Wisdom of Odysseus In The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus is the king of Ithaca, and the husband of Penelopeia, who had a son, named Telemachos. Odysseus leaves his newborn baby because he has to go to war. After the war he would leave not knowing that he burned Poseidon’s temple, and Poseidon gets mad and makes Odysseus take forever to go back home which was ten more years. Throughout the journey going back home, he would be wise around situations. Other times he would not think about the problem thoroughly which would cause mistakes for him. Odysseus may be wise at some point, but also makes mistakes. Noman gets the Cyclops drunk and falls asleep. Then he gets his spear and stabs him in the eye, and the Cyclops calls for help but no one helps him because Noman is hurting him.“If no man is using force, and you are alone, there’s no help for a bit of sickness…”(115). This is wise because instead of Odysseus giving his real name he gave the Cyclops a fake name which is Noman or nobody. So when Odysseus attacked him he would say that nobody is killing him making his friends not help him, so it would be easy for all of them to escape. Odysseus goes inside his house as a beggar and saw all of the suitors. Later on another beggar comes telling him to leave because this is his place and not his. To determine whose place it is they start a fight to see who wins, and Odysseus is deciding if he should kill the other beggar or just hurt him. “Odysseus considered whether he should hit hard enough to kill on the spot, or give him a gentle tap and down him”(227). If Odysseus killed the beggar it would be a really bad mistake, so instead he hurt him making this a wise decision. In the other hand if he killed him he would be found out because it would show that he is really strong and not weak. That would reveal that he is Odysseus and then all of the suitors would then try to kill him. Since he did a soft hit he could still be disguised as the beggar and check who he should kill and who he shouldn’t kill. After they left the lotus eaters and arrived on a new island. They found a cave to which they didn’t know who it belong to so they decided to stay there and wait for the owners cave, to find out that the owner was a horrible monster. “But I would not listen-indeed it would have been much better if I had!... As it turned out, he was destined to be anything but a vision of joy to my comrades”(110). This was a really bad mistake because they stayed in the cave to find out who lived there. Then they found out that it belong to horrible monster known as Cyclops. He even insisted that they shouldn’t have stayed but he decided to listen to his comrades this time. This was bad because some of his comrades also died because of the Cyclops. Circe told Odysseus not arm himself as…
Odyssey a man named odysseus shows that he can be a modern day hero.
In the fifth book Odysseus gets captured by the goddes calypso, although he's being held captive, he was being treated more fairly, so he would be anticipated to stay on the island. "Son of laertres, versatile Odysseus, after these years with me, you still desire your home?" (Homer 1109, lines 69-71.) Odysseus denied to stay, and he is determined to return to his home without anything stopping him. When Odysseus denied to stay…
Wisdom is a quality revered by most but possessed and understood by few. There is a quality to wisdom that makes it seemingly impossible to capture in concrete terms. In my experience, most can provide a laundry list of good and exceptional qualities that characterize it but to capture wisdom in a sentence seems to elude even the most articulate. Even Merriam-Webster Online failed to define it, two out of its three times, without the word wise in its definition. The one that didn’t use it…
Odyssey by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Odysseus is on a quest to return home and reclaim his kingdom. Completing his goal reflects upon his attributes of enduring misfortune and following directions, maintaining rationality, contemplating before acting, and being in a military mindset. Despite various external factors that potentially affect Odysseus' quest, his character contributes the most to his success.
Although Odysseus receives guidance from the gods, obeying instructions…
Odysseus/Ali Essay Overview
These are two possible outlines for the essay about the Odyssey. Here they are. You may deviate from these outlines; however, you must get approval first.
Outline 1 (Passage Analysis)
1 - Introduction - Heroes then and now with quoted Odyssey passage
2 - Summary/Character Analysis of Odysseus based on passage
3 - How does this tie to heroics?
4 - How does it relate to today (specifically Ali)
5 - Conclusion
Outline 2 (Character Analysis of Odysseus or…
Nathaniel Mc Intyre
Odyssueus the Man
Odysseus yearns for his Ithaca. The great hero of the Trojan war knew he wanted to see his land, feel his soil.Odysseus though being a thinking man he was still but a man that was emotionally and physically torn due to the missing of his beloved kingdom, his son he has never set eyes upon, and the lack of embracing the true love his wife.
Telemachus, His son causes great disappointment. Without a father, his son strives to grow and mature…
odyssey takes place ten years after the fall of troy. The story is about the main character Odysseus. Odysseus exhibits both negative and positive attributes through out the story; some may even consider Odysseus as a hero.
Odysseus is the ruler of Ithaca and still has not returned since the war. Suitors have tried to take over the kingdom and Odysseus’s wife Penelope while Odysseus has been away. Odysseus wants to get back to Ithaca but Calypso who is in love with him has trapped him on the island…
of the poem centers the hero Odysseus. In his journey home Odysseus takes over ten years before he reach Ithaca after the fall of troy. One thing I think every interesting in the epic is the way Odysseus was descripted. First, Odysseus is depicted as an intelligent person he even willing to do whatever it takes to survive. For instance, I read on the internet that Odysseus even lead his army to kill Trojan at night which is not very glorious. . Furthermore, Odysseus is very persuasive in either…
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Odyssey, a war hero by the name of Odysseus attempts to return to his wife and son in Ithaca. Littered throughout the poem are short anecdotes told by humans, bards, and gods. From the suicide of Ajax to the revenge of Orestes, these recounts serve to enrich The Odyssey’s already fantastical and mythical tone. Interestingly, several of these tales share a common theme: the unfaithfulness of a woman, and the subsequent vengeful response of her husband. When Odysseus visits the Phaecians in Scheria,…
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The Odyssey opens in the country of Greece nine years after the Trojan War ended. Because of Odysseus' absence, several suitors want to marry his wife, Queen Penelope. However, she believes that her husband will return, so she does not want to marry. Odysseus' son, Telemachus, also believes that his father is still out there alive. Meanwhile, Odysseus is trapped on Calypso’s island without any transportation, and without…