Iliad” which also had huge impact around the world. It is believed that the Odyssey was composed near 700 B.C., somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus…
November 4, 2014
The Odyssey, a great epic, told us the story of Odysseus and his adventures. Its
characters , their problems, obstacles and their morals weave their way into our live
as well. The morals and beliefs of the Greeks represent to us through stories and
incorporate themselves into our mind. I believe the Odyssey to be an allegory, meaning
it has two parts of interpretation to it. The obstacles, problems and goals relate to our
modern day lives. It…
Odyssey Essay 1/18/13 Period C
Throughout the history of mankind has looked for guidance from a godlike being or beings. In the Greek epic The Odyssey composed by Homer, mortals’ lives are affected by the presence of the gods, who watch over and even intercede…
In this essay I will be talking about whether the statement, “the female characters in book 5 and 6 are more important than Odysseus” is true.
In the books 5 and 6 we meet the female characters, calypso, Athena, Ino and Nausicaa. They all play a significant part in on helping Odysseus find his way home.
Calypso: Calypso is a nymph who lives on the island of Ogygia. She found Odysseus near death and took him in to her home and cared for him. She keeps Odysseus prisoner there for seven…
The Odyssey Essay
What is a good leader? A leader must express certain virtues, embody ideals, and value a culture considered admirable. A leader must emerge victorious from any situations no matter how perilous to be considered such. Strength, courage, intelligence, and loyalty are almost prerequisites. A leader must not only portray these qualities, but they set an example as each of these qualities. Leaders are a role model to the ones who needs guidance in life. In the epic poem The Odyssey…