In Book XVI of Homer's “The Odyssey” the audience learns the characteristics of the suitors Eurymachus, Antinous, and Amphinomus through Homer’s rhetorical strategies. Homer has the suitors make these speeches to show the audience the opinions of the suitors on Telemachus safely making it home to Ithaca. In the first suitor Eurymachus speech, the audience learns that he “cares” about how Telemachus returns just so he can get sympathy from Penelope. In Antinous’s speech the audience gains the knowledge that Eurymachus is not a good man, because he just wanted Telemachos dead. In the third suitors speech, the audience learns that Amphinomus likes to take the safe approach, by only doing what the gods permit him to do.
When first meeting Nestor, Telémakhos doubts his ability to say speeches but soon overcomes his fear and learns to speak to elders in a well-mannered way: “Nestor, pride of Akhaians, Neleus’ son, you ask where we are from, and I can tell you: our home port is under Mount Neion, Ithaka. We are not here on Ithakan business, though, but on my own. I want news of my father, Odysseus, known for his great heart and I will comb the wide world for it” (Od.3.86-92) This is important as it plays a role in displaying Telémakhos’ growth. He has learnt the important concept of giving speeches and can take care of himself with speech which in the ancient Greek world was
Penelope’s manipulation of her suitors is in reaction to her unfortunate situation. Without knowledge of her husband’s whereabouts, she faces being forced to marry another man. For this reason, Penelope both seduces her suitors and avoids them. She acts this way because she is trying to prepare for her future whether it be with or without Odysseus. She entices the suitors in case her husband never comes home and also in order to receive their gifts.
Odysseus, pitying Amphinomos since he knows full well what is going to happen, pulls him over to the side and warns him of the coming danger (18.125-150). However, Amphinomus does not leave, for he is bound to die at the hands of Telemachus (18.151-156). Athena puts into Penelope’s head to make an appearance before the suitors and gives her extra stature and beauty (18.158-162). She leads the suitors on and tricks them into bringing her gifts, claiming that any suitor would try to win her hand by giving her things rather than taking from her (18.208-280). The suitors proceed to give her gifts
Homer's The Odyssey Works Cited Not Included In Homer’s historic epic The Odyssey the protagonist, Odysseus, is venturing home to his native land of Ithaca. Throughout the story Odysseus is faced with many great challenges and is forced to make many decisions that will greatly affect his life and that of everyone around him. Each decision is crucial to his survival and his journey home. Homer portrays many patterns that are susceptible throughout the tale. One of the major themes that he portrays is that temptation can befall any man, even Odysseus.
By refusing to marry Demetrius, the man her father has chosen, she dares to challenge that idea by claiming she has a say in who she marries, defying her father’s wishes. Egeus states that Lysander has “turned her obedience (which is due to me)/ To stubborn harshness…” (Shakespeare 1. 1. 38-9). Men are seen to treat women as a piece of land in which is decided who obtains it.
It time that it is restated, it implies a different meaning. Shakespeare uses repetit... ... middle of paper ... ...ne he has favored more. He then promptly disowns Cordelia and banishes her from his sight. Along with alter events, this incident brings sharply into focus the nature of the bond between parent and child, child and parent, and recalls the theme of marriage depicted in a previous Shake sphere play, Othello in the relationship between Desdemona her divided loyalty to her husband and father. After Cordelia bids farewell to her sisters, recognizing the potential danger to her father, left in their hands.
In Othello and Romeo and Juliet the father-daughter relationships of Brabantio and Desdemona and Juliet and Capulet focuses on love and possess. Similar to Juliet, Desdemona has a dilemma of choosing a lover over her family. Both works can compare to one another because of the father disagreements and greed over their daughters. Shakespeare uses Desdemona and Brabantio as a father-daughter relationship founded on love and possessiveness because he is manipulative on whom his daughter can or cannot marry. Desdemona should have the right to marry who she wants to spend her entire life with but at such a young age her father says he knows what is best for her.
1) Odysseus leaves for war in Troy and has trouble coming back, because Poseidon is upset with Odysseus. Athena goes to Ithica to try to help Telemachus (Odysseus’s son). Telemachus’s mother has so many suitors at her palace wanting to marry her. Telemachus and Athena (disguised) go to an old family friends house and asks for help. Athena tells Telemachus to go find his dad.
Though he may realize the necessary strength of one who could overtake his enemies, he cannot identify these capacities within himself. Fortunately, Athena's encouragement comes just at the right time. She encourages that he "call the islanders to assembly, and speak your will, and call the gods to witness: the suitors must go scattering to t... ... middle of paper ... ...cked the poise necessary to take back his home. With his courage intact, and his father by his side, Telemakhos and Odysseus formulate a plan to avenge their household; both men display outstanding fortitude. In commanding the servants (Eurikleia, to be specific), Telemakhos "spoke so soldierly that her own speech halted on her tongue" (XIX.38-39).