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  • Odysseus And Telemachus
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    The Odyssey, Essay#1 Women are important to the plot and overall theme of the Odyssey. In fact, without many of the women there would not be a complex plot to this epic poem. In the narrative and in Greek society women played a variety of roles, as mothers, herons, and many other strong roles yet, they were treated as less significant, and were made to be loyal and submissive to men. The women were required to wait on and sulk for love, as Penelope did for 20 years. In Greek society, the women h...
  • Justice On Odysseus
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    The Odyssey is a Greek word meaning 'the tale of Odysseus. ' ; Odysseus, the King of Ithaca; husband of Penelope; father of Telemachus; and son of Laertes was not able to return home after the war he was once in: the Trojan War. Stuck on an island, he is presumed dead. In his absence, suitors for his wife ruin his house with lavish feasts. This epic poem, by Homer, describes how Odysseus, with the help of the gods, gets home and regains his kingship. Justice is always harsh in the Odyssey; there...
  • Relationship Between Telemachus And His Father
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    From that which I have learned and can infer, the character of Telemachus, is one which to date, is attributed with great controversy concerning the societal definitions of maturity. In Homer's Odyssey, Telemachus almost on the borderline of "cracking up". The first sections other characters are still treating him much like a child, and in many respects, Telemachus still acts like one. The relationship between Telemachus and his father are shown in the first few books. When the time Odysseus lef...
  • Telemachus And Odysseus Journeys
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    Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero The Hero's Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer's The Odyssey, is one of struggle, loss, heartache, pain, growth and triumph. It is comprised of many steps that Odysseus has to overcome and battle through in order to achieve his final goal of reaching his home and his loved ones. From the Call to Adventure to the Freedom or Gift of living, Odysseus conquered them all. The story begins in the middle of the story, as many of the...
  • Patriarchy In The Odyssey Women
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    Patriarchy in The Odyssey Women were always looked upon as inferior to males since the very beginning of time. This method, called patriarchy, was much displayed in Homer's Odyssey. The Odyssey favored the male specie, and viewed the men as more dominant than the females. For instance, Odysseus wife, Penelope, had been probed by the suitors while Odysseus was gone. Penelope's son, Telemachus had left her and his homeland of Ithaca to go to try and find his long-lost father, Odysseus. There was a...
  • Odysseus
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    The Epic poem "The Odyssey" written in 720 BC by Homer involves the story of a war hero, Odysseus, who is sentenced to twenty years of tribulation after the bloody war of Troy before returning home to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. The reason he faced the tribulation was for offending one of the gods, Poseidon, the god of the sea. As Odysseus was on his twenty year journey he learnt a lot about Himself. Also, his wife and son had the involuntary opportunity to do much self exploration. Wi...
  • Telemachus And Odysseus
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    Homer composed the Odyssey in the 8th century BC. After the Trojan War, Greek kingdoms declined. Homer wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey when Greece had recovered from this war and Greek city-states were going into their eminent time. The actual stories take place earlier than Homer, during and after the Trojan War which occurred around 1200 BC. Homer wrote the Odyssey with many realistic descriptions of Ancient Greek culture. He also presented more extreme lifestyles in the way that characters ac...
  • Odysseus Triumph Over The Suitors
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    In Homer's epic, The Odyssey, various aspects of the ancient Greeks are revealed through the actions, characters, plot, and wording. Homer uses his skill as a playwright, poet, and philosopher to inform the audience of the history, prides, and achievements of the ancient Greeks, and, also, to tell of the many values and the multi-faceted culture of the ancient Greek caste. The Greeks had numerous values and customs, of which the primary principles are the mental characteristics of an individual,...
  • Greek Hero Odysseus
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    Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th century BC. Both epics are written in an elaborate ...
  • Clear View Of Evil In The Odyssey
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    The Iliad From the beginning of time and continuously through the ages there has always been the struggle between good and evil. Through the Odyssey Homer presents a clear view of both good and evil. Odysseus, the hero and main character of the Odyssey, is portrayed by Homer as the unequivocal essence of goodness and all that is right. Penelope, being the heroes wife, is also depicted by Homer as being purely good. Through Telemachus, Homer once again illustrates a clear view of goodness and all...
