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The Odyssey By Homer. Homer

- Essay 2 Topic B The Odyssey was written near the end of 8th century B.C. by Homer. Homer wrote this epic poem in the Greek coastal region of Anatolia called Ionia. This poem talks tells the famous story of Ulysses journey back home after the Trojan war. In the surface the poem gives an interesting story about Ulysses battle against monsters and Gods, but after analyzing the story in depth one can find important information about Greek society in this time period. The Odyssey has the theme of women as monsters tempting men away from home and also the theme that men actually settle in a different area rather than return home....   [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Odysseus, Trojan War]

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The Odyssey, by Homer

- Homer’s Odyssey was written around 700 BC. During this time there was major social and economic change, which brought the development of new cities, as well as new laws to govern them. Political rights and citizenship in Greek society truly defined the roles of women in this time period. All of the laws governing the population of Greece were not only written by men, but also enforced by men. Homer’s Odyssey is the product of a society in which men played the dominant role. Women were held at a very low status compared to men....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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`` The Odyssey `` By Homer

- The Odyssey, by Homer, just a simple search in Google will bring up millions of hits, a similar search on any college’s database will bring up thousands of articles, essays, and reviews of the famous Greek Epic. Pretty good for a tale now well over a thousand years old. However, with such a lengthy history to the story’s name and a huge drawing-factor to anyone stepping into the fields of History or Literature, it seems most everyone has written down their opinions about the text. Sadly, this means that over time writing about it has become clichéd....   [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Odysseus, Epic Cycle]

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The Odyssey, by Homer

- A hero has many admirable traits that are attributed to them. Today, one would describe a hero as someone with courage, bravery and a clear conscience to invoke good deeds. In mythology, heroes are also present and hold the same qualities as our modern heroes. Heroes just like Odysseus who after spending ten years trying to return home from the Trojan War, wants nothing more than to get back to his wife, son and reclaim his position as king of Ithaca.. But hardships that appear during his voyage demonstrate his courage and intelligence....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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The Odyssey, by Homer

- The monsters of Homer’s The Odyssey as written by Robert Fitzgerald all share traits in common, but there is always the small differences which make each close encounter more gripping than the last. When the not-so-glorious Odysseus, son of Laertes just manages to elude the cannibalistic clutches of the blinded Kyklops (IX) and takes to the high seas, he becomes arrogant and taunts his nemesis. He does not realize this, but the very words he uttered then sets the holy executioner upon the necks of his crew....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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Analysis Of Homer 's Odyssey By Homer

- Homer’s Odyssey effectively demonstrates the numerous societal roles played out in Greek culture with a stress on the expectations of the two sexes, particularly those of females. Two main factions of women, categorized according to their differing levels of prestige, are used to represent the different ancient Greek women. The lower level is the common mortal woman, separated into women of sovereignty like Penelope and the everyday women like the housemaids. The higher level is the immortal goddess— ranging from well-known Pallas Athena to nymphs and witches like Circe and Calypso....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Greek mythology, Homer]

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Telemakhos' Lesson on Perseverance in Homer's Odyssey

- While in books I-IV of Homer's Odyssey, Telemakhos has learned that perseverance and asserting himself is important when becoming a hero and he still needs to learn about the importance of managing his temper. In these books, Telemakhos has learned about the importance of perseverance when becoming a hero. Perseverance is important to heroes because heroes have to keep going even when they are faced with challenges. Telemakhos learned about the importance of perseverance when he left on his journey to find his father....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey]

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The Mysterious Homer, Author of The Odyssey and The Iliad

- The Mysterious Homer, Author of The Odyssey and The Iliad  A sketchy figure by the name of Homer is given credit for the two great epic poems of ancient Greece. The Odyssey and The Iliad influenced Greek culture, education, and morality. Little is known about Homer and many scholars question whether he existed at all. (Encarta) Some say two different unknown authors wrote the two poems. (Britannica) Others say that many oral poets were responsible for the finished products. (Britannica) In this report I will discuss the theories that support the existence of an author named Homer....   [tags: Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' Odyssey '

- The goddess Athena intrigues and fascinates readers, compelling an in depth look at the role which she plays within Homers, Odyssey. Throughout the epic poem Athena is depicted as a strong leading voice who aids in helping the development of maturity within Odysseus’s son Telemachus. From persuading Telemachus to hold an assembly, debate what to do about his mother’s suitors, and consider the matter of his father, Odysseus, Athena begins a slow accession into a guiding or mentoring role of Telemachus....   [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Odysseus, Athena]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- In historical times, war was viewed as glorious, especially during the medieval era, as depicted in countless novels and narratives with which fighters were portrayed as heroic and brave. Contrary to this viewpoint, modern civilization sees war as an orgy of destruction that despite sometimes being necessary demolishes entire cultures and puts families into disarray and ruin. Within the Iliad, Homer incorporates these two conflicting viewpoints into a complex and deep attitude towards war. In the historical epic, Homer reveals the devastation that fighting inflicts on soldiers both physically and emotionally, and he depicts the grief and sorrows of the families of soldiers killed during the...   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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Comparison Of Homer 's ' The Odyssey '

