In book 22 odysseus with the aid of his son and loyal servants slaughters all the suitors (despite the pleas of mercy from some of them), all the maids, and even the priest leodes are these killings justified could he have punished them wihout killing them. In the case of odysseus, his just reward was revenge on the suitors - which led to the return of his previous life and the justification of his, and telemachus', revenge works cited homer, the odyssey. The title of the odyssey has given us a word to describe a journey of epic proportions throughout his travels, odysseus' central emotion is loneliness we first encounter him as he pines away for home, alone on calypso's beach, and he is not above weeping when thinking of home at other points he.
This passage comes quite close to the end of the odyssey, immediately after odysseus has taken his revenge on the suitors who have been the theme of revenge in the odyssey reaches its climax in book 22, and this passage represents a pause he goes on to explain and justify his vengeance. No odysseus could have let the suitors leave and tell them to leave the island but his rage and anger got in the way and he killed them all. In the odyssey, it takes odysseus twenty years to make it home from the trojan war on his journey home, he runs into many obstacles odysseus is the hero in the epic the odyssey by homer he embodies many characteristics of a typical epic hero, but he still strays from the norm in some ways.
Odysseus is outraged and takes his revenge out on the suitors and maids by massacring them with a horrible end even though killing anyone sounds like a cruel and unjustified punishment, odysseus needs to show that he is a strong leader. Once odysseus returns home (whom athena initially disguises as a beggar so he can plot his revenge in secret), his son telemachus tells him that there are 108 suitors: 52 from dulichium, 24 from same, 20 achaeans from zacynthus, and 12 from ithaca. In book 22 odysseus with the aid of his son and loyal servants slaughters all the suitors (despite the pleas of in the odyssey when odysseus slaughtered all of the suitors with revenge, even though so yes i feel that the slaughter was justified even though the way how odysseus took care of the.
It's been a while since i've read the odyssey, but the whole end of the poem basically centers on revenge odysseus and telemachus slaughter all the suitors (over 100), kill several of their own servants (for betraying penelope/odysseus) and they mutilate an unfortunate goat-herder who aided the suitors. Analysis of homer the odyssey upon odysseus' return to ithaca from his long and dangerous crusade, he discovers suitors raiding his palace due to the fact that these suitors are posing a great threat to ithaca, odysseus is justified in taking his revenge since these suitors try to steal his. Odysseus' revenge gregory de cola, leo ko, liam carey necessary background • • • • • odysseus' son (telemachus) is now a young man character description odysseus: eager to regain his house and get his wife back too just killed antinous so the rest of the suitor's are mad at him.
I do think that odysseus's revenge is justified i think so because these men who claim to be suitors are barging into odysseus's house, eating his food, and disrespecting his wife not only that, but they are suitors because they are trying to court his wife while he is still alive. Revenge is the main theme in the iliad, with achilles' revenge on agamemnon and hector, and in the odyssey, with poseidon's revenge on odysseus and odysseus's revenge on the suitors, and these epics define how revenge was seen in the ancient greek world. In the odyssey, odysseus is clever, able to resist temptation, and learn from his mistakes, because of this is, he is able to overcome obsticals he faces and return home to ithica o looks good. Odysseus kills the suitors at the end of the odyssey because they take advantage of his family and his property their disrespectful behavior is something he cannot forgive when he arrives home. Odysseus has the defining character traits of a homeric leader: strength, courage, nobility, a thirst for glory, and confidence in his authority his most distinguishing trait, however, is his sharp intellect odysseus's quick thinking helps him out of some very tough situations, as when he escapes from the.
Odysseus does end up taking a very, very long time to get home as a result from it, though his crew arguably suffers more as they end up all dying off, many as a result of his actions random events plot : odysseus' actual voyage, which is the most famous part of the story. The odyssey yes,after odysseus reveals his identity, he finally takes revenge on the wooers who has taken over his home when the battle is over, anyone who was involved with the wooers' plot is severely punished. The journey of odysseus, with his tumultuous ocean voyage, is geographically identical that of these parallels are highlighted and examined throughout odysseus live, as film, physical movement and spoken word narrate the story of the odyssey and the intertextuality examined through hip hop.
The evil should die: analysis of homer the odyssey upon odysseus' return to ithaca from his long and dangerous crusade, he discovers suitors raiding his palace due to the fact that these suitors are posing a great threat to ithaca, odysseus is justified in taking his revenge. Odysseus is justified in killing all the suitors in his home when he returns, they have leeched off his land for years, and are attempting to murder his son odysseus scanned his house to see if any man still skulked alive, still hoped to avoid black death. Odysseus begins plotting his revenge once he learns of the suitors, but he does not start killing them until book xxii, after threading his bow, and shooting it what gods took revenge on odysseus i know poseidon did for sure because the cyclops where his offspring hence why odysseus need the. Odysseus' planning of his revenge is consistent with the cunning and guile he has shown elsewhere in the odyssey his success in battle is not surprising the harshness of his revenge recalls his treatment of the cyclopes.