BY: ASHLEY GOODWIN
A Volcanic Miracle
Art and Architecture
The Calm Nature
A LEGENDARY GREEK AUTHOR...
The tone of the Odyssey is somber. Odysseus's pain is intense and never seems to end.
One theme of the Odyssey is perseverence. Odysseus is an example. He persevered even though his crew had died. He also was loyal was to his wife when Circe had offered her to him as a wife. After ten years, he finally returned home.
The Odyssey has many life lessons to offer. Through events in the story it is potrayed that great heroes are created by the good things that they do in the world, and that through suffering great things come, such as patience and strength. Although the Odyssey is extremely fictional, and does not take place in Texas, it is relevant to our lives. In fact, it applies to everyone. The story may not be something that the everyday human can relate to, but the lessons the story is teaching can be understood by most people. The Odyssey is extremely effective in getting the point across because the endeavor of a great hero whom never seems to have fate on his side shows an abstract, yet realistic approach to how life really is.