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intervention and also the fact that when interventionis given
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intervention, and also the fact that when interventionis given it’s usually nothing morethan a guiding nudge from Athena such as some words of wisdom or a ruined ship by Poseidon a mortal could have very well fulfilled the role of these two Gods in the Odyssey. Odysseus does not have to deal with anything extremely supernatural. The help he receives from Athena could have been from somewhere else. It has already been said that Odysseus and Athena are equally matched…...
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Secondly, Aphrodite who is the embodiment of sexual attraction and deep affection originally this was the powerful force of creation. In the patriarchal framework of Greek myth, she is reduced to nothing more than a flirt or a mistress. Despite her youthful appearance, Aphrodite is an ancient mighty deity who is associated with the waters of life due to her birth from sea foam. Yet, more interesting is her union with Ares shows the intriguing dynamics of love and war.…...
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Although there are some similarities between these two tragic
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Although there are some similarities between these two tragic type heroes Odysseus and Oedipus, where Odysseus and Oedipus are just a mortal mans who are not particularly strong or beautiful, their value is not necessarily provided on the battlefield or through brute violence, Oedipus King is exemplary from the transition between mythical and rational thinking just like The Odyssey, where the man cannot escape his fate, but it is only his actions that lead to such an outcome. The Odyssey…...
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The country of Netherlands is one of the most dangerous and scariest
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The country of Netherlands is one of the most dangerous and scariest places not because of its petty little crimes but of its massive amount of crimes committed every day. More than 50 crimes are committed every day. Good people still live there people who have done nothing to be killed or treated bad. But people still have hope to live in a better and safe place because of Spiderman, he has brought hope back, he has dedicated his entire…...
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Epic Of Gilgamesh Women’s Role
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The following academic paper highlights the up-to-date issues and questions of Epic Of Gilgamesh Women's Role. This sample provides just some ideas on how this topic can be analyzed and discussed. There is a famous anecdote that is much used in the issue of gender relations. The starts with a teacher writing a simple line on the blackboard that says “woman without her man is nothing.” The teacher then asked the students to put punctuations marks within that line. A…...
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The fool an archetype used in a ubiquitous presence in both classic
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The fool, an archetype used in a ubiquitous presence in both classic and contemporary stories. It provides comedic relief, acts as a conscience of the hero, and acts as a mirror to show us and the character our flaws. This archetype is seen in the Odyssey as well in literature as a whole, characters such as Irus the beggar and Odysseus who are a significance to the archetype in “The Odyssey” as well as other examples of the fool which…...
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Amphinomus
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The following academic paper highlights the up-to-date issues and questions of Amphinomus. This sample provides just some ideas on how this topic can be analyzed and discussed. Odysseus disguised as a slave has met Eumaeus after his return to Ithaca. Odysseus then meets his son Telemachus to whom he reveals himself. Odysseus then makes his way to town in his disguise, he then continues to his palace. Odysseus is continually mocked and insulted by the suitors upon his arrival. A…...
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These books show the paths taken by heroes and how the Gods have mingled with their lives depending to whom they are favored. As a result of the world’s large interest on these pieces of art, a film adaptation of these epics have been produced throughout the years. But turning these epics Into film adaptations can cause alterations on the vents, leading to misconceptions and confusions about the epic Itself. The movie Troy was by far, the closest adaptation of…...
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Essay On Ramayana
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The Ramayana and the Odyssey have many things in common. One thing specifically similar between The Odyssey and The Ramayana is the experiences of Sita from The Ramayana and Odysseus from The Odyssey. Their adventures are parallel. Sita and Odysseus went through very similar struggles during their journeys and when they returned home to their spouses. Odysseus is the obvious hero of the Odyssey while Sita is an unexpected hero for with standing torture from Ravana and staying true to…...
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Odysseus Journey
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The Odyssey In Homer’s The Odyssey, Great Odysseus, King of Ithaca, struggles to get home to his wife and kingship for over 20 years. During his absence, suitors try taking the throne of King Odysseus and stealing his wife, Penelope. Throughout his journey, Great Odysseus encounters Circe’s island, the island of Calypso, the island of Polyphemus, and Poseidon’s torture at sea, that slow down his journey getting home; but these moments show his heroism. The first island he encounters is…...
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Is Odysseus A Good Leader
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The Odyssey Was Hitler a good leader? He was a good leader; Hitler was well spoken, very charismatic and very persuasive. He had a way to get others to follow and believe in his visions and beliefs. 1. He is both a good leader and hero. Hero he never backed down from a fight, he left Ithaca not knowing he will return. He is a leader because he is fearless, cautious and sneaky. Fearless in any obstacle he has to…...
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The Odyssey Robert Fagles
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The Odyssey Epithet Chart for Major Characters/Gods and Goddesses As you read the Odyssey list all the epithets you find for the following characters. Cite Book and line number CharacterEpithet – Book and line # ____________________________________________________________ ____________ Odysseus: -“the man of twists and turns” (I. 1) -“Great Odysseus” (I. 228) -“King Odysseus” (I. 456) -“godlike man” (II. 261) -“Odysseus of Ithaca” (II. 277) -“Worldly Odysseus” (V. 237) -“Long-enduring Odysseus” (V. 538) -“Worldly-Wise” (VII. 200) -“Long-suffering great Odysseus” (VII. 10) -“Diplomatic”…...
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Odysseus Rex
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The major focal point of this calamity is on the character of the hero. Oedipus. He is a individual of great importance ; in fact. the security and wellness of the community depend upon him. And he has to run into an pressing crisis. something which threatens the go oning being of the metropolis. And because he is really witting of his ain qualities. he takes upon himself that duty. Oedipus. above everything else at first. is a individual who…...
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Odysseus Essay
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Odysseus’ first encounter with the nymph, Circe, tests his unfaithfulness as a husband. Odysseus, still early in his Journey, knows as he enters her cave that he will have to sleep with the crafty witch in order to defeat her. When he enters Circle’s bedroom he shows no guilt for what he is doing, but actually an eagerness to be with the nymph. “-and when she’d finished, then, at last, I mounted Circle’s gorgeous bed ” (10:85-86). Odysseus’ willingness to…...
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Is Odysseus A Hero Essay
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Odysseus a hero? The only heroes I know are Superman, Batman, and Ironman. How can someone as normal as Odysseus be compared to someone as strong as Batman? The truth is Odysseus, raider of cities, is in fact an archetypal hero. The four characteristics Odysseus exemplified to make himself a hero are: bravery, faithfulness, intelligence, and determination. First off, Odysseus was a very brave person. Even though and underdog, Odysseus never backed down. His first act of bravery was his…...
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Examples Of Odysseus Being Selfish
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Morgan Kraft Period 2 October 11, 2011 1st Quarter Essay Jack Sparrow is a selfish hero. He thinks of himself most, but he truely cares for his men. He relates to Odysseus in that manner. Odysseus is also a selfish hero, but a hero all the same. This is proven by his courage, his cleverness, and his caring nature. Odysseus is a hero because of his courage. This is shown on many occasions including in the episode with the Cyclops.…...
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Odysseus Loyalty To Penelope
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I believe that Telemachus and Penelope were the true heroes of the odyssey. I think Penelope and Telemachus were honest and Odysseus was not because he slept with a lot of women such as Circe and calypso. I believe Penelope was loyal, even though there were suitors that were trying to convince her to marry them. On the other side, Telemachus had hope that his father would return. All of these qualities are hero like. Penelope was the hero of…...
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Epic Hero Odysseus
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How do you define a hero? Some may define a hero as someone with courage and bravery, someone who knows how to fight monsters and win historic battles, remain loyal to himself and or his or her men, or someone who has intelligence to overthrow an evil kingdom and make everything “right”. My definition of an epic hero is someone who can overcome passed mistakes and struggle to become a better person internally, while leading, staying loyal and sacrificing what…...
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The Lotus Eaters by Tennyson Poem Analysis
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Compare the first (“‘Courage! ‘ he said, and pointed towards the land”) and last line (“Oh rest ye, brother mariners, we will not wander more. “) and decide which attitude typified imperial England in 1833. Is the poem forward or backward looking? The first line of the poem “‘Courage! ‘ he said, and pointed towards the land,” is indeed typical of imperial England and looks forward in many respects. It looks forward as if going into battle. Soldiers of imperial…...
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Name Alice TougoumaClass Great Work of Literature ITitle of Essay
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Name: Alice TougoumaClass: Great Work of Literature ITitle of Essay: The Lotus EatersProfessor: Leslie AdamsSignature: AMTHomer once stated in his book that: “Those who ate the honeyed fruit of the plant lost any wish to come back and bring us news. All they now wanted was to stay where they were with the Lotus eaters, to browse on the Lotus, and to forget all thoughts of return….” (Homer, The Odyssey; Preface). The Odysseus is a story about visitors. It is…...
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Cry The Beloved Country Themes
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When Paton produces the historical novel “Cry, the Beloved Country”, the main theme, Kumalo goes on a journey to rescue others, can pre-set anticipations and predictions the reader will make while reading the novel. This theme means the hero put aside his needs to save family and others on the way. Throughout Kumalo’s journey, there are times perseverance and heroism needs to come in play with his sense of desire to complete his journey and rescue his family. On the…...
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Odysseus – character traits
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"Epic heroes are admirable, even though their actions at times bring pain and suffering to others. Discuss this statement with reference to'The Odyssey'. In the epic poem "The Odyssey", the courageous and diligent Odysseus displayed many admirable traits, even though at times his actions brought pain and suffering to others. These lapses of character may have inflicted considerable distress and anguish to particular individuals, but they were unintentional and failed to tarnish the image of the protagonist Odysseus during his…...
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Zeus: The Mightiest of All Greek Gods
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Greek mythology is filled with countless deities and other divine creatures.  Among all the gods the Greeks worshipped, Zeus stood out.  He is widely recognized for many things, one of which would be his might.  Zeus was a god of extreme strength and power; he led a revolt against his father to become the supreme leader of the gods.  Another thing which made Zeus interesting was his reputation with women.  Despite being married to Hera, he had countless affairs which…...
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The Odyssey Study Guide
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Who wrote the Odyssey? Blind poet, Homer. In what year was the Odyssey composed? 700 B.C.E. Who is the goddess who assists Odysseus? It was Athena, the daughter of Zeus. How long did it take Odysseus to complete his journey back to Ithaca? It took him 20 years; 10 years fighting in the Trojan War and 10 years finding his way back home due to his mishaps with immortal Gods. In order, where did Odysseus travel to after the Trojan…...
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Greek Mythology
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For my topic I decided to writ about Greek mythology.The Greek culture was very serious about their Gods and religion. Ancient Greeks had to face many forces of nature. In their effort to understand the nature, they invented stories to account for the things that went on in their lives. These tales, known as myths, were spread around by travelers. They contained the powerful Olympian gods, sea gods, woodland gods, sky gods, underwater gods, half-gods, human heroes, courageous or romantic…...
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Is Odysseus a Hero
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Is Odysseus a Hero? What is a hero? In my opinion, a hero is someone who accomplishes spectacular feats and puts others before himself. According to my definition, Odysseus, the main character in the epic poem The Odyssey, deserves the title of hero. This is due to three reasons; he is skilled in battle, ingenious and loyal. One way a hero accomplishes feats of valor is to have physical prowess, which Odysseus does. Odysseus’ skill in battle was shown throughout…...
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Imagination in Heroics of Odysseus and Don Quixote
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The most respected and venerated social group in ancient times and middle ages were that of the heroic warriors, knights, and kings. The view of what it is to be a hero is winning honor through combat and in a competitive situation. A hero would be someone who has great fighting skill and would even dare to risk death to have honor. The heroes were the people who would lead their armies or fellow knights into battle and won accolades…...
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The Odyssey and Epic Poetry: An Introduction, Part 1
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Which elements are best known for helping performers memorize an epic poem? rhyme, rhythm, and repetition of certain words Based on this passage of The Odyssey, one can conclude that the ancient Greeks greatly valued . bravery Read the excerpt from The Odyssey. My home is on the peaked sea-mark of Ithaca under Mount Neion's wind-blown robe of leaves, in sight of other islands—Dulichium, Same, wooded Zacynthus—Ithaca being most lofty in that coastal sea, and northwest, while the rest lie…...
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Which elements are best known for helping performers memorize an epic poem? supernatural elements and poetic language detailed descriptions and informal language rhyme, rhythm, and repetition of certain words elevated language and lists of historical events C Read the excerpt from The Odyssey. "I am Laertes' son, Odysseus. Men hold me formidable for guile in peace and war: this fame has gone abroad to the sky's rim. Which is the best paraphrase of this excerpt? Odysseus is the son of…...
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intervention and also the fact that when interventionis given
...messengers or even antagonists. They do not overtly interfere with the mortal world, and they are not the centerpiece. Odysseus writes his own fate and readers are uplifted by this knowledge that a man need not necessarily be some kind of helpless pa...
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