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31: The Positive Influence of Gods in the Odyssey
The Positive Influence of Gods in the Odyssey The almighty, powerful, feared beings in Greek mythology are the gods! They have many powers and the ability to take the life of anyone in an instant. But many of them also have another side ... times, gods help and even befriend the mortals. Many of the gods, like Ino who saved Odysseus, Hermes who aided Odysseus, and Athena who assisted Odysseus, are a positive interferences in Homer's epic, The Odyssey. The white sea goddess, Ino, helps Odysseus on his journey to Phaiacia. He is about to be smashed against the rough rocks of the island when Ino sees him and "She pitied Odysseus as he ... However, she fights on his side, making her interference positive. Athena assists Odysseus throughout his journey. It is clear that gods and goddesses interfere in the lives of the mortals positively in the epic, The Odyssey by Homer, because Ino saves Odysseus, Hermes aids Odysseus, and Athena assists Odysseus. The story of Odysseus is not only of a brave man who ventures all over the world, but also of the ...
32: The Odyssey: Differences From Today's Society
The Odyssey: Differences From Today's Society In the book the Odyssey by Homer violence, deceit, disorder, absence of law enforcement, and it's principal of self-sufficiency, obviously differs from our modern society today. In modern world today we have laws and law enforcers, which is ... own views as to what a good leader is, but almost everyone would agree that a leader has to be out to help his people and not just think of themselves. In the book the Odyssey, it seems as though sometimes Odysseus forgot what he was fighting for he just would go from adventure to adventure and fight a new monster and win another battle. " Cyclops, if anyone ever asks ...
33: 2061 Odyssey
Ever read a book that went fast with little plot? That's what kind of book 2061: odyssey three is by Arthur C. Clarke. This book is the third book in Clarke's space odyssey trilogy. 2061 is easy to read and moves alone at a constant pace. Its simple plot line doesn't confuse a person when the story line jumps around during the beginning. Clarke revisits the famous future he has created in his first two space odyssey books. A future so futuristic, so creative, that it can be imagined in all space-dreaming people. A third expedition starts underway continuing from the last to excursion of human's curiosity and exploring ...
34: Women In The Odyssey
The literature composed during the era when the Odyssey was written was directed by men. Woman characters were valued but the only participated in affairs when they had the permission of men. The men, for the most part, directed the women's lives. The themes used in literature were on the subjects that men would be interested in; combat; warriors, and rulers. Domestic affairs, for the most part, were not noted. There is a immense contrast between the Odyssey and other epic poetry of the period. There are several women characters in the Odyssey. All of them add to plot in significant ways and they are also treated with admiration. The women of the poem change the lives of the gods and men, and how they link in ...
35: Odyssey, Learning About Himsel
In the Odyssey, written by Homer, Odysseus learned a lot about himself and what he had to do to become a better overall human. The adventures he goes on, I think, opens his eyes to a world in which he thought he was invincible. With the Odyssey, Odysseus learned a big lesson in humility. The greatest example of this is in the last five books or so within the story. He has to dress, act, and live like a beggar in order ... the same line as humility comes pride. Odysseus had more pride and cockiness than any of the characters I have read about this semester. He didn’t seem as bad in the Iliad, but the Odyssey really showed him in a different light. He had to swallow his pride when he had to come back to his home and get it back. Just in the fact that he came back ...
36: Relationships In The Odyssey
Relationships in the Odyssey Essay Throughout the Odyssey, there are many relationships that represent love between two people. These relationships show loyalty, compassion, and the wanting to be near one another. Two of these kinds of relationships are between Odysseus and Telemakhos, and ... relationship between Odysseus and Telemakhos is a blind love, the relationship between Odysseus and Penelope is a love between two people who just want to be together. Odysseus shows his love towards Penelope throughout the Odyssey. In spite of the fact that Odysseus has been gone for twenty years, he never forgets his wife back in Ithaca. One example of how much he wanted to go home was when he ...
37: Review of The Odyssey
Review of The Odyssey In the epic the Odyssey by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald) one of the most descriptive and best written passages in the entire epic is “The Slaying of the Suitors” (book 23 lines1-62). This is a good passage for ... one more reason, this being the tone of the passage. The tone of this passage is very important to it and adds very much to it. One of the most talked of conflicts in the Odyssey is the suitors ravaging the possessions and house of Odysseus. They were able to do this because he was presumed dead and they didn't worry about him coming to protect his house and ...
38: Female Power In The Odyssey
Female Power in The Odyssey Throughout time women have had to fight hard for respect and the rights that come with it. Many societies have potrayed women as second class citizens, teaching that they should be subservient to men. There ... not to speak out or against men s wishes. How can one try to express a more enlightened view when he or she is not allowed a voice with which to make it? In The Odyssey, Homer shows the reader an ancient Greek society where women are given specific roles and are often underestimated simply because of gender. Characters, such as Penelope, who keeps quiet at the epic s beginning about ... chauvinist mind set. Despite the unfairness of the period in which the story takes place, certain women try in their own way to rise above the binds of tradition and show feminine power. In The Odyssey, through cunning manipulation and plotting three women stand their ground in individual protests to get what they want; Penelope s trickery in evading the impatient marriage proposals by suitors, Helen s deceit over Menelaos ...
39: The Masculine Dismissal of a Women's Quest in The Odyssey, A Room Of One's Own, and Northanger Abbey
The Masculine Dismissal of a Women's Quest in The Odyssey, A Room Of One's Own, and Northanger Abbey A quest is a tale that celebrates how one can cleverly and resolutely rise superior to all opposition. Yet as fresh prospectives on history now suggest ... if some god batters me far out on the wine-blue water, I will endure it, keeping a stubborn spirit inside of me, for already I have suffered much and done much hard work..." (The Odyssey 9. 12-16) So the hero of The Odyssey displays the manifold ability to overcome beings of all kinds, one after the other. Always he comes to fore as the master, and by his extraordinary greatness, leaves all others behind him. From Odysseus, ...
40: The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development
The Odyssey: Telemachus And His Development The Odyssey was a great book in which many characters were brought out and developed. The most significant development that occured in the epic was the development of Telemachus. Telemachus is a very complex character that Homer ... whine. Telemachus says "how his noble father might come back out of the blue, drive the suitors headlong from the house, and so regain his loyal honors, and reign over his own once more"(The Odyssey, Homer, 1980 Oxford University Press, W. Shewring)(pg. 17) It is not till Telemachus receives divine attention that he even begins to mature in the least bit. Athene has to come in and has ...

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