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  • Odelope Is My OTP: Odysseus’ Journey Backwards Becoming Worthy of Penelope’s Love

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    monsters and many hardships. In his journey home, Odysseus finds out much about the world and himself. When Odysseus finally returns, after 20 years of wandering, we know he has been with three women, other than his wife Penelope, who he left at Ithaca: Circe, Calypso, and Nausicaa. Along with his adventure, these three women teach Odysseus about himself. Each time Odysseus lands on one of the three women’s islands, he is offered shelter, food, and their love. The extent of acceptance of this love shows

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    showcase. I believe Rosin would take personal interest in the characters Circe and Calypso from the book "The Odysessy" written by Homer, only because of the way both female characters are shown to not only have been powerful but to have power while still possessing a sense of femininity. Both female figures in "The Odyssey" have similiarities and differences but are both known to be very domineering, and intelligent creatures. Circe and Calypso are goddesses and both end up capturing the intere...

  • Odyssey

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    many anti-civilized forces including Cyclops and the goddess Circe. Although he receives help along the way, Odysseus faces some of his greatest challenges on using his own personal judgement. Eventually, Odysseus returns home and he and Telemachus deal with the suitors, all of which have been disrespectful and rowdy during his absence. Through fighting the forces of anti-civilization and maintaining arête when battling the Cyclops and Circe, Odysseus proves he is truly an epic hero. In Odysseus’s encounter

  • Odyssues' Women

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    reunited with his wife Penelope. While on the way home to Ithaca, Odysseus encounters two mythological women. Odysseus first encounters two Seirenes who he is warned about by the witch goddess Circe. The Seirenes are half bird half women who sing and lure sailors to their death. Odysseus received the options from Circe of listening to the song while tied to the ship’s mast or plugging his ears with wax like the rest of his crew. While tied to the mast Odysseus chose to listen to the song of the Seirenes

  • Compare And Contrast: Polyphemus In The Odyssey

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    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

  • Ringling Museum Analysis

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    great Odysseus on his return from the Trojan War. On his way home, he washed up onto the isle of Circe, a great and powerful magician, famous for turning unwanted guests into animals. His men went first and only one came back, he told Odysseus that all the men had been turned into animals. Odysseus goes to confront Circe and ends up being invited to a banquet. In the end, Odysseus managed to bribe Circe to turn his men back and to let him leave the island. The first thing I noticed when looking at

  • Paper

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    these are words that aren't only used to describe a person but can also be used to describe someone's strength as well. Not only can it characterize human beings but it can be used to characterize gods and goddesses as well, such as the goddesses Circe and Calypso from the book "The Odyssey" written by Homer. Both goddesses are portrayed with most of these types of attributes and are not only considered of being a "Plastic woman" but of being a new breed of female empowerment within their time. Not

  • Injustice in Ancient Greece

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    Myths have been present in societies around the world since humans have been able to think. Not only did ancient people use myths to explain the world, but myths were also used to convey the culture of a society. The characters in myths play a key role in depicting the values and beliefs of people from that time. In Homer’s famed tale The Odyssey, the portrayal of women brings to light the misogyny in Ancient Greece and exposes Odysseus as a flawed hero. The Greeks scorn and blame women for Odysseus’

  • The Cunning and Deceitful Women of Homer’s Odyssey

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    adventures is the theme of forgetfulness. The same idea is repeated in Odysseus’ adventures with Calypso, Circe, and most importantly the Lotus-eaters. The Sirens are all knowing, and draw men in with their songs about all that has happened in the world, but all those who stop to listen can never leave. Fortunately, the Sirens are unable to draw Odysseus in because he has been forewarned by Circe and knows how to resist. “but melt wax of honey and with it stop your companions’ ears, so none can listen

  • The Role Of Seduction, And Female Roles In The Odyssey

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    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