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PENELOPE AS A WOMAN The story of Odysseus is the ultimate family story a tale of a man trying to return home from a long bloody war to his wife and child Because of his long journey to Ithaca people live in Ithaca belive that he is no more alive To get kingship of Ithaca marriage with Penelope wife of Odysseus is the only way Many suitors invade the palace of Odysseus and they pillage the assets of him Penelope does not give up waiting for her husband and she detains the suitors by deceivingAfter Odyseus returned his home this sad story is ended with death of the suitors There is another story of woman in Odyssey the story of Clytmenestra the wife of Agamemnon Her husband like Odysseus goes to Trojan war but she does not wait for Agamemnon and when Agamemnon returns to home she and her lover kill him I can say that Altough Penelope deceive the suitors she is the dream character for a woman for a wife and for a mother especially when she confront with Clytmenestra this idea becomes more meaningful The character of Penelope in Homers Odyssey has served as an archetype of femininity proper Her physical attributes are the most demanding standards and she is also given many intellectual attributes affecting lots of people These properties give her freedom and power which seem unusual in her times for a woman I pursue the idea that while Penelope faces oppression at the hands of her son her suitors and her social obligation to remarry she remains free and powerful Both her freedom and power are manifest in her cunning and deliberate ways I argue that this is the manifestation of a femininity characteristic to her and to the tradition of misogyny When she tricks her suitors by unraveling Laertes shroud after each day at her loom when she tests Odysseus with questions about their bed when
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