is only true love. In The Odyssey by Homer, a man tries to find his way
home to get to his wife. On his way home, from his victory at Troy, the god were anger at him, so he voyaged for 20
years before he returned home. During those 20 years, Odysseus traveled to
different island where gods or other mystical creatures lived. Some gods
challenged trying to make him forget his past!
Don’t leave anyone behind. Ulysses
comes to an island where Circe the daughter of the sun. Ulysses’ men who are
hungry and trusty, they eat from Circe cauldron and “they were turned into
pigs” (152). When it got late, Ulysses notice that is companions did no return,
he went looking for them. On his trip to Circe’s castle, he met a “very
beautiful youth” (152). This you told Ulysses, “drink the cup that she gives
you, but first put this into the drug” (152). She handed out a flower white has
milk “it is called Moly” (152). On went Ulysses to see Circe and she did give
him a cup, he placed a Moly in the cup, and he did not fall under Circe spell.
Circe was about to take her wand, but Ulysses drew his sword, Circe was
surprised and said: “How is this, that my drugs do thee no harm?”(153). Ulysses
wanted his men back, so he told Circe to give her word that she will not harm
him and his men. Circes turned the swine back into men.
a spell. When Ulysses left Circe, she warned him about the sirens. The sirens
sing with their seducing voice all males are bond to them, the sirens devour
“…tore him to pieces, and devoured him” (155).
To stop from hearing the singing,
he put candle wax in his companion’s ear, so tightly that he could not hear the
singing. Ulysses “Men [tied] him with rope to the mast of the boat.” (156) Now Ulysses could not leave the boat and be
eaten by the sirens.
forever. After Ulysses encounter with the sirens, the wind and waves carried
his ship for 8 days and nights. Where he came to an island where “dwelt a
goddess by the name of Calypso” (163). This is where he lived for 7 years or
decided that Calypso must send Ulysses back to his home land, so Hermes, the
messenger of the gods, was sent to Calypso’s island to forward Zeus message:
“Zeus Wishes he shall go…”(194)
Ulysses found his way home after 20 years. Only after When
went to Circe island, he suffered to endure the seduction of the sirens and
finally a long 7 years on Calypso island. Ulysses did not give up, trying to go
home to see his wife. This shows that
Ulysses loves his wife so much that the fought his way all the way home. Life
in abundance comes only through great love