"The Odyssey" and Virtue
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This essay focuses on Book IX from Homer's 'The Odyssey. The paper further addresses why this chapter proves we should study the ancients and what we can glean from it that may never have been relevant to the ancients. The essay maintains Odysseus' interaction with the Cyclops is meant to show metaphorically the need for a balanced character to attain the highest virtue.
From the Paper:" Homer's 'The Odyssey' conveys the journeys of Odysseus and his men as he encounters all manner of trials and tribulations including encounters with a number of monsters. One of the fiercest of these monsters is Polyphemus, a Cyclops who is the son of Poseidon, the great sea god. Ironically, though Polyphemus is a child of the gods he refuses to pay homage or reverence to them when Odysseus demands it of him. Ultimately Odysseus will use his courage and cunning to..."
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