King Odysseus is at home, in Ithaca, with his wife, Penelope, and newborn son, Telemachus. Odysseus has overcome many obstacles in his long journey. He has changed for the better.
Odysseus is called to fight the Trojans by King Menelaus.
Odysseus is thwarted with many tests as he travels back to Ithaca.
The King of Phoenicia gives Odysseus passage home.
Unlike other heroes, Odysseus was not in search of treasure. Instead, he was desperately trying to reach his home. Once he returns, he finds out that his house has been overrun with suitors trying to steal his wife and palace.
Odysseus, dressed as a beggar, completes a final challenge, and is restored to his rightful place. Took him about 20 years to get back. The changing point for Odysseus was Calypso's Island. By the end of the story, he was more humble, patient and thought things through before rushing in head on.