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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
gr...
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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 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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