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  • Story Of Odysseus Journey
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    Home is Where the Heart is In life we all struggle and search for happiness and love. We are in a constant pursuit to find and hold onto the things that we hold dear to ourselves. This is much like the book The Odyssey. Odysseus was on a search to find his way back to the things that brought him peace and happiness. The book was very much like our own lives and though this supposedly happened hundreds of years ago, this is the same journey we live through. From the beginning of the story it seem...
  • Odysseus Experience With Calypso
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    4) "The Nature of Women Portrayed by Circe and Calypso In Homer's composition, The Odyssey, the roles women play are very significant. The best examples of the true nature of women occur when Odysseus encounters Circe and Calypso. These two characters illustrate the thoughts and feelings of how women how a woman feels and how they think. As the quote states, Circe and Calypso illustrate how women really can be crafty, intelligent, sneaky, disloyal, and cruel. In contrast to battles with men, Cyc...
  • Odysseus As A Powerful Mythic Hero
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    The Odyssey: Odysseus, the Hero The "Odyssey" is an epic story that has been a significant piece of literature since it was first composed and will remain so for ages to come. One of the reasons it has been so is because of the hero, Odysseus. Odysseus is one of the first Greek mythic heroes renowned for his brain as well as his muscle. Indeed he is a man with an inquiring mind, and he is also a man with outstanding prowess and bravery. We also must not forget that he is a top-notch athlete whic...
  • Odysseus And His Crew
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    The Odyssey The Odyssey, written by Homer, is the story of Odysseus and how he faced misfortune in his attempts to return home after the Trojan War. From these misfortunes he learned to be a better man and became able to regain his place in his homeland of Ithaca. During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of staying to boast to his enemies but learns that doing so gives his opposition a chance to seek retribution against him. After leaving Troy Odysseus attacks the land of the Cicones...
  • Chapter 8 Homecoming Odysseus
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    THE ADVENTURES OF ODYSSEUS CHAPTER 1 THE TROJAN WAR Odysseus was the king of Ithaca, a Greek island. He had a wife, Penelope, and a son, Telemachus. Someone came to ask Odysseus to fight in the Trojan War. Odysseus did not want to leave his new wife and baby son. He pretended to be crazy so he would not have to go. But the person tricked him into showing that he was not really crazy, so he had to go to the war in Troy. He thought he would be back soon, but he was gone 20 years. Odysseus was a br...
  • Circe And Odysseus
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    Circe KIR kee The Dread Goddess Circe or (Kirke) is the daughter of Helios (The Sun) and Perse is (the daughter of Oke anos). On her island... in her palace... Circe waits for lost sailors to come wandering to her door as supplicants. Normally, a traveler is treated as a special guest but with Circe, travelers are drugged and then served as dinner. Odysseus and his desperate crew went ashore on the island of Aiaia hoping to find food and water. Odysseus sent twenty three men to explore the islan...
  • Odysseus Journey Home
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    In Homer's The Odyssey, many happenings interfere with Odysseus' journey to return home to his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus. Self-determination is a strong characteristic that Odysseus portrays in The Odyssey. The three traits that Odysseus portrays as evidence of his self-determination are: endurance, perseverance, and courage. Odysseus, like most humans, has his doubts of confidence, but seems to overcome them. Out of this great tragedy, he has become a greater man to regain his kingdom...
  • Piece Of Their Past Helps
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    In The Odyssey and The English Patient the main character, Odysseus and Almasy, suffer from a form of identity loss and try to regain it. They both regain their identity through the help of other people. Every person that stumbles across a piece of their past helps them regain a piece of their identity. Because he cannot remember Almasy must get help remembering his past from the people around him. One of his first memories came from the book "he brought with him through the fire- a copy of the ...
  • Athena Disguises Odysseus As A Beggar
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    Ten years after the fall of Troy, the victorious Greek hero Odysseus has still not returned to his native Ithaka. A band of rowdy suitors, believing Odysseus to be dead, has overrun his palace, courting his faithful though weakening wife, Penelope, and going through his stock of food. With permission from Zeus, the goddess Athena, Odysseus' greatest immortal ally, appears in disguise and urges Odysseus's on Telemakhos to seek news of his father at Pylos and Sparta. However, the suitors, led by A...
