As a result, Agamemnon lost thousands of men in battle because of his blinding error. In Book 9, Agamemnon 1 was terribly losing the battle. Filled with the power of blood lust from the god of war, Apollo, Prince Hector who was held dear to Zeus, massacred hundreds of King Agamemnon’s troops. The Achaeans were forced back to their fast, beached ships. In the attempt to right his error and to win the war, Agamemnon decided to make a peace offering
At the palace of Circe, where Odysseus and his men stopped along their journey, there a death occurred. Elpenor, who was among Odysseus’ men, became intoxicated and fell off of Circe’s roof, breaking his neck and therefor killing him. Odysseus spoke out in honor of him, “‘So I spoke, and the inward heart in them was broken. They sat down on the ground and lamented and tore their hair out, but there came no advantage to them for all their sorrowing. When we came down to our fast ship and the sand of the seashore, we sat down, sorrowful, and weeping big tears’” (book 10, 566-570).
The Odyssey Long years after the Trojan War the Greek hero Odysseus still hadn't arrived to his home and wife in Ithaka. Many thought he was killed in battle. The auther of The Odyssey informs us differently though. According to Homer, the author, Odysseus is a sex slave on an island where the goddess is Kalypso. The god of sea, Poseidon, does not like Odysseus and intends to keep him captive..
Odysseus shouting this is what keeps Odysseus from being able to sail home. Polyphemus’ father was Poseidon and he was angered at the fact that Odysseus had blinded and harmed his son. Poseidon’s goal then became to stop Odysseus from returning to Ithaca (Hubris in the Odyssey). Another example of hubris show in the Odyssey is, “Odysseus receives a bag of wind from Aeolus as a gift to help him return home. The men aboard the ship thought the bag had gold and silver and other gifts.
CHACTER ESSAY I almost every book there is a hero and only one actually stood out to me in the story of the Iliad and the odyssey, Odysseus really stood out to me because he went to troy to fight the Trojans and when he was headed home he didn’t want to make a sacrifice to the god Poseidon, this angered Poseidon and he blew Odysseus’s crew to many mysterious islands and lands. The first island he landed on was the island of the lotus eaters, mesmerized by the plant some of his crew did not return because they had fallen for the flower. The second island was the land of the giants, where Odysseus ran into the son of Poseidon. Odysseus entered cave and fed on the giant’s food and when he returned the giant ate a few of his men. After he escaped
Statement of point 1: Suffering is more than just a physical feeling. It is also a mental feeling. Introduction to quotation 1: Odysseus was dealing with suffering and pain even before he begins on his journey back home. He was torn away from his family before the duration of the Trojan War. Quotation 1: “He’s suffered so long, separated from his dear ones.”(1.55) Comment 1a: Athena is conversing with her father, Zeus, about why Odysseus’ suffering should be rid because he has been through enough already with the separation of his family.
However, he insults Poseidon because he didn’t say thanks to him. Poseidon curses him and tells him he will never see his home again. Odysseus faces many dangers and hardships throughout, The Odyssey, An epic poem by Homer. Odysseus is only a hero because he has both human weaknesses and super human strengths. Odysseus is a hero because he has human weakness to overcome which makes his heroism impressive.
He probably lived the rest of his life in Pharsalia. In the other Epic Cycle poem, The Sack of Ilium, Aeneas and his Dardanian followers were alarmed when two large sea serpents killed Laocoon and his son, before the Trojan Horse. Aeneas took this as a bad sign, so he gathered his followers returned to Mount Ida, leaving Troy to its fate, so Aeneas wasn't there when the city was captured. Neither of these two works mentioned Aeneas carrying his crippled father out of Troy or him sailing off from Troy to find a new home in Italy, which were found in The Aeneid. The mythographer Apollodorus also doesn't mention Italy.
He starts to become afraid of death and leaves out on a journey to find immortality. Gilgamesh finds Urshanabi, a boatman, to take him over the waters of death to Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim and his wife are the only humans the gods made immoral. Gilgamesh is put to the test of staying awake for six days and seven nights, but falls asleep nearly right away. “What shall I do, O Utnapishtim, where shall I go?
No human man could have done what he did without supernatural help. Odysseus leaves his home in Ithaca because of the Trojan war. At this time he had many ships and many men. But as the story goes on, loses many men. He gets trapped on a goddesses's island.