2. Hospitality in The Odyssey was a theme based throughout the entire journey. The Trojan War started due to poor hospitality. Odysseus blinded Polyphemus because he wanted to eat his guests. There were servants who often disobeyed Odysseus and Penelope and were excruciatingly punished for the wrongdoing that had been done as well. The major part of the story that shows poor hospitality are the suitors who eat Penelope, Telemachus, and Odysseus out of house and home. One suitor even had sexual intercourse with a servant which is a big no-no in Ancient-Greek time. Once Odysseus finally returned home, he killed all of the suitors and the servants who disobeyed.