Study Guide: The Odyssey - Duke University
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The Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, ..
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.
Why might Poseidon be considered the villain of "The Odyssey"?
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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 characters commitment and devotion to Odysseus, it can be expressed that loyalty has a major meaning in the world of Odysseuss 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 Odysseuss 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 Odysseuss 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.