Comparing Odysseus Essays

  • Free Essays - Comparing Odysseus and Medea

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    Free Essays on Homer's Odyssey: Odysseus and Medea "Let me hear no smooth talk of death from you, Odysseus, light of councils. Better, I say, to break sod  as a farm hand for some poor country man, on iron rations, than lord it over all the exhausted dead." Right before restless Odysseus leaves Circe, she tells him that he must go down into Hades to visit the shade of Teiresias, the blind prophet who advises Odysseus of his homecoming (the Wanderings). He then goes on to meet the shades

  • Essay on Homer's Odyssey - Comparing Odysseus and Telemachus

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    The Parallel between Odysseus and Telemachos in Odyssey In Odyssey, Homer creates a parallel between Odysseus and Telemachos, father and son. The two are compared in the poem from every aspect. One parallel was the quest of Telemachos, in correlation with the journey of his father. In this, Odysseus is developed from a childish, passive, and untested boy, to a young man preparing to stand by his father's side. This is directly connected to the voyage of Odysseus, in that they both lead to the

  • Comparing Gilgamesh and Odysseus

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    Gilgamesh and Odysseus are two heroes from two different time periods that were both in search of the meaning of life. The epics that the two characters are featured in Gilgamesh, was developed from early Mesopotamia and the Odyssey in early Greece. Gilgamesh was a very popular and it was very valuable to the historian of Mesopotamian culture because it reveals much about the religious world, such as their attitudes toward the gods, how a hero was defined and regarded, views about death and friendship

  • Comparing Odysseus And Modern Day Heroes

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    Waiting for grade The flash, a well known speedster who saves people in central city, Odysseus, a less known but quite known hero who killed a giant. There are many similarities and differences between the two heroes. In this essay you will read both the differences and similarities to find out how Odysseus is more or less alike to the flash or other modern day heroes. Both of the heroes are from different time frames so there will be more differences than similarities, but in the following paragraph

  • Comparing Two Heros - Beowulf and Odysseus

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    Comparing Two Heros - Beowulf and Odysseus Reading through Beowulf I began to compare it to the last great epic I read, Homer’s Odyssey. While the Odyssey and Beowulf are each examples of both historic and modern ideas of heroism, the acts of Beowulf’s hero seem to fit better within its context. Beowulf exhibits many obvious heroic qualities, such as his strength and confidence in battle. These along with more subtle diplomatic actions serve to define him as both a great warrior and leader

  • Comparing Odysseus And Kayak's Journey

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    goals and surpassed the many demanding trails are Kira Salak and Odysseus. In the cruelest journey, Kira Salak attempts to travel the Niger River and along the way she faces many challenges that she has to overcome to arrive at Timbuktu, a lot like Odysseus on his journey from Troy to his homeland Ithaca, he faces many obstacles that stand in his way. Kira Salak injures her arm after constant rowing in her kayak. In the Odyssey, Odysseus goes to the land of the dead and finds out that his mother had

  • Comparing Odysseus 'Journey And The Odyssey'

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    unaware.’’ In both “The Journey” and “The Odyssey” the main characters didn’t know what they were getting into when they started their journeys. One being the story of life and the other getting back to his homeland.The Odyssey is about a man named Odysseus, who went on a journey after leaving Troy. In the books, it talks about what sacrifices he made and even some foolish decisions he made. In the poem, The Journey it talks about someone embarking on an adventure but the adventure is life, it talks

  • Comparing Odysseus 'Hero In If And The Odyssey'

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    points of view, Odysseus trusting himself that Circe is right and telling the men to go hunt for food on the island, and the need to show true bravery by not complaining about losses, Odysseus’ staying quiet when six of his men are eaten. Both Odysseus and the speaker of “If”, stress the importance of believing in oneself but listening to others. When Odysseus and his men are at the sun god’s cattle island, Odysseus knows from Circe that if they eat the cattle, they will be doomed. Odysseus makes the

  • Comparing and Contrasting Homer's Odysseus and Tennyson's Ulysses

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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

  • Comparing Odysseus And The Bard In Homer's The Odyssey

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    these stories are the Bards and Odysseus. The Bards are representatives of the oral tradition valued by the Ancient Greeks. They were, in

  • Comparing Jacob And Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    Jacob and Odysseus are completely different in a literary sense; meaning that Odysseus is fictional and Jacob is historical. They share the obvious character traits of deceitfulness and pride. They both experience lifelong obstacles and eventually overcome them. In the historical account of Jacob, he grew content in the comfort of his tent, while Esau, his brother, grew to become a “skilled hunter”. Genesis 25:27 “The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country

