The plot has four main focuses throughout the journey. These are: Telemachus’ journey, Odysseus’ return from Ogygia, the telling of his travels to the Phaeacians and his homecoming and regaining of his kingdom.
Telemachus’ journey = books 1-4
Odysseus’ return from Ogygia = 5-8
Travel tales to the Phaeacians = 9-12
Homecoming = 13-24
- This shows that the fact that Homer has put so much effort and description into Odysseus’ final homecoming highlights that the end goal of the Odyssey is to…