The Destruction Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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If the Iliad (which has to be known before reading the Odyssey), is about the Trojan War then, Odyssey is about Odysseus's cunning and his daring adventures. At the Homer's Odyssey, we see that Odysseus is coming back from Troy to his kingdom, Ithaca to his wife - Penelope and only son - Telemachus. At the beginning, we see that Odysseus is kept captive at Ogygia by Calypso - the goddess nymph, daughter of Atlas, who fell madly in love with him and was unreluctant to let him go. The goddess, Athena, daughter of the mighty Zeus, took this fact into attention in front of all the other Gods and goddesses in a banquet - about Odysseus's imprisonment by Calypso. They soon rescued him from the clutches of Calypso and, eventually after long 7 years…show more content…
So, thatswhy, Poseidon refuses to help him but rather gives him many barriers throughout his journeys. He was given the permission to harm Odysseus by Zeus. However, whatever the cost; he could not kill him. After escaping from Calypso’s island; he set sail for Ithaca. Meanwhile; back in his country, Ithaca, the condition was even worser; his kingdom was being totally devoured by his wife’s disgusting suitors. Penelope had shown some wish to re-marry as she had given Odysseus up for dead. For that, hundreds and thousands of suitors began to gather at Odysseus’s castle and begin to live, roam and eat around at his castle making merry, doing jokes and laughter. Really, they had no desire of marrying Penelope and were more interested in staying at her castle and feed on its supplies. Day by day; they were making the trouble increase more and more. Penelope, who had absolutely no intention of re-marrying at the first place, kept doing a cunning trick. She announced that she will marry one of her suitors after she had finished making a cloth for her father-in-law – Laertes; but, instead of ever finishing it, she weaved and at night undid all her work,

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