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Imagine you are one of the mariners sailing with Ulysses. Describe Ulysses.

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Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Imagine you are one of the mariners sailing with Ulysses. Describe Ulysses. Tall, sunburnt, from the countless days at sea, and well built from all the heroic adventures that he shared with us, Ulysses is not only a role model to the other mariners and myself, but also an explorer for danger and new horizons. He has left his peaceful kingdom, and a loving family to persuade us to join him in the quest for more blood-spilling action, more ungodly monsters to fight, and more land to conquer. He has asked us to follow him make the impossible possible again. Just like the battle of Troy, and many others. ...read more.

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How can a man of adventure and sense of leadership have a son such as Telemachus? This was a question that the others and I often discussed when we had sleepless nights on the windy plains of Troy. The times when all of us had disturbed nights were uncountable. Every one of us would lie there under the shining stars praying to Zeus that we would make it home in one piece to see our beloved ones. Yet at the same time we were all so confident that Ulysses would lead us through another glorious victory without fail. For this reason, everybody in Greece has heard of, and respects the name 'Ulysses', as the sound of his name brings reassurance to those who are close to him, yet panic for those who fear him, like a mouse who fears his predator. ...read more.

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of being a king, as when he was with us, fighting for our lives, he is not a king anymore, but just another man fighting for his life. It is now been two years since I have seen my family. I do not know why I allowed myself to be talked into sailing again. Perhaps it is because of Ulysses, or maybe because like Ulysses, I missed having to face danger, not knowing whether tomorrow will be my first day to a new beginning, or my last. Who knows when I shall see my wife and children again, but I do know that like Ulysses, I too am a sword, and do not have much time. Therefore I will continue to strive, seek, find and not yield. By: Stephanie Ko ...read more.

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