What happens in Book 12 of the Odyssey?

Summary: Book 12 Odysseus returns to Aeaea, where he buries Elpenor and spends one last night with Circe. She describes the obstacles that he will face on his voyage home and tells him how to negotiate them. As he sets sail, Odysseus passes Circe’s counsel on to his men.

What is the theme of Book 12 of the Odyssey?

One theme in this chapter is temptation. Odysseus is tempted by the Sirens’ song to leap to his death and the crew is forced by temptation to slaughter one of Helios’s cattle. Another theme is sacrifice.

What is the moral of Odysseus and the Cyclops?

The story of Odysseus’ encounter with the Cyclops offers us two important lessons about self-control in contexts of change. These lessons are as relevant today as there were in Odysseus’ time. The first and most obvious lesson is that self-control is a vital commodity for dealing with change.

What is the message of the Odyssey?

In this perspective, the theme of the Odyssey is perseverance. Perseverance is an important theme and is one that is seen through out the whole play and by more than one character. First there is Odysseus. Odysseus was greeted with perseverance at the very beginning of the epic.

What is the moral lesson of the Odyssey?

The moral values in the story include loyalty, compassion, self-control and perseverance. Each one has a tale or two associated with it. Loyalty is an important moral value in The Odyssey because Odysseus is devoted to his family. He is determined to return home to his wife despite all of the obstacles in his way.

What are the main points of the Odyssey?

Terms in this set (10)Odysseus helps win the Trojan War. Suitors starting moving in on Penelope. Odysseus has a fight with Polyphemus and blinds him. Poseidon wrecks Odysseus’ ship and Odysseus begins telling his story. Athene begins helping both Odysseus and Telemachus. Odysseus escapes Calypso’s island.

How does Odysseus define love?

How does the Odyssey define love? Odysseus and his affairs are not considered true love because they were only affairs, and he left them after. I don’t think that it was right by him to have affairs with other women when he expected his wife not to.

What movies or books follow the structure of the Odyssey?

Odysseus’ epic adventure sparked ideas in the minds of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and more.Ulysses. By James Joyce. Don Quixote. By Miguel de Cervantes. The Penelopiad. By Margaret Atwood. The Time Traveler’s Wife. By Audrey Niffenegger. As I Lay Dying. By William Faulkner. Cold Mountain. Big Fish. The Hobbit.

Why did Odysseus kill the suitors?

Odysseus wants revenge on the suitors. They have wasted a lot of his wealth, by living at his expense during his absence. More importantly, by taking advantage of his absence, the suitors have insulted Odysseus and damaged his reputation.

Why do the suitors want to marry Penelope?

Odysseus’ wife Penelope has suitors because of Odysseus’ long absence. They assume that he is dead, and they hope to marry Penelope to inherit all that she has. The suitors believe Odysseus to be dead. They wish to inherit his vast fortune and kingdom.

Why does Antinous treat Odysseus so badly?

Why does Antinous treat Odysseus so badly? Antinous is described as “black-hearted” and later as leader of the suitors. His treatment of Odysseus could be seen as a display of his power, OR as a simple contempt for humanity.