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Throughout the odyssey Odysseus faced many obstacles but he also had the basic qualities to be a hero By using his physical strength courage and intelligence he seemed to get though his situations I chose the odyssey because it is a great story to explain how a man loves his family more than he loves his own self The story also shows Odysseus strength bravery perservance and his leadership ability Finally yet importantly Odysseus has courage and nobility to fight all the obstacles that the gods throw his way For my first theme I chose Fate vs Freewill After Calypso kept Odysseus captured for 7 years he could not be away from his wife Penelope any longer and wants to go to Calypso to tell her The goddess Athena asks Zeus to order the release of Odysseus from the island of Ogygia and Zeus orders the messenger Hermes to tell Calypso to set Odysseus free for it was not his destiny to live with her as her immortal husband Therefore she sends Odysseus on his way providing him with wine bread and the previsions to build a ship The gods also took most of Odysseus life away and he had more reason to just give up and blame the gods but he did not because giving up shows weakness Odysseus never gave up on trying getting home He kept pushing until he arrived home with his family and kingdom Odysseus fought for his spot nothing given to him He does not take things for granted and he was very humble He was also in control of his own destinyMy second theme is the Will to Survive After sailing without further adventure the warriors came across a strange island Odysseus and a handful of his men went ashore to search the island Carious the warriors entered the cave and found it to be habitation of a gigantic being They found flocks of sheep
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