The Odyssey: Edo

The Odyssey: Edo
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A version of the Odyssey but if it were set in Edo period Japan

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  • Oh forlorn man, be still. Here you need grieve no more; you need not feel your life consumed here: I have pondered it, and I shall help you go... (Homer, 1108) 
  • Herumizu tells Kalipso that she must free Oda Shiusu and encourage his journey forward. Kalipso reluctantly agrees but is clearly distraught about it
  • Kalipso tells Oda Shiusu that she will help him leave her island so that he can be happy and find his way home.
  • My lady goddess, here is no cause for anger. My quiet Penelope- how well I know- would seem a shade before your majesty, death and old age being unknown to you, while she must die. Yet, it is true, that each day I long for home, long for the sight of home... (Homer 1109) 
  • ¨He took the chair left empty now by Herumizu, where the divine Kalipso placed before him victuals and drink of men; then she sat down facing Oda Shiusu, while her serving maids brought nectar and ambrosia to her side."(Homer 1108)
  • Farewell, my lovely Kalipso!
  • Oda Shiusu and Kalipso sleep together one last time before Oda Shiusu heads out for his journey home
  • Kalipso pleads with Oda Shiusu to stay with her one last time. Oda Shiusu stands firm, and tells her that he isn't leaving to go to his wife, but rather is leaving because he misses his home. 
  • Oda Shiusu leaves Kalipso's island and sets off for his journey home to Ithaca. His future is unknown, and he will be missed greatly by the nymph.
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