Personal Traits Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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Odysseus encounters certain experience that reflects the experiences of all veterans of war. He carries characteristics that affect his certain situations, as well as those around him. These traits are also known as his personal traits. Odysseus’ personal traits made him unique and made him the way that he is. Odysseus is a god that is full of perseverance, but can also be arrogant. He showed perseverance by saying "Dear friends, surely we are not unlearned in evils. This is no greater evil now than it was when the Cyclops had us cooped in his hollow cave by force and violence, but even there, by my courage and counsel and my intelligence, we escaped away. I think that all this will be remembered someday too. Then do as I say, let us all…show more content…
Odysseus’ great relationship with the other gods helped him in a difficult situation, when he was on Calypso’s island, “all the gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, all but Poseidon, raging cold and rough against the brave king till he came ashore at last on his own land.” Odysseus has a great relationship with all Gods because when he was stuck on the island all the Gods felt pity for him. Like all the veterans they all have a great relationship with each other because they know when they are in the field fighting all they have is each other. During his time in the Calypso’s island Odysseus showed his loyalty and great relationship with his wife, the sweet lifetime was draining out of him, as he wept for a way home, since the nymph was no longer pleasing to him. By nights he would lie beside her, of necessity, in the hollow caverns, against his will, by one who was willing, but all the days he would sit upon the rocks, at the seaside, breaking his heart in tears and lamentation and sorrow as weeping tears he looked out over the barren water. Odysseus has a great relationship with his wife, he chose his wife over a goddess Calypso. All the veterans have a good relationship with other veterans they are all-loyal to each other and would not betray each other. Having a good relationship with other people is a good thing because when you are in a difficult situation there would be someone to help

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