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The Odyssey is an epic poem which shows the maturation of Odysseus throughout his long journey home from the war at Troy Odysseus grows from an arrogant self-centered warrior to a more humble man This mental odyssey is seen as the young Odysseus matures learns values of and respect for nature and higher power to return home to Ithaka as a more humble and honorable manThe first side of Odysseus seen in this poem is the young arrogant Odysseus After the Trojan war Odysseus shows no thanks to the god Poseidon Offending the god did not make an easy voyage home Odysseus and his men eventually end up at the island of the Kyklopes They go in cave that belongs to Kyklopes and take what they need When Kyklopes catches them Odysseus give him wine in hopes that he will pass out Then Odysseus tells the Cyclopes that his name is Nohbdy While Cyclopes is unconscious on the ground Odysseus stabs him in the eye and runs to the ship with his men The Cyclopes tries to get help from his brothers but he is not successful because he yells Nohbdy has hurt me Odysseus shows his hubris after he has safely left the shores by saying Puny am I in a Cavemans hands How so you like the beating that we gave you you damn cannibal Ody IX 520 Since the Cyclopes is Poseidons son and Odysseus shows hubris about hurting him Poseidon hate for Odysseus grows This provokes Poseidon to not let Odysseus and his crew from returning home at allOdysseus then begins to learn that hubris only gets him disliked by the gods even more when his companions dies from Poseidons curse Odysseus begins to mature to be more humble and thankful for the leadership and luck that the gods have given him after he realizes why he lost his companions When he arrives at an unknown island he meets the god
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