The Odyssey

While The Odyssey details the trials and tribulations Odysseus faces on his journey to return home to Ithaca, he is not the only character who undertakes a journey. For this essay prompt, consider the role that journeys play for the other members of Odysseus’ immediate family, Telemachus and Penelope. Think beyond the traditionally accepted definition of a journey—travel from one place to a new destination—and explain what we learn about his son and wife throughout the epic. Think about the journeys each of them make, and explain which one you think has the most difficult journey. Be sure to use specific examples and/or quotations from the text.

  • Your initial response should be at least 1,000 words in length
  • Use MLA format for any quotations or citations that you use to support your answer

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MLA Format, 1090 words
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