- Journal Book 9 : Polyphemus Compare and Contrast: Polyphemus in The Odyssey is depicted as a one-eyed man eating cyclops. He is the son of Poseidon and lives in Sicily. When Odysseus came to the island, and decided to go into Polyphemus’ cave and start rummaging through things, what he did not realise is that the cave belonged to a giant. He trapped them in there, and ate two of Odysseus’ men for every meal (Homer 110). What Odysseus, being as smart as he is, did is that he tricked him and blinded him, and escaped on the unders of sheep....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Odyssey '

- Homer makes The Odyssey out of many smaller books each with their own theme and story that add to the entirety of the meaning of the Epic. Within these books, Homer exposes the effects the war has on human nature by symbolizing the consequences of war as monsters, who, as the story continues, gain more human appearances until Homer reveals that Odysseus himself is one of the consequences of war. Homer, make it clear that war’s most important consequence is the loss of civilization. This follows one of Homer 's more prominent themes throughout his epic, the idea that civilization is what makes people human....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- Lying in the cover of wheat-yellow shrub, a cheetah waits patiently for its prey; in contrast, a herd of gazelles peacefully drink from a water hole. The cheetah tenses, ready to make its move; the gazelles tense up, fear in their eyes. In the blink of an eye the cheetah launches after the herd; a chase, albeit a short one, ensues. The cheetah reaches its chosen prey, and the kill is complete. From an ecological perspective, the hunt can be seen as a battle––a conquest between the weak and the strong in which those who win survive....   [tags: Achilles, Trojan War, Iliad, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- Peace and War Throughout generations, humanity has evaluated and defined war and peace among our civilizations. The difference between these two subjects has been greatly reflected throughout many literatures and has been approached at many different outlooks. These separate perspectives are expressed through the writings of Homer and Lao Tzu. In The Iliad, Homer evaluates war and peace through his use of symbolism and emphasize on one’s own decision. Contrarily, In Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu assesses war and peace through ones full understanding of when each is needed and how to approach them....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Trojan War, Homer]

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William Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- Warfare an Intoxication Inferno The Iliad Anger has always been the downfall of humanity. For generations man, had fought in war for many reasons, some claiming to be their rights. What right does any man has to send innocent people to their death. Anger has brought men to make careless decisions without caring for the consequences of their action, even giving their back to their own people. So many Men that fought courageously for their country, but no one will ever know their name. So many countless tears mothers have cried for their fallen loved ones....   [tags: Iliad, Homer, Achilles, Trojan War]

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Homer 's Odyssey : The Odyssey

- The Odyssey, an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, relates to Odysseus’s journey back to Ithaca.1 In the poem Odysseus has had some bad luck getting home, with some of the gods helping him and some hindering him; his journey towards home is a constant struggle. Throughout the epic Homer portrays diverse relationships in Odysseus’s journey. Odysseus experiences a lot of inconsistent emotions; a lot of this is attributed to the physical and mental hell he goes through on this remarkable voyage....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Epic poetry]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' Odyssey '

- Up to this point in The Odyssey, Homer has introduced several characters, including the gods, Telemachus, Odysseus, and several more. The Gods first appear when they discuss what they should do about Odysseus’s turmoil as he attempts to get home to his wife and, now grown, son. Afterward, Athena appears to Telemachus as Mentor, an old companion of his father, Odysseus. She convinces Telemachus that he should set sail in order to find out if his father is dead or alive and also to take back control of his father’s kingdom from his mother, Penelope’s, suitors....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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William Homer 's ' The Iliad '

- Warfare an Intoxication Inferno Anger has always been the downfall of humanity. For generations man, had fought in war for many reasons, some claiming to be their rights. What right does any man has sending innocent people to their death. Anger has brought men to make careless decision without caring for the consequences of their action even giving their back to their own people. Men that fought courageously for their country, but no one will ever know their name. So many countless tears mothers have cried for their fallen love ones....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Homer, Iliad]

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The Iliad By Homer Is An Epic Poem

- The Iliad by Homer is an epic poem separated in different books or chapters that shows a fictionalized account of the Trojan War. Book 6: Hector Returns to Troy is the specific portion of the poem that is being covered in this essay. Hector from the Iliad shows a very clear aspect of his personality, a strong sense of loyalty and tenderness for his loved ones and also his people by being on the front lines during the war and showing his people he is willing to fight with them and essentially sacrificing himself for his family....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Homer]

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The Odyssey, An Epic Narrative By Homer

- The Odyssey, an epic narrative by Homer, Illustrates the countless hardships and lessons one must undergo and learn throughout the journey of life. This journey was shown by following the story of a Greek man named Odysseus. The goal of life, according to Homer, was to reach self-actualization and become infallible in each of the seven virtues (hospitality, obedience, loyalty, courage, respect, empathy, and humility). Odysseus, once the king of Ithaca, was a great and brilliant man who was in fact superior over many people in regards to life’s virtues....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Homer, Odysseus]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Iliad

