The Odyssey, Divine Intervention in Terms of Fate

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Divine Intervention In Terms Of Fate
The epic, The