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The Odyssey Commentary

Summary: An examination of the portrayal of Odysseus as a conventional hero in Homer's The Odyssey. It speaks of the use of literary terms used in the description of Odysseus -- such as personification, imagery, diction, symbolism, metaphors, and tone -- and the resulting effects.
Homer's The Odyssey is an astonishing piece of literary work that fruitfully illustrates timeless characteristics of adulthood as it tells the tale of Odysseus, his extensive journey and undying attempts to return to his homeland of Ithaca.

Homer, although completely unknown and mysterious in our day and age as both a writer and individual, writes in an incredibly eloquent and intelligent manner incorporating the use of various literary devices that reinforce Odysseus' personal traits such as ruthlessness, strength, endurance, and duty towards his family, that are representative of adulthood.

Prior to the chosen passage, Odysseus, disguised as the feeble aged beggar, has just succeeded in stringing the arrow and shooting it through the twelve axes, as demanded by Penelope of her suitors. He now sheds his beggar disguise and turns on his lady's suitors ruthlessly, seeking revenge. The shedding of Odysseus' rags is symbolic of his great...

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