- Homer reveals his ideas of glory through the use of similes, comparing great men to flora and natural forces, conveying the idea that glory comes from these forces themselves. These similes Homer uses in The Iliad exemplify how glory obtained in battle is nothing compared to the glory and immortality of nature. Homer purposely juxtaposes the images of nature, using diction to intensify their glory, to images of men fighting for glory. During battles, especially when warriors are gaining immense glory, many similes about plants and natural forces appear....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Iliad

- In Homer’s The Iliad, there are various scenes where war is depicted through similes that relate it back to nature. Through the use of this literary device Homer shows how cruel the war is in contrast to how peaceful nature is. Many people are slaughtered in this story; this overwhelming amount of death is portrayed alongside the vivid descriptions of the beauty of nature. The culture that this poem was written in was very familiar with aesthetically pleasing scenes in nature, as the Greeks often admired it....   [tags: Iliad, Homer, Achilles, Trojan War]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Odyssey '

- Within Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, vary aspects of ancient Grecian culture are revealed throughout the actions of the characters and throughout the plot of the poem. Homer’s use of poetry and philosophy provides his audience with a sense of Grecian history while creating an entertaining piece of literature. The Greeks’ values and customs primary revolved around the mental, physical, religious aspects of the individual as well, as their view on life. The most prominent of the Grecian values was the mental aspect, Greek’s value an individual’s intellectual abilities....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Zeus, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Iliad

- As Homer’s The Iliad begins, Achilleus, a god-like mortal and the greatest among all warriors, comes into light as a lead character; one whom brings about the complex issues within the poem. The poem forms while illustrating different overlying ideals such as anger, honor, greed, destruction, forgiveness, and others. Characters come and go, displaying the ideals and warlike lifestyle housed by the warrior-like men of ancient Greece throughout the text; however, Achilleus’ character develops portraying new and different values and beliefs of a soldier of his stature. Modern culture relates much of its development to the ancient Greek societies; still, the two eras do differ individually....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad, Homer]

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The Odyssey By Homer And Hecuba

- 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....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Iliad

- “Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles…” In Homer’s The Iliad there is a legend so intertwined with love and greed that there is no other way to have a story without violence. Many words are used in The Iliad such as possession, mine, prize, treasures, and cheat. In the first line alone there are three words that represent violence: Rage, Goddess, and Achilles. All three words their own combination of twenty-six letters, but also three different meanings of viciousness. The word Rage, although self-explanatory is defined as “violent, uncontrollable anger.” Goddess, the word may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of violence, that is until study mythology a...   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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The Epic, The Odyssey By Homer

- The epic, The Odyssey by Homer, follows the adventures of Odysseus and his Telemachus, attempting to regain control over their home on the island of Ithaca. Since the epic was usually told orally from a bard, it contained descriptions of modern Greek traditions and ideologies. The Odyssey describes the differences between a civilized and uncivilized country. The many islands Odysseus travels to, demonstrates the differences between “civilized” and “savages” countries. Throughout The Odyssey, there appears to be distinct differences between the lifestyles of those who classify themselves as “civilize” and “savages.” The conditions of each lifestyle can best be understood when compared to eac...   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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The Odyssey By Homer 's Odyssey

- In the Odyssey, women play a much greater role in the development of the story than in previous instances in Greek Mythology. These women, such as the Sirens and Circe, not only serve the purpose of providing multiple opportunities for Odysseus to abandon his responsibilities in Ithaca but they are also integral to the theme of seduction and male weakness in the Odyssey. While some of the female characters in this epic do support the male heroes, their role in the Odyssey has more to do with showing how simple it would be for these heroes to fail....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Greek mythology]

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Comparison Between Homer And Iliad

- Homer and Hesiod were well-known epic poets that gave contribution to their culture by writing poetry on the different aspects and views of the Greek world. Homer’s long narrative poems dealt a lot with heroes at war, gods and goddesses involved with humans while Hesiod’s poetry is shorter, having little to do with heroes, and presents the importance of work and morality. Although the two poets have their own unique writing style, there are many differences and similarities in The Odyssey, Works and Days, and Iliad about beliefs in religion, description of women, and function of war....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Odyssey, Homer]

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The Epic Tales Of Homer

- If you look at art representing Ancient Greece – Contemporary or otherwise, you see large muscular men deep at though or speaking with skill to a crowd. In the eyes of the Greeks men needed to aspire to the wit of Odysseus, the skills of Achilles and, fulfill the duties of their station. The array of skills, traits, and actions that make for an ideal man in the Homeric epics vary from our own values in some ways, but there are similar to modern universal desires for men from women and can be observed in the ancient text....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Iliad, Achilles]

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The Mastery of Poseidon, Athena, and Calypso in The Odyssey, by Homer

- “A god is a difficult thing to master.” Homer means that gods can be mastered. Homer does not say that gods cannot be mastered. Basically, Homer says that although it is difficult, it is possible to master a god. Odysseus masters certain gods like Athena and Calypso, but he fails to even be friendly with other gods like Poseidon. Mastery is different for each God. Mastery of Athena is to receive her help, while the mastery of Calypso is to talk with her so there will be no future problems, but it seems Odysseus does not master Poseidon because Poseidon forces Odysseus to voyage for a long time....   [tags: classic, homer]

