Sunday, November 29, 2009

Main Idea in The Odyssey

In Homer's The Odyssey, what is the purpose of the author's work? What is Homer trying to tell our society today?

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  1. I think the main purpose of the Odyssey is to show that true love can last through anything. Odysseus went through many trials and hard times. Penelope had to feed, clothe, and take care of 100 rude men. I think Homer is trying to say that even though things may look bad now, when you see your true love again, everything will turn out alright.

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  2. In Homer's The Odyssey, the author's purpose was to tell our society today that fighting for what someone loves is worth the battle, even if others are lost in the process.

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  3. I think that Homer is trying to tell our society that you need patience and that love is a very powerful thing. Odysseus's love for his wife is strong enough to drive him through all the dangers that he faced just to get home and his wife needed patience to be able to wait that long.

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  4. In Homer's "The Odyssey" the purpose in the author's work is to bring to light how people can betray what is believed easily, then to go back to what is believed for one's own good.

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  5. In The Odyssey by Homer, the main idea was to reveal to society that fighting for what thay want can get them very far, even if it they have to be arrogant while doing so.

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  6. The purpose of The Odyssey, by Homer, is to illustrate the dangers posed by qualities such as arrogance and pride, which he shows with the many perils that Odysseus faces as a result of these traits.

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  7. The main purpose of the Odyssey by Homer is to show how even heros of their time, can become corrupt and are not all that they seem to be even when they overcome many tasks.

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  8. The purpose of Homer's "The Odyssey" is to show the faults and temptations of man. He is trying to warn society of these flaws and show that they can be conquered even when the "gods" are against you.

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  9. In Homer's, The Odyssey, the author was trying to show the importance of being faithful to what you should do, in how Odysseus treats his followers and betrays his wife, this relates to today on how we should keep our morals and do what we think in right in tough situations.

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  10. The main idea in The Odyssey, by Homer, is persistance and patience. Even though Odysseus and Penelope are seperated for a very long period of time they never give up on eachother.

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  11. In Homer's Odyssey, the author was trying to tell society that even if someone is a hero, he still is not perfect and has his faults.

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  12. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose of the story is to let the epic and heroic memories of Odysseus live on as it passed down from generation to generation. Homer shows today's society the ways of the Greeks, the extravagant mythology, and the ancient history that may have otherwise been lost.

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  13. The main idea of The Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer, is to not let curiosity over rule your consience and Homer includes warnings of failure if curiosity prevails.

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  14. In the "Odyssey" by Homer, the purpose of Homer's work is to expose to society how fighting for your country or island for so long can lead to broken bonds with the ones you love back home. Betrayal is the key idea here, when referring to Odysseus' unfaithfullness.

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  15. In Homer's The Odyssey, the author's purpose is to tell our society that arrogance is not the way to live our lives and can lead to bad situations.

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  17. In "The Odyssey", by Homer, the author shows that commitment to what is right and faithful allows for success and that arrogance or bad moral will never lead you to success.

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  18. Homer was trying to tell our society that we need to take all heroes with a grain of salt. Every hero has their fatal flaws, their Achilles heel, their problem. If we treat our heroes like they are perfect we will surely be let down.

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  19. The main purpose of Homer's "The Odyssey" is to show us that you need to stay true to yourself and others. Odysseus is gone 20 years, and yet his wife stays loyal, as does his son. Some of Odysseus' men were not loyal to him, and they faced the consequences. Those who stay true will win in the long run.

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  20. The main idea of Homer's The Odyssey is to teach the audience about the flaws of man and that if one does not overcome these flaws and continues to make the same mistakes because of them, they may lead to death.

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  21. One main idea in The Odyssey, by Homer, is persistance is key to survival. By persisting, you give yourself a good attitude and spirit, and will have the strength to carry on.

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  22. The purpose of The Odyssey was most likely to tell a story about Odysseus who was determined not to give up. Throughout his adventures, he learned a lot about how to become a better leader as he learned more about himself. Although he became a better leader, it got to his head and he had a downfall as a tragic hero would. I think that Homer may have been trying to get the message across that when we are in a good place, such as a great hero as Odysseus was, we don't need to become so greedy that we commit inhumane acts.

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  23. In Homer's "The Odyssey," Homer's purpose is to tell the world that they shouldn't always resort to fighting. Homer is trying to tell our society that if we always immediately resort to fighting our way out of everything, they world would soon begin to crumble under our own feet.

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  24. In the Oddyssey by Homer, the purpose of the writing was to show how patience and waiting can bring good things. This was the purpose because Oddyseus and Penelope were away from each other for a long time but after all of that waiting Odyyseus finally came back.

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  25. Homer's purpose in writing "The Odyssey" was to demonstrate how heroes are vital in society and one man fighting for the beliefs of his nation is still relevant in present society.

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  26. Homer's purpose in writing his epic "The Odyssey" was to show that even heroes can be corrupt. Homer is trying to tell our society that we must be wary and discerning on anyone, no matter the social status.

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  27. Homer wrote "The Odyssey" with the purpose of creating an entertaining epic hero who shows the ideals of a hero and the determination of a husband and father.

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  28. In Homer's The Odyssey the purpose is to show the importance of percerverience because no goal can be reached if one does not overcome the obsticals in their way.

