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In life we all struggle and search for happiness and love We are in a constant pursuit to find and hold onto the things that we hold dear to ourselves This is much like the book The Odyssey Odysseus was on a search to find his way back to the things that brought him peace and happiness The book was very much like our own lives and though this supposedly happened hundreds of years ago this is the same journey we live throughFrom the beginning of the story it seems as though Odysseus has reached a high in his life His son was born and his wife was healthy But he was called away to battle This was the ultimate hurt for him He did not know what would happen to him or if he would even live He still goes because he is an honorable man and fights the battle When the battle is over they are to return home and try to do so They are beaten and worn from battle but the keep going They have no idea what they are about to experience First they land on the home of Cyclops and he eats some of the men They escape with a few gone and keep sailing The god Aeolus sees this and decides to give them help He gives them a bag of wind and tells them not open it for he has given them fair winds for their journey home The gods do this as a gesture of respect and help and expect the same thing back Yet not far from Ithaca and while Odysseus slept the men open the bag and are blow away from Ithaca They have violated the gods and Poseidon is upset So they are then wrecked on the island of the Laestrygonians who are cannibals and some of the men are eaten yet again eaten Yet they keep sailing on This time they landed
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