Savage, Mrs. "Epic Poem." Honors English Nine. Maranatha High School. Academic Center, Pasadena. 5 Nov. 2012. Class lecture.
Because our epic hero is of a noble birth, he was able to have many things he needed at the tip of his fingers. If he needed a ship or a crew or help out of a tough situation, he was able to as a result of his power in Ithaca. It was also a great help to have the assistance of Athena and many of the other gods. He got on Poseidon and Zeus's bad sides and this caused problems for Odysseus while he was trying to get home. Because many of the other gods though he was a respectable guy, they helped him through obstacles such as over-powering nymphs and storms. While Odysseus was a prisoner on Calypso's island, Ogygia, the gods talked amongst themselves and decided that Odysseus needed to get home. They sent Hermes, the messenger god to convince Calypso to let Odysseus get back to his wife and son. His problems were not over yet once he left the island, however, because he had made Zeus an enemy. Zeus sent a terrible storm to rip apart Odysseus's raft with the intentions that he be lost at sea forever. Gods saved him from this fate, though, when Ino and Athena give him a veil to keep him from drowning and changing the wind to make sure the waves carried Odysseus home. It was very important that Odysseus was so reverent towards
Beowulf (/ ˈ b eɪ oʊ w ʊ l f / Old English: [ˈbeːo̯ˌwulf]) is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. It may be the oldest ...