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The Role of Hospitality in the Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
The Role of Hospitality in Homer’s Odyssey If you read The Odyssey, you will find a few hidden themes that are consistent throughout. Through this essay, I will explain to you the importance of hospitality in Homer’s Odyssey. Researching this topic, what I found was highly interesting. However, when one reviews the hospi...
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Hope in the Midst of Desperation and Loss in To Destroy You is No Loss: The Odyssey of a Cambodian Family, a Book by JoAn D. Criddle
Hope Banishes Fear, as Sure as the Sun Does Darkness Pol Pot is a name that should stir negative feelings in an American Household the same way Mao Tse-tung or Adolf Hitler usually will. During his regime, he escorted many of Cambodia’s cities to work on farms, forcibly ridding Cambodia of Western evils, returning to an ag...
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The Concept of Honour in the Journey of Odysseus in Odyssey, an Epic Poem by Homer
Odysseus is a hero undoubtedly bound by honour, however, in the 'Odyssey' honour is not always presented as his most pressing concern. His journey, including the quest for honour is tempered by other factors. In many ways the Odyssey is subverting the heroic epic conventions and Odysseus is a newer kind of hero. When Ody...
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A Primary Source Report on Homer's Epic The Odyssey
Primary Source Report: The Odyssey The Primary Source that I have decided to use is Homer’s epic, The Odyssey which is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War. His journey home is not a quick one, rather his journey home after the war takes Odysseus all over the Greek world. What makes thi...
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The Value of Self Restraint in the Odyssey by Homer
Odyssey Paper Odysseus proves the value of the self restraint urged by Athena and Teiresias when he does not reveal himself to Penelope in book XIX because he knows it is not the right moment to announce himself. Athena told him, “Patience, iron patience you must show; so give it our to neither man nor woman that your ar...
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A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences Between the Literary Works of Odyssey by Homer and the Aeneid by Virgil
Although Influenced by different times, different cultures, and different writers, The Odyssey and the Aeneid, which have their differences, still coincide and relate beyond the influence of the surroundings. Virgil, the author of the Aeneid, undoubtedly influenced by Homer's, the author of the Odyssey, works and Virgil see...
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The Issue of Women's Rights in The Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
Gender Roles in The Odyssey: A Modern Problem With there being thousands of years between today and the time period of Homer, you would think that there would be little similarity between modern society and ancient Greece. However, many problems presented in The Odyssey are still present in modern times, with the most domi...
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The Different Themes Portrayed in the Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
The Odyssey is a perfect example of poetic skill of the ancient Greeks. It also includes many important themes such as heroism, fame, and return journeys. Upon closer inspection of all of these themes individually, it is evident that they all converge at one point --- the mortality of the hero. The understanding of one's ow...
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The Traits of an Epic Hero in Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
Odysseus: the Epic Hero Massive, man-eating Cyclops; an angry horde of suitors trying to steal
away his wife; these are just a few of the battles and hardships Odysseus
had to overcome in The Epic. Odysseus was a man of strength, cunning, and
courage. These traits that were so strong within his character helped him
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The Transformation of the Roles of Women in Genesis from the Hebrew Bible and The Odyssey by Homer
The role of a woman has changed drastically over the generations. She goes through the phases of being a loving and nurturing helper, to a piece of property taken for granted and seen as a burden, to finally an independent human being with goals and opinions of her own. In the two literary works Genesis, from the Hebrew bib...
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The Reunion Between Father and Son in Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
In book 16, Telemachos has returned back home from his arduous journey in search for Odysseus. He is unable to find the whereabouts of his biological father, thus, he immediately greets his fatherly figure Eumaios- he is more than happy to embrace this man who has been there for him in Odysseus’ absence. As Odysseus sees hi...
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The Journey of Odysseus in the Land of the Cyclops in Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
As book nine unfolds the conflict with the infamous Cyclops, so far, Odysseus has escaped angry gods, unpleasant weather, and vicious beasts- defeating the Cyclops should be a piece of cake! All throughout his journey, Odysseus makes some unwise decisions because his desire for adventure drives him to discover new people an...
