The Odyssey- a Letter to My Son

The Odyssey- a Letter to My Kid

The Odyssey A LETTER TO MY BOY 12th March 2041 Dear Child, Happy 13th birthday, my dear kid! Congratulations on ending up being a teenager. Both your mom and I can not think how quick you have grown. I have actually chosen this book, The Odyssey, to direct you as you grow into a guy. My English instructor, Mrs Jones, FORCED us to read it when I was your age (and although it was REALLY boring initially (particularly the complicated timeline), we were quickly absorbed in Odysseus’s swashbuckling adventures

This book will teach you numerous life lessons (although I am uncertain whether the blind poet who wrote it 2000 years ago ever pictured in his wildest dreams that his work would be kept in mind so long) Odysseus is a real legendary hero and had many favorable characteristics that I hope for you. At the very same time, he had lots of character defects (like all of us!) which he needed to get rid of in order to finish his journey. Odysseus embodies bravery, nerve, durability, intelligence and wit. Throughout his journey, he comes across numerous difficulties and challenges which he manages to overcome with intelligence and wit.

His strategy to get the Cyclops drunk and then blinding it to get out of the cavern was ingenious. He also depends on his wit to persuade the goddess Calypso to help him return house. Likewise, his plan to remain anonymous when he lastly reached Ithaca allowed him to strike the suitors unaware. Each of his actions was carefully planned and thought through rather of just rushing blindly into action. I hope that you will likewise discover to believe prior to you act especially when bullying your little bro Sean! At the exact same time, Odysseus has lots of character defects.

I believe this is partly why many individuals like to check out the book since they can relate to their own weaknesses. No one is perfect. A few of these character flaws triggered Odysseus’s journey house to be much longer than expected and exasperated his enemies along the way. His greatest defect was pride. According to the Bible, pride is the best sin and it was pride that sent out God’s chief angel far from heaven. At the end of the Trojan War, Odysseus boldly takes credit for the triumph instead of crediting the gods which angers them. Likewise, his desire to display practically kills everybody when he informs Polyphemus who he is and where he can he called.

Odysseus is likewise an irresponsible leader. His absence of watchfulness caused his starving crew to eat the prohibited cattle while unfortunately kills them. The book also teaches us about the value of household and house. Odysseus’s biggest desire was to go home. His call was so excellent that is even willing to give up immortality by remaining on the enchanted island with the goddess Calypso. I hope that you will always remain God and family centred like Odysseus. At the exact same time, his son Telemachus, wants to enter search of his father although he is not a great warrior.

This shows Telemachus has terrific filial piety and wants to threaten himself in order to reunite his family. Another essential style of this book is strength. Odysseus’ strength is very prominent and this contributed to his survival throughout The Odyssey. Despite the fact that his conceit caused problem for him and his team, he had the persistence to conquer all kinds of challenges including travelling to the underworld and even combating a Cyclopes in order to return home to Ithaca to see his partner and boy. His strong self-will is even more apparent when lured by immortality on the island of the goddess Calypso.

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I have confidence that as you become a man, you will have the exact same impregnable focus to do your finest and excel at whatever you intend to pursue in the future. Odysseus likewise encounters lots of temptations throughout his journey. Sometimes he had to have strong self-control and not succumb to these temptations to return home, which was his ultimate goal. An example is when he is on the island of Circe. He asks to go house despite the fact that he and his crew lived excellent lives there. Another time, he is tempted to kill the Cyclopes, however he knew hat if he did so, they would not be able to move the huge stone that remained in the way of the cavern, so he merely stabs the Cyclopes eye. I desire you to learn from reading this book that in some cases even if we are tempted by things, we must always consider what our supreme objective is and how we will be affected if we succumb to these temptations. There have been numerous versions of The Odyssey which have actually been retold throughout the years. Classic motion pictures such as Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Star Wars all used the same Hero’s Journey plot. Even my preferred Percy Jackson Series at the time was adapted from this story.

I hope you will have the ability to find your own ‘contact us to adventure’ and use the lessons discovered in this book to lead you through the up’s and down remains in life The Odyssey is thought about to one of the most prominent literary pieces even written. It has actually certainly extended my mind and I hope that it will do the very same for you. It is a fantastic opportunity to be ‘standing on the shoulder of giants’. Remember that the view from high is typically further than what the giant can see himself. I hope that one day you will likewise take your kid to share the view. Devoting this book to you and your kid in turn one day! With Love, Papa

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