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Odyssey Essay With Imagery Dont kill the man dont touch his wife or face a reckoning with Orestes the day he comes of age and wants his patrimony Now he has paid his reckoning in full Homer 2 Theses words spoken by Zeus portray his feeling how mortals reproach everything on the gods although absent minded of their own greed and folly Homer in his epic poem The Odyssey uses imagery to show how essential it was in ancient Greece to uphold the social order The three most consequential examples of Greek social order are the interference of gods in the affaires of mortals rules of hospitality for strangers and showing respect for the gods It is outrageous on how many accounts the gods have managed to intermingle as far as mortal business An example of such an account is shown in book V when Calypso tells Odysseus she will help him return to Ithica Poseidon unknowing of all the actions present is returning from Ethiopia when he sees Odysseus sailing along His anger is aroused and he raises his trident and stirs up a savage storm with the aide of Athena and Leucothie he manages despite great danger and suffering to reach land on the island of Scheria They stood up now and called to one another To go back Quite soon they led Odysseus Under the river bank as they were bidden And there laid out a tunic and a cloak And gave him olive oil in the golden flask Here they said go bathe in the in the flowing water But heard now from that kingly man Odysseus Maids he said keep away a little let me wash the brine from my own back and rub on plenty of oil It is long since my anointing I take no bath however where you can see me- Naked before young
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