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The Realtionship of a Father and Son in Homer’s Odyssey

- The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus and his both literal and figurative journey home to Ithaka. When the great king, Odysseus travels to Troy on the account of war, many obstructions hinder him from returning home. During his absence, his deprivation of being a father to his son, Telemachus, causes great disappointment. Without a father, his son strives to grow and mature yet he has not the slightest idea of where to. However, as Telemachus struggles to reach manhood and his father struggles to return to Ithaka, their seemingly separate journeys are connected....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey]

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The Realtionship of a Father and Son in Homer’s Odyssey

- With time come change, change in the human experience. That fact applies no differently to literature, specifically reflected through reading ancient prose with a modern lens. A relevant example is the relationship of a father and son in Homer’s Odyssey. Through characterization on the surface, this significant relationship appears quite distinct in contrast to such relationships today. However, these quite humane and sentimental relationships are no different than those experienced today—those of a father and son....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey]

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Odysseus Vs. Homer 's The Odyssey

- A person’s mental and physical attributes say a lot about a person. Personalities such as being intelligent and having muscle can have its downfalls. However, one of the main personality traits that can either help or hurt a person is a person’s pride. We see this in the Greek epic The Odyssey. In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is well-known not only for his, muscle and physical attributes but also his intelligence, courage, and mental attributes and they are all equal when it becomes to the importance of Odysseus....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Poseidon]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The Odyssey

- The fall of Troy in the 12th or 13th century BCE and the pursuit of historical/documentation gave inspiration for the composition of Homer’s the Odyssey. Epic poetry is seen by many historical scholars as Homer’s forte. His use of Odysseus as a centralized heroic figure, the heavy involvement of the Greek Gods, plentiful examples of repetition/enumerations, and Homer’s invoking of Zeus’ nine daughters the Muses are all glaring characteristics of epic poetry. These characteristics incidentally make excellent mnemonic devices....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Homer, Epic poetry]

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The Women Characters Of Homer 's Odyssey

- THE WOMEN CHARACTERS IN HOMER 'S “ODYSSEY” Homer 's Odyssey is certainly a primarily masculine story, an epic poem centered on the heroic deeds of a universal figure, Odysseus, who is seen returning from the Trojan War in the company of his male comrades. As with its companion work The Iliad, The Odyssey describes the man 's world of war, male camaraderie, and heroic struggle against natural and manmade forces. Seen in this context, the female characters of the epic are decidedly secondary; apart from the fact that Odysseus ' wife Penelope is the source and symbol of his longing to return home, the story does not seem to turn upon their decisions or deeds....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Athena, Homer]

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Honor as the Theme in Homer’s The Iliad

- There are different forms and examples of exemplary and classic literature which have been deemed as significant works that are highly esteemed worldwide. These examples of literature would awe the world with how much literary skill they entailed when they were composed and written: attention to details as to formation of characters, the most crafty of plots, the most eloquent speeches and lines, the most astounding of twists of scenes, and most of all, the most universal and meaningful of themes....   [tags: Honor, Homer, Iliad]

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Cultural Values Of Homer 's Odyssey

- Within the Penelopiad, Atwood’s responds to the cultural values of Homer’s Odyssey through the characterisation of Penelope. Penelope’s narrative perspective exposes aspects of gender and class relationships that the Homeric original ignores. Atwood couples this with multiple genres and an emphasis on the process of myth formation. This serves to challenge the construction of the Odyssey as a tool to encode social norms. However, this focus on subjectivity also emphasises the unreliable female narration of the Penelopiad....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Narrator, Homer]

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The Trials of Odysseus Depicted in Homer's Odyssey

- Picture a water-logged, bearded man floundering about in the ocean, yet never failing nor drowning. This is Odysseus, King of Ithaka, trying to survive. In The Odyssey by Homer, characters in the story were impacted by significant events, and emerged either more joyful, or more depressed than before. Telemakhos journeyed on a long voyage to find his father, enduring much pain in the process that eventually lead to reunion with his father. His father, Odysseus himself, the great Greek hero, suffered practically all his life, yet he returned to his home as the rightful king....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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Odysseus' Desire For Glory in The Odyssey, Homer

- Odysseus displays his desire for glory through his careless actions during his encounter with the Cyclops Polyphemus. The desire for glory Odysseus displays is shown through the words he speaks to Polyphemus. He is a clever character but makes rash decisions that affect the outcome of his original goals and intentions. While Odysseus is trapped inside of the cave of the Cyclops, he begins to taunt Polyphemus. “I called back to the Cyclops, stinging taunts: So, Cyclops, no weak coward it was whose crew you bent to devour three in your vaulted cave—with your brute voice....   [tags: Homer, The Odyssey Essays]

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Deception and Disguise in Homer’s Odyssey

- Homer’s Odyssey challenges the common view on deception as employed only maliciously. Both a mortal, Odysseus, and one of the most revered goddesses, Athena, have the common noble goal of bringing Odysseus back home to his family after nearly two decades of absence. To achieve that goal, they mainly use deception and disguise in various forms that their physical and mental powers allow. Odysseus is famous for wittily deceiving others through verbal means, fact noted by Menelaus and Helen of Troy (Book 4)....   [tags: literary analysis, homer, odyssey]

