Themes_in_The_Odyssey - 1 Themes in The Odyssey Guest-Host Relationship The concept of Xenia or hospitality Hotels and inns were not available so

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Themes in The Odyssey 1. Guest-Host Relationship: The concept of Xenia or hospitality. Hotels and inns were not available, so travelers relied on people to open their homes to them. People would host or welcome strangers into their home if they needed a place to stay/food to eat. In turn, the guest would not harm the host in any way or disrespect their property. 2. Deception: This concept related to the idea of someone tricking or deceiving others in order to achieve a goal or obtain something. This trickery could include lying or dishonest actions. 3. Pride or Hubris: Many characters in the Odyssey are afflicted by excessive pride. This pride causes these characters to be arrogant and egotistical, but their arrogance gets these characters into trouble and has serious consequences. For example: Odysseus is a great warrior, but his overconfidence leads to his downfall. 4. Gods Meddling in the Affairs of Men: This theme revolves around the idea that the gods could manipulate human beings at their will and impact/influence their lives. Humans

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