Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Discovering Answers: The Odyssey

How does The Odyssey define who we are? Homer's epic is a literary genius, full of motifs epitomizing the ultimate journey, about Odysseus' adventures on his way home from Troy. But as a literary epic scribed thousands of years ago, how does The Odyssey define who we are right now, in the present day?

The twenty year journey that Odysseus goes on, is a journey that leads him to discover who he is inside. From the time he leaves Troy to the time he shows up on the doorstep of his own house, Odysseus transforms from a bold leader, to a humble man. The journey that Odysseus takes is relatable to the journey that all men have to take. Whether it be twenty years or a lifetime, the journey of life isn't short. It is filled with experiences that shape humans, and lessons learned along the journey.

Life is a journey, not a destination -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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