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...
The Odyssey
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...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 the annals of the history of literature. The story, a sequel to Homer’s other epic Iliad, narrates the saga of the journey of Odysseus after the 10 year long war of Troy. It takes him another 10 years of perilous journey through hostile oceans and battles with several monsters, to finally get back to his family. In the meanwhile, back at home, his wife Penelope waits for him, trying to fend off the ‘suitors’ who are vying to marry her and access their property. While this epic poem... 16 Nov Odysseus’...
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...
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...
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 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...
The Odyssey
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...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 a literary character type depicted in world mythologies and religions. Following Campbell, every hero has to go through five stages of his personal development in order to prove his heroic features and strengths both physical and moral. For Odyssey the journey becomes the real trial which helps him to prove his courage, glory and heroism. According to Campbell, the first stage is "a call to adventure". In The Odyssey, there is no traditional call to adventure, but it is replaced by the end of the Trojan War when Odyssey and his fellow... The...
Homer's Odyssey
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...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 of the gods in the first four books of Homer's...
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...Odyssey “The Odyssey” was written by Homer in 1996. Bernard Knox edited it, and Robert Fagles interpreted the book. Odyssey is a documentation book that reveals the passage of every man in life. Fagles translates the poem of the author’s retold original information. It is one of the ancient Greek poems that were created during the late 8th century. Fagles translated it in a manner that makes it appealing, and he captured the author’s words; thus narrating them in lyrics. The storyline does not appear vibrant; though, the actions are plausible. It is an incredible, prominent manuscript for both the early Greeks and the western civilization. It is among the popular classic books because... Lecturer: The...
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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...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...
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...
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...
Odyssey by Homer
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...Odyssey, the epic by Homer, different ancient Greek aspects are revealed through characters, plot, and actions. Different themeshave also been used to portray the ancient Greeks ways f lives. This paper will look at three important themes portrayed within the epic. 1. The Relationship of Gods and Humans The main differences between the gods and the humans in the Odyssey, is the immortality and divine powers of the Gods. The gods were very active in the life of humans while the humans invited the gods to favor and empower them in their different endeavors1. This clearly indicates that the gods lived closer to humans. Zeus loved Odysseus for his great character and honor. In some... Introduction In the...
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... ...
Odyssey Book VIII
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...Odyssey Book VIII, Lines 521-534 Analysis. The famous passage in Homer’s Odyssey where Odysseus is described as letting fall “pitiful tears” (Odyssey Book VIII, line 531) like a woman who wails when her husband is dying in front of his city, is at first sight rather disturbing, because it shows the great man in a rather tender light, implying that he is soft-hearted and perhaps even weak, since he is unable to control his emotions and has to hide his face from the assembled guests, letting only one man, Alcinous, guess how deeply moved he has been by the song of Demodocus. When seen in the light of the whole epic, however, this scene is...
Odyssey by Homer
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...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 same is applied on the outstanding epic poem Odyssey by the celebrated poet and playwright of ancient Greek, Homer, who has magnificently drawn out all the colors of his contemporary social establishment by dint of his innate talent and dexterity over portraying the scenes in their real sense. It is therefore the epic is regarded as one of the most alluring and splendid works the world has ever produced. The poet has...
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...
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...
Bible and the Odyssey
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...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. The rise to status of the hero is followed by the revelation of the plot, the deception, which assisted them to attain the initial success (Niditch 44). “Deceiver, creator, acculturator... ?Bible and the...
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...
Ovids Metamorphoses and the Odyssey
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...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 metamorphoses, or transformations, of gods, humans, animals, birds, stones as a way of constant process leading the world development. In Ovid's Metamorphoses there is no main protagonist - it depicts about the process of world creation through numerous interactions of different subjects indicated above. The Odyssey is another example of great ancient literature which reflects the story of Odysseus's adventures and his numerous connections with humans and gods, and the main character of the poem... Ovid's Metamorphoses and the...
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...
"Odyssey" by Homer and the movie "The Odyssey" (1997)
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...Odyssey" by Homer and the movie "The Odyssey" (1997) Introduction: When an epic poem of 700 BC, hits the big screen in the year 1997, the Director will be confronted with a number of limitations. Since The Odyssey is the war movie, the issues are still more challenging for Andrei Konchalovski, director, to take this ancient epic to the screen for a 165-minutes duration movie. Fertile imagination and expert technical knowledge are essential to make the movie realistic. Homer keeps the readers guessing with the tools of fate and prophesies, the resultant sudden developments, twists and turns and with knotty style with which he negotiates... World Literature, Essay Topic: Write an essay based on the book...
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 ...
