All the elements presented can bring in any reader from any century, the Cyclops, the Gods, the trickery of Penelope, and the disguises of Odysseus, are all legendary literary hooks . The following example of an epic simile comes from Homers The Odyssey, as translated by Robert Fitzgerald. In The Odyssey, how does the character of Odysseus change from the beginning of his quest until the end? THE ODYSSEY, Book 5, Homeric Similes. How can you help with the local and global problem of hunger?