The Odyssey By Homer 's Odyssey

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Life in The Odyssey In The Odyssey, Odysseus is constantly being challenged. He is being challenged, so Homer can show us the standards for life in The Odyssey. There is no doubt that Odysseus is a great man, Homer even says so in the beginning lines of the text. Although Odysseus is a great man, he also makes mistakes but not any that he doesn 't pay for. We learn the representation of life in The Odyssey through Odysseus ' challenges. Throughout the book, Odysseus specifically struggles with arrogance and pride, female seduction, and revenge. Throughout these struggles, Homer is trying to show us what life is like in The Odyssey throughout Odysseus adventure home and how he deals with what is at his home. Odysseus ' most prominent flaw is his arrogance. Previously on Odysseus ' way to Kalypso 's home, he finds himself on an island with a cyclops named Polyphemus. Polyphemus is Poseidon 's son. Polyphemus captures Odysseus and his crew and plans to eat them all. Odysseus outsmarts the cyclops telling him his name is "Nobody." When Odysseus and his crew attack the cyclops he shouts "Nobody is hurting me!", so the other Cyclopes on the island assume nothing is wrong. Proud that he outsmarted Polyphemus and all of his other achievements thus far on his journey, Odysseus makes the decision to insult and tell the cyclops his name shouting "Kyklops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes

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