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The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Homer Iliad

- “Mother-Son Bond” The Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer Iliad are intriguing stories that reveals about mother and the heroic sons relationships which consists: support, guidance, and a strong bond. Achilles from the Homer Iliad reveals his feelings of sorrow to his mother: “He raised his hands in prayer to his immortal mother, “Mother”, he cried, “you bore me doomed to live but for a little season; surely Jove, who thunders from Olympus, might have made that little glorious. It is not so. Agamemnon, son of Atreus, has done me dishonour, and has robbed me of my prize by force” (Iliad 1:31)....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Iliad, Homer, Trojan War]

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The, An Ancient Greek Epic By Homer

- The Iliad, an ancient Greek epic by Homer, recounts the battles and conflicts between the Trojans and Achaians during the ten-year Trojan War. One of the most heroic characters of this epic poem, Hektor, displays so much valor and kloes throughout the war that during the last battle of his life with Achilleus, even Zeus relents and morns over his imminent death. The scene in which Zeus consults the golden scale for the outcome of the fight between Hektor and Achilleus indicates that the golden scale is used to justify the inevitability of divine determination of human fate and to further emphasize Hektor’s honorable characteristic....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Greek mythology, Homer]

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The Iliad By Homer 's Iliad

- Homer’s epic poem The Iliad has various types of characters and theme. The Iliad focuses on two main characters, Achilles and Hector. These two characters have opposing personalities and fewer similarities. For Homer’s Iliad, these two characters are excellent heroic figures to Greek audiences. Both of these characters portray great strength and heroism as warriors in different ways. The Iliad can also be seen as a story about Greek culture, but from a Christian perspective, this contradicts Christian views....   [tags: Trojan War, Homer, Iliad, Greek mythology]

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Analysis Of Homer 's ' The Iliad And The Odyssey '

- Homer and Caliban The development of the theories of art education by various theories has been influenced by the various artistic works, especially poetry. In the past few centuries, poetry has become an important element in the development of English literature and various theories on the art of education. Notably, these poetry and theories are developed by various philosophers who have contributed in the growth of the field of education and the teaching practice. Apart from contributing to the development of education and teaching practice, these works of poetry helps in understanding medieval societies and the modern society in light of the changes that have taken place....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Homer, Sociology]

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Female Characters Of Helen, By Homer, And Sappho

- There is no doubt that Helen is one of the most famous and most significant figures in Greek history. She is spoken of in almost every renowned text written by acclaimed Greek poets, including Herodotus, Virgil, Ovid, Homer, and Sappho. This female figure was famous in the Greek realm for her beautiful appearance, capturing the hearts of men, particularly Paris who kidnaps her to make her his wife. She is also famous for weaving the tapestry during the Trojan War. These are only a few of the famous facts and cameos that Helen is famous for, and there are reasons for why the authors include those short but significant moments in the text....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Menelaus, Homer]

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Was 'Troy' The Movie Accurate According To Homer?

- Was "Troy" the Movie Accurate According to Homer. Did the movie Troy, released in 2004, accurately depict the story of Homer's epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, and was it a good movie from a critical point of view. I think it was a good movie from an entertainment standpoint, but it fell short in it's comparison to Homer's epics. As a fan of "epic" movies, I have watched the movie Troy a couple of times. In comparing the movie to the epic, there are various discrepancies between the two....   [tags: Odyseey Homer Movie Comparison Film]

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The Iliad By Homer, The Hero, Shame, And Fate

- Self-Definition holds three major factors throughout the Greeks and Japanese culture, Honor, Shame, and Fate. In the Work the Iliad by Homer, In Homeric’s description of a hero was to fight and gain glory and immortality through the actions taken on the battle field. The mans honor was paramount and required men to protect it at all cost. That means to avoid bringing shame upon not only the family lineage, but as well as their immortality. Greek hero’s especially in the Iliad compete with this idea of heroism and the cards fate has dealt them....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Homer]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Homer 's Iliad '

- Homer 's Iliad-The Story before the Story Standards SS.912.W.1.In.a - Florida Use a timeline to show the relationship of historical events. SS.912.W.1.In.b - Florida Identify terms of time sequence, such as decade, century, and era. LACC.K12.R.1.1 - Florida Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Essential Question 1. Historians believe that Iliad is the oldest book in the world....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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The Human Conduct Of Homer 's Odyssey

- Homer’s Odyssey has been a well-known story that has been passed down for generations. The story that Homer is telling conveys some valuable historical information representative of the ancient Greeks of his time. One such thread that can be traced throughout the ancient Greek world is on the subject of human conduct. The best way to examine the human conduct portrayed in the Odyssey, one must examine the characteristics of the individual. As such, two examples of the good and bad role models of human conduct can be seen in Odysseus and Telemachus....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Homer, Odysseus]

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The Iliad By Homer All Of These Types Of Violence

