The Odyssey by Homer

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From The Odyssey, what are some quotes where it becomes clear that Odysseus just wants to return home to Penelope?

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Early in the epic poem, Zeus sends Hermes to tell Calypso that she must release Odysseus and stop holding him prisoner on her island, as her lover. After pointing out the double standard at work —that male gods are allowed to have relationships with mortal women, but female goddesses are not allowed to carry on with mortal men—she tells Odysseus that he might not be so quick to leave her if he only knew of all the hardships he will still have to endure. She is, after all, offering him immortality and a life with her. Also, she seems to know that Odysseus misses his wife, Penelope, more than anything else, for she asks, "'Hardy right, is it, / for mortal woman to rival immortal goddess? / How, in build? in beauty?'"

Odysseus replies,

"All that you say is true, how well I know.
Look at my wise Penelope. She falls far short of you,
your beauty, stature. She is mortal after all
and you, you never age or die . . .
Nevertheless I long—I pine, all my days—
to travel home and see the dawn of...

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