  • Odysseus And His Now Small Crew
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    The Odyssey Theme Paper The Odyssey is mainly about the tribulations of a great hero; that hero would be Odysseus. Although Odysseus does not appear in this epic until the fifth book, he is still the main character. Odysseus, whom I will call the hero, has many tribulations in this epic. Read on to see what I mean. This story starts right after the Trojan War; the Greeks have won, thanks to one of Odysseus' great ideas. All the kings are now trying to get back home to their families. Odysseus, h...
  • Curious Odysseus
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    Heroes are almost perfect people. Odysseus was a great Greek Hero. Just like all of us though, he had exceptional abilities and faults. You notice many examples throughout the Odyssey that which was authored by Homer. The traits you notice are his tall tales, and his extravagant curiosity. Also, he is very attractive, extremely clever, and like most heroes has great ability. Odysseus had few negative qualities. He told many tall tales throughout the Odyssey. Telling tall tales wasnt a good habit...
  • Symbolic Rebirth Of Odysseus
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    The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many literary techniques in order to give meaning to the poem beyond its significance as a work of historic fiction and help his readers in the comprehension of the story. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. In The Odyssey, perhaps the most important of Homer's motifs is the symbolic death and rebirth theme. This motif is used throughout The Odyssey to emphasize the growth and ma...
  • Odysseus And His Crew
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    The Odyssey, written by Homer, tells the story of Odyseus and how he faced misfortune in his attempts to return home after the Trojan War. Odysseus is not famous for his great strength or bravery, but for his ability to deceive and trick. To his friends, he was a brilliant. To his enemies, he was a a manipulator of the worst kind. During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of bragging to his enemies but learns that doing this gives his enemies a chance to seek revenge against him. Afte...
  • Odysseus Gains From Circe
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    A Reminder of Manhood Throughout Homer's epic work, The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters temptations of beautiful women and the promise of immortality. Under the price of having to sacrifice his manhood, Odysseus is willing to abandon his homeland, one of the ways in which manhood was defined in the ancient world, to live in eternal bliss. Calypso, Circe, and the Sirens are all examples of the beautiful women whom Odysseus must face and overcome in order to return to his native land. Although each t...
  • Odysseus Journey Home
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    The Journey of an Epic Hero A pattern has been discovered in much of our literature, as well as in our life - that of the journey. Especially in regards to mythology, the journey goes through the following stages. The journey starts with the call to adventure. The hero may be willing or unwilling to accept the call but do to the imbalance, loss, or having something taken, missing or denied which brought the call a pon them will accept his / her call. The next step in the journey is the hero is u...
  • Odysseus Ship
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    Homers The Odyssey, a magnificent story of lust, deceit, greed, and heroism, still fascinates scholars and casual readers alike today in the same way it fascinated its audience at the time it was written. The Odyssey, a journey of determination, patience, and virtue, tells the tail of Odysseus, the main character, on his voyage home to Ithaka after the end of the Trojan War. Odysseus goes through many unforeseen trials and tribulations, which exemplify his character. During these different happe...
  • Differences Between Poseidon And Athena
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    The Odyssey The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus's journey from Troy to Ithaka. During his journey Odysseus is impeded by Poseidon and assisted by Athena. The use of olive wood as a metaphor lies in the differences between Athena and her uncle Poseidon in Odysseus's journey back to Ithaka. Before the first time olive wood is used in the Odyssey Homer shows what side the gods are on, in book one Homer says, "all the gods had pitied Lord Odysseus, /all but Poseidon, raging cold and rough / against...
  • Boat Odysseus Taunts Polytheimus
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    The Odyssey: The Book and Movie There have been many great books, which have been made into movies. The Odyssey, an epic written by Homer, has been made into a movie depicting the book, but the movies are not always accurate to the books. Some movies might have some important details missing from the adventures and these details can sometimes change the whole original story. In the odyssey there are many bits and pieces separating the book and movie. In the book after the Battle of Troy Odysseus...

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