Quest In Homer's The Odyssey

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In How to Read Literature Like a Professor by Thomas C. Foster, he informs the readers that the real reason for a quest is always for the character to gain self-knowledge. A quest is a journey that is long that one searches for something. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus goes on a quest and learns the importance of patience. Odysseus, at the beginning, is very determines to get home and would do whatever it took to get there. In the story of “Calypso, the Sweet Nymph,” Odysseus does everything in his power to get home. Calypso asks him to stay with her, but Odysseus refuses. He kindly puts her down and says “it is true, each day I long to be home,” after being offered immortality (Homer 117-118). This event shows his determination to get back

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