Events Through The Odyssey

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At the Start of the Odyssey, Odysseus had been stranded on the island of Ogygia, where Calypso, the goddess like nymph is holding him captive. There, Calypso bribes him with riches and immortality, but Odysseus does not stray from his loyalty to his wife or his earning to return to his home land of Ithica. It is not until the goddess Athena asked her father, Zeus, to send a message to Calypso, telling her to free Odysseus: "O Majesty, O Father of us all, if it now please the blissful gods that wise Odysseus reach his home again, let the Wayfinder, Hermes, cross the sea to the Islqnd of Ogygia; let him tell our fixed intent to the nymph with pretty braids, and let the steadfast man depart for home." (Book I, 106-12) that the young man was free to go forth from the island. Had it not been for Athena's benevolence Odysseus would not have escaped from the keep of Calypso.

Odysseus, being a strong qnd capable man, was unable to escape the restraints of the nymph. Athena came to his aid and showed him that even the strongest of people need help getting out of certain situacions. This past summer, while I was in Europe, my wallet was stolen. I had no way to contact my credit company to cancel the card and so i wrote my father to see what i should do. Most luckily, my father was able to get in touch with the credit company and annul the card before any money had been taken out of the account. Had it not been for him I al not sure what I would have done. Both Odysseus and I expirienced that there are situacion when help is needed and there is nothing one can...