- Violence is most commonly thought of as force that causes physical harm, but it is not always a physical force. Hurt caused by violence can not only be physical, but it can also be emotional and psychological. In The Iliad by Homer all of these types of violence are evident. In the first book Achilles and Agamemnon are fighting with each other because of a girl. Agamemnon has a priest’s daughter and the priest wants her back, but Agamemnon will not give her up. The priest prays to Apollo and asks him to fire arrows on Agamemnon’s army....   [tags: Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles, Homer]

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Family Dynamics in Homer's Iliad

- The relationships between parents and their sons in the Iliad are not relationships we expect to see in today’s society. The Iliad portrays the relationships between fathers and sons as something more than just physical and emotional. It is based on pride and respect for one another. The expectations of their son are more so to pass on their fathers reputable name and to follow in their father’s footsteps of being noble warriors. These relationships are the driving forces in the Iliad, making each son in the Iliad identifiable first by their father’s name....   [tags: Homer]

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Similes Are Used By Homer Within The Iliad

- Similes are used by Homer within the Iliad to induce pathos by contrasting the unnatural bestiality of battle with vivid imagery from the natural world. The innocence of nature within the smilies not only allows for a break from the endless grim of war, but also increases the connectability of the epic. Not everyone, even during the historical time period the Iliad was composed in, experienced war. Therefore, the comparison of war to something common, like nature, allows the audience to connect with the work and experience the pathos it induces....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad]

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The Journey Of Odysseus By Homer 's The Odyssey

- Journeys we take can be transformative, life-changing experiences. Life itself, in fact, is sometimes called a “journey.” Journeys need not always involve physical travel; one may cover much ground without ever leaving home. Choose two or more characters from the Odyssey and discuss how their travels (physical, emotional, imaginative, spiritual etc.) help to shape, develop, and transform them. Every journey one takes is a life-changing experience that transforms them in some way. Not all journeys are mainly about physical travel....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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A Call For Help By Homer 's Odyssey

- A Call for Help In the opening of Homer’s epic, The Odyssey he explains that Odysseus left Ithaca about 20 years ago to fight in the Trojan War, leaving behind a wife and a young son. After other men had returned from the war, people assumes that Odysseus did not make it home. This encouraged many suitors to come. In book II after being prompted by Athena in disguise Telemachus calls for help from the leaders of Ithaca. Although Telemachus’ use of rhetoric in his speech is strong, it is ultimately ineffective because he has too much of an emotional appeal....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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Humble Life of Ulysses: Homer's Poem

- One of the greatest honors that a writer can behold is creating such an amazing piece of literature that resounds year after year. It is inherently known that Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey are some of these amazing texts. Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote about The Odyssey in his famous poem Ulysses. Ulysses is Latin for Odysseus, the main character in Homer’s epic poem. In that poem, a man who has fought in the battle of Troy is on his way home, but it isn’t an easy travel. He is faced with many obstacles, and his home is being destroyed....   [tags: homer, ulysses, the odyssey, trojan war]

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Similes From Homer 's Odyssey

- Similes are, in the broadest sense of the word, a way for writers to express a certain idea by comparing and connecting two elements in order to give the reader a better understanding of the situation. One can argue that no author uses this literary device better and with such artistry than the Greek poet Homer. The epic similes found in Homer’s Odyssey are so complex, that they introduce a level of sophistication to his poetry that still has us studying his work centuries later. More specifically, there are two pairs of similes that, when examined, have a close relationship with one another....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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Hospitality During Homer 's Era

- Hospitality in Homer’s era was thoroughly presented through extended travels such as Odysseus ' in The Odyssey in addition to the guest-friend relationship, acknowledged as xenia. There are various feasible motives why hospitality was more customary in those times. Traveling in Homer’s time period was much lengthier than in modern times. The reduced amount of advanced methods of transportation is used in Homeric times, for instance by boat or by foot. Their methods were much more time consuming than forms of transportation today....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Greek mythology, Homer]

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Odysseus ' Character Development : Homer 's Odyssey

- Odysseus’ Character Development Homer’s literature served as a moral messenger to the people of ancient Greece. The Odyssey by Homer demonstrates the character development of Odysseus, the epic hero, and his journey of self-discovery. Odysseus was a great, wise, noble, and well respected war hero to his people. Odysseus had one tragic flaw that was demonstrated by his actions throughout the book. The author Homer continued to strip Odysseus of his arrogance throughout the story, by throwing challenges his way, making him pay for his mistakes, and allowing him to continue to overcome obstacles....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Hero]

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Great Poets And The Cave, Homer And Mumford And Sons

- The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines perseverance as the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. In today’s society, there are so many walls and barriers that prevent humans from achieving their dreams and goals and people begin giving up. However, great poets such as Homer and famous music groups such as Mumford and Sons have used the strife of humanity to compose works that can be used to inspire and institute hope for humanity. With perseverance, there are three key aspects, struggle, loyalty, and strength....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Ithaca]

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Minor Characters which Shift the Plot of Odyssey by Homer

