The character of Everett has many Odyssean qualities: his cunning, his intelligence, his mastery of words, and, most notably, his stubborn pride. Odysseus’ downfall in the Odyssey is his overwhelming need to be remembered in name and deed. As a hero this is his tragic flaw. By the time he is introduced in the epic he has already been wandering for many years. He then narrates how he ended up in such a sad state, unable to reach his home in Ithaca. It all started with his encounter with the Cyclops, Polyphemus, on his way home from the Trojan War. Polyphemus is the son of Poseidon, the god of the seas. He entraps Odysseus and his men ...
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...ett’s prayer- it is questionable whether or not either of the two heroes have truly changed their ways. But, as Everett says in his concluding lines, “All is well, that ends well” and both men are able to achieve their goals. Odysseus is able to reach his home and Everett is pardoned and reunited with his wife and daughters.
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