Examples Of Forgiveness For Odysseus

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Forgiveness for Odysseus In each story that has been created, there has always been the main protagonist of the story, in this case, the hero. The hero of the story would be placed through trials and tribulations towards the victory that they desire. In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus returns home after battling in the Trojan War for ten years, losing all of his men in brutal ways, and coming home to see 108 men; the suitors, in his house, eating his food, sleeping in his house, and harassing his family: Penelope and Telemachus. After winning the challenge for Penelope’s hand in marriage and winning the kingdom, Odysseus and his allies murder all of the suitors but two of them. Before engaging the suitors, one of his nurses, the one that helped raised him as a child, informs Odysseus that twelve of the fifty other woman in the castle betrayed him by developing relationships with the suitors. Knowing this information; after murdering the suitors, Odysseus forces the twelve woman to clean up the blood and corpses of their lovers. After cleaning up the remains of the men, the woman are hung for committing relations with the men. Odysseus was treated horribly by a Melanthius, the man who taunted…show more content…
At the root of war, Odysseus is fighting for his life, striving to win the war and make it back to his wife Penelope and son Telemius. After ten years of battle, Odysseus and his men are traveling back home but get swarmed with obstacles. After having to go to one place to another, loosing men throughout the journey, a lot of pressure is on Odysseus. After the incident with Polyphemus; giving away who Odysseus was, Polyphemus prayed to his father; Poseidon, to cast a hex on Odysseus and his men. To Odysseus, he can see this as everyone is relying on him in order to keep them alive and safe. As Odysseus once stated before that “I have never left a man behind and I’m not starting
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