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    outcomes and alter situations to the point where what occurs might not have happened without them. In The Odyssey, gods have a very prominent role. But you cannot just discuss fate by itself. Free will is also a factor. Free will is mankind’s ability to make decisions control the aspects of one’s life. In The Odyssey life is the individual’s responsibility. The first thing that comes up in The Odyssey that pertains to fate is when Zeus exclaims “My word, how mortals take the gods to task! All their afflictions

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    Odyssey Essay   Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homer's The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, times where his

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    The Relevance of The Odyssey Today   Homer's epic poem The Odyssey was written after his Iliad which told the tales of the Trojan War. This Odyssey told of the wanderings of a prominent warrior and ruler, Odysseus. Odysseus fought in the Trojan War and, after the Greeks claimed their victory at Troy, began his prolonged journey home. During his travels Odysseus faced many obstacles which he had to overcome. Through his wanderings, Odysseus had to prove his valor, intellect, and determination

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    The Odyssey as Epic Poem For thousands of years, people have enjoyed the entertainment of epic poems.  The "Odyssey" is an epic poem.  The "Odyssey" contains characteristics of an epic poem.  The setting of the ""Odyssey" is immense.  The gods and goddesses of ancient Greece intervene frequently in the "Odyssey".  Odysseus exemplifies a special kind of pride.  Throughout the "Odyssey", Odysseus undertakes a difficult journey.  . The "Odyssey" has an big setting.  Odysseus starts off

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    Heroisn in Homer's Odyssey   Heroism was not an invention of the Greeks.  Yet, through the first hundreds years of their civilization, the Greek literature has already given birth to highly polished and complex long epics that revolved around  heroes.  These literature works gave many possibilities of definition of heroism.  The Greeks illustrated heroism to obey the rules laid down by the gods and goddesses, and those who obey the rules would gain honor and fame. The Greeks regarded

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    The Symbolism of Homer's Odyssey Throughout Homer's The Odyssey, many tangible symbols are used to represent abstract ideas. Each symbol that Homer uses has two meanings. The double meanings of these symbols are used to represent Odysseus and Telemachus as they strive to meet each other. While each symbol has a meaning that represents the growth of Telemachus, each one also represents, by another meaning, the growth and development of Odysseus. When they meet for the first time, the symbols, and

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    Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey Hospitality: Greek philoxenia; literally “love of strangers.”  Homer might have had such a definition in mind when he introduced the theme of hospitality to his epic poem the Odyssey.  A multitude of reasons for the prominent position this theme plays, both in the Odyssey and perhaps in Homer’s own society, are hinted at in the introductory books, often referred to as the Telemachy.  Just two of these, namely the hunger for news and the belief in divinity, are illustrated

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    A Comparison of Iliad and Odyssey Although both works are credited to Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey provide two remarkably different views on the nature of the Olympian Gods, their relationship to humanity, and the general lot of mortals throughout their all too brief lives. As a result of these differences, both stories end up sending contrasting messages about life in general. In the Iliad, the supernatural denizens of Olympus are depicted as treacherous, power-hungry, and above

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    The Guest-host relationship in Homer's Odyssey         In The Odyssey , Homer uses guest-host relationships as an ethical norm against which behavior is measured.  When the ritual is preformed correctly by guest-host, good results ensue.  In contrast, the violations of this ethical norm results in misfortune.  This idea was taken very seriously by people of that time and it can be found throughout the story.         A great example of a guest host relationship where both the

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    The Gods of the Odyssey Do the Gods in the Odyssey represent the Good and Evil sides of everyone, are they actually there to either help the person, or make their life worse? In the Odyssey, the Gods seem to have a very huge part in the play.  However, are the Gods actually real?  Or are they just their sub-conscious telling everyone what to do.  However if that’s true, then how could Odysseus’s and his “sub-conscious” spend 7 years on an island thinking that he was somewhere else?  Anyways

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