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Odysseus Lesson Learned The Odyssey is about Odysseus, the king of Ithaca. Odysseus fights in the Trojan War and, after the victory, he travels towards Ithaca but does not reach it because he is not favored by Poseidon, god of the sea, who prevents his return. For many years, Odysseus wanders the seas and has numerous adventures. Odysseus' personal qualities of bravery, self-discipline, and intelligence help him to survive. Though Odysseus has the help of the gods, his personal qualities contribute to his survival in the seas and the return to his family in Ithaca. Each of Odysseus’s physical challenges/ adventures can be viewed as a metaphor for an opportunity to develop a positive psychological trait by overcoming these hardships. In the process, Odysseus matures—achieving a more complete understanding of himself and his place in the world. At the conclusion of his journey, Odysseus is a better person, having conquered his own psychological constraints, and he returns home to use his new-found self-understanding to be a better king, husband, father, and son. His encounter with Polyphemus, the Cyclops, represents one of Odysseus’ most difficult
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2012 for the course SOCIAL STU WORLD HIST taught by Professor Ms.anderson during the Spring '11 term at Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research.

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