In addition to relatable themes, The Odyssey also addresses the intricacies of humanity. The human mind is an extremely intricate organ that while it gives humans the upper hand in nature, also greatly complicates day to day interaction. The Odyssey accurately addresses the duality of man and the unique skill of improvisation. Odysseus is a prime example the two different side the same person can have. In book nine, Odysseus shows both his skill as a quick thinking intellectual but later as the dumb, hubris warrior. The characters in The Odyssey, no matter how fictitious they may seem, behave like any normal human.
They share the same emotions and feelings, and this makes them relatable to people of the modern day. The accurate properties of humanity keep The Odyssey relevant throughout time.