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Truth is an extremely important quality in all human beings Being truthful vital whether you are a noble or whether you are a beggar on a street corner It is essential to be honest because honesty and truthfulness show a lot about ones character and show a persons true colors Odysseus and Jason two main characters in Greek Mythology portray many differences facing trust and portray two different views on how to be trustful and how not to be Odysseus is trustful throughout the Odyssey but lies when he must to help others whereas Jason is nothing but a sneaky deceitful liar who in the process hurts his wife and brings horror upon himself Throughout the Odyssey written by Homer and Medea written by Euripides we will truly see Odysseus and Jasons true colors In The Odyssey Odysseus is truthful to his family and friends Although Odysseus is truthful there are many instances where Odysseus does indeed lie but does so for the right reasons I believe is ok to lie when you are helping friends and family in the process Not all lies are harmful but it is not ok to hurt others in the process Odysseus lies to his enemies so that he can keep his identity a secret Odysseus being powerful handsome and a great lover is envied by many people and has to lie to keep himself out of harms way Odysseus lies for the right reason when he meets the Kyklops Kyklops you ask my honorable name Remember the gift you promised me and I shall tell you My name is Nohbdy mother father and friends everyone calls me Nohbdy Homer Book IX ll 380-384 In this quote Odysseus does indeed lie to the Kyklops but does it to protect his identity Odysseus does not want to reveal his true identity to the Kyklops because his father Poseidon is trying to kill him It will not be smart on
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