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Odysseus

Imagine yourself in control of fate, the fate of yourself and the fate of your friends. And for everything you do there could be a horrible outcome that affects lives of everyone you know including your own. Now you can see how Odysseus and his crew were not accountable for the misfortune they received. The situations were merely fate. Isaac Newton once stated, "For every action there is an equal but opposite reaction," but what is everything was beyond your control and left up to a higher power to decide? The higher power, the gods, for every action there could be a huge reaction. Odysseus and his men had no control due to fate and the gods.
When it comes to the fate of your destiny can you handle it, the pressure of knowing what will happen to you? Fate is the dictionary is defined as the force that predestines an inevitable event. Another word for fate could be chance, luck, or even doom. With that in consideration, fate is a possibility of something good or something bad.Odysseus and his men were put in many situations way beyond their control. How can you control chance, how can you stop the future from happening, its impossible to control. Odysseus could not have power over every one of his ship mates, he can help guide them but he is only human and can't do everything. Like when Odysseus warns his men not to eat the forbidden fruit yet they do anyway and he ends up loosing his whole crew.
Bearing in mind that Odysseus did do some guilty tasks on his 20-year journey, the gods had overall power. Odysseus was simply a puppet to the gods, if they wanted him to jump he jumped, but don't think that Odysseus wanted to jump. For instance when Odysseus was a Circe's he really wanted to leave atfirst then got used to it and then was forced to leave by Zeus. Another example would be that it was Poseidon who kept Odysseus from getting home for 10 years wondering the open ocean not knowing where he was go…

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