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This paper attempts to discuss the comparisons and contrasts between Penelope Kalypso Klytaimnestra kirke and Nausikaa in the Odyssey All five of these mortal and immortal characters share a close encountered with Odysseus life The goddess Kalypso takes Odysseus in her care when she saves him from the jaws of death at sea Kalypsos island was a place that even a god found this place would gaze at and feel his heartbeat with delightODv8083 Even though Kalypso held back the heart groaning Odysseus from returning home she makes every attempt to cater to his every need Somehow I can compare Kalypso to Penelope in that the goddess shares this strong bond for Odysseus as well A bond that holds a husband and a wife together The women are both in love with Odysseus Just as Penelope yearns for Odysseus return home so has kalypso for Odysseus to stay with her in her divine place of beauty Both women have learned some of Odysseus ways ways in which Kalypso and Penelope have encountered close relationships with Odysseus Kalypso and Penelope show signs of faithfulness to Odysseus For example Kalypso is faithful in that she protects him from harm and Penelope keeps this remembrance of her husband which keeps her for marrying any other man Kalypso and Penelope are heart-broken by the decisions of the gods for Odysseus departure of them both kalypso makes reference to this when she confronts the goddess Hermes and says oh you vile gods in jealousy supernal You hate it when we chose to lie with men immortal flesh by some dear mortal side ODv12084 Even though Kalypso and Penelope share some similarities on the other hand they are different in so many ways Kalypso is immortal and Penelope is mortal Kalypso can offer Odysseus the life that every human-kind dreams of having and that is to stay forever young and never die I fed him loved him sang
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