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Women in the odyssey normally seem be regarded as weaker and less power holders than men like women everywhere else during this period of time women have the roll of the controlled and men the controllers Throughout history women have bee recognized as having very strong influences on men This is the main reason why feminine sexuality is dangerous to men It seems that homer takes the actual power that women have over men and amplifies it in The Odyssey by turning these feminine characteristics into power goddesses Feminine sexuality is frowned upon by the men because it is the most powerful aspect of women Men fear what they dont understand and hate what they cannot conquer This statement definitely applies to womens sexuality In many cases mens only guard against feminine sexuality is suppression By looking down upon or suppressing their sexual expression it keeps their power to a minimum it is a way of conquering them Womens natural aspects are manifested in supernatural powers The treatment of women by Men in Homers The Odyssey can be characterized as sexist Women in Homers The Odyssey are judged mainly by their looks If important men and gods consider a woman beautiful or if her son or husband is a hero or has an important position such as king the woman is successful The way women in The Odyssey are treated is based on appearance the thing men want from them and whether the woman has any power over men In the odyssey the females who direct or influence the actions fo men are Athena Circe Calypso and Penelope Athena possesses her influential powers through her intellect and her divine powers Neverthles in The Odyssey Athena uses her intellct more and plans the adventures of Tlemachos and Odysseus If Athena had not interfered Odysseu could have stayed at Calypsos island for eternity and Tlemachos could have een slain by the suitors Circe directs the
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