What are some examples of greed in the Odyssey of Homer?
One prime example of greed in The Odyssey occurs when Odysseus and his men have left the kingdom of Aeolus, the keeper of the winds. He has graciously offered Odysseus assistance in getting back to Ithaca, placing all of the winds in a big sack except the one that would blow the men back to their home. Odysseus stays awake for days, anticipating his return to his family, and making sure that nothing goes wrong. However, he doesn’t tell his men what is in the bag.
With Ithaca in sight, he finally falls asleep, thinking they are safe. While he sleeps, his crew decides...
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