Odysseus of the Odyssey and Moses of Exodus The Book of Exodus is considered to be an epic poem as by definition. An epic poem as defined by Funk and Wagnalls is a poem celebrating in stately, formal verse the achievements of heroes, gods, and demigods (426). The Book of Exodus as well as the entire Bible was written in the form of an epic poem. Major characteristics of epic poems are that there is always a heroic figure. Moses is indeed comparable to Odysseus, the heroic figure in the Odyssey. Although both men had different purposes they are still considered comparable according to the definition of an epic. Like Odysseus, Moses …show more content…
In the Exodus there were many examples where Moses showed his great wisdom. He also possessed somewhat magical power given to him by God. He also had a divine purpose in life. Moses was on a "mission from god" so to speak to deliver his people from bondage. His mission was similar to those of other typical epics. It was of course a very dangerous and exhausting journey that lasted a very long time. There were many obstacles to overcome …show more content…
And he said here I am" (Exodus 3. 4). God had chosen Moses to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt. "I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou may bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt" (Exodus 3. 10). It was now clear to Moses that he must lead the Hebrews out of Egypt and onto their own land. Just like Odysseus, Moses was about to start a very difficult journey. Moses would have to lead his people across the desert, over mountains, and though the sea. This is a very difficult task for any man. But as the hero of an epic poem Moses is no ordinary man. All heroes of epic poems are labeled with some sort of specific characteristics. Moses is no exception to this trend. He is portrayed as being a very wise individual guided by the all-knowing God. The Lord guides him in his speeches and thoughts so that he can be an eloquent spokesman. God said to Moses, "And thou shalt speak unto him, and
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Moses was a major character in the fact that he was the reason his son, Adam, became the man that he had become. “If just once in all my born days you’d say a good thing to me” (Fast 3), Moses stated. Moses wanted Adam to be raised the way that Moses was raised and respect it. Adam did not like how strict his father was to him and did not want to be raised like he was. “Maybe it’s time I just went and did something without my father”
At the beginning of the book Telemakhos is troubled with the suitors trying to marry his mother. He tries to keep them in line but they are rampant, especially when they're drunk. They kill Odysseus's herd for their own feedings and disrespect the house of Odysseus. So Telemakhos is obliged to search for his father because he is his last and only hope of keeping the suitors away. He is determined to search for his father and must find him at all costs. When Odysseus is stuck on the island of Kalypso, Athena had obliged him to leave the island in search of his home, Ithaka. She tells him of the memories he had there and he remembered how much he had longed for Ithaka. So he was determined to get home. Just like how Telemakhos was determined to find his father. They were destined by the gods to come together. In book 16, it talks about Telemakhos and his father talking to each other planning how they were going to take over the suitors. They talked and talked and were happy to see each other.
The Internet is the future of business. Bring your company up-to-date and provide customers, not only with product descriptions and information, but with a way to shop, communicate and interact with your company via the web. The Internet also provides less chance for human error in the ordering process because fewer individuals have to handle information. And, most importantly, the Internet speeds up operations, whether it is use for sending information to employees or receiving custom orders from customers.
Odysseus (Ulysses in Roman) was one of the great Pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. Famous for his courage, intelligence and leadership he was most recognized through his resourcefulness and oratory skills. Throughout classical literature and through many authors Odysseus’ characteristics have changed as much as the stories that surround him. The epic and tragedy I will focus on in particular is The Odyssey by Homer and Hecuba by Euripides. The defining characteristics of Odysseus ranges widely as is shown in Homer’s The Odyssey and Euripides’s Hecuba. The figure of Odysseus in homers The Odyssey is the antithesis of the Odysseus in Euripides Hecuba due to their historical contexts and respective audiences.
The Internet and international business is an interesting topic- discussing an area of business that will probably be around for many years and possibly centuries to come. Since its earliest days, the Internet has been a means of communication, an essential tool in almost instant communication.
Many of us use the internet on a daily basis and the expectation of using the internet is that our research and information is private. The reasons why we have expectations of privacy are due to the rules, laws and regulations set forth in the past by cases involving the use of the internet. The case of Smyth v. Pillsbury Co., 914 F.Supp 97 is a prime example of internet use at work and the privacy expectations. The Communications Decency Act of 1996 criminalizes sending or displaying offensive messages on the internet less than 18 years of age. The Economic Espionage Act criminalizes the theft of confidential business information.