- In the epic The Odyssey by Homer, minor characters play a considerable role in the development of the plot. One may often think that a few major characters propel a story’s plot, but in The Odyssey a few minor characters have the ability to change the story completely. These characters may not initially appear to have a profound effect on the story, but with a single action or statement these characters have the ability to shift one’s focus entirely. Minor characters add a key element to the story that a main character cannot....   [tags: Characters, Odyssey, Homer]

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Odyssey by Homer: The Famous Arrow Shot Contained Therein

- The Greek mythology is – and always was – a synonym for incredibly silly gossip. Here is such a pathetic effort from the bottom drawer of the storage cabinet that houses antique junk. As a special annoyance to us archers, bow and arrow have been misused in the plot for a silly trick shot, as we learn from that insane story. The myth called ‘Odyssey’ is the second epic besides the ‘Iliad’ that is attributed to the poet Homer. Written down in the late 8th century, the Odyssey belongs to the oldest and most influential works of the cultural heritage of literature in the Occident....   [tags: greek mythology, odyssey, homer]

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The Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- Does Homer exhibit gender bias in the Odyssey?  Is the nature of woman as depicted in the Odyssey in any way revealing. Upon examining the text of the Odyssey for differential treatment on men and women, it becomes necessary to distinguish between three possible conclusions.  One, differences in treatment reflect the underlying Homeric thesis that  women are "different but equal in nature,"  Two, different treatment  of men and women in the text reflect a thesis that women are "different and unequal in nature" -- arguments about misogyny fall in here but a host of other interpretive possibilities are possible too....   [tags: The Odyssey by Homer]

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The Art of Manipulation in Homer's Odyssey

- The Art of Manipulation in Homer's Odyssey   They sit, entranced in the magic of his words. He pauses. On the edge of their seats, they await in silence his next utterance. The one spoken of is not a bard or man refined in the art of song, but rather a warrior scarred and hardened through intense conflict. He has a special mastery of the spoken language that enraptures his audience and a gift that endows him to command and persuade them without physical force. This man is a manipulator of words, a subtle combatant....   [tags: Homer Odyssey]

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Xenia and Hospitality in Homer’s epic The Odyssey

- “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:8-9). Hospitality can lead down a path of happiness and joy when ensued. In Homer’s epic The Odyssey, Xenia is an important factor in the foremost important character’s journey home. The role of xenia in the odyssey when followed can be very beneficial and when not followed, deadly. When abiding by xenia, Telemakhos and Odysseus make great steps towards regaining the power from the suitors in Ithaka....   [tags: Xenia, Hospitality, Homer, Odyssey, ]

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Warfare Within The Epic Of The Iliad By Homer

- The Iliad by Homer has much to say about war as it is fought today. It tells the story that war is both the bringer of glory to its young fighters and the destroyer of their lives. It tells the story of fighters obliged to serve under incompetent superiors. It tells the story of war as an attempt to preserve a treasured way of life. It tells the story, too, of the incalculable gulf between civilian life and the front lines; of atrocities and frivolous slaughter; of war’s mercilessness to women and children; of friendships and empathy across the battle lines....   [tags: Homer, Iliad, Trojan War, Epic poetry]

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Homer 's Use Of Similes And The Impact On An Unsuspecting Audience

- Kelly Mahowski CLT 3103 Prof. Amy Oh 5 October 2014 Homer’s Use of Similes and the Impact on an Unsuspecting Audience Epic similes are perhaps the greatest tool that Homer utilizes in the Iliad. It seems as if it would be possible to find a simile within just a few pages of the book if opened to a random chapter. There is a noticeable pattern Homer employs which involves using everyday Greek activities in these similes in order to make them more relatable to his audience. When the Greeks hear an epic simile that uses something familiar it invokes feelings associated with that thing....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Achilles]

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The Odyssey By Homer, Odysseus, King Of Ithaca And The Conqueror Of Troy

- To the ancient Greeks the definition of “hero” is very different than it is today. In The Odyssey, an epic poem written by the ancient Greek poet known as Homer, the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and the conqueror of Troy, journey home. This journey takes ten years and in those years Odysseus has many more adventures and mishaps. Throughout these happenings, Odysseus is called a hero, a title that he does not deserve. Odysseus shows qualities such as abysmal leadership abilities, courage to the point of hubris and loyalty to his home, but not to his family....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Odysseus, Homer]

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Greek Mythology Of Homer 's Epic, Hospitality

- Growing up I was fascinated with Greek mythology. I found the bits and pieces of myth and lore highly entertaining but I seldom received anything of weight from them. Since then I have had only brief forays into the Greek world which makes The Odyssey fairly easy to pull new elements of Greek culture from. Throughout all of Homer’s epic, hospitality is mentioned again and again, highlighting two important aspects of their society. The first is how important hospitality is to them in the first place and second is their fear of retribution from the gods....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Homer 's Epic Poems, The Illiad, And The Odyssey

- Odysseus is one of the very many prominent characters in Homer’s Epic poems, The Illiad, and The Odyssey. Odysseus has been famed one of the more relatable characters from Homer’s writing, as well as one of the Greatest Greek Mythology Heroes. Homer’s Epic poems highlight many periods of shame and honor for Odysseus. The character analysis of Odysseus through the poem’s timeline shows vast developments and heroic features appear to take form in him. The Illiad portrayed Odysseus as more of a secondary figure behind Agamemnon and Achilles....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Homer, Achilles]

