How Did Calypso Return Home In The Odyssey

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Homer, the author who wrote the novel The Odyssey describes the journey home undertaken by Odysseus after the Trojan War. Odysseus has been held captive by Calypso and is finally given the opportunity to return home. Although Calypso has pampered Odysseus and has given him everything he desires, he decides to continue on the dangerous journey. Calypso, seduced Odysseus and kept him for years away from his wife, Penelope until Athena intervened. Then eventually Calypso had to let to him go and even helped him to build his boat Calypso was known to be very seductive. Next, the story of Calypso and Odysseus in Ogygia was introduced by Homer and the belief among many people is that Homer’s locations were mostly fictional, mythical, so this one was too. Calypso fell for Odysseus and wanted to make him her immortal husband and give him the eternal youth. But Odysseus didn’t accept her generosity he was dreaming about going back to Ithaca and his wife. Calypso was so much in love with him that despite his refusal of her offers, she kept hoping and seducing Odysseus, and eventually she made him her lover.…show more content…
Was Odysseus really imprisoned by Calypso, or was he weakened over the years by comfort and love that Calypso provided him with? If goddess Athena hadn’t asked Zeus to “save” Odysseus from Ogygia and Calypso, what could have happened? Zeus sent the messenger of the gods, Hermes, to persuade Calypso to let Odysseus go. Calypso couldn’t refuse Zeus, the king of the gods, fearing the power of

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