The internet has had profound effects on the lives we live and on the quality of life. The internet provides an efficient means of handling a variety of everyday activities efficiently thus saving on costs and enabling us to do more. One cannot exhaust the benefits that the internet has on everyday life. With all the benefits highlighted, it is difficult to imagine that there is a dark side to the internet (Minhas, 2004, p. 93). There are issues with the internet regarding security, ethics and the law. This paper explores some of the issues that have bedeviled the internet and the measures that have been taken or that users should take to correct, prevent or detect them...
...nnel for the message to the Israelites. This serves God's ultimately purpose of setting his chosen people free. Although Moses does not seem like a worthy candidate for the task, God gives him the power to overcome his flaws. Moses was successful in communicating and obeying God's word throughout his journey, because he never sought to control or possess the land or the people, unlike Pharaoh. In the end, the journey of the spiritual hero can finish in either one of these two paths. It is up to the individual whether or not they will succumb to temptation and be led down into hell and remain there forever.
While Tolley shares the same basic definition of cyber slacking with both McAulay-Gilbart and Johnson, it is apparent that how the issue is addressed differs to a degree. Tolley (2014) admits that he views cyber slacking to be within the same category as coffee or smoke breaks. In his office, there is “no specific amount of time limit” for these kinds of breaks” (Tolley, 2014). Because of the immeasurable nature of these types of breaks, Tolley (2014) believes that it would be unfair to punish one unproductive activity more than another. Instead, he deals with cyber slacking on a case-by-case basis by focusing on productivity levels and output of employees. Tolley explains that this approach is the most effective within the company. He argues that a case-by-case basis is required due to the nature of the company’s line of work as well as the different positions within the organization such as reception. If an employee’s productivity decreases, the first avenue Tolley takes is to meet with the employee to discuss the recent changes in order to diagnose the problem. The only reason why Tolley will investigate the possibility of cyber slacking is if he believes that to be the cause of a disruption in an employee’s productivity. Through the IT department, he can access the internet history of all of the
The Internet allows companies to increase and strengthen their presence on the market, offers possibilities for market development and increases sales, improves services for customers, allows companies to change a potential custo...
Commonly known as the Internet, the world’s largest network is used extensively throughout the world today. Since its creation in 1983, the Internet has continued to grow in popularity and use as a commercial and private communications medium. Millions of people throughout the world use the Internet in a variety of ways, ranging from personal conversations to on-line shopping. According to a survey compiled by Nua Ltd in 1999, the number of Internet users rose from 26 million in 1995 to 205 million in 1999, an increase of almost 700% (Nua Ltd)! With such an explosive increase, how then has the Internet affected us personally, and how has it affected the way we do business? The answers to these questions include changes in the way people obtain information, interact, work, learn and conduct business.Given the Internet’s original purpose is to share information, it is no wonder that the most important asset of the Internet is the wealth of information that can be found on the Internet (Maney 3).
The internet has evolved from just being a search engine where people just look up information to being a tool for providing information about matters that concern the law. The internet greatly differs from other internet technologies, in that it is global. A singe web page’s publications can be viewed all over the world at the same time.
In the workplace, employers can continue to monitor workers with relatively few restrictions. One form of electronic monitoring, done by computer, may include searches of employee computer files, voicemail, E-mail, and other networking communicati ons. It is estimated that more than 60 million workers currently correspond via E-mail, sending approximately two billion messages every month (Posch 55). A recent case occurred in the Nissan Motor Corporation in Southern California where two employee t rainers were coordinating their efforts by keeping in touch via E-mail. At time, their messages contained negative remarks about upper management. They did not realize that their boss was monitoring their E-mail remarks, until they were called in and re primanded. The two women sued Nissan for invasion of privacy, but the court ruled in favor of the company because Nissan owned the computer system (Clavin 76). Because of the threat to individual privacy, the growth of E-mail litigation is one of the fa stest growing areas in the United States. Federal and state laws have not kept up with the varied use of E-mail (Posch 54).