''The Odyssey'' and ''The Iliad''
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...Odyssey by Greek poet Homer is one of the greatest epic ever written and is set against the famous Trojan war of Troy. The enthralling tale of adventure has become synonymous with Greek heroes who not only exemplify exceptional courage and wit but who are equally known for their vendetta that they wreck against their enemies. Although, Homer, through this extraordinary tale, has successfully depicted various facets of human nature but his treatment of revenge as part of intrinsic human failing has specially become the pivotal force to drive the various characters and events in Odyssey. It is a tale of a brave warrior Odysseus, King of Ithaca, who gets...
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...
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,...
Comparison between Sundiata and Odyssey
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...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 the 8th century Greek master of prose and it narrates the home bound return of Odysseus, king of Ithaca from the Trojan War. On the other hand, the Sundiata was written but not composed by Mamoudou Kouyate, a western African griot from the African nation of Guinea. This epic narrates the story of Sundiata a crippled boy who rose from a string of disappointments to become king of Niani and eventually founder of the Mali Empire. Although widely... Comparison between...
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...
Odyssey: Greek Gods and heroes
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...Odyssey in the Greek gods and Heroes Introduction Odyssey is a hero in the Greek. Odyssey, a work written byHomer, a poet, is among the best literature work written in the ancient and talks about a man, Odyssey, depicted as a hero in this book, tries to find his way back home from the Trojan War. Both books of Homer, the Iliad, and Odyssey, Homer depict the fact that the Greek uphold the competition of desires between kleos and nostos. The kleos and nostos may mean the desire for an individual to die happily during the battle and the desire for an individual to have a quiet death in the bed and in the...
Homer's Odyssey. Telemachos' heroic journey
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...Odyssey. London: Bantam, 2011. Print.... 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 and Zeus motivated Telemachos to pursue his adulthood journey by unravelling the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Telemachos heroic...
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...
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...
Odysseus in the Iliad and The Odyssey
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...Odyssey Table of contents Introduction. 2. The main points of comparison of Odysseus in The Odyssey and in The Iliad. 3. Conclusion. 1. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer are the most brilliant examples of Ancient Greek epos. Greek literature contributed very much to the world literature, and historical and literature heritage have influenced the development of ancient literature tradition in general. The poems are written in fascinating poetic language of Homer, and they became the source of inspiration of many other ancient authors. The poems are also a good source of historical knowledge about the period described as there are not so much artifacts of that epoch were... Odysseus in the Iliad and The...
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...
Role of Women in the Odyssey
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...Odyssey Thesis ment Different cultural roles of women influence men in the society as portrayed by the women characters in the Odyssey. Introduction The story of The Odyssey has been used by Homer to reveal the female gender roles in the ancient Greece. Women in the ancient Greece held few authoritative duties as compared to men who had some of the large authoritative powers. Men believed that the most valuable role of women was to satisfy their sexual needs. According to Homer, the voyage of Odyssey reveals various life challenges that the Ithaca warrior came across during his lifetime (Homer 25). The great warrior of the Odyssey is wise, brave and skillful in his operations... ? Role of women in the...
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...
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...
The Importance of Storytelling in Odyssey
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...Odyssey of the World Literature of the Concerned May 9, The Importance of Storytelling in Odyssey There is no denying the fact that the world of Odyssey was a world with no digital connectivity and social media networking. Thereby, the storytelling in Odyssey is in a way a typical hallmark of the Greek society in the sense that storytelling in the Greek times happened to be a salient mode of entertainment. The members of the society affiliated to all status denominations, age and gender listened to stories with rapt attention, and these stories were passed on by them to others through the word of mouth. Thereby, it would not be wrong to say that had it not been... ? The Importance of Storytelling in...
The revenges in odyssey and medea
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...Odyssey and Medea The Revenges in Odyssey and Medea Odyssey is an epic story by Homer that centers on the theme ofvengeance. Odyssey explores the life of a warrior who goes to war but a witch’s curse traps him for a decade while on his journey home after the defeat of Troy. Various aspects reveal themselves throughout the play about vengeance ranging from Odysseus enmity with Poseidon after Odysseus blinds his son, Cyclops Polyphemus, to the vengeance against all suitors who tried to marry his wife Penelope. Penelope loves her husband so much that she still believes that he might be alive even after a decade of waiting for his return with no prospecting signs of his return. The story... The Revenges in...
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 ...
Macbeth, The Odyssey, Beowulf and Gulliver's travels
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...Odyssey, 1.32-34). The various ways in which Odysseus is kept from returning home can then be seen as a direct... While Macbeth’s commitment to Duncan is obvious to the audience, it is acknowledged by Macbeth himself as he considers the idea of assassination: “He’s here in double trust: / First, as I am his kinsman and his subject, / Strong both against the deed; then, as his host, / Who should against his murderer shut the door” (I, vii, 12-15). Beyond this, he also knows that Duncan has been a good and fair king and killing him is unjustified. Despite his own conviction that Duncan should not be killed, Macbeth is made to feel guilty about possibly backing out of the plan by his wife, who confronts...
