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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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The Heroes Odysseus and Aenus and Their Adventures in The Odyssey by Homer and Aeneid by Virgil
During the time of ancient Rome and Greece a very common thing to write about was a hero and his adventure. Homer wrote about Odysseus in the Odyssey and Virgil wrote about Aenus in the Aeneid. Before heroes are known as heroes by all of the people they are surrounded by, they must go through their own adventure in which th...
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The Different Themes in the Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
The Odyssey is a writing in the time frame of Anglo Saxon writing. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus’s long journey home after the battle at Troy, after Achilles was said to be shot in the ankle by a Trojan and died. When we first start reading The Odyssey, we see that Odysseus has been travelling home ten years after t...
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The Idea of Theology in The Odyssey by Homer
Homer and Theology in the Odyssey The Odyssey, Homer’s epic play showcases the idea of Theology, which is the study of the nature of God and religious belief. This can immediately be identified as Homer starts off Book 1 with Zeus’ argument in 1.32-43, which pertains to the relationships between mortals and immortals, “Ah...
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Character Analysis of Cassandra in the Odyssey, a Poem by Homer
Cassandra is the daughter of King Prium and Queen Hecuba. She has the power of prophecy which was granted to her by Apollo, whom when advances were denied, also gave her the curse of never being believed.Gender can be used as one thing to define the story of Cassandra being that many of the things done to her were obviously...
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