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The Suffering In Odysseus Of Homer's Odyssey

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Odysseus faced a lot of sufferings and temptations in the way of his journey. As a husband to Penelope, he has showed perseverance to be again in her arms once and for all. “I swear first by Zeus, the best and greatest of the gods, and then by the great Odysseus’ hearth which I have come to, that everything will happen as I foretell. This very month Odysseus will be here between the waning of the old moon and the waxing of the new” (Rieu, 294). Odysseus may have never been the greatest hero, but he certainly respects people who respects him back. He respects Penelope’s decision and understands her especially with the decision about the archery contest, of where Penelope will be married to one of the suitors to end the chaos that was happening in the household. This of course saddens Odysseus knowing his beloved wife is hurting because of the pressure from everybody they knew. To sum up Odysseus journey to be with his family the Phaeacians returned Odysseus to Ithaca, disguised as a beggar by …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how odysseus faced a lot of sufferings and temptations in the way of his journey. he respects penelope's decision and understands her decision about the archery contest.
  • Explains that odysseus never wanted to leave telemachus or his wife and fight against the trojan war, all he wanted was to be there and support his family.

Odysseus never wanted to leave Telemachus or his wife and fight against the Trojan War, all he wanted was to be there and support his family. Even though Telemachus grew up knowing Odysseus as his father but never got to spend time with him growing up, Telemachus was still happy knowing his father was alive and that his father never forgot who his son was and that Odysseus loves him back. Ten years of journey by seas, facing trials after trials, Odysseus finally saw one of the important people in his life. His reason to be home, the one he cares about, the one who has his own blood in him, his son, Telemachus. No father never cares about their own son. Like Odysseus, he was never always there for Telemachus but he tried to guide him to the right path of manhood (Sale). Odysseus left when Telemachus was just a kid to fight in a war, nonetheless he tried his best to be a good father to

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