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Unformatted text preview: Castrejon 1 Sammy Castrejon Period 1 Honors English Its All a Choice The Odyssey, an epic poem written by the famous Greek poet Homer, tells the story of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and his journey from the famous city of Troy, where he took part in the famous Trojan War. His journey begins with Troy, and his final destination is his home town of Ithaca. His journey lasts twenty years and he and his men encounter many life threatening obstacles. Odysseus twenty year long journey represents a life journey where he shows the dangers of being proud, but the necessity of patience and cunning in order to survive. The smartest decision Odysseus makes is when he uses his cunningness to save his life. After landing on the island where Polyphemus, the cyclops, resides, Odysseus and his crew find themselves trapped inside the cave where Polyphemus lives and Polyphemus decides to devour some of his men on the spot when he firsts notices them. Quickly losing men Odysseus starts to ponder all the possibilities and his first instinct is to just attack the cyclops but he then thinks to himself and says if I killed him/ we perished there as well, for we could never/ move his ponderous doorway slab aside(9.328-330). Odysseus, being known for his cunningness couldnt ponderous doorway slab aside(9....
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- The Odyssey, Odysseus, Poseidon, Polyphemus