Caffrey Francis - reclaiming his home; such as,...

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1 Caffrey Francis October 14, 2010 Dr. Mcquillan T/TH- 4:30-5:45 Thesis- Odysseus and Oedipus self-hood’s are similar because they both were very dedicated to their country in which they ruled. Odysseus was continuously dedicated in getting back to his homeland, Ithaca to the extent that he continuously risked his life. Odysseus was a man who knew himself well. He knew he was born to rule his country for his people, and he never lost sight of this. As he spent years trapped on Kalypso’s Island, he fantasized for the day he would be with his family and rule his country again. The day finally came, when goddess Kalypso set Odysseus free to go back to his homeland. Although he knew his journey home would be risking his life, he knew his dedication towards his homeland would carry him through. Odysseus trust in his decision to risk his life, gave him reassurance towards his dedication to his country. Odysseus went through many turbulent times in getting back to his homeland and
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Unformatted text preview: reclaiming his home; such as, Poseidon’s attack on his raft, losing his crew, and attacking the suitors who were trying to marry his wife. Although he went through many turbulent times, he did not let them stop him. When Poseidon attacked his ship, Odysseus decided then that he was not going to allow Poseidon to strop his voyage home, so he swam for 2 days until he finally reached the island of the Phaeacians. Then when Odysseus lost the rest of his crew because of Zeus’s storm, he continued on his 2 path in getting home. He knew that many things would be thrown at him and he had to decide if he would let them get the best of him or let his dedication preserver through these hard times. When he finally arrived to his homeland, he knew he was so close to ruling his country again, but the only thing that was in his way was the suitors. Athena disguises Odysseus as a beggar so no one will recognize him....
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PHIL Philosophy taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.

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