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  • Argos And Odysseus
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    Loyalty In The Odyssey by Homer, the scene when Odysseus dog Argos recognized him after nineteen years of absence, along with Eumaios still respecting his master greatly showed that a loyal person in the Odyssey or even in the Greek society will be respected while the disloyal are despised. Unlike disloyal characters such as Melanthios, the reader respects characters that put duty over personal gain in The Odyssey. The Characters get what they deserve in the Odyssey, if they are respectable, the...
  • Main Character Odysseus And The Two Armies
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    The Odyssey and the Iliad In our day and age, people strive for independence and a sense of authority. However, at many times this is more easily said than done. Whether it be God, or in the eyes of the Achaeans and Trojans, the immortals, lives and actions are commonly defined by a higher being. Which leads to Homer's epic poems the Odyssey and the Iliad which deal with constant conflict in a world where the mortals are not even masters of their own destiny. The main character Odysseus, and the...
  • Totally Different Side To Odysseus Character
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    1. Does the Odysseus of these books seem different in character from the Odysseus of Books V - XII? If so, why? In the books 5 to 12 Odysseus' character does not really undergo any transitions from one facet to another. Odysseus still carries the same attributes and traits right through to the end of the story. It is, however, evident in book 22, when Odysseus takes his revenge upon the suitors, that we see a totally different side to Odysseus' character. Both these two points will be addressed ...
  • Characters Of Enkidu And Gilgamesh
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    Character is built in several different ways. Some may view character as how one handles a certain hectic situation or how well one person treats another. A true definition character contains these elements, but one's character is built and developed mainly on how one picks and chooses his time to act and his time to wait. This definition refers to restraint and discipline. Gilgamesh and Homer's The Odyssey uses many instances in which the main characters must use incredible restraint to protect...
  • Female Characters In The Odyssey
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    Odyssey vs. Rustling Rhapsody Comparison of the Role of Women 'A woman is very unpredictable. She is romantic, sensitive and caring; however, underneath she is convoluted, deceptive and dangerous. ' ; -Erin Perrin (1963 -) One would automatically assume that the female character in a heroic story takes the preconceived role of an object at the disposal of the male protagonist. The female character in a heroic story holds the stereotype that she is obtuse, and will repeatedly flock to the most ha...
  • Stranger To Odysseus In Evslin's Version
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    Different Character Portrayals From Book to Film The Odyssey, the classic epic by Homer, has been retold for centuries since it was first written in. Each of these retellings differs from, one another, seeing as each version has a somewhat alternate take on the tale. This causes characters to be portrayed differently from translation to translation. After reading the retellings by John Evslin and W.H.D. Rouse, as well as watching Konchalovslky's film version, it was clear one could detect visibl...
  • Menelaos And Odysseus
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    Comparison Between Tale of Proteus and Odysseus's Adventure to the Underworld "Now draw back from the pit, and hold your sharp sword away from me / so that I can drink of the blood and speak the truth to you" (Odyssey 11.95). This quote, taken from Teiresias as he is confronted by Odysseus' request to learn of his way home and the evils occurring in his palace, can very well be a climatic moment in the tale of the Underworld (Don Nardo 121). After Odysseus learns of the happenings in Ith ika and...
  • The Odyssey Character
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    The Cyclops The Odyssey, by Homer, is an action packed epic poem and is one of the most famous in Greek literature. It describes the adventures of a great warrior called Odysseus, thus, the name of the epic. Odysseus faces many enemies throughout The Odyssey one of them being, the Cyclops, also known as Polyphemus. He is a colossal, one-eyed monster who lives alone in a cave, leading an unsophisticated life. A cool character is someone that is strong, easy to fool, and uncivilized monster who ca...
  • Challenges Odysseus
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    In the epic poem The Odyssey the central character, Odysseus is portrayed as a strong, powerful leader. Odysseus' life has been filled with constant conflicts and challenges. Odysseus finally ended the war, using his cunning tactics; Odysseus's near attack on the Trojans was incredible. Odysseus was a great leader; a courageous and skillful leader during the war, his leadership skills have helped him be victorious in all he does. The challenges Odysseus had to face, the Cyclopes, Calypso, the te...

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