Odyssey and Calypso

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During Odysseus’ journey in ‘The Odyssey’, Odysseus runs into a couple problems. He leaves home ready to fight in the Trojan War. Although he had plans on coming home, he never made it home. His wife Penelope and his son Telemachus assumed that Odysseus was dead. It was not until Athena came to Telemachus and gave him everything he needed to make it to his dad. What Telemachus did not know was that Odysseus wanted to come home, but he could not because he was being held prisoner on an island named Ogygia. Odysseus wants nothing more to return home and see his lovely wife Penelope.

Calypso fell in love with Odysseus and wants to marry him. She was possessed by her ‘love’ for Odysseus. Although Odysseus did not love her back she would not give up on keeping him there. Ogygia is Calypso’s island that she rules over. She uses her irresistible body to keep him there. Since she is a Goddess, she has the power to make him immortal. Odysseus refuses her offer because if he took the offer to become immortal, he would have to stay on the island with Calypso for the rest of his life. Calypso kept him in the back caves trying to get him to forget his life and stay with her. It was starting to work until Athena showed up and talked sense into Odysseus.

Circe is also a Goddess. She also wants to have Odysseus marry her and stay with her forever. She lives on her own island that she rules over. Once again she gave Odysseus the choice to become immortal but there was one condition, he must stay with her and they will get married forever. Circe did everything in her power to try and convince him to stay with her. She was consumed by her lust to be with him which made do anything she could to not let Odysseus make it home to Penelope because then she would know that there is no chance that Odysseus will ever be with her.

Both of the Goddess did everything in their power to keep Odysseus for themselves. Both Calypso and Circe trapped Odysseus and...
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