The Odyssey is a famous story written by Homer many years ago, but it still remains interesting to the audience. Basically, it’s all about Odysseus who is the king of Ithaca and fights in the Trojan War to win it. This man also needs to travel toward his homeland Ithaca, but he fails to reach it as he isn’t favored by Poseidon, the god of the sea who does his best to prevent the return of Odysseus. That’s why the main character of this famous story has to travel for many years while being involved in multiple adventures.
Meanwhile, suitors try to marry Penelope, his wife, but she chooses to remain faithful to Odysseus. The good news is that gods pity him and help him to come back home to Ithaca. His personal traits, including intelligence, bravery, and self-discipline help him to survive and return to his wife. Although many gods help this man, his outstanding personal qualities also contribute to his survival. For example, his bravery is one of those traits that enable Odysseus to survive during endless adventures in the sea.
This epic poem written by Homer consists of 24 books of incredible adventurous stories. Some readers appreciate the one described in the book 22 as it seems to be action-packed from its start to finish. It tells the audience more about a particular scene of events, thus providing readers with quite a vivid image of the entire tale. Besides, the descriptive words used by the author provide some phrases with their double meaning, thus making different parts of this story diverse in terms of their interpretation while making the plot seems provoking and entertaining at the same time.
This story starts with Odysseus who shrugs off rag clothes and he makes a claim that he will hit the target that no one has hit before so that suitors keep wondering about it and they have no idea that this man wants to shoot one of them. However, readers start understanding the real meaning of Odysseus’s words very fast. The main action starts as he slays their ringleaders who name is Antinous, and the description of his death given by Homer is quite vivid because he uses effective techniques and literary tools to serve this purpose.
In conclusion, the author also used concise words to make the whole story more engaging for readers who are told that suitors are angered and confused after this event and they want to kill Odysseus because of that. At this moment, the main character unveils his true identity and his enemies become terrified.
The Odyssey is a famous story written by Homer many years ago, but it still remains interesting to the audience. Basically, it’s all about Odysseus who is the king of Ithaca and fights in the Trojan War to win it.