The Relationship Between Odysseus And Penelope

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Marriage is a commitment taken by two people to love and honor each other for life. however, what happens when a husband and wife have been separated by unforeseen circumstances? In Homer’s “The Odyssey” Odysseus is unable to return home after Poseidon send him off course. Odysseus is then separated from his wife for over ten years. While gone, Odysseus commits adultery with other women during his marriage to Penelope. Therefore, is there a connection between Odysseus and Penelope’s marriage in today’s society? Men during Odysseus time and today’s society are adulterous, while most women like Odysseus’ with Penelope remain chaste. In the early centuries, in a relationship men were the unfaithful ones in dating and also in a marriage, women didn’t have the equality in rights as a worthy person. “Men did not commit infidelity more than women, and no sex differences were found regarding the type of…show more content…
“Though he was longing to return to his wife and country, was detained by the goddess Calypso, who had got him into a large cave and wanted to marry him” (Homer Book1). After, he left Calypso and ended up with a witch goddess, Circe, which he been with for a year. While all of this happening, he have a wife and child in Ithaca. Odysseus is intelligent, strong, and brave man some people will call him a hero, but he is also a cheater and a liar. When he left to go fight in the Trojan War, he left behind his wife and his only son. While he lived the double life sleeping with Calypso and Circe; Penelope was being a thoughtful wife. She stayed faithful to her husband because she could not see herself being with anyone else. Penelope husband was gone for twenty years, so she became celibacy until her husband came back. When suitors came to her door for her hand in marriage, she turn them down because she knew she took a vow to stay commit “in sickness and in heath through death do us
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