Any and all hospitality has been abandoned as shown

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Odysseus has left for Troy. Any and all hospitality has been abandoned, as shown by the suitors as they waste away Odysseus’s land, money, and honor. Any council for the city left with Odysseus as well, and the Ithaca council does not meet again until when Telemachus calls for a meeting, twenty years after Odysseus had left for the Trojan War. Odysseus had left behind pain and suffering for his family, his kingdom, and for himself. The personal suffering Odysseus’ scar represents is largely caused by his lost identity while separated from his homeland. His voyage home from the Trojan War took him ten years, far greater than any other Archaean war hero took to get home from Troy. All the while, Odysseus is lacking his identity because without his home in Ithaca, he does not know who he is. This theme is acutely displayed on Calypso’s island where she want to make him a god, but he refuses solely because Ithaca is what gives him his identity and is where he want to be. Finally, the loss of his crew at the end of his journey home emphasizes the lonely pain and suffering that the hero has gone through. Without a crew, a home, or his family, the only substantial pieces of identity that Odysseus carries with him are those of his scar and name; defined by pain and pain only, the Archaean hero is destined for the trials and tribulations that he encounters throughout this epic poem.
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