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    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

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    Comparing and Contrasting the Epics of Homer and Virgil's Aeneid Books I and II of Aeneid are an account of Virgil's adventures narrated by him. He includes the actions of the gods in his point of view. The tone of the epic is tragic and sympathetic. Books I-IV is Aeneas wanderings. "In the first half of the epic, Aeneas tells the story of the siege of Troy and his escape, causing Dido to love him. Venus and Juno contrive to isolate Dido and Aeneas in a cave during a hunting trip, and there

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    Comparing Homer's Odyssey and Joyce's Ulysses This essay will analyze the style, genre and plots of the "Hades" episodes found in Homer's Odyssey and Joyce's Ulysses. Before entering this small treatise, it is important to understand the etymology of the word Hades, since it is the setting for both Joyce and Homer (of course in Homer's case, he was speaking of the literal aidhs and Joyce was referring to the graveyard, where Bloom attends the funeral of Paddy Dignam and "broods about the death

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    Comparing Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses Homer's Odyssey depicts the life of a middle-aged, while Tennyson's "Ulysses" describes Ulysses as an old man.  The character's role in his son's life shifts. With maturity, Telemachus does not require as much guidance from his father.  However, time does not alter the caring fellowship the man has with his crew, nor the willpower that he possesses in achieving his goals. While Odysseus and his son are united and face the world together

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    obstacles through which they venture, which is shown throughout the entire story and in our everyday lives. Through this story, one can see that all of this is true, whether you believe it or not. These tests can be shown through an epic simile by Homer saying, "As a man hides a brand in a dark bed of ashes, at some outlying farm where neighbors are not near, hoarding a seed of fire to save his seeking elsewhere, even so did Odysseus hide himself in leaves"(54). This shows the symbolism that the ocean

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    Simile In The Iliad Essay

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    the Trojans, Hektor, finally went up against the strongest fighter of the Greeks, Achilles. Homer’s lengthened simile in Book 22, lines 158-166, thoroughly exemplifies the competing nature that was so prevalent between the Trojans and the Greeks. Homer uses this epic simile to depict the need to win at all costs, regardless of the outcome in some circumstances. For some, the outcome is of little importance, while for others, it is a matter of life or death. Achilles’ developing anger from the loss

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    Homer’s The Odyssey

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    causes Odysseus to start weeping, so Alcinous ends the feast and orders the games to begin. During dinner after the games, Odysseus asks Demodocus to sing about the Trojan horse and the sack of Troy. This song too causes Odysseus to break down and cry. Homer uses a dramatic simile to describe the pain and sorrow that Odysseus feels as he recalls the story of Troy. The passage of the simile is the first verse paragraph following several prose paragraphs. The structure of the verse is loose in following

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    Odysseus' Character as Genuine Hero

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    Calypso's offer without even the slightest hesitation, comparing his wife Penelope to Calypso, “I am quite aware that my wife Penelope is nothing like so tall or so beautiful as yourself. She is only a woman, whereas you are an immortal.” (Homer 62) Calypso’s desire for Odysseus forced her to speak words to frighten him. "Ulysses, noble son of Laertes…but if you could only know how much suffering is in store for you before get back to your own country” (Homer 62) Odysseus held to his realization to remain

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    line full of drama and action? Or did the author create a great enough story for a movie on their own. One example of this issue shows when comparing The Iliad written by Homer, and the 2004 film Troy. Although the movie strays from the ancient story, it is up to the audience to decide which they prefer more. One of the main differences found when comparing the film Troy and The Iliad is how Patroclus was portrayed. Throughout The Illiad the intimate relationship between Achilles and Patroclus is

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    “Percy Jackson” and the epic poem “The Odyssey” both heroes have to go on an incredibly long journey facing many challenges. Out of all the archetypes there are I will be comparing the helper, obstacle, and the mentor from the epic poem “The Odyssey” and the movie “Percy Jackson”. For example, the first archetype being comparing is the helper. The helper is a major archetype that helps the hero continue on their journey. In the movie “Percy Jackson”, a major helper would be Grover because he helps

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