Home Forums Litterae Forum The Odyssey Odysseus the liar

This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Sean Mcpartlin 4 years, 1 month ago.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
  • #4822


    Is Odysseus’ knack for lying actually a character fault? Can you give examples to support your claim?


    Sean Mcpartlin

    It can be argued that yes this knack for lying perhaps caused Odysseus drawn out ‘nostos’. Odysseus’ lying proved fruitful in Book 9 when dealing with Polyphemus but his lying eventually is the downfall of his men. In not telling his men of the consequences which would follow the eating of the sun gods cattle he sealed his mens fate and therefore proved his own flaws.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.