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Odysseus The Sirens In Homer's The Odyssey

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When found reading a book, readers can connect themselves to a character in the story. It is not literature the readers can connect to. One example of literature is the Odyssey. Readers can connect their lives through the tales of Odyssey. The Odyssey by Homer allows readers to associate the book with real life experiences. Odyssey is on his way home from Troy and he tells his tales about what he has encountered along his journey. However obstacles are slowing him down. The Odyssey tales are metaphors in real life. The Sirens are another way of showing temptations.The Scylla eating the the six men, similarly shows what happens during war. Sirens appear as metaphors in the Odysseus, what it really means is dealing with temptation in real life. This appears in the book when Odysseus and his man had to travel by the Sirens. They knew they had to come up with something because they knew “‘no man has never rowed his black ship past [that] island and not listen to [them]’” (12.239-240). Sirens tempts people by their sweet voice, but Odysseus knew that. Odysseus “plugged [his] comrade[’s] with wax, [as] they tied [his] hand and foot onto the ship” (12.226-227). Odysseus helps his friends from the sirens with wax is another way of showing friends in real life …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how readers can connect their lives through the tales of odyssey. the odyssey by homer allows readers to associate the book with real life experiences.
  • Analyzes how sirens appear as metaphors in the odysseus, but what it really means is dealing with temptation in real life.
  • Analyzes how odysseus and his crew escaped the sirens and moved on to their next challenge, scylla and charybdis. the word'snatched' shows that it was unexpected.
  • Explains that the odyssey is part of literature due to the connection that is between real life experiences and the main character.

It is important to understand that in real life experience can connect to so many things. A book is not just a book, a book is a pathway that allows the mind to make connections. A couple chapters can be describing one’s childhood as a whole book can make a person reminisce about their young adulthood. Authors are not using metaphors accidentally but on purpose. Some authors write books, but some may think they are writing to them. They are retelling somebody’s story that happen in their life. These great metaphors is a key that opens up a door to millions of

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