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Comparing the Relationship between Man & Gods(s) in Genesis & Odyssey
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...Athena The Goddess Athena is the main female Character in the Odyssey. She is the main female character because she is the female that appears most in the story and helps Odysseus. Athena helps Odysseus throughout the story, she even ask Zeus to make sure that he survives through all of his hardships. For instance, she helps him by disguising him as a beggar when he returns to Ithaca. Goddess Athenas role in this epic is to help Odysseus through his journey home and make sure that he survives. If she would not have helped Odysseus through his... s Comparing the Relationship between Man & Gods(s) in Genesis & Odyssey Abraham and Yahweh The passage is about God testing Abraham, to find Abraham’s fear of...
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Role of Women in the Odyssey
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...Odyssey’s rescue and manages to save him from the wrath of the storm. Athena also managed to put hope in Odyssey such that any time he felt losing hope, she gave him reasons to want to survive and move on with his journey home. Athena disguised herself every time she appeared to Odyssey giving him hopes of seeing his family. This also portrays another role of women which is helping the needy. Homer explains that in ancient Greece, women had ‘softer’ hearts compared to men. Athena also uses her immortal powers disguises Odyssey to look like a beggar, which...
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Odyssey
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...Odyssey Odysseus is a hero, but readers cannot overlook the powerful women around, if not also behind, him. Homer’s The Odyssey is a story about the greatness of one man, and many great women at his side. One of them is his wife, Penelope. Penelope is a perfect woman in her times because she performs her traditional roles and responsibilities extremely well. She is described, not only as a beautiful lady, but also a loyal wife and mother and a loving queen. Her role in the story is to demonstrate the ideals and behaviors of an ideal woman. Homer seems to use her as the female version of Odysseus in terms of virtues and wisdom. Penelope... . From these characteristics, Homer uses Penelope as...
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What role women serve in The Odyssey, and Lysistrata and how are they portrayed
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...Role of Women in the Odyssey and Lysistrata Parag Joshi World Literature Outline A. The Role of Women in the Odyssey and The Lysistrata Mothers and Prostitutes a. Women in these texts were as mothers and prostitutes 2. Thesis 3. Loyal Women a. In Lysistrata women are portrayed to be loyal to their husbands, and respectful to the nation 4. Faithful Women a. In the Odyssey, women brought the meaning of faith into the eyes of their men as far as making the best relationship with God. 5. Women As Leaders a. Women kept their ability to do things in such a manner that men were obliged to follow their commands B....
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CLA birth god female
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...Athena itself marks an important stage in Greek mythology in general. Researchers assume that her birth completes the evolution from a woman-dominated mythology to the one dominated by men. It is possible to say that Zeus takes over the exceptionally female function of childbearing, which, in fact, makes the role of women submissive. As a result, Athena never knows what care of a mother is, though still she is Zeuss favorite child. Researchers also believe that it is the reason why Athena is more prone to demonstrate masculine rather than feminine attributes. For Athena, men are either companions or rivals with whom she may share her ambitions and ideals. Unlike Aphrodite... The Birth of Athena and...
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The Odyssey
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...Odyssey. She promises to marry a winner, when Odyssey won this contest they reunite. The fifth stage includes "application of the boon". At the end, Odyssey visits his father and stops vendetta. His father kills Antinous's father and peace is maintained. In sum, The Odyssey displays the many qualities that archetypal heroes had in common. Odyssey's decisions are based on virtues and human values which play the role of a moral guide. 2. The main women characters which have a great impact on story development and conflict resolution are Athena... The Odyssey The Odyssey represents a unique and authentic literary period which created its own canons and ideals. The archetypal hero is a term usedto describe ...
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The Odyssey
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...Athena, Telemachus sets on a journey determined to not only find his father, but also bring him back to the country. Reading epics like the Odyssey really require a lot of attention from the reader’s part as the story follows a wide range of characters, each with their own development as the tale evolves. However, on the other hand, certain characters remain unchanged and maintain their goodness till the end, for example, Penelope, who even after being constantly wooed by the suitors... 16 Nov Odysseus’ Odyssey: A Saga of Love and Devotion within a Tale of Hatred and War The Odyssey, one of Homer’s world acclaimed epics, popular for its portrayal of heroism and adventure, still remains unsurpassed in...
