The Odyssey

The Odyssey
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  • The Ordinary World
  • Call to Adventure
  • The Hero Is Reluctant At First
  • We learn that before the war, Odysseus had just become a father.  He is happy at home in Ithaca
  • The Hero Is Encouraged By The Wise Old Man Or Woman
  • Menelaus comes to recruit Odysseus to fight in the Trojan war and help him get his wife, Helen, back.
  • The Hero Passes The First Threshold
  • Odysseus does not want to go to war as he is happy at home with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus.  He pretends to be insane, but is stopped when the soldiers put his own son in front of his plow.  As he is not insane, he did not run ove his infant child.
  • The Hero Encounters Tests And Helpers
  • Athena reasons with Odysseus and convinces him to go out to war.
  • Ten years later and the Trojan war finally ends.  Odysseus and his men start heading back to Ithaca, but they have no idea the trials they are about to endure.
  • Odysseus and his men are put through many, many trials of which none of the soldiers, save Odysseus, survive.
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