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  • Penelope's Speech And Actions Toward The Suitors
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    Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences that he would have to endure. He did not acknowledge the consequences because that would prevent him from doing what he wants to do. Odysseus wanted to kill the suitors; they ate away at his fortune. Finding consequences for murdering the suitors would force Odysseus to realize what he is about to do is not a good idea. Odysseu...
  • First Four Books Telemakhos Maturity
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    Telemakhos' Personal Odyssey A primary example of personal and emotional growth through a remarkable event is apparent in one of Homer's most famous novels, The Odyssey. The Odyssey is reveals a series of great adventures that crosses upon Odysseus' path as he returns home from the Trojan War. Although The Odyssey, was named for the great warrior, Odysseus it cannot be solely regarded as the experience of one person. It is mainly Odysseus's on, Telemakhos who displays the growth in intellect, re...
  • Odysseus's Home
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    The Odyssey by Homer has been translated by several people. In these translations of The Story of Odysseus we can see the reflections of the Greek society in the classical period. We see the hospitality, loyalty, perseverance and vengeance that the Greeks bestowed in themselves. It also reflects upon the Greek politics of this time period and leaves us to imagine why the ancient Greeks found the story compelling. Hospitality was a gesture that Greeks took great pride in. By inviting people into ...
  • Telemakhos About His Father Odysseus
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    Throughout the first four books of The Odyssey Telemakhos has clearly encountered numerous life changes, but the most significant of these life changes would be the psychologically growing emotions and faith in which he now has for his father. It is because of this that Telemakhos goes on an epic journey not only to find his father but also to find out about his purpose in life (who he is as a human). When Odysseus left home, Penelope and Telemakhos had gone through much suffering ever since the...
  • Odysseus Home
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    The Women of The Odyssey In Homer's The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus has several different relationships with female figures who aid, blackmail, love, kidnap, seduce, or tempt him. Odysseus basically either loves these women, or he has mixed emotions about them. Among his loves are Penelope and Athena. He likes the Princess Nausicaa, but has mixed love / hate emotions for the goddesses Kalypso, Kirke, and the Sirens. Even though it has been about twenty years since Odysseus has seen his wife, Pene...

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