Perseverance In The Odyssey In Homer's The Odyssey

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Up to this point in The Odyssey, Homer has introduced several characters, including the gods, Telemachus, Odysseus, and several more. The Gods first appear when they discuss what they should do about Odysseus’s turmoil as he attempts to get home to his wife and, now grown, son. Afterward, Athena appears to Telemachus as Mentor, an old companion of his father, Odysseus. She convinces Telemachus that he should set sail in order to find out if his father is dead or alive and also to take back control of his father’s kingdom from his mother, Penelope’s, suitors. Upon confrontation by Telemachus, Antinous, one of Penelope’s suitors, informs Telemachus of Penelope’s deception toward them. After hearing this, Telemachus continued to stand up for…show more content…
During the conversation between Odysseus and Calypso in book 5, Homer uncovers to us the significance of a man 's mind and the deception of others so as to help yourself, as well as the notability of one’s determination to…show more content…
In these lines, Odysseus reveals his strength and persistence to return home by saying, “Much have I suffered, labored long and hard by now / in the waves and wars. Add this to the total- / bring the trial on!” (245-247). Odysseus shows a never-ending willpower to return home to his wife and son. Homer reveals to us the concept of determination through these lines, informing us through Odysseus that it is important to never give up on anything that you’ve set your mind to. Although Odysseus had been through the ringer already in his attempt to make it home from his time in the Trojan War, he still kept his head up and stood tall and strong, making known his perseverance to return home to his wife and son after 19 years. Odysseus reveals his strength when he says, “bring the trial on”. It does not faze him that he has already been through so much. His only focus, is on returning home no matter what he has to endure to get
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