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Disscuss odyssey
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...Odyssey Family plays a central role in Homers epic poem, the Odyssey, as almost every action throughout the story supports the idea of a strong, well-balanced, loyal and dedicated family. There are many examples of good families that prosper, enabling their associated kingdoms to also prosper, and examples of bad families in which the kingdom languishes, struggling in contention and strife. In particular, the relationships held between fathers and sons stands out as being of special importance. “The main action of the poem’s first four books is a son’s search for news of his father, as that of most of the subsequent books is a father’s return to his family” (Clarke, 1967, p. 27... Relationships in...
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Odyssey Book
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...Odyssey,Book 4,lines 39-43) Odysseus, throughout the work, from returning a beggar and allying with his wife lovingly during their separation on raising a son just like his father who wanted to get rid of the suitors who harassed his life and mother's life and wife's life, Odysseus has lead the life of a Greek warrior who believed that fighting wars is just a manner of appreciating the powers given to man by the gods and a way of showing himself that he lead the life of a decent man who showed perfect control of his life's wisdom of existence and mentality... Heroes of words more than action According to the following words the texts will be explained on this point. The following situations discuss the...
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The Odyssey
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...Odyssey and his crew set off ashore to explore the “unknown” in his narration, it would appear he knowsexactly what he is up against despite the fact that in his actions he appears ignorant of the fate that awaits him or the identity and nature of his guests. He describes the inhabitants of the island as Lawless brutes who had no form of societal harmony and who never worked but trusted the gods for the provision of everything, so much so, that they never tilled or sowed their land yet it produced all they needed. As such one may imagine he would not have deigned to go inland with all the knowledge he had of the brutal nature of the giants and specifically his “host”. Nevertheless... Close Reading As...
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Odyssey years
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...Odyssey years This article begins by offering the core disparity of different ages. This is vital for offering the fundamental sociological orientation of two generations. In the fading generation, there used to be four defined phases of life. This entailed childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. However, a new age has now chipped in between adulthood and old age. This is referred to as an active retirement age. More essentially, a confusing age has occurred between adolescence and old age. It is named as the odyssey age. The article prescribes a general word for this age. It describes the same as a wandering age (Brooks 2012). This is because it possesses a blur definition... Task: The Odyssey...
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Homer's Odyssey
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...role of the gods in the first four books of Homer's Odyssey enhance or detract from the effect of the poem In order to answer this question, another must be asked: what is the role of the gods in the first four books First, they are to be respected and feared. In his speech to the council Telemachus affirms his belief in the power of the gods when he entreats the suitors to leave his home, by saying, "Fear, too, the wrath of heaven, lest the gods should be displeased and turn upon you." Later in discussing the favor of the gods with Althena, (herself a goddess), Telemachus says, "It would be far too much to hope for. I dare not let myself think of it. Even though the gods themselves... Does the role...
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Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
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...Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey. Lanham, Md: Littlefield Adams Books, 1996. Print. Dimock, George. The Unity of the Odyssey. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989. Print. Hoppenstand, Gary. In Search of the Paper Tiger: A Sociological Perspective of Myth, Formula, and the Mystery Genre in the Entertainment Print Mass Medium. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987. Print. Horrocks, Roger. Male Myths and Icons: Masculinity in Popular Culture. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1995. Print. Kittelson, Mary L. The Soul of Popular Culture: Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths, and Monsters. Chicago: Open Court, 1998. Print.... Spirituality: The Belief in God or ...
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The Odyssey
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...roles, and they could not humble themselves, but rather offer advice and wisdom. They even took care of themselves as seen in the example of Odyssey’s wife when her husband left for 20 years. Therefore, the roles of women as being revealed in the book of Homer contributes to the notion that the book could have been written by a woman or group of women because of the way it emphasizes on femininity roles. The book has strong female writing features in it; thus contributing to the notion that Odyssey was written by a woman. For instance, the goddesses play significant, controlling roles and the most powerful “goddesses is Athena... Lecturer: The Odyssey “The Odyssey” was written by Homer in 1996. Bernard...
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The Odyssey
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...Odyssey Introduction Every written piece of literature has a story behind it. Many pieces of literature are written with the intention of making an impact on the readers. They reflect the day to day lives that people encounter and give a detailed description of how the day to day lives are affected by the many things that people do. A good piece of literature dwells on the facts of real life. Real life or the life that people experience is written inform of books so that people can relate to them. From the social lives of people, to the cultural and political lives of people, they are all portrayed in the pieces of literatures that are written all over the world. Written pieces of literature...