  • Gracious Hosts And Guests
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    Each culture treats strangers and guests with distinct differences from every other culture. One of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks, exemplified in Homer's The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey, not only was good hospitality etiquette expected, but the added pressure from the conviction that the gods would punish the host if guests were treated without respect (whether they were poor or rich) further compelled excellent manners. The ...
  • Odysseus's Home In Ithaca
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    THE ODYSSEY The Odyssey tells of the adventures of Odysseus. After fighting ten years in the Trojan War, the story tells it took Odysseus ten more years to reach home, in Ithaca, and his wife, Penelope. The Odyssey begins describing the current circumstances. The Trojan War is over, and all of the survivors are home except one: Odysseus. He is at the Nymph Calypso's island, detained for she wishes him to marry her. All of the gods felt sorry for him, except Poseidon. Poseidon is in Ethiopia, how...
  • Telemachus As Odysseus's Son
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    The Journey Of Telemachus's Manhood Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope. After twenty years of his father's absence, Telemachus is advised to seek out information as to his fathers whereabouts, which he does in the courts of his fathers' friends: Menelaus and Nestor. Although Telemachus is just a boy when we are introduced to his character, he makes the transition from a boy into a man, and that man is one day going to be a reflection of his father, Odysseus. Telemachus leaves on a jo...
  • Telemachus And His Development The Odyssey
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    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 develops from beginning to end. From the beginning when is a mere shadow of his father to near the end in which he is considered just as courageous. Many factors influence Telemachus as he matures into a man. To begin with his ...
  • Odysseus Journey To His Native Land
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    Abraham and Odysseus are two men of two different eras, yet they both have a common goal. This common goal which links the two men together is to get to their ultimate destination; whether it is Odysseus journey to his native land or Abraham's journey to the land God promised him. On the way both suffer hardships on their own accounts; whether it was Odysseus arrogance to his gods or Abraham's defiance to God's will. After they both have struggled on their journey and faced much tribulation, the...
  • Odysseus And Telemachus
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    "Symbolism of The Odyssey" Throughout Homers The Odyssey, many tangible symbols are used to represent abstract ideas. Each symbol that Homer uses has two meanings. The double meanings of these symbols are used to represent Odysseus and Telemachus as they strive to meet each other. While each symbol has a meaning that represents the growth of Telemachus, each one also represents, by another meaning, the growth and development of Odysseus. When they meet for the first time, the symbols, and the ch...
  • Telemachus With His Father
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    While reading the epic poem, The Odyssey written by Greek poet Homer, it is difficult not to notice how each character develops throughout the epic. Telemachus, the character that is Odysseus's son changes dramatically, and is most obvious. He begins as an adolescent not knowing how to deal with unruly suitors and ends up a man who has successfully reunited with his father in order to defeat the disorderly suitors. Because of his father away at war his mother who pampers him, thus is causing him...
  • Parallel For Readers Between Odysseus And Telemachus
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    Telemachus' Odyssey The Odyssey, though named for the great warrior and story focus Odysseus, cannot be soley regarded as a single man's journey. The growth in intellect, maturity, and strength the Odysseus undergoes is reflected distinctly in his son, Telemachus. In the first books, other characters continue to treat him much as a child, and in many respects, Telemachus still acts like one. The first few books illustrate the relationship between Telemachus and his father, a father he has barely...
  • Obstacle For Odysseus Journey Back Home
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    The roles of women play an essential and critical part of the epic poem, The Odyssey. There are two main roles that the female figures play, one being the good woman and the other being the seductress. Although women were considered subordinate to the men, the role of the good woman offers aid and pity to the male figures, such as Odysseus, that need it throughout the story. The character of a seductress is exhibited by most of the female figures. By taking on traits / qualities of a seductress,...
  • Penelope And Telemachus
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    Books 1-5 Book 1- In book one we find out that Odysseus is being held by Calypso on the island Ogygia. Odysseus wants to come home to his homeland and see his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Zeus and Athena have a talk about Odysseus. Telemachus is upset because his father is still not home. Penelope is distraught over Odysseus being gone for so long. The suitors are all after the marriage to Penelope and she gets very upset with all of them. Book 4- Menelaus is excited to see Telemachus t...

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