First of all, we can see Ulysses’ purpose in Tennyson’s poem was to explore the vastness of the Earth throughout his life. In Tennyson’s poem, he writes: “Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows; for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars, until I die.” (pg. 973 lines 58-61) He fully intended on living life to the fullest...
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