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...Odyssey: The Danger of Temptation as Represented by Women The story of Odysseus is a tale of high adventure that places women at the center of a great number of events in which they play a danger to the male virtue. Women represent many things within the story, the greatest of which is distraction. Women are constantly trying to distract and avert Odysseus from getting home to his wife, but he withstands their pursuit of him with the intent of being faithful, if in spirit, to Penelope. The women are portrayed through various attributes that are often considered attractive, the nymph Calypso for her great desire for Odysseus, the sirens for the beautiful song that calls the...
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The Odyssey
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...Odyssey, a novel which records his homecoming journey since his departure from troy. Odysseus is seen to be present in the Iliad, but he has another goal from that depicted in the poem. The story talks about the challenges he encountered on land and sea, and also accounts how he will avenge the honor of his family from the suitors surrounding his house waiting for his wife to choose another man. Throughout his journey, he is assisted by Athena, but he is disillusioned by Poseidon who asserts “I will make his journey extremely difficult because he blinded my son” (Steinruck, 2008). Telemachus is the son of Odysseus, and he wants to stop the suitors... ? Introduction Odysseus is the chief character of the...
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Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
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...Athena: Gods and Men in the Odyssey. Lanham, Md: Littlefield Adams Books, 1996. Print. Dimock, George. The Unity of the Odyssey. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989. Print. Hoppenstand, Gary. In Search of the Paper Tiger: A Sociological Perspective of Myth, Formula, and the Mystery Genre in the Entertainment Print Mass Medium. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1987. Print. Horrocks, Roger. Male Myths and Icons: Masculinity in Popular Culture. New York, NY: St. Martins Press, 1995. Print. Kittelson, Mary L. The Soul of Popular Culture: Looking at Contemporary Heroes, Myths, and Monsters. Chicago: Open Court, 1998. Print.... Spirituality: The Belief ...
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The odyssey
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...Athena helped Odysseus and Telemachus reunite. Despite the troubles that happened in Odysseus life, he remained to be well-mannered and respectful especially to women unlike his son. In the midst of his journey back home, he showed huge amount of respect and equal treatment to women such as Arete. He even bowed down and begged for Aretes help jn the story. Odysseus "flung his arms around Aretes knees/…as Odysseus pleaded Queen,/ Arete,…I come to beg for mercy" (184). Unlike Telemachus, Odysseus showed to face his challenges in a very brave and wise manner. He was courageous... The Journey of Odysseus and Telemachus The father and son had their own sets of challenging and painful journey in life....
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The odyssey
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...Athena helped Odysseus and Telemachus reunite. Despite the troubles that happened in Odysseus' life, he remained to be well-mannered and respectful especially to women unlike his son. In the midst of his journey back home, he showed huge amount of respect and equal treatment to women such as Arete. He even bowed down and begged for Arete's help jn the story. Odysseus "flung his arms around Arete's knees/…as Odysseus pleaded 'Queen,/ Arete,…I come to beg for mercy'" (184). Unlike Telemachus, Odysseus' showed to face his challenges in a very brave and wise manner. He was courageous... ? The Journey of Odysseus and Telemachus The father and son had their own sets of challenging and painful journey in life....
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Ovids Metamorphoses and the Odyssey
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...Odyssey. In addition to that, the both poems give different notion of problematic and dangerous relations of humans and gods. In Ovid's Metamorphoses gods play the main role - all basic events of life depend on them. In this poem the relationships between humans and gods take place through metamorphoses, and these metamorphoses reflect the essence of life. There are positive and negative metamorphoses: the positive metamorphoses' purpose is to help human beings and protect them, while the negative... Ovid's Metamorphoses and the Odyssey Ovid's Metamorphoses is one of the most significant examples of ancient mythology. It is a brilliant collection of Greek and Roman myths of world creation and presents ...
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Odyssey Book VIII
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...role that is rightfully his. The tears are left behind, and he steps up to the task of finding his way back to his homeland as a conquering hero. In a way this episode lets him work through his deep emotions and clarify his feelings of loss. Listening to the story has helped him to sort out his own past and work out a way towards his own future. In terms of plot and of character development, therefore, this analogy with a weeping Trojan woman is, temporarily apt, and ultimately replaced by a more fitting and permanent warrior image. References Homer, The Odyssey, translated by A.T. Murray. Cambridge, MA and London: Harvard University Press/Heinemann, 1919....
