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Charise Lindo World Literature I Dr. Sokowski October 5, 2017 Writing Assignment 2: The Odyssey The Odyssey is an epic poem about a journey of a god after the end of the Trojan war from Troy to Ithaca, which ends up taking 10 years to get back home. An epic poem is a long narrative poem, usually including a hero who overcomes some type of obstacle. The Odyssey takes place in Troy to north west Greece. A trip that could’ve took him only a few weeks ended up taking 10 years because of Odysseus’ many antagonists that caused him to face several obstacles. Through showing his efforts of being brave, clever and strong to get back home, he also was identified as a hero in this story. A hero is defined as a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. There are moments in the poem at which Odysseus uses his unique qualities of courage, bravery, cleverness, and good senses of thinking to help him overcome his obstacles on his way home, one of which was when he landed on Polyphemus’ island, then when him and his men landed on Thrinacia, and finally when he returns home and has to get all of the suitors out of his home. One of the first obstacles that Odysseus’ faced while making his journey back to Ithaca he and his men landed on Polyphemus island which occurs in book IX. This island was full of rough and uncivilized race of people who leave everything up to the Gods. They were called cyclops; this was because they all had one eye and where giants. While they were on the island of
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