The Odyssey's Story
By Duncan Williams
The Odyssey as an Epic
Odysseus' intelligence is well known
Odysseus is known as the brain behind the Trojan horse. Odysseus, in ancient epic stile, is protected by Athena, Greek god of wisdom.
Odysseus uses his intelligence and strength
Odysseus uses this to outsmart his enemies, like the cyclops and the suters. Also in the part about Odysseus defeating the suters he takes down hundreds with just six people.
Odysseus travels the mediterranean sea, visiting several islands.
Monsters and gods:
Epic style of writing
Homer uses epic similes like the following: "...and rammed it
deep in his crater eye, and leaned on it
turning it as a shipwright turns a drill
in planking, having men below to swing
the two-handled strap that spins it in the groove.
So with our brand we bored that great eye socket"
The narrator knows all
The narrator sees the gods talk as the story unfolds and knows both what is happening at Ithaca and around Odysseus.
The hero's Journey: Odysseus
The beginning (ILIAD)
- Odysseus is asked to fight at Troy
- Odysseus refuses
- He comes up with the Trojan Horse, thus ending the war
After defeating Troy using his intelligence, odysseus starts home.
His Journey home (ODYSSEY)
On his voyage home, he is tried many times. He watches his crew die, which, in no small part, because of him. It took him ten years to get home from Troy; he got home 20 years after he set sail to Troy.
His Epic Voyage
This picture makes it plan; it took a long time for Odysseus to get home.
The Monsters He Faced
Odysseus faced many perils on his voyage.
The Trojan Horse
Odysseus is the brain behind the trojan horse.