Hidden Themes from Homer's Odyssey ..

Homer uses the idea of spiritual growth as one of his underlying themes in the Odyssey. He relates this message through various characters and their adventures or actions. Spiritual growth is brought on by rough times, temptations, long travels, and even good times. Homer does a good job of hitting on all of these factors.

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Let him lose all companions, and return under strange sail to bitter days at home."
The below quote was when Polyphemus, Poseidon's son, asks Poseidon to curse Odysseus.

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"O hear me lord, blue girdler of the islands, if I am thine indeed, and thou art father: Grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never see his home: Laertes' son, I mean, who kept his hall on Ithaca.

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Through each of these three character’s commitment and devotion to Odysseus, it can be expressed that loyalty has a major meaning in the world of Odysseus’s tale, but I would like to end this section by posing a question to be thought about. Penelope is shown as the most loyal of all by staying faithful and true to her husband even though they are not together. She resists time and time again the attempts of the suitors for her hand in marriage. So, why is it that Odysseus is so unfaithful to his wife? He is unfaithful with at least two characters Circe, whom he stays with for a year and Calypso, where he is held captive for seven years but sleeps in her bed. Of all the characters that are so loyal to Odysseus, why is he so unloyal in return?

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Along with Penelope, Telemachus and Odysseus’s loyal swineherd Eumaeus were committed to the King of Ithaca. Telemachus, in one regard, shows his loyalty to Odyssues by going on a voyage to learn more about his father,Odysseus, and Eumaeus speaks highly of his king when Odysseus questions him upon returning to Ithaca saying, ‘I call him my lord, although he is not here” (Odyssey 278). But the main way in which I see the two of these characters remaining loyal to Odysseus is when they stand by him and take on the feisty suitors to win back Odysseus’s palace. It would have been extremely difficult for Odysseus to do it on his own and either one of them could have not participated in the bout, but instead decided to stand by their king and put him back in the position that he once held.

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Odysseus spent 10 years fighting at Troy, and another 10 years gettinghome. During this time, none of his family knew what had happened to him,and he lost all his ships, all his men, and the spoils from Troy. Afterten years, or in the tenth year, he was set down in his own country, aloneand secretly, though with a new set of possessions, by the Phaeacians ofScheria, who were the last peoples he visited on his wanderings.

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About 10 times a year Billy manages to get his sweet wife Stacy out for a round of golf. She'd to play more but is quite limited due to the amount of time it takes raising a family of four girls who were all born in a six year time period. Stac has a naturally athletic swing which will help her become a good little golfer once she has more time to dedicate to it. One of the best things about Stac though is her super positive attitude about Bill's golfing addiction and supports him in everything he does.

King Incognito: Odysseus does this quite a few times, even when visiting his own father after killing the suitors.

See esp. Odyssey, book 4, as told by Menelaus: but the story occursmany times, first on the second page of the epic. For a fuller, and somewhatdifferent, version of the tale, read Aeschylus' play, the Agamemnon, andthe follow-up plays, the Libation Bearers and Eumenides: the trio go underthe name of the Oresteia.