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I need a five sentence summary of Homer's Odyssey!

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harinjung | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:15 PM via web

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I need a five sentence summary of Homer's Odyssey!

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noahvox2 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM (Answer #1)

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How can we explain the story of the much-enduring man who sailed ten years on the sea after the sack of Troy?

O, the encounters he had with the Cyclops, Lotus-Eaters, Aeolus' winds, Sirens, Circe, Scylla, Charybdis, Cattle of Helios, Calypso and even in the underworld.

Many were the men and ships he lost after angering the gods Poseidon and Helios.

Everyone loved one on Ithaca kept longing for his return and hoping he would rid them of Penelope's suitors.

Rejoicing occurred and reunions took place after the beggar Odysseus stringed his bow and slaughtered the suitors in his halls.

 

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pinkytune123 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 12, 2015 at 6:27 PM (Answer #2)

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Odyssey, a great, Greek epic involves the story of Odysseus's daring adventures during his starved return to Ithaca - his homeland. He fell into numerous difficulties but manages to keep alive. While, he was gone, back at his castle, his lovely wife - Penelope and son, Telemachus awaits for him longingly. They were surrounded by Penelope's suitors and were in desperate condition ; obeying Athena's advice, Telemachus sets out searching for his father but, comes back unsuccessful. Atlast, Odysseus, losing his ship and men, comes back to Ithaca disguised as a beggar and kills all the suitors with the help of his dear son - Telemachus, peace is allowed once more in Ithaca and so end the poem.

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pinkytune123 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM (Answer #3)

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Odyssey, a great, Greek epic involves the story of Odysseus's daring adventures during his starved return to Ithaca - his homeland. He fell into numerous difficulties but manages to keep alive. While, he was gone, back at his castle, his lovely wife - Penelope and son, Telemachus awaits for him longingly. They were surrounded by Penelope's suitors and were in desperate condition ; obeying Athena's advice, Telemachus sets out searching for his father but, comes back empty hand(unsuccessful). Atlast, Odysseus, after losing his ship and men, comes back to Ithaca disguised as a beggar and destroys all those suitors with the help of his son, peace is restored in Ithaca and so ends the poem.

 
 
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pinkytune123 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted July 12, 2015 at 6:31 PM (Answer #4)

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Odyssey, a great, Greek epic involves the story of Odysseus's daring adventures during his starved return to Ithaca - his homeland. He fell into numerous difficulties but manages to keep alive. While, he was gone, back at his castle, his lovely wife - Penelope and son, Telemachus awaits for him longingly. They were surrounded by Penelope's suitors and were in desperate condition ; obeying Athena's advice, Telemachus sets out searching for his father but, comes back empty handed(unsuccessful). Atlast, Odysseus, after losing his ship and men, comes back to Ithaca disguised as a beggar and destroys all those suitors with the help of his son, peace is restored in Ithaca and so ends the poem.

 

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