04.09.2019
 Odyssey Composition

HariВ SenthilkumarВ

3/1/14В

LitВ PeriodВ 6В

OdysseusВ isВ notВ aВ heroВ

AВ heroВ asВ anyВ societyВ describesВ isВ aВ personВ whoВ isВ consideredВ toВ beВ aboveВ theВ В averageВ humanВ being. В AllВ heroesВ haveВ someВ extraordinaryВ traitsВ whichВ В differentiatesВ themВ fromВ theВ restВ ofВ theirВ societyВ suchВ asВ loyalty, В intelligence, В strength, В andВ courage. В EvenВ theВ modernВ WebsterВ MerriamВ dictionaryВ definesВ В aВ heroВ В " aВ person, В typicallyВ aВ man, В whoВ isВ admiredВ orВ idealizedВ forВ courage, В outstandingВ achievements, В orВ nobleВ qualities. ” InВ TheВ OdysseyВ byВ Homer, В OdysseusВ takesВ onВ aВ greatВ questВ toВ returnВ toВ hisВ home, В Ithaca, В facingВ lifeВ orВ deathsВ situationsВ everyВ nookВ andВ cranny. В HoweverВ anВ importantВ traitВ everyВ heroВ mustВ possesВ isВ theВ abilityВ toВ detachВ theirВ emotionsВ fromВ theВ restВ ofВ societyВ andВ learnВ greatВ wisdomВ andВ knowledgeВ throughВ theirВ journeyВ whichВ ultimatelyВ transformsВ themВ intoВ aВ hero. В However, В OdysseusВ isВ notВ ableВ toВ stopВ thinkingВ aboutВ hisВ wife, В Penelope. В ByВ thisВ veryВ definitionВ ofВ havingВ emotionsВ towardsВ peopleВ takesВ awayВ theВ possibilityВ ofВ OdysseusВ beingВ aВ hero. В ContraryВ toВ popularВ beliefВ inВ ourВ modernВ dayВ society, В OdysseusВ canВ neverВ achieveВ theВ impossibleВ statusВ ofВ aВ " hero” posedВ uponВ himВ becauseВ heВ neverВ trulyВ detachesВ hisВ emotionsВ forВ PenelopeВ andВ hisВ homeВ orВ learnВ greatВ knowledgeВ becauseВ ofВ hisВ greed, neglectfulness, В andВ hisВ bigВ ego. В В DuringВ theВ Odyssey, В OdysseusВ stillВ showsВ infallibilityВ throughВ hisВ heartВ becauseВ hisВ heartВ isВ stillВ atВ homeВ theВ entireВ journeyВ andВ trueВ heroesВ supposedВ areВ supposedВ toВ forgetВ aboutВ theirВ heartsВ toВ allowВ themВ toВ attainВ theВ positionВ ofВ aВ heroВ inВ society. В ForВ example, В inВ theВ LandВ ofВ theВ Dead, В divertedВ fromВ hisВ importantВ duties, В theВ thoughtsВ ofВ hisВ deadВ motherВ stillВ lingerВ inВ hisВ head. В OdysseusВ isВ notВ ableВ toВ letВ goВ

ofВ hisВ emotionsВ towardsВ hisВ motherВ andВ focusВ onВ hisВ vitalВ journeyВ toВ getВ himВ andВ hisВ menВ backВ homeВ secure. В HisВ strongВ emotionalВ attachmentВ toВ hisВ motherВ whenВ heВ isВ fulfillingВ hisВ dutiesВ isВ shownВ whenВ heВ asksВ theВ blindВ prophetВ Tiresias, В " IВ seeВ myВ mother'sВ ghostВ amongВ theВ deadВ sittingВ inВ silenceВ nearВ theВ blood. В NotВ onceВ hasВ sheВ glancedВ thisВ wayВ towardВ herВ son, В norВ spoken”(LinesВ 1145В­1150). В OdysseusВ isВ notВ ableВ toВ keepВ hisВ emotionsВ awayВ fromВ hisВ moreВ seriousВ situationВ whichВ hasВ toВ beВ attendedВ to, В hisВ journeyВ backВ toВ hisВ homeВ Ithaca. В AВ trueВ heroВ wouldВ haveВ learnedВ toВ atleastВ notВ showВ hisВ emotionsВ orВ completelyВ detachВ hisВ emotionsВ fromВ theВ restВ ofВ hisВ mindВ andВ body. В EmotionsВ tendВ toВ becomeВ fatalВ flawsВ whichВ canВ putВ bothВ theВ hero'sВ lifeВ inВ dangerВ orВ theВ peopleВ aroundВ himВ inВ aВ dangerousВ situationВ whichВ isВ seenВ whenВ Odysseus'sВ emotionsВ towardsВ hisВ wifeВ andВ hisВ sonВ putsВ hisВ entireВ crewВ inВ dangerВ andВ causesВ allВ ofВ themВ toВ loseВ theirВ lives. В AnotherВ greatВ exampleВ ofВ howВ OdysseusВ posesВ aВ threatВ forВ himВ andВ theВ restВ ofВ hisВ crewВ isВ shownВ againВ inВ theВ islandВ ofВ Polyphemus. В HisВ bigВ egoВ andВ hisВ greedВ forВ moreВ couldВ haveВ costВ OdysseusВ moreВ ofВ hisВ crewmenНѕsВ lives. В AfterВ OdysseusВ escapesВ fromВ theВ CyclopsВ throughВ aВ cunningВ wayВ whileВ stillВ losingВ aВ fewВ men, В OdysseusВ hasВ theВ chanceВ toВ keepВ theВ restВ ofВ hisВ crewВ safeВ andВ soundВ afterВ escapingВ butВ hisВ bigВ egoВ getsВ inВ theВ way. В OdysseusВ tauntsВ backВ atВ PolyphemusВ yellingВ whileВ hisВ crewВ adviseВ himВ notВ toВ " GodsakeВ Captain! В WhyВ baitВ theВ beastВ again? LetВ himВ alone! В ThatВ tidalВ waveВ heВ madeВ onВ theВ firstВ throwВ allВ butВ bleachedВ us…. IВ wouldВ notВ heedВ themВ inВ myВ gloryingВ spirit, В butВ letВ myВ angerВ flareВ andВ yelled ‘Cyclops, В ifВ everВ mortalВ manВ inquireВ howВ youВ wereВ putВ toВ shameВ andВ blinded, В tellВ himВ Odysseus, В raiderВ ofВ cities, В tookВ yourВ eye: В Laertes'В son, В whoseВ home'sВ onВ Ithaca! ”(LinesВ 963В­974). В OneВ ofВ Newton'sВ famousВ lawВ statesВ thatВ " EveryВ actionВ hasВ anВ equalВ andВ oppositeВ reaction. ” NewtonВ couldВ neverВ haveВ beenВ moreВ rightВ exceptВ theВ reactionВ broughtВ onВ Odysseus'sВ actionВ isВ theВ godВ ofВ theВ seaВ andВ earthquakes, В Poseidon. В PoseidonВ hearsВ hisВ son, В Polyphemus's, В prayersВ andВ makesВ OdysseusВ andВ hisВ crewВ sufferВ asВ muchВ asВ possibleВ untilВ theВ onlyВ...