...adventures. Even at his old age, he opts to leave his throne to his son, Telemachus, and go forth in search of adventure together with his old crew (Tennyson). Ulysses views life at his age as a chance to seize no matter what it takes and pursue his dreams even if it will lead him to death. He is determined not to stay in his kingdom awaiting death as it is already boring to him, and opts to go to other lands. In stanza 2, line 23 in the poem, Ulysses says... , “To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!”, denoting that spirit to feel worthwhile even at an age where people would redeem them useless. It is Ulysses perseverance that makes him wants to make this dangerous journey in his old age...