- The epic poem The Odyssey by the ancient Greek writer Homer takes us deep into the life of a man called Odysseus.
As the reader gets to know Odysseus many sides of his character are exposed through the challenges he faces.
These select people hold an exclusive relationship, usually with one god, and even though they do (mostly) whatever their god commands them to do, they still have the ability to hold a dialogue with them.
This creates a situation where the God is the listener, and their human is the speaker....
In comparison, the gods have their favourites which my result in the negativity towards a mortal from a particular God. Majority of the time the mortals benefit greatly from the Gods and can be seen to transform for the better....
[tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Poseidon, Telemachus] - In The Odyssey, the goddess Calypso offers Odysseus immortality so that he would stay with her and not leave in pursuit of his family. Part of the decision would be the immortality issue.
Therefore, Hospitality is a central motif of the Odyssey that focuses on the behavior of both hosts and their guests.
Homer’s depicts several scenes of positive hospitality throughout the story of “The Odyssey “....
[tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Greek mythology] - Some people are very hospitable while others are not.
In Homer’s “The Odyssey” Odysseus is returning home from a war as he is swept off course by Poseidon.