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WEEK 8

WEEK 8

How are free will and fate treated in the Odyssey?  (Books 1-END)

The Gods believe that fate is something uncontrollable although it may be hard for some of the Gods to accept, fate just is in the Odyssey. However, fate does not take away from free will. Men and Women have the free will is something a person decides to choose to do something rather than fate which is what ultimately would happen no matter what someone may do to change it. For instance Odysseus had blinded the son of Poseidon, Polyphemus. Poseidon is angry with him. Poseidon chooses to try and punish Odysseus causing chaos into the human world. They start to cause destruction into the human world, however they do not treat the humans like slaves they respect their free will. Therefore, the Odyssey shows fate and free will respect.

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