His response to the offer was “what I want and all my days I pine for is to go back to my house and see my day of homecoming.”(OD 5. 219-220) Calypso was certain that the offer would make him forget all about Ithaca, but it did not. His yearning to leave was immense. Without a doubt forgetting would have made Odysseus’s life a whole lot easier. He would not have had to endure the tribulations on his journey back home.
Jason is very strong and even smart, but he is also foolish and ignorant, and he lets his hubris get in the way of his morals. Jason accepts help from Medea in return for marriage. It could be he only accepted to successfully retrieve the Golden Fleece; this shows because after he retrieves it and is about to return to Colchis, he does not want Medea to go with him. Add the event of Jason and Medea killing Absyrtus and throwing his chopped body into the sea and Jason’s want of being king, it is no wonder why Jason ended up with the life he got. After being with Medea for over ten years, his hubris kicks in and decides he wants to marry a princess, thinking he will one day be king when her father dies.
At the same time this is going on Odysseus’ son (Telemachus) and wife (Penelope) encounter suitors who try to invade their home, and Telemachus tries to find his father. In the end of this epic Odysseus finds Telemachus and Penelope, but does not end up killing the suitors in the end of the epic, because Zeus interferes with Odysseus when he throws down a lightning bolt. In Aristophanes’ Lysistrata the main objective of the women of Greece is to end the Peloponnesian war. The women are naturally weaker than the men of Greece, so their only way to obtain their objective is to outsmart them. There are two things the women of Greece do to obtain their objective.
. Poseidon curses Odysseus, sending storms and contrary winds to inhibit his homeward journey.” (Johnson, Poseidon: Greek God and Lord of the Sea.) Even though Poseidon’s punishment is arguably harsh, it is justified since Odysseus killed his son, Polyphemus. Odysseus is fortunate he did not receive a more severe penalty, such as a curse or disfigurement, retributions commonly imposed by the Gods. “Although most myths cast Poseidon in a
At one point in the Odyssey, the hero makes the decision to enter the cave of a cyclops despite his crews objections. His pride causes him to ignore his shipmates and it ends up getting him into so much trouble that it makes the cyclops' father, the god of the sea, furious. Since most of Odysseus's journey is made by the sea, this gave the sea god a chance to cause even more trouble for the hero and his crew. Kevin also showed his little streak of pride which gets him into trouble too. When Gary David relayed Gary's message to Kevin about being careful driving the truck over a rut, Kevin responds by hitting the gas as soon as they approached it.
While Telemachus is going to take the throne. All the while this is hard for Odysseus because he has to trust his wife to be faithful. For example on page 1104 “While he fought only to save his life, and bring his shipmates home.” This states that all Odysseus cared about is getting his shipmates home, that he will pull through anything in order for that to happen. As opposed to “The Home Coming” it starts with book 16 the title is Father and Son, the Beginning of this seems so calm, in this book King Aleinous and his friends send Odysseus home. Athena tells him he is home, and they make him look like an old man for now so no one will ask questions.
281-286). It was not the loss of personal property or spoils of war that infuriated Achilles, it was the face he lost when Agamemnon snatched away his prize for the sake of reminding all that were present that he, though not a great warrior like Achilles, was still the greater man. His ire raised, the childish Achilles cries to his immortal mother Thetis to do the unthinkable, “go and sit beside [Zues]… persuade him to help the Trojan cause, to pin the Achaeans back against their ships, trap them round the bay and mow them down” (1. 485-488). This is how the mighty Achilles hopes to demonstrate his greatness; have his comrades mown down so that Agamemnon could see his folly for disgracing
In The Myth of Sisyphus -Sisyphus stole the gods secrets and he was punished for this action. It was said that realizing that he was close to death that he wanted to see how much his wife really loved him, and he was granted that but fell for the scene of life and wanted to stay there. “But when he had seen again the face of this world, enjoyed water and sun, warm stones and the sea, he no longer wanted to go back to the infernal darkness.” (Camus The Myth of Sisyphus). This is somewhat similar to the emotions
A priest named, Chryseis, asked Agamemnon to let his daughter go from his captivity. Agamemnon laughed in his face. Apollo set a plague on the Achaian’s when Agamemnon did let Chryses’s daughter go. Achilles, the Achaian’s greatest warrior and Agamemnon’s wingman is started to get fed up with Agamemnon. Achilles is a sensitive guy who displays his true character and heart, throughout The Iliad.
The Good and Poor Choices Made By Ulysses In the story The Odyssey, the god Neptune is angry with Ulysses because he did not honor Neptune after his victory. Neptune in turn, cursed Ulysses and was not going to let him return home after the Trojan war. Because of this curse, Ulysses had many adventures both while at sea and when he finally arrived home. Ulysses had to make many choices during these adventures, some were good and some were poor. Through these choices, we see Ulysses was able to learn from what he had done and develop into the hero we know him as today.