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Bible and the Odyssey
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...role. This morphology is unique to both the Israelite literature and other literatures found throughout the universe (Niditch 46). The Odyssey offers an example of trickster morphology... ?Bible and the Odyssey Compare or Contrast the Use of Deception in the Hebrew Bible and the Odyssey The first three particular components of five-part pattern indicate that Genesis 12: 10 -20 is an underdog tale, a tale that indicates the succession from a lower to a higher status. Genesis 12 broadens the three-part underdog model with two more steps that are the particulars of the generic components, outcome, and complication: reduction to the status as outsiders/minimization of the status or the deception revealed....
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Dante and Odyssey Comparison
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...Odyssey' by Homer... R.Preeti 21/4/2008 LITERATURE COMPARISON Literature has been endowed with a number of ics, that enrich the every quality of the subject, while also contributing to the expression of major ideologies---religious, political, socio-economic and cultural---of the varied epochs it belonged to. It has also helped in learning about varied countries, their cultural backdrops and the like. However, it is also inevitable that humanity is devoid of similarities, which is why many pieces of literature can be pitted against each other, for comparisons of similarities and dissimilarities. 'The Divine Comedy' by Dante and 'O...
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Reaction of the Odyssey
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...Odyssey focuses upon male heroes who perform exalted war-related deeds. Analyze the placement of female characters in relation to this formulaic emphasis. Homer’s Odyssey is one of the two major ancient literary works attributed to Homer. It defines an epic tale of love, courage, revenge, strength and social attitudes of the ancient Greek mythology. This poem focuses on the three central characters namely Telemachus, Ulysses (Telemachus’ father) and Penelope (Telemachus’ mother). Gender play a very import role in the Odyssey specially the female characters, discussion in the following paragraphs involves the analysis of these major characters. Female... Characters of the...
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Odyssey by Homer
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...odyssey. Gods picked favorites and took sides against each other in favor of their human subjects. It is clear that the gods had normal human feelings. Humans on the other hand only owed allegiance to the gods that favored them and only worshipped and appeased them for selfish gain. Odysseus is helped out by Athena who changes him into an old beggar and enables him to enter his castle without attracting undue attention from his wives suitors. It is clear that humans worship the gods but mostly due to special favors but not because they are very powerful. The gods... Introduction In the Odyssey, the epic by Homer, different ancient Greek aspects are revealed through characters, plot, and actions....
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Odyssey by Homer
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...Athena’s interference plays decisive role in his release after spending several years in confinement. Thus, Odysseus remains as firm as rock in the face of hardships and obstacles and subsequently comes out successful and triumphant in all ordeals and trials. He guises himself as a beggar, in order to conceal his identity; somehow, the loving and curious eyes of his beloved wife recognize him at first glance. Here, his trial starts once again, when Penelope... Odyssey by Homer An astounding literary piece serves as the true representative of the era in whichit has been created; consequently, it reflects the political, social, cultural, religious and economic aspects of life in a profound manner. The...
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Homer: The Odyssey
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...Odyssey is considered as one of the literary masterpieces of all time. This is originally written by Homer and later on translated by several such as Robert Fagles. This epic poem interprets the human experiences through the presentation of the life of Odysseus and his adventures and journeys. The actual truths were hidden underneath the figurative language and abstract relations stated in the epic poem. Odysseus' life has the impression of complexity of circumstances surrounding him and the entanglement of social connections he has established made his journey increasingly appealing to the audience. The characters of Odyssey are responsible for the illusion of life in a work of fiction... ...
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''The Odyssey'' and ''The Iliad''
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...roles to carry forward the story in the most amazing and interesting narration. Despite the intervention of the elements, Odysseus again escapes the death but becomes a prisoner of sea nymph Calypso who is much enamoured by him. After one year with Calypso, he is released at the bequest of Zeus, who is the King of Gods. Homer portrayed Gods as a deceiver with human traits like anger, greed, revenge and currying favours to their favourite persons and “it is the nature of mortal life, why any human being would, if offered the chance to be a god, still choose to be mortal” (Homer). Odyssey culminates... Odyssey by Greek poet Homer is one of the greatest epic ever written and is set against the famous Trojan ...
