The Odyssey at a Glance by Homer

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Elijah Kisivuli
Mrs connely
15 January 2013
The Odyssey
My book the odyssey is an epic poem that is written by Homer. Its about this man called Odysseus and his journey back home from the war in troy, and the obstacles he faces, hw he learns from his mistakes and how his personality changes. In the Odyssey, Odysseus has too much pride in himself. He thinks he’s unstoppable and that no one can beat him. Even though he’s won so many battles and has the wisdom, and strength of the goddess Athena , she tells him not to be so arrogant and full of himself, because no one is unbeatable. In the odyssey, Odysseus creates a lot of problems for himself and his crew/soldiers. For example during the battle of troy, Odysseus’s army were hiding in a wooden Trojan horse that was pretended to be a gift to the enemy so that they can ambush them through the inside. Mean while there was this fortune teller that was about to give away their plan but Poseidon send a sea serpant to swallow the guy. So you see that was a key moment that helped Odysseus win the battle of troy. After the war Odysseus went by a water fall and started rejoicing and praising himself and all of a sudden Poseidon’s angry voice came from nowhere and told Odysseus why is he arrogant and self centered and why does he think that he won the war all by himself. Poseidon was mad and he set a curse on Odysseus, that he will blow him off course and will never get home.

In the Odyssey, Odysseus makes enemies with Poseidon the god of the sea, and surely that was the biggest mistake of his life. Odysseus with his pride an arrogance get himself in danger and his crew members by getting blown off course and landing on dangerous islands and losing half of his men through the journey. Near the end Odysseus learns his lessons and is tired of all of this and gives up and pleads to the god s for mercy. It took Odysseus nearly 30 years to reach his home ithica. The Odyssey an epic poem written by...
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