Character Changes In Odysseus

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“The benefits of the accomplished journey cannot be weighed in terms of perfect moments, but in terms of how this journey affects and changes our character.” -Ella Maillart. To many, journey’s are life changing experiences. People venture out into the world to learn and discover new things. In the epic, The Odyssey by Homer, is about a hero named Odysseus that goes on a 20 year journey. For ten years he was in the Trojan War and the ten after that we was trying to get back home. He got into lots of obstacles trying to get home. The character Odysseus in The Odyssey changes by having a desire to gain glory but in the end of the story he is more humble. Another story that shows change throughout a story is “The Cruelest Journey” by Kira Salak. This story about a girl going on a 600 mile kayak journey on the Niger River. People told her it was impossible to do the whole 600 miles and especially for a girl to do it, but she proved them wrong. In the beginning of the of the story she was very strong minded about the trip but at the towards the end of the story she starts to notice how everything that’s around her changes everyday. In The Odyssey, Odysseus changes from the beginning of the story when he was being cocky wanting glory but at the end he is more humble and is more respectful. In this part of the story Odysseus and his men just got out of Polyphemus's cave. The text states,”tell him Odysseus, raider of the cities, took your eye” (Homer 110). This quote reveals how
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