Discussing The Character Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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In Book V, Odysseuss is being held against his will on an island with a nymph called Capyspso. Upon Zeus summoning Hermes to retrieve Odysseus from Calypso, Odysseus is offered the almost irrestible abiloity to become immortal and live forever, for as long as he chooses never to return home to his family. With this offer Odysseus’ only desire are to return home home to his family, therefore rejected the offer of Calypso. Odysseus, knowing the despair and troubles that await him upon his return home, is adamant in his decision. The point that Homer was trying to make with Odysseus’ decision was that of true moral to the character portrayed by Odysseus. Throughout the Book Odysseus is portrayed as being a hero and doing the right thing morally

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