Power in Gilgamesh and The Odyssey
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...Odyssey The theme of power is very important in both the story of Gilgamesh and the story of Odysseus in The Odyssey. The power in Gilgamesh is in the power of Gilgamesh himself, as he displays unchecked power through the tale, but this power is not necessarily used for good. Mostly it is used to bolster himself and his own displays of power, as he uses his status to terrorize the residents of his village and to defeat the god of darkness, just because he wanted adventure, not because he wanted to do good. The gods also display power in this tale. Gods and goddesses are the source of power in The Odyssey as well. The gods and the goddesses in this tale are important...  Power in Gilgamesh and The...
The Character of Odysseus in the Odyssey
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...Odyssey' In Odyssey, a magnum opus by Homer, Odysseus, the main character journeys from Troy after the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus has a series of adventures and encounters with gods, giants, sea creatures, and humans, each of which are steps in his character development. Odysseus goes through dramatic character changes throughout the development of the poem. Throughout this journey he learns many lessons, faces obstacles testing his physical and mental strength and grows from an arrogant, self-centered hero into a humble, respectful survivor. With divine assistance he is finally able to return to Ithaca as an honorable man. In each and every... The Character of Odysseus in the Epic...
"THE ODYSSEY of Homer" book1 "Athena Inspires the Prince"
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...Odyssey of Homer: Book Summary Athena Inspires the Prince In this book, the plot revolved around Odyssey’s captivity, his son Telemachus’ temporary ascent into power and the temptation of Odyssey’s wife Penelope by suitors. There is also the council of gods at Mount Olympus. At Mount Olympus, Athena the daughter of Zeus takes pity on Odysseus for what he is going through. Apparently, she had cursed Odysseus to wonder without settling. She probably thinks that it is because of that curse that Odysseus has met his current predicament. She pleads with Zeus to design a rescue plan for Odysseus from Calypso who wants her for a husband. Both...
Do Peer Reviews on prewriting work for The Odyssey
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...odyssey WORKSHEET FOR PREWRITING PEER REVIEW REVIEWER________________________________ MATE_______________________________ by Johnni Arnold  The style of writing I have chosen was free writing under the theme of tragedy portrayed in The Odyssey by Homer. What elements of the adventures caused death and pain or suffering for the main character; the mass homicide of the crews being eaten by the Cyclops? The main character Ulysses together with his team constantly found themselves in many instances of mysterious adventures that inflicted great sufferings, pain and death to some members of the crew. They prevalent Greek wars, attacks by Cyclops and punishment... Peer reviews on prewriting work for the...
A short description of Homer's Illiad and Odyssey
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...odyssey... In the Iliad, warfare is perceived as an integral part of human and the wider nature. It is a critical part in the cosmos metaphysical order, the divine arrangements in accordance of how things should be. This book is by Homer who gives a good narration of this event which took place centuries ago. At the beginning of the poem, the story gets its focus on a hero’s anger. This anger is so destructive that it disparages noble men to agony. This is according to Zeus’s will. In this poem, it is clear that the gods either intervene or do not take part in human affairs. No legal or ethical code is even expected, it is clear there is no deliberation or consultation before god’s actions. The odyssey...
The War of the Worlds and A Martian Odyssey
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...Odyssey A Martian Odyssey is a scientific fiction short story written... The War of the Worlds The War of the Worlds is a scientific fiction novel that gives a narrative on invasion of the earth by the Martians that was written by H. G. Well’s in 1898. The world represented in the story is believable. This is due to the fact that the locales described in this story are real places in Britain. Readers familiar with Britain would readily recognize the names of the places mentioned in the story and the descriptions of the countryside. Also, Wells describes weapons such as batteries of cannon and ironclad warships that were once symbols of terrible destruction used by the British Army (David, 105). However, ...
Prophecies in The Odyssey and Oedipus the King
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...Odyssey and Oedipus the King An creative works will start from an idea that may get seeded into his/her mind. That ‘seeding’ of thought could be initiated or influenced by the culture in which the author lives or lived. One of the key aspects of ancient Greek culture was prophecies, and so authors of both fictional as well as non-fictional works have incorporated prophecies or prophetic elements. Prophecies as well prophets were abundant in the ancient Greek culture, and Greek authors have used fictional prophecies as part of their plots or to take forward their plots. One of the key purposes of using the prophecies is to reveal to the readers at the outset itself, the course... Prophecies in The Odyssey ...
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