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The Epic Of The Odyssey By Homer And Translated By Robert Fitzgerald

- The Odyssey, by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald, is an epic poem written about 3000 years ago. It is essentially a sequel to the Iliad, as it tells of the story of a Greek man named Odysseus and his ten year journey back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. It also follows the story of his estate and his wife Penelope which are both being fought over by the suitors that have occupied his palace and are consuming his goods. Along with his son, Telemachus, who is set out on a journey to uncover the whereabouts of his father by the Greek goddess Athena....   [tags: Odyssey, Trojan War, Odysseus, Homer]

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The And Other Scientists Believe That Homer 's Iliad

- Historians, archeologist and other researchers believe that Homer’s Iliad was produced in the time frame of 750-650 BCE in Greece. The epic poem was based on the Mycenaean Greece as it was during the Bronze Age. The story begins almost a decade in the Trojan War between the Archaean (Greek) and the Trojans. The main characters were Achilles and Hector, military leaders at war with each other in the city of Troy. From the ancient epic poem lead to inspiration for other art to be made. There was a beautiful amphora attributed to the Hattatt Painter that illustrated a scene from the Iliad....   [tags: Homer, Trojan War, Achilles, Hector]

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Analysis Of Homer 's The One Eyed Giant 's Cave

- Homer’s Rhetorical imagery in Book 9: In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave Homer’s Odyssey is filled with the several different dimensions of literary strengths he possessed as a poet. The strong use of imagery is a reoccurring theme throughout his work Homer’s gift of description is the focus point of every book in the Odyssey, especially in book nine: In the One-Eyed Giant’s Cave. In book nine of the Odyssey Homer used imagery as well as literary devices to convey his gift of description to his audience....   [tags: Odyssey, Homer, Polyphemus, Odysseus]

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Homer's The Odyssey

- 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....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Odysseus Essays]

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The Importance of Identity in Homer's Odyssey

- The Importance of Identity in Homer's Odyssey Within the epic poem "The Odyssey", Homer presents the story of Odysseus's quest to find his home and his identity. According to Homer's account, with its origin in oral tradition, the two quests are interchangeable, as a mortal defines himself with his home, his geographic origin, his ancestors, his offspring, etc. But in addition to this Homer illustrates the other aspect of human identity, shaped by the individual and his actions so that he may be recognized in the outside world....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Essays]

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Role of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- The Role of Women in Homer's Odyssey      "Homer's Odyssey is the product of a society in which men played the dominant role"(Pomeroy 22). Throughout history, women have retained a submissive role in society. For the longest time, society itself was organized and directed by men, and all of the most important enterprises were those that men implemented. Women participated in the affairs of the world only when they had the permission of the men who directed their lives.             The literature of a of masculine society, of which Homer's Odyssey is an excellent example, aptly illustrates these social conventions....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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Importance of Penelope in Homer's Odyssey

-   Odysseus's wife, Penelope plays a crucial role in Homer's ‘The Odyssey’, with not only providing the motivation for Odysseus's return to Ithaca, but she is also the center of the plot involving the suitors and the fate of Telemakos and Ithaca itself.  Therefore the objective of this essay is to analyze the importance of Penelope’s role in ‘The Odyssey’.  As aforementioned Penelope is the main reason for Odysseus's return to Ithaca, as well as wanting to be united with his son Telemakos.  He is driven throughout his entire journey to go back and see his wife.  Odyssey even goes as far to turn down the gift immortality with the beautiful Calypso in order to continue with journey home:...   [tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays]

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Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey

- The Portrayal of Women in Homer's Odyssey In the first section of Odyssey, mortal women are presented to us as controlled by the stereotypes and expectations of the culture of the day, and it is only within that context that we can consider the examples Homer provides of women to be admired or despised. He provides us with clear contrasts, between Penelope and Eurycleia on the one hand, and Helen and Clytemnaestra on the other. In Penelope’s case, it is made clear that her freedom of action is strictly controlled....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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Concealment and Disguises in Homer's Odyssey

- Concealment and Disguises in Homer's Odyssey     Did you know, that although caves, and disguises play a small literal role in The Odyssey, are major symbols, and sometimes even considered archetypes. Sometimes when quickly reading through a book, one does not pick up on the symbolic interpretation of many images created throughout the book. A man named Homer wrote The Odyssey around 800 B.C. The story was a Greek epic poem, illustrating the struggle of Odysseys, the hero, to return home....   [tags: Homer Odyssey disgody]

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The Character of Athena in Homer's Odyssey

- Character of Athena in Homer's Odyssey Imagine living in another world and time, one where you were not only a god but could also take the form of any object or person that you chose. Athena, the daughter of Zeus, has this ability. Of all the characters in the Odyssey, the most interesting to me is Athena. In my opinion, she guides the main characters of the Odyssey in the right direction. She kind of looks over their shoulders and serves as a guardian angel. Athena makes Telemachos go to Pylos and Sparta....   [tags: Homer Odyssey womody]

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