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  • Nohbdy Odysseus
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    The Odyssey In The Odyssey, Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels; a few of these difficulties were a cannibalistic Cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of Ithaca, but to accomplish this Odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qualities. Odysseus proved throughout the story that he was very clever. When he was faced with having to get out of Polyphemus's cave, Odys...
  • Odysseus's Dog
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    Douglas Steward is a very highly regarded writer. In his works that focused on, 'The Disguised Guest,' he explains his views of Odysseus's elf struggles that appear when he arrives back home. His point of views toward the mental and physical struggles that Odysseus goes through are hard to disagree with. He puts a strong emphasis on the effect that others are going to have on him, when he reveals himself. I strongly believe that is something every individual has a struggle with, whether it is co...
  • 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...
  • Second Part Of The Poem Odysseus
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    Odysseus heroism The journey in Homer's tragic poem involves a test which will prove whether the main character, Odysseus, is worthy of achieving his goal. To be worthy is to posses the qualities of a hero, such as strength, courage, faith, intelligence, politeness, hospitality, respect for the gods and attachment to his family. During his journey, Odysseus faces many obstacles, such as sexual temptations, Poseidon's storms, and his companions' foolish acts, but at the end he is able to overcome...
  • Golden Sock Years After Odysseus
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    The Golden Sock Years after Odysseus came from his twenty year trip, Odysseus began to feel restless; he wanted to go on an adventure. He knew that his wife, Penelope would not agree to his decision to go seek the long stolen, "golden sock". To many people, this may be any ordinary sock, but to Ithica, it was different. It was the sock worn on the first person to set foot on the land of Ithica. Odysseus finally decided to go on the journey to seek the "golden sock". He snuck away leaving Penelop...
  • Loyal To His Crew
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    There are many qualities one must have to be a good leader. Without these qualities he wouldn't be able to make it through many hardships. A good example of someone who shows these qualities well is Odysseus I the story "the Odyssey" by Homer. In the story Odysseus is witty, strong, and loyal. Odysseus shows his intelligence many times in the epic. One example is in line 315. It shows that he tells the Cyclops his name is Nohbdy. This makes it so that when he pokes the Cyclopes eye out he will s...
  • Evident In The Course Of Odysseus Homecoming
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    THE ODYSSEY: ESSAY What different aspects of Odysseus character emerge as Homer presents him in a variety of settings throughout the Odyssey Throughout the Odyssey we see a substantial amount of attributes of Odysseus, such as an admirable, wise, courageous and resourceful man. Yet he is also seen as boastful and arrogant. These characteristics become evident in the course of Odysseus homecoming, which Homer vividly describes. We do not meet Odysseus until the fifth book, however we have a sound...
  • Challenge Odysseus Offers To Immortality
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    The Strength in Mortality During his monumental journey, Odysseus grows from a gallant young warrior to a wise and mature adult. Odysseus initially finds himself fighting for a name, this is equivalent, for humans, to the immortality of the gods. Odysseus concludes that the death-defying mortal life, with its danger and relationships of love, is far superior to a purposeless and shallow immortality. Every courageous attempt towards his ultimate goal of returning to Ithaca and Penelope is tempere...
  • Odysseus Positive And Negative Qualities When
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    In today's eclectic society, everybody's heroes are different. However, during the era Homers The Odyssey was created all heroes had same characteristics Heroes were the people who saved people, they were courageous wise and had fighting spirit Odysseus, the main character in Homers epic poem was clever brave and a great strategist Although he has these strengths, he has some negative qualities, but most of his heroic qualities still hold true today. Odysseus possesses heroic qualities, such as ...
  • 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...
  • Positive Consequences To Penelope
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    The Odyssey and The Pearl: Loyalty Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait, but it can lead to either positive or negative consequences. In Homer's epic The Odyssey and John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl there are characters that show great examples of this trait. Penelope in The Odyssey and Juana in The Pearl are the most obvious, although there are many. Penelope stayed loyal to Odysseus while he was on his twenty-year journey and Juana stayed by her husband through his...
  • 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...
  • Odysseus Knowledge Of His Return To Ithaca
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    The Great Odyssey and Son In every book and story there is a lesson to learn from to help shape the reader's experience. Here we see how the stories influence Odysseus and his son Telemakhos's live. Telemakhos is forced to mature at an astounding rate, traveling far from home and risking his life to learn of his father. His trip teaches him more than he could ever have learned staying at home with the suitors. From Nestor and Menelaus he learn both courage and bravery, how to be both a man and a...
  • Odysseus Hubris
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    "There is no safety in unlimited hubris" (McGeorge Bundy). The dictionary defines hubris as overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. In The Odyssey, Homer embodies hubris into the characters Odysseus, the Suitors, and the Cyclopes. Odysseus shows hubris when he is battling the Cyclopes, the Cyclopes show hubris when dealing with Odysseus, and the Suitors show it when Odysseus confronts them at his home. To start, within the course of The Odyssey, Odysseus displays hubris through many of his ...
  • Heros Odysseus
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    The Heroic Characteristics of Odysseus As an early 1800's English poet Robert Browning regards a hero as One who never turned his back but marched breast forward / Never doubted clouds would break / Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph / Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake. This quote suggests that a hero is one who faces many hardships and reveals the many heroic characteristics. This quote suggests that a hero is one who is admired for qual...
  • Feminine Psyche In Penelope
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    The Odyssey has much to teach us about the feminine psyche. The feminine psyche is the way that the female mind and soul react to and process situations. Females are generally faithful, giving, and respectful to their mates. We have an insight into the feminine psyche in several things that Penelope does. The weaving and unweaving of the shroud and the test of the bed are two examples of the way Penelope thinks. She does what is thought to be her duty to her husband to resist the suitors and rem...
  • Odysseus Crew
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    Through his occurrences with Skylla and Charibdis, the Sirens, and Helios cattle, Odysseus heroic character is further disclaim in Book 12 because through all encounters Odysseus was a poor leader and put his crew in danger. His actions prove him to be selfish, boastful, stubborn, and irresponsible. While sailing past the Sirens, Odysseus has his crew fill their ears with wax to prevent them from hearing the enchanted songs. He also has them tie him to the sail post but not fill his ears with wa...
  • 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...
  • Odysseus In His Arrogance
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    There are many challenges throughout the Odyssey the most significant being his arrogance that Odysseus must overcome in order to reach home. In book 9, beginning with line 113 Odysseus and his men begin a journey in the land of the Kyklops. This set of challenges for Odysseus shows the reader the battle between arrogance and wisdom within Odysseus. The choices that Odysseus makes during this portion of his journey home will help him to realize his arrogance and the downfalls of yielding to it, ...
  • Odysseus
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    In Homer's Epic The Odyssey supernatural beings intervene in the lives of Odysseus and his crew. From the Trojan War he came across a Cyclops, two sea monsters, and a goddess. We will see how these beings act against our hero. Poseidon and his son, Polyphemus a Cyclops, make it hard for Odysseus to go home. Poseidon made a storm when they set sail. Poseidon did this because he was outraged by the outcome of the Trojan War. On the other hand Polyphemus tried to eat them. Odysseus had a clever pla...

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