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Odyssey by Homer and the movie The Odyssey (1997)
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...Athena have been shown as deep blue eyes. Her hair style is also different in the movie. Vanessa Williams, the former Miss America, does the role of goddess Calypso in the movie, justifiably so, as the director has to show how difficult it is for a human to resist the temptation of such a charming goddess. This gives Odysseus an opportunity to justify his action of betrayal of his wife. Apart from these minor variations, the director has to render justice to the true philosophy propounded by Homer through the poem, as substantiated by Zeus, that man is not the creator of his own destiny and does not have control over it. He exclaims, ‘Oh for shame, how the mortals... World Literature, Essay Topic: Write ...
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The Odyssey Literature Essay
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...Odyssey Homer features the story of the passing away of Agamemenon, brother of Menalaos, as well as comrade-in-warfare of Odysseus, at hands of his wife, Clytemnestra, novel lover, Aegisthus, and Aegisthus’ ensuing death at the dispense of Orestes, Agamemnon’s son, is brought up repeatedly throughout the Odyssey prominently. This is because they are portrayed to distinguish the murderous unfaithfulness of Clytemnestra with the devoted faithfulness of Penelope, as well as Orestes, along with his sister Electra faithfulness to their father by avenging the murder by killing their blood mother Clytemnestra and Aegisthus, her lover. When Clytemnestra is...
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The Odyssey by Homer
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...Odyssey Penelope is repeatedly said to have kleos. Analyze the Odyssey’s concept of female kleos. What is it and how and why does Penelope attain it?  Homeric poems have a versatile but unique version of heroism; if seen in Iliad, being a hero denotes the readiness to confront death on the battlefield, a notion that modern heroism has descended from. However, in Odyssey, a hero is one who willingly and successfully endures the roughness of life, a traditional Greek stance towards adulation. Both men and women were part of this celebration because the stories revolved around hardships which both the sexes went through... 2. Kleos (renown) in the Iliad is the ultimate goal of the (male) warrior. In the...
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The Odyssey, by Homer
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...Odyssey Choice 2: Book 11, lines 477-504. In terms of internal structure, it is easy to see that the passage is a dialog between Odysseus and Achilles since it moves from person to person as each not only describes his current situation but also gives each other some news. Odysseus informs Achilles about the heroics of his son while Achilles bemoans the fact that being dead is worse than being a slave to another person. The lamentation of Achilles of not being able to help his father is a haunting image which also shows how the society of the time valued sons helping their fathers when they came to old age. This is certainly something Telemachus would do later on in the...
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Nestl's ERP Odyssey
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...Odyssey This article is about the comedy of errors created when Nestl SA, a huge, multi-national corporation decided to consolidate with a worldwide ERP system and SAP rollout. The company had, prior to this, functioned as multiple business enterprises with no real connection except the Nestle SA ownership. The article focuses most on Nestl USA. Nestl assembled everyone they thought was important to design an entirely new way of doing business, from systems to software. They did not include people who should have been included. They chose to use part of the new program as Y2K code fixes, thus adding a deadline. Then they went on to set... Jeannine Meyers Order #116684 March 21, 2006 Nestl's ERP Odyssey ...
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Odysseus in the Iliad and The Odyssey
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...Athena, looking like a herald,silenced troops, so Achaeans close by and far awaycould hear him and follow to his advice" (The Iliad, book 2, 330). In The Odyssey he, unlike his character in The Iliad, shows much more independence in his actions. In The Odyssey he had no support from Athena and Zeus, some gods prevented his way to Ithaca, and he suffered misfortunes while returning home, and these misfortunes strengthened his character: "Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life... Odysseus in the Iliad and The Odyssey Table of contents Introduction. 2. The main points of...
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Odyssey: Greek Gods and heroes
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...Odyssey where he is said to be a man of many wiles and the difficult situations he passed through show he is brave. He still stands a chance of being a hero when at the end of the story he goes on to Ithaca to establish peace. He makes his way with Athena to the island dreaded by everybody in order to make peace. He cleans himself before the gods such that at the end of the story his relationship with the gods is still strong. He does not anger the god. In addition, Poseidon does not feel angry towards Odysseus and this aspect raises his rank as a hero in the Greek. Odysseus... Odyssey in the Greek gods and Heroes Introduction Odyssey is a hero in the Greek. Odyssey, a work written byHomer, a poet, is...