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The Many Capabilities of Odysseus in Homer's The Odyssey
Odysseus Proves His Many Capabilities The war against the Trojans, called the Trojan War, exhibited Odysseus’s ability to lead, sacrifice, and be brave. He had to make some very important decisions in his travel to Troy. Although some instances were questionable whether or not he made the right decision, he was able to mak...
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The Theme of Homecoming in Homer's Odyssey
September 15, 2016 Great Books The Odyssey: Home Homer’s Odyssey is primarily concerned with the theme of homecoming. Homer stresses the importance of a true home throughout the epic poem. In the context of the Odyssey, however, Homer’s definition of the word “home” is much more than merely a place of residence. A ho...
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The Use of Embedded Narrative in Homer's The Odyssey and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
A literary technique that is often used by authors in literatures to tell a greater story is called an embedded narrative. Embedded narratives, which are stories within stories are used to give readers more information about the characters context to the main story and to show multiple perspectives. The smaller stories are...
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The Negative Portrayal of Women in The Odyssey by Homer and Trojan Women by Euripides
It’s All Her Fault: The Portrayal of Women in The Odyssey and Trojan Women Original Thesis Statement: Women are not always reliable when Circe and Calypso are looked at, but Penelope and Athena are, showing how Agamemnon’s advice was about the wrong woman in Odysseus’ life. Thesis to Include Second Text: Agamemnon’s...
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Circe as a Representation of Women's Distrust in the Odyssey by Homer and Trojan Women by Euripides
Goddesses and witches alike lure Odysseus into their dwellings, and he is too oblivious to fully understand what is happening to him because they are able to keep him captive, making it so he cannot escape, and making him fall in love, tricking him into staying for an extended period of time. In contrast, Euripides writes a...
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A Comparison of the Similarities and Differences in the Hero's Journey in The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In the Land of Heroes: A Comparison of Greek and American Mythology Throughout every generation in every culture there is an apparent connection that continues to tie the human race together. From the beginning of time story telling has been a way for humanity to explain different subject matters, metaphors, events, a...
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The Divine Intervention of Athena in The Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
In Greek myth, the gods often interfere with human lives. They have many reasons for doing so, and Fagles’ translation of The Odyssey highlights Athena’s reasons for involving herself in the lives of mortals, specifically Odysseus and his family. Odysseus, Telemachus, and Penelope all prove themselves to be intelligent, and...
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The Trials in the Journey Back Home in Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
The Odyssey stands to be a story about a hero and the hardships he
must go through to get home. He must overcome countless trails that test
his mortal will. These trials greatly impact and follow a hero's journey
long before the story had even begun. The hero's journey is clearly the
departure of the mundane world, the over...
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Complicated Relationships Between Gods and Humans in Homer's The Odyssey
God and Man's Relationship: "It's complicated" It is obvious that throughout Homer's The Odyssey, man has a strong
connection with the gods of Greek culture and religion. Their customs and
habits influence the everyday life of people living in that time, and the
gods are said to directly interfere. The relationship b...
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The Impact of Karma in The Odyssey by Homer
People have karma when they bring themselves either trouble or good fortune in accordance with the way they act. Loyalty is extremely important in Greek culture; good fortune comes to those who are loyal, while those who are unfaithful or mutinous usually end up getting ruined or killed. In Homer’s epic The Odyssey many peo...
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The Impact of the Female Characters in The Odyssey by Homer
The various female characters of the Odyssey affect the series of events in the Odyssey in many different ways.  The odyssey is a story written by Homer in 700 BC and it tells the story of Odysseus after the Trojan War.  The women that are talked about in this essay are Circe, the sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, and Kalypso....
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The Battle of Odysseus with the Cylops in Homer's The Odyssey
Most people would want a leader who is smart rather than strong. If a
leader is smart he/she is cunning and can get you out of serious
situations. Cunning is described as having or showing skill in achieving
one's ends by deceit or evasion. In the play The Odyssey, written by Homer,
Odysseus faces many difficult situations...
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Odysseus and Justice in The Odyssey by Homer
In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus needs to bring about justice to the
suitors who have invaded his home while he has been gone at war. For almost
20 years, these suitors have eaten Odysseus' live stock and courted his
wife hoping to take Odysseus' place as king of Ithika. When Odysseus does
arrive home, he, as the rightful...
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