  • Comparing Odysseus And Calypso In Homer's The Odyssey

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    Within the pages of the Greek epic poem known as The Odyssey, the main character of the plot, Odysseus, lives after the Trojan War. After his time in the war, he deals with various trials and tribulations, moving across the vast world. Throughout his travels, he longs to return home, ultimately to be reunited with his wife and son (it is also important to note that Odysseus spends 10 years away from his homeland.) Homer, the author of this epic poem, as well as the preceding book named The Iliad

  • Comparing and Contrasting the Journeys of Odysseus and Telemachus in 'Odyssey'

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    Odysseus’ and Telemachus’ journeys or nostos were both very similar and different. They parallel each other in some ways but they are also completely different at other times. Telemachus starts as a younger, less mature boy, and without the presence of his father during his childhood, he becomes a timid, shy and spineless boy who is greatly pampered by his mother. He has even more to achieve, being the son of a world-famous father, and this is a very difficult reputation to live up to. His journey

  • Comparing Odysseus And Self-Restraint In Homer's Odyssey

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    As the cold hard sea churns, Odysseus and his men face gods and goddess eager to just get home alive at the best. In the book The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus, the main character, adventures the Mediterranean sea taking on numerous battles and facing gods that are inhuman. I’ll show how Odysseus and I are similar in two ways: self-restraint and determination. Odysseus and I demonstrate self-restraint in our daily lives in many ways. For example, Odysseus shows restraint while on the Lotus Eater Island

  • Comparing Odysseus And Homer's O Brother Where Art Thou?

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    story of Odysseus’ journey with a bit of a twist. The works have similarities that only a person well informed of the Odyssey could see. The Odyssey and O Brother highlight the trials of the main character’s journeys. While the Odyssey was written in the eighth century, O Brother is set during the 1930s in the deep south. Each of the trials that the characters face is supposed to make them quit their journey, but they proceed with greater determination.

  • Homer’s The Odyssey

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    Odyssey, Odysseus is on the island of the Phaeacians and is waiting to return home to Ithaca. Meanwhile, Alcinous, the Phaeacian king, has arranged for a feast and celebration of games in honor of Odysseus, who has not yet revealed his true identity. During the feast, a blind bard named Demodocus sings about the quarrel between Odysseus and Achilles at Troy. The song causes Odysseus to start weeping, so Alcinous ends the feast and orders the games to begin. During dinner after the games, Odysseus asks

  • Essay Comparing Odysseus And Gilgamesh

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    Gilgamesh and Odysseus from The Odyssey can be compared by their similar journeys and differing heroic qualities. B. Through careful research and reasoning, Odysseus and Gilgamesh can be seen as both similar and differing characters because of their choices and changes throughout their journeys. C. Supporting Points a. Odysseus and Gilgamesh both possessed the tragic flaw of hubris. b. The characters are both ideal to Greek history because Gilgamesh is the archetype of heroes and Odysseus is considered

  • Comparing Odysseus And Luke In Homer's The Odyssey

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    blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye, Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaca!” There are two important leaders on is Odysseus from Homer’s The Odyssey and Luke Skywalker from Star Wars IV. Odysseus and Luke are both wise, but Odysseus is more arrogant. He being arrogant makes him less of a better leader, more of a stubborn person, and more narcissistic. In contrast, Luke is a better leader than Odysseus, because Odysseus is arrogant. Especially when Odysseus was at the cyclopes’

  • Comparing Telemakhos And Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    after many long years. Because Odysseus has not returned home for twenty years since the Trojan War, Telemakhos, son of Odysseus, did not grow up with any fatherly influence. After their joyful reunion, it is made clear of how both of them are very much alike. Even though Telemakhos and Odysseus were separated, Telemakhos showed that he is worthy of being Odysseus’s son. He has the qualities of a great ruler: courage, hospitality, leadership; he looks up to Odysseus as his role model by creating a

  • Comparing Odysseus And Penelope In Homer's Odyssey

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    Odysseus and Penelope play the roles of two lovers’ that are separated. Without Odysseus, Penelope hopes for “a gentle death with no mourning and craving my dear husband”. Penelope’s want for death instead of marrying a suitor with no Odysseus reveals her dedication to their love. In tapped by Calypso starving to see Penelope, Odysseus hopes “every day to get back home even if some god breaks me apart”. The fact that he is so set to witness wife and to be at home with her, the lack concern for the