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Transcript of The Odyssey
Telemachus and Odysseus then kill each and every suitor one by one. Odysseus then tuns back into his god-like form. Penelope, his wife comes down the hall and sees her husband. She is surprised and is not willing to believe that Odysseus is standing in front of her after twenty years of being missing. They rejoiced for Odysseus was finally home and every heart was glad. Meanwhile, Calypso lets Odysseus go. He then starts his journey back home, and it is not an easy one. First, he arrives at the land of the lotus-eaters. He who eats the flowers will lose their longing for home. He makes his way out and ends up where the cyclops Polyphemus is. Polyphemus proceeds to eat some of Odysseus' men. Odysseus discovers the cyclops's flaw and defeats him. As he sails away, Odysseus yells out his name and home to the cyclops, who tells his father, Poseidon. Poseidon then does everything in his power to get Odysseus back. After that, they remaining men find themselves at the country of winds. They open the bag of winds and get swept away for days untl they come to the country of Laestrygons. These are people of giantic size and cannibals. They attacked every boat expect of Odysseus' boat which didn't enter the habor just yet.
Seeing what happened Odysseus turns around and ends up in Aeaea where the beautiful witch circe lives. She turns all of his men into pigs and put them all in a sty. Odysseus meets up with Hermes who gives him a herb that protects Odysseus from the witches magic. They travel to more places but eventually, Odysseus travels alone and ends back up at Calypso's island. She gives him another ship which is unfortunately shipwrecked by a tempest.Finally after all of his suffering the kings would send Odysseus home. The Hero Archetypes Odysseus, like most romance heroes, embarked on a quest, recieved assistance from supernatural forces, Athena and Hermes, and had one tragic flaw, excessive pride. Seductresses Women play a very important role in the Odyssey. One of the prominent roles is that of the seductress. The sirens enchant Odysseus with their song, Penelope leads on the suitors, and Circe and Calypso are the most obvious. Their love becomes and obsticle for Odysseus' return. The Power of cunning over strength Odysseus has to use his wits over his strength. He knows that he's not stronger than the cyclops, so he has to get around him by exploiting his stupidity. Also, Odysseus relies much on mind than muscle. Odysseus has to use his wits over his strength. He knows that he's not stronger than the cyclops, so he has to get around him by exploiting his stupidity. Also, Odysseus relies much on mind than muscle. The Odyssey is very serious, warlike, yet beautiful and enchanting, Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus fights for his life to reach his homeland Ithica. He goes through terrible journeys all because he wants to go home. His life is always at risk all because Posiedon wants to give him a hard time. But he manages to overcome every obsticle that lies in his way. But, it's all worth it in the end when he's returned to his wife and son. Even though 20 years have passed, things go back to normal and everyone is pleased that he is back. Tone Final Battle When finally home from his ten-year journey, Odysseus and Telemachus kill Penelope's suitors for their disrespect. Elixir Hermes came to Odysseus to give him a herb which protected him from Circe's magic. Return Odysseus returned to his home, Ithaca. Call to Adventure Odysseus is "called" when he must find his way home from the Trojan War. Tests Odysseus was put through as series of tests, which he passed, but his men did not. This led to their deathes or transformations into pigs. Christophoros (Christopher Smith)
Dasia Travis Which god(dess) watched over Odysseus?
What was one of the archetypes in "The Odyssey"? Explain.
What was Odysseus's tragic flaw and where did he show it?
How did Odysseus get rid of the suitors?
How is Odysseus like modern-day heroes you know of?