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  29. The purpose of the Odyssey, by Homer, is to show society that even when pride and betryal try to interfere, love can survive throughout anything and any period of time.

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  30. In Homer's The Odessey, the purpose is to show that true love can last through hard times and outlast the longest times.

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  31. The purpose of Homer's Odyssey is to show that pride has to be overcome to accomplish a goal, as pride can make the obstacles larger than the seem.

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  32. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose is the importance shown through the idea of waiting out bad times, because they will usually get better.

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  33. The purpose of the Odyssey, by Homer, is to show that human cannot battle fate and if they do the consequences are severe.

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  34. The purpose of Homer's The Odyssey is to warn of trying to intervene in your own fate can bring nothing but your downfall.

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  35. The purpose of The Odyssey, by Homer, is to show readers that all love is eternal and to believe in love.

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  36. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose is to stay true to your home land, origins and all you family there through all the trying times.

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  37. The main idea behind Homer’s The Odyssey, is that man cannot fight the gods or fate, and must follow the path of destiny.

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  39. In "The Odyssey", by Homer, the purpose is to show that people must never give up hope because Penelope waits 20 years for Odysseus to return knowing that Odysseus might not return.

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  40. In Homer's,"The Odyssey" the purpose is to show that if you hold on trough the bad times, better times are sure to come. Also "The Odyssey" shows that love is a strong thing and can withstand troubles.

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  41. In Homer’s “The Odyssey” the main idea is that one must be persistent if they want to succeed. Odysseus was very persistent even though the gods were against him, but in the end he succeeded by finally getting home.

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  42. Homer's main idea in "The Odessey" is that everyone has a weakness or flaw and that they often cannot rise above. Also that they need to learn from their past mistakes instead of trying the same thing and hoping for different results.

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  43. In Homer's The Odyssey, Homer is trying to tell society that they cannot control their fate because people try to control their destiny and often do not succeed.

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  44. The main idea of the Odyssey, an epic poem by Homer,is to show that there is no escaping fate, and that fate shapes a person in whatever way they are destined to turn out.

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  45. The purpose of Homer's The Odyssey was to show society that trying to change one's fate will bring difficulty.

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  46. Throughout “The Odyssey” Odysseus is trying to get, trying to get back to his wife and true life. This book shows how true love can last for years, Odysseus makes the bed out of the tree as a sign of their true love there is no other explanation for all of the work he went through to make that bed.

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  47. The main idea portrayed throughout the epic poem, the Odyssey, by Homer, is the ideal that the future cannot be determined, and the gods control everything.

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  48. The main idea of The Odyssey is that humans have no control over their fate. Human lives are guided by destiny. Mortals will be happier when they stop fighting fate. Odysseus struggled against Triton, Scylla, and Helios. Once he gave in to and was obedient to the God’s power, they allowed him to return home and fight off the suitors. Homer is trying to tell our society to take life as it comes. There are some situations we cannot change and have no control over. The best we as individuals can do is take what is allotted to us and make the most of it. We will be happier in the long end.

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  49. In Homer's The Odyssey the purpose is to show society that they should never give up because good will come in the end.Everything was looking bad for Odysseus. He was away from home and the Gods were against him. They were proventin him from getting home. In the end, Odysseus got home and his wife was still there waiting for him.

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  52. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose of Homer's work is to describe how it is impossible to escape ones' fate, and every action contributes and shapes a person. At the time Homer was trying to tell our society today that if we do not believe in an outside force, then it is quite impossible to live life to its fullest.

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  53. The main point that Homer is trying to get across to his readers is that a person will, at some point in their life, always lose, in other words nobody can ever change their fate.

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  54. The purpose of The Odyssey by Homer, is to show today’s society that one man cant do everything on his own and be successful.

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  55. The main idea of Homer's "The Odyssey", is to show that if someone gets away with something, it doesn't mean that there won't be consequences.

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  56. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose is to illustrate the importance of undying perseverance and the conflicts we face in ourselves everyday, because through all the bad times, something good will almost always come out of it.

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  57. In the Odyssey by Homer the purpose is do not always fight fate one just has to go with the flow. No one can escape fate but how you make your decisions can shape how you decide to live.

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  58. In The Odyssey, by Homer, the main idea is that we do not have control of our own destiny. When Odysseus' arrogance lead him to defy the gods and deny his fate as the one they set down for him, he is hurt because of it. This applies today, no matter what belief system you have, in that you should accept the life you have, and the person you are, yet be able to overcome the obstacles that are put in your way.

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  59. In Homer's The Odyssey, the main purpose is to show that there is always hope, even when things are getting to a point when they seem impossible. Homer is trying to tell society today that no matter what may happen to the economy or way of life that if we perservere that society will prevail in the end.

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  60. In Homer's The Odyssey, the purpose of the story is to never give up, to perservere, and overcome the obstacles in life, because if you do not give chances are you will succede.

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  61. I think the main purpose of the Odyssey is to show that true love is everlasting and can last through anything. Odysseus went through many trials and hard times. Penelope had to spend twenty years alone and wondering if her husband was alive. I think Homer is trying to say that even though things may look bad now, everything will turn out alright when your love is met again.

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