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Odysseus

  1. 1. Troy Odysseus Erica Kim
  2. 2. History and Background <ul><li>Greek King of Ithaca </li></ul><ul><li>The Hero of Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey </li></ul><ul><li>Homer’s Iliad and other works in the Epic Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Son of Laertes and Anticlea, Husband of Penelope and Father of Telemachus </li></ul><ul><li>Guile and resourcefulness </li></ul><ul><li>hence known by the epithet Odysseus the Cunning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical traits <ul><li>One of the leader commander of Greek Army In Trojan War </li></ul><ul><li>Smartest warrior of all </li></ul>
  4. 4. Psychological traits <ul><li>Queer Notion </li></ul><ul><li>Clever Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Cruel </li></ul><ul><li>Deceitful </li></ul>
  5. 5. Motivation <ul><li>Opposition to involved in the war </li></ul><ul><li>Menelaus wanted him to go </li></ul><ul><li>Odysseus acted as if he was driven mad </li></ul><ul><li>He hooked donkey and ox, sowed his fields with salt </li></ul><ul><li>Telemachus, Odysseus’ baby </li></ul><ul><li>Joins the war </li></ul>
  6. 6. Action In the Trojan War <ul><li>Odysseus tossed his shield on the shore and jumped on his shield </li></ul><ul><li>Wrestling match with Ajax </li></ul><ul><li>Created Trojan Horse </li></ul>
  7. 7. Strengths / Weaknesses <ul><li>STRENGTHS: - clever, quick-witted, tricky </li></ul><ul><li>- He often gets himself into perilous situations, but he always figures out ways to escape from them. </li></ul><ul><li>- Although he makes many mistakes, Odysseus does try to learn from them </li></ul><ul><li>WEAKNESSES: </li></ul><ul><li>- His curiosity is always getting the better of him. </li></ul><ul><li>- A glaring example is when he leads his men across to the island of Polyphemus, the Cyclops. He provokes the Cyclops, quite unnecessarily. This leads to the immediate deaths of some of his crew; and eventually, because of Polyphemus’ curse, to all of them perishing </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moral Constitution <ul><li>He cares about his homeland, Ithaca, </li></ul><ul><li>his family, and his people </li></ul><ul><li>Does not want to be involved in dangerous situations if he does not have to </li></ul><ul><li>He has straight thought of right or wrong </li></ul>
  9. 9. Relationships <ul><li>Odysseus is also quick to anger, violent and cruel at times. </li></ul><ul><li>- A wise man </li></ul><ul><li>- A warrior who is concerned with protecting his home. </li></ul><ul><li>Athena is the goddess of wisdom, a war goddess who fights to protect the homeland </li></ul><ul><li>Poseidon is the god of the sea, tempestuous, violent and cruel. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Change <ul><li>A Journey back home, Ithaca </li></ul><ul><li>Meets various monsters and situations </li></ul><ul><li>Took almost ten years to get back </li></ul><ul><li>Lost all of his crew </li></ul><ul><li>Learned from his Journey </li></ul>

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