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Odysseuss Journey to Becoming The Epic Hero Outline I Introduction - In Homers The Odyssey the tale of a mans journey back home after long years at war is also the tale of a mans spiritual journey through his own soul II The beginning - Odysseus leaves Troy feeling almost immortal and this pride is what leads to his downfall and second rise III The middle - Odysseus undergoes his symbolic death and rebirth IV The end - Odysseus has regained power over his household and has restored order to his life V Conclusion In Homers The Odyssey the tale of a mans journey home after long years at war is also the tale of a mans spiritual journey through his own soul Odysseus role as an epic hero is modified throughout the epic poem As Odysseus leaves Troy for home he is the typical bloodthirsty warrior During the course of his trek he undergoes a symbolic death and rebirth Upon his arrival in Ithaka the wiser man he has become is evident The Odyssey is Odysseus story of his journey not only from Troy to Ithaka but also from bloodthirsty warrior to epic hero Odysseus begins the tale of his trip from Troy to Phaiakia in Book IX The beginning of his tale displays the bloodthirsty warrior that left Troy What of those years of rough adventure weathered under Zeus The wind that carried west from Ilion Brought me to Ismaros on the far shore A strongpoint on the coast of Kikones I stormed that place and killed the men who fought The first lines of Odysseus story display his warrior side This passage shows
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