Write an essay about "The odyssey" of Homer

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write an essay about character names Odyssey as an story of acient PTSD (post- traumatic stress diorder

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The Odyssey and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The Odyssey is one of the most famous narrations from the mythological Greek universe
that talks about Odysseus’ homecoming from the battle of Troy. A lot of predicaments and things
happens to Odysseus when he left his home and family Penelope his wife and his son
Telemachus at Ithaca Island. From the story of Odyssey, we encounter a lot of survivors from the
war that are affected by the war. According to Homer, most families from the fallen soldiers due
to their contribution from either side of the war or any other reason. Odysseus in the narration
underwent a lot of difficult time from Troy and on his way back home that took him about 20
years. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the effects that Odysseus and other
characters in Homer’s narration went through that faced the Trojan war amongst other hardships
on their way back at home. PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by terrifying events by
experiencing or witnessing it, the symptoms include severe anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares
amongst others. Odysseus in the Odyssey story by Homer goes through many struggles and
difficult times and witnessed a lot of terrific events during his discord.
There are various encounters by Odysseus that Homer subjects the readers to comprehend
on the several death trolls, war, the gods and witches that Odysseus went through to back home
to his family. Portrayed as a hero in Troy after defeating the Trojan on their home soil by
advising King Agamemnon not to withdraw from the war, and built a Trojan Horse to deceive
the Trojan soldiers, and convincing the mighty Achilles to join the war. After the war, the epic
Odyssey of Odysseus on his way back to Ithaca where the storms led Odysseus to the Island of
Cyclops Polyphemus. In Cyclops, a lot of Odysseus’ people were killed and eaten by
Polyphemus. According to Picard, Monroe and Homer (p. 54), through Odysseus cunning and
intelligent nature, he tricks Polyphemus and blinded Cyclops. Rough time befell upon Odysseus
when he revealed his identity to Polyphemus on of Poseidon “god of the sea” that sent rough
tides and storms throughout Odysseus journey on the sea, which led him to the Island of Aeolus
“god of wind”. At this moment, Homer portrays Odysseus as a hero to his people despite been
traumatized with what he and his people underwent through Cyclops and Poseidon.
At the Aeolus Island, Aeolus helps Odysseus to go back to his home in Ithaca be giving
him all winds except the west wind and put it in a bag. On his way back at home, almost the
shore of Ithaca Island, his companion opens up the bag thinking it contained treasury thus the
wind blew the ship back to Aeolus Island where they came from. This made Odysseus furious
and took again a lot of time to journey back to his home in Ithaca. In this circumstance, Aeolus
decided not to help Odysseus again. Their next stop was the Island of Laestrygonians, which
contained a cannibalistic tribe which ate the entire crew of Ody...

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