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Composition of Iliad and Odyssey
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...Odyssey Metaphor, repetitions and epithet are literally devices to express, emphasize and bring a charm to one's oratory orwritings. Though they do have definitions but are loosely bound to any particular definition. If metaphors are repeated they can be termed as repetition as well, and so is the case with epithet. Metaphor is a way of emphasizing of praise or degrading someone by directly referring to the subject as something else. With a little change it could easily become a simile if we refer to our subject as like something else. Epithet on the other hand is like a nickname or a label, or an informal appellation. In the following pages an effort is made to see how... Composition of Iliad and...
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The end of the Odyssey
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...ODYSSEY Introduction The Odyssey is termed as one of the greatest literary works ever written on western civilizations. The book is a composition of 24 books with over 12,000 lines. The book gives chronicles of king of Ithaca, Odysseus. The book places a key focus on the nobility, resourcefulness, honor, and bravery of the king. Many critics have viewed Homer’s odyssey as an inferior structure compared to his other epic compilation, Iliad. However, the epic poem has been praised for its sophistication in structure, complexity in characterization and consistency in its thematic aspects (Bloom, 1988). There are various theories, criticisms,...
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Comparison between Sundiata and Odyssey
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...Odyssey narrates the story of Odysseus, a Greek homebound hero who has to return to Ithaca after the Trojan War and claim his rightful place as the king of Ithaca. The story begins with a meeting of the council of the gods where the goddess Athena the patron goddess of heroic endeavor offers to travel to Ithaca where she is to meet Telemachus, Odysseus’ son and urge him to go to Pylos and Lacedaemon in search of his father. At the same time, the god... Comparison between Odyssey and the Sundiata The Odyssey and The Sundiata are both literary works that are ified as epic. An epic is defined as "a long narrative poem with an emphasis on the heroic” (R. Finnegan 1977 p. 9). The odyssey was written by Homer ...
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The iliad and the odyssey
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...Odyssey: Both the Iliad and the Odyssey remain the oldest known literary works in Western Civilization. Written around eighth century B.C. the Iliad is an epic poem totaling 16000 lines. Its central theme is warfare in ancient Greece, especially those waged by King Agememnon and his rivals. It also has several references to the Trojan War. This work is commonly attributed to the poet Homer, although there is no conclusive evidence toward this end. The other major work attributed to Homer is the Odyssey which followed the Iliad and is considered to be its sequel. Composed in the dactylic hexameter poetic style, this too is a lengthy poem, stretching to 12,110 lines. The plot... The Iliad and the...
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Homer's Odyssey. Telemachos' heroic journey
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...Athena and Zeus motivated Telemachos to pursue his adulthood journey by unravelling the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Telemachos heroic journey was exactly the opposite... Task "Telemachos' heroic journey is exactly the opposite of his father Odysseus'. Odysseus makes mistakes, though being a hero,on his return home, while Telemachos makes no mistakes on his journey abroad." Odysseus was the king of Ithaca. He had fought in the Trojan War for ten years. He went into exile for close to ten years after the collapse of Troy. He had left his newborn son, Telemachos and a committed wife, Penelope. Although his wife had longed for his return, she entertained strangers and arrogant suitors. Athena ...
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Historic Relevance of the Odyssey
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...Odyssey Knowledge is a dynamic field whose origin s in antiquity. Indeed, the sphere of knowledge is as old as mankind. This respective knowledge is documented in order to benefit future generations. It is fundamental in different fields of study and relative principles provide the basement upon which future knowledge is grounded. Besides, literary works provide useful insights in to the historical contexts of the time at which they were documented. Using this, preceding populations are able to understand and appreciate their origins. They can also derive important values and virtues to govern their wellbeing from the documented evidence. It is against this background... Historic Relevance of the...
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Earth Odyssey by Mark Hertsgaard
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...Odyssey: Book Report The book “Earth Odyssey” written by Mark Hertsgaard deals with the burning issues of environmental pollution and the anthropogenic impact on the state of our common home, the Earth. The author spent several years on the trip around as much as nineteen countries on four continents exploring the most itching environmental problems and the reciprocal impact of human activity and environmental conditions and collecting the opinions of both competent people and residents of the imperiled areas concerning the prospects of human species survival in the nearest future. To my thinking, this book remains extremely relevant nowadays despite the fact it was published almost two... Earth...
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The Importance of Storytelling in Odyssey
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...Odyssey written by Homer is the only surviving work that constituted a part of a larger cycle of work called Nostoi (Dougherty, 2008, p. 128). Nostoi talked about the tales of the varied Greek heroes on their way home (Dougherty, 2008, p. 128). Hence, as could be expected of the larger work Odyssey is a part of, storytelling is bound to play a salient and pivotal role in Odyssey. Though in this literary work, Homer, as an outsider and an omniscient narrator, unravels large sections of the story, but Odysseus also narrates a significant part of his adventures and travails in the first person narrative. In that sense, Odysseus comes out as being perhaps the first... ? The Importance of Storytelling in...
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The Odyssey Book Report/Review
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...Odyssey, defines hero through Odysseus in many ways. Odysseus is a wise, cunning, and successful man that has the additional luxury of the gods' favor. He knows what it takes to win and he is not easily distracted for very long. In his travels, he is determined and this quality allows him to endure. Homer gave Odysseus some wild adventures that can only be associated with the life of a Greek hero. He is willing to learn from his experiences and his journey to hell was something that proved to be positive only because he was open to learning. He gains knowledge from his circumstances and this is a heroic quality. Another thing that makes... Academia-Research Model Paper # 242488 Homer's epic, The...
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St. Augustine and Telemachus in Homers Odyssey
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...Odyssey grew up in very different environment. The ways in which they matured into adulthood are poles apart. The Role of Parents With respect to their mothers, St. Augustine was close to his mother, Monica, while growing up. She taught him about the Catholic faith and constantly guided him through his journey for knowledge. He looks up to her for wisdom and such, her teaching indeed was very influential on how St. Augustine grew up to be the man he became to be. On the contrary, Penelope has quite the opposite effect on Telemachus. Unlike Monica to the young Augustine, Penelope did not share any knowledge... Like two opposite ends in a spectrum, I believe that St. Augustine and Telemachus in Homer's...
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The Sentinel vs 2001: A Space Odyssey
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...Odyssey Introduction Two of Arthur C. Clarke’s works consist of quite similar theme mounted on two different platforms. Clarke’s Sentinel and 2oo1: A Space Odyssey offer rides to extraterrestrial world involving mysterious objects from unknown alien civilizations. An idea concerning anonymity of outer space and a possibility of life beyond earth is rooted in both the works. However, how Clarke manages to construct different imaginary tales over similar platforms is a matter of analysis. Both the works consist of alien objects: the sentinel pyramid & the monolith. Still, those works consist of major literary differences when it comes to featured... ? 28 May Thematic analyses of Sentinel & 2001: A Space...
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Compare Dante (the divine comedy) and Odyssey
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...Odyssey’ by Homer... R.Preeti 21/4/2008 LITERATURE COMPARISON Literature has been endowed with a number of ics, that enrich the every quality of the subject, while also contributing to the expression of major ideologies---religious, political, socio-economic and cultural---of the varied epochs it belonged to. It has also helped in learning about varied countries, their cultural backdrops and the like. However, it is also inevitable that humanity is devoid of similarities, which is why many pieces of literature can be pitted against each other, for comparisons of similarities and dissimilarities. ‘The Divine Comedy’ by Dante and ‘Od...
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The revenges in odyssey and medea
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...Odyssey, although Odysseus was the cause of the vengeance, all gods including Zeus and Athena blame Poseidon. Poseidon’s bitterness and holding a grudge against Odysseus is perceptibly the root cause of the conflict between the characters. Likewise, the suitors are perceptibly the root causes of the vengeance launched by Odysseus. Odysseus was a king who needed respect for going to war for his people. However, the suitors had intruded the kingdom and made it theirs. As such, this disrespect is the main cause of the rivalry between Odysseus and the suitors. In the context of Medea, the root cause... The Revenges in Odyssey and Medea The Revenges in Odyssey and Medea Odyssey is an epic story by Homer that ...
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World Liturature. Response Paper to the Odyssey
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...Odyssey Composed by Homer around the eighth century BC, the Odyssey is a tale about Odysseus, a king who has successfully won the Trojan war, and who now seeks to find his way home but is delayed for one reason or another. Meanwhile, at his island back home, suitors for his wife have taken over his home and are wreaking havoc there. The story ends by Odysseus successfully making his way home to his wife and son, and slaying all the suitors. Though there are certain chivalrous characters therein, overall the tale is filled with stories about bloodshed and treachery, however, it does end on a positive note. The Greek gods portrayed in the tale are the most... Your 23 February Response Paper to the Odyssey ...
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