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the odyssey: the land of the dead
Transcript of the odyssey: the land of the dead
Self vs Environment: The storm of Aeolus taking them into the middle of nowhere
Character vs Character: Odysseus's men against the witch Circe. His family and wife showing his loyal qualities One should remember and honor the dead.
Nothing comes without a price. Aeolus the god of the wind Odysseus visits the god of the wind Aeolus, asking him for good wind to bring him home. Aeolus knowing of the gods anger instead tricks Odysseus by giving him a sack of winds to only open when he needs to get home. When Odysseus opens the bag, he ends up on Circe's island. Significant Passages: Passage 615 : In this passage, Odysseus's softer side is shown when he is overcome with emotions upon the sight of his now deceased mother, as well as a fallen comrade(Elpenor). Odysseus also shows his loyalty to his family by refusing to get distracted by his past. Odysseus's Prophecy When Odysseus irritates and blinds the cyclops, he is given a curse. When speaking with Tiresias Odysseus is given a prophecy foreseeing turmoil in his house. Also foreseeing him going into the desert in order to make a sacrifice to Poseidon in order to apologize for blinding his son. He is told of living a long life and dying at sea.