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He has a very low spirit, and he longs to return to his home. Home shows Odysseus having a very low spirit in order to accentuate the religious growth from the start of the novel to the end. If home presents Odysseus with good religious aspect as the book unfolds, then the religious growth would not have established. While he is sailing back home, odyssey thought that, he was now experiencing some light in his life.
The first attempt that tried his spirit is when Poseidon almost kills him when he nears the coast of Scheia. This is the first island that he lands. As Odysseus says ‘, “and trapped within that backwash of the brine, Odysseus would have died before his time had not gray-eyed Athena counseled him” (Homer 420-423)). Athena (the gods) challenges him by causing storms, but she does not allow death to take him. She is well aware that, such a challenge wills strengthen Odysseus to continue with his journey. Athena in this context portrays an aspect of the religious aspect of caring. As the slogan says, and this tags along with Odysseus situation,’ whatever does not bring death to you makes you stronger’.
Odysseus also experiences fatal challenges when he and his men are about to pass the Sirens. He is the only person who should hear their voices/sounds, and for this reason, he must remain restrained in a post in order to avoid any movements. His lack the strength of mind and feels discouraged, and he feels gripped with the sirens capability to make prophesy about the future (Homer 9-12). He struggles to liberate himself from the restraints, and this strengthens his spirit, as he is no longer entwined with the evil. In that context, Homer shows some kind of religious aspect. Another instance in which Homer portrays the theme of religion is when Odysseus returns home. He disguises himself as a beggar and suitors allure him. The gods have given him enough strength and ability to overcome such challenges.
In addition, Homer shares his