Odysseus And His Struggle For Honour, And Reputation

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Harleen Dhaliwal WL 100 Ken Seigneurie Oct 25, 2015 Odysseus and his struggle for Honour, and Reputation Homer in one of his epic poems “The Odyssey,” depicts violence as being a major part of it; and has made it very obvious that violence interests people. Although today violence is considered unpleasant, it was once considered honourable and barbaric in the Greek world, when it came to saving the pride and reputation of ones family and members. In the Odyssey, violence is used to describe Odysseus’ adventure; how he ultimately uses violence to get to his goal, and forming a happy ending. He is constantly fighting during his adventures, whether he is fighting a man, a satyr, or battling with one of the gods, the battling never ends for him. He is fighting for survival, and fighting for a chance to get back to his family and city. Violence is used to depict the ongoing battles that he encounters on his way to getting home, and saving the honour and reputation of his family. Violence is a common theme in the Odyssey. There is not a part of this book that is more violent than the final series of the book. Odysseus is constantly fighting during his adventures; whether he is fighting a man, a satyr, or battling with one of the gods, the battling never ends for Odysseus. Only after the final violence of the last few scenes of the book does Odysseus finally get what he has wanted for so long, a happy ending. “Odysseus scanned his house to see if any man still skulked

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