By sheltering the women from the violence and gore of the plotted massacre, Odysseus reveals a soft spot and a genteel side of his personality.
Of all of Odysseus' heroic traits, the two most commonly exposed are bravery and sagacity.
He uses tricks and wit to escape from risky situations.
Odysseus seems to be a perfect blend - he is a good athlete, and has a sharp witty mind. Like many of the male characters of Greek literature, he too has his egotistical pride.
Odysseus's many triumphs repeatedly reveal his heroic nature.
Though gore and violence often aid in his success, a kind, noble, and gentle side occasionally peeks through his rambunctious spirit.
People made countless sacrifices to different gods to earn their goodwill and support.
Disrespecting the gods meant invited god’s wrath and anger on oneself. One can conclude that the importance of the father-son relationship was much more than that of any other relation.
The role of family life seems to be cardinal in The Odyssey.
Odysseus has not returned home after ten years of war.