The Odyssey, Composed by Homer

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The Odyssey, composed by Homer, shows how mankind is always under the mercy and leniency of fate, which was expressed through Odysseus. One can only make a choice and hope that the consequences are fated to suit one. His struggles were external and internal. One would never plan struggles in their fate if one was able to manage it, yet, fate is full of struggles. Odysseus had no power over his fate and needed a prophecy so he can withstand the struggles and suffering fated for him, therefore, the management of fate is just a myth.

Fate could be ones destructible enemy or ones beloved friend. If fate was managed by man, it would behold a beautiful story; however, it beholds the darkness of night which was proven by odusseia. Odysseus, the greatest mortal, was unable to endure the suffering fate planned for him until he got guidance from the gods and a prophecy. “But if you only knew, down deep, what pains are fated to fill your cup before you reach that shore, you’d stay right here, preside in our house with me and be immortal”(V, 228-230). In this quote, Calypso begs Odysseus once more to stay with her. She told him if he knew what was fated for him, he would stay with her. This illustrates a picture of how Odysseus has no control over his fate and blindly goes with his life. In this quote, Odysseus made a choice of going back to his native land, but this does not mean that he…

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