The Odyssey

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The Odyssey

The OdysseyWritten by: Homer Glog By: Luke Bell

The Odyssey is a well know epic poem, written by Homer, about the character Odysseus. The story tells of his journey home from the Trojan War, in which he experiences numerous conflicts. He has to use his wisdom and cunning skills in order to make it home, defeating monsters and escaping from dangerous situations. The title The Odyssey essentially means the journey of Odysseus, which is exactly what the book is about. Just like the chapter titles, the title of the Odyssey is as broad as it can get, and doesn't refer to specifics as most modern novels due. Similarly, modern novel are titled based on an event in the ending, or something you do not understand until the end, like the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. However, the title, and the book itself have had a major impact in the modern world.

Title Significance


The Odyssey has played played an important role in the modern world. The title itself is significant to us, due to its modern interpreted meaning. An odyssey, today refers to a long, epic journey, based on the one performed by Odysseus. Moreover, Honda even named their car after it because of the long journies the minivan will take. Clearly, The Odyssey has impacted modern society due to the reference to a journey, and the vehicle used every day by millions.

Short Summary:The Odyssey is an epic poem about Odysseus' struggle to make it home after the Trojan War, and is written by Homer. Odysseus battles monsters and creatures and even faces the gods including Zeus and Poseidon. Meanwhile, Penelope and Telemachus fight off suitors for Penelope, and wait for Odysseus to return. The epic ends when Odysseus wins a contest to prove his identity, kills the suitors harrassing his wife, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.


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