The Role Of Guile In The Odyssey

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Years after the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus still hasn't come home to Ithaka. The central figure in the epic, he employs guile as well as courage to return to Ithaca, defeat the suitors, and resume his proper place as king. Odysseus is a fairly complex character whose characteristics are revealed in his actions throughout the decade it takes him to return to his island kingdom after his service in the Trojan War.The characteristic that provokes Poseidon to make Odysseus's life complicated on his voyage home is his hubris, or excessive pride. At the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus does not acknowledge the gods' role in the war to the extent that they demand.

In Odysseus' absence, his wife Penelope is plagued by suitors, who have been eating
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