When Odysseus came back from the Trojan War he faced multiple problems which made his journey way longer than it had to be. I will be comparing my journey of becoming the number one bantam A1 team in the state of Missouri to the journey of The Odyssey. My journey starts before the season when I didn't make the bantam AA team. Tryouts really drained me to the point where I would come to school and it would be hard to keep my eyes open in class. I was put on a team where I mostly had to meet all new people and I had to play with kids who I didn't know. I knew from the start of the season I had to in the end bring home a state championship. I faced many Obstacles just like Odysseus did but had to overcome them to accomplish my goal. My new team
In the Hero’s journey, The Odyssey, the main protagonist, Odysseus, changes in a way which helps him gain self-knowledge. Odysseus ' experiences transformed his personality from how he was in the beginning to the end, by leading him through a heroic journey, also known as a quest. The real reason for a quest never involves the stated reason, and this is no different with Odysseus. As the story developed, many of Odysseus’ sides were exposed through the challenges he faced. Out of the countless dangers and obstacles every step back home, him and his crew have only acquired minimal character changes. Even though they are minimal, they are those which take many decades to achieve.
The story of Odysseus describes the ventures of a brave warrior who has many hardships reaching...
The Odyssey is a tale that has changed literature and storytelling. In this tale Odysseus is a Soldier from the battle of Troy trying to get home to his island of Ithaca, where he is king. His wife and son must wait ten years while he is trying to make his way home. In Odysseus’s absence wooer’s, or better known as suitors, learn of his absence and travel to Ithaca to win his wife’s hand in marriage. These men come every day feasting on Odysseus’s food and wine, and give his servant’s orders. His son Telemachus, does his best to keep the suitors from ruining his fathers house but he is only a boy, and doesn’t receive the respect of an adult. Telemachus then has a visit from the god Athena, whom Odysseus is friends with, who advises him to travel to find out about his father. In his travels he hears that Odysseus may still be alive. Meanwhile Odysseus goes through a series of adventures and hardships that prove his wisdom. It is interesting in contrast of the Iliad, even though Achilles was much stronger and a better warrior, Odysseus was portrayed as a greater hero due to his wisdom. He uses this wisdom to escape from the Cyclops.
In Homer’s “The Odyssey,” the main protagonist, Odysseus, must find a passage back to his home island, Ithaca. Odysseus has been fighting in the Trojan War for ten years and now feels the urge to come home. The “Hero’s Journey,” an essay by Joseph Campbell, represents the common path that most heroes from all cultures such as Odysseus take on their journey. The “Hero’s Journey” follows a series of trials and challenges that the hero must overcome to succeed. Odysseus’s journey follows a similar path as Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey.” For example, Odysseus when triumphs Entering the Unknown, receives Supernatural Aid, and prevails through Supreme Ordeals.
“I am Odysseus, son of Laertes , know to the world for every kind of craft- my fame has reached the skies” (Homer 22-23). As a famous Greek hero, Odysseus embarked on a long journey in the epic poem, the Odyssey, written by Homer. While on his adventure, Odysseus visited two locations which provided him the opportunity to take heroic actions.On his brave journey over the sea, Odysseus showed true heroic traits by providing for his people, venturing to the Land of Cyclops, defeating the Cyclops, and escaping from his cave.
In The Odyssey by Homer, an epic poem from Ancient Greece composed c. 8th century BC, Odysseus’ journey created a path for self-reflection. As I read, I noticed a parallel between our obstacles, adventures, and goals. Odysseus faced many obstacles due to his excessive pride, experienced several adventures from being taken off course, and had an overall goal to make it home to his dear land of Ithaca.
The utilization of lies assists Odysseus in executing the plans he creates to get revenge on the Suitors. In “Chaos, Order, and Cunning in the Odyssey,” the author mentions the lies Odysseus states and their importance throughout the rest of the epic. As Odysseus returns to Ithaca, he tells lies to Penelope, the Suitors, his loyal servants, and numerous others. Heatherington mentions how The Odyssey is “a poem so much concerned with the questions ‘Who are you? Where do you come from?’ since, if he answers wrongly, the disorders he is trying to right can only get worse, not better” (Heatherington 229). Therefore, Odysseus has to be careful with what he chooses to tell certain individuals in order to keep his identity a secret. If Odysseus says one thing wrong the Suitors could become angry
Homer’s The Odyssey teaches readers values of Ancient Greek culture that still exists in our modern age. Universal themes transcend time for we learn lessons from history and apply it to our own lives. One of the lessons that I choose to apply in my life is the simplicity of following directions because we often ignore the guidance and instructions of others who are more knowledgeable than us. In The Odyssey, Homer asserts the importance of following directions through demonstrations of imagery, symbolism, and catharsis.
Manipulation is the skillful management of another being to completely guide its intended direction to what the controller wants it or others to see or do. The thrilling rush of authority, power, and complete control of an object can be inundating for some, but for others it is pure amusement and elation. Throughout the epics, The Iliad and The Odyssey, by Homer, it is apparent that the issue of defining the differences of manipulation and assistance is frequently discussed through the incessant appearance of the Greek Gods, who constantly invade and manipulate the human beings that they have created for, essentially, amusement. The Gods’ interaction with the humans emulates manipulation; constant guidance and directions are given to interfere
Odysseus, the main character in “The Odyssey,” had many tales of adventure and his character was shown greatly in the decisions he made. With the help of the important relationships he made, Odysseus was able to return home to his wife. Some of the important characteristics that Odysseus showed in his journey was his wisdom, his leadership, and his important relationship with Athena.
Ever since I was kid I always dreamed of being a sports commentator, I saw they can go all around the country and call sports games for a living, what better job. To reach my goals is shall not give up and work hard to make it where I want to go in life. Odysseus’s decade long journey had many obstacles to get home but he overcame them to get back home to his family and his kingdom he left for the Trojan war. Odysseus had many problems on his journey, but he overcame them and so will I.
In “ The Odyssey ” by homer Odysseus goes on a journey to get home after twenty years the trojan war. The “ Hero’s Journey “ by Joseph Campbell represents the journey the hero's take on their journey as a hole in the story. The main parts of most stories include twelve parts to the hero's journey and some additional points.. The three parts of the hero's journey supernatural aid, test and supreme ordeal , and reward and journey home. These are some of the most important parts of the odyssey.
Throughout the Odyssey, there are many relationships that represent love between two people. These relationships show loyalty, compassion, and the wanting to be near one another. Two of these kinds of relationships are between Odysseus and Telemakhos, and Odysseus and Penelope.