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Odyssey

The Odyssey The Odyssey was full of wonder, power, and surprises. It is packed with epic heroes, creatures, gods, and goddesses. The gods, goddesses, and creatures had supernatural powers that effected the lives of Odysseus, his crew, and his family. Their actions proved to be powerful, beneficial , and deadly. The gods, goddesses , and creatures in The Odyssey on many occations proved to be powerful. Zeus, leader of the gods, was a prime example of this. When, "Zeus the lord of cloud roused...

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Syda Isaacs Ms. Young Honors English 12 Feb 18, 2014 In Homer’s “The Odyssey” the author symbolizes through Odysseus’ journey the journey of life. All beings face obstacles on the journey from life to death. The obstacles that Homer had Odysseus face were always symbolic of what all human beings face. The fact that Odysseus is a revered and admirable character shows these recurring themes in a way that could not be portrayed by a common person who was not supernatural or an idealic personality...

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  1Rossi    Juliann Rossi  02/24/2014  Dr. Motard Noar   The Odyssey and Domineering Females   In ​ The Odyssey , particularly during the ending of the epic, Homer challenges the  archetype of male dominance by essentially making Odysseus powerless, and instead, while it is  often disguised, gives the female characters all the power and control.  This is seen most  obviously with Athena who saves Odysseus’ life countless times, and also with Penelope who  controls not only her husband but also several suitors...

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The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, 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 that if they didn’t treat their guests with respect the gods would punish them further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey...

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Rasie Turner Ms. Neff English 1030 22 September 2010 The Odyssey Greek gods and goddesses are very important in the Greek culture. There are a few Greek gods and goddesses that play very important roles in The Odyssey. They are Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, and Circe, and Calypso. The relationship between the mortals and the gods are very interesting. Everything that happens in this poem, dealing with the mortals, is related to one of the gods. Without the gods, Greek culture and literature would...

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The Odyssey The Greeks believed that The Odyssey was composed by Homer. It is probable that Homer lived in the eighth century in Ionia, the Greek-inhabited coast and islands off central western Turkey. Homer is thought to have been writing towards the end of the eighth century BC. There was a great oral tradition of storytelling in Ancient Greece. It was not written down to be read, but was composed either orally, or at least in an oral style, and recited to the Greeks. The events being described...

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The Odyssey, one of the most well known epic stories Introduces Odysseus, the King of Ithaca. This story demonstrates Odysseus’s physical and intellectual strength. Striving to return home after 20 years of his treacherous journey, he uses strength, skill, and superior ability to overcome his troubles. Although he faced numerous obstacles and fought many battles, he made it appoint to get home to his kingdom through his physical ability, intellectual insight, and overcoming his epic flaw. In...

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Homer the Odyssey The Odyssey is an enduring classic because it emphasizes the essential family values that exist within everyone regardless of culture. In Homer’s Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, sets off on a voyage to foreign lands and encounters mythical beings. These supernatural forces seem intent on Odysseus’ destruction, but through his cunning and guile he is able to outwit, survive, and overcome the hostility entities of the world. His unwavering determination and longing to...

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The Odyssey Book Ten: The Grace of the Witch (916-925) 1. Who lives on the island of Aeolus? ___________________________________________ 2. What gifts does Aeolus give Odysseus? _______________________________________ 3. What do Odysseus’ men do that curses their voyage even more? ___________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 4. What happens in the land of the Laestrygones? _________________________________ ...

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Megan Nicole Coatney English White Block 1 The Odyssey Vs. O Brother Where Art Thou There are many similarities between O Brother Where Art Thou and The Odyssey. The characters and events that play out are mostly relative to each other. They have the same story plot and outcome. Both of the men are on a journey to get home to their wives and children. Some of the similarities are obvious while others are more diverse and take more thought into the symbolism and meaning behind them. These two...

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