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In the selected passage of book five there are many different themes present Many of these themes can only be appreciated once you look deeper into the meaning of the text and take the whole book into account These passage from the book five describes Odysseus actions once he has washed up on shore after eighteen days at sea from the island of Kalypso He exhausted an old tired and broken man and it takes all the energy he has left to find shelter and sleep Immediately in line 474 a major theme is present Homer writes In the division of his heart this last way seemed best referring to Odysseus dilemma of which way to go for refuge Odysseus is the great thinker He is constantly being refereed to as the resourceful Odysseus Even at a time such as this when any normal man would simply collapse in exhaustion Odysseus refuses to stop planning He is constantly searching for the best and most clever way through each situation This theme is most prominent in book thirteen when he is finally home Instead of running right up to his palace walls and proclaiming his arrival he begins to lie and weaves a web of secrets around himself in order to test those around him and see what kind of situation he is really in Athene comes to him disguised and is the first one he lies to After revealing herself to him she praises him in line 298 when she says since you are far the best of all mortal men for counsel and stories and among all the divinities I am famous for wit and sharpness Here Athene likens his skill to hers and thereby confirms a major theme in the story Odysseus is second only to the gods in his craftiness and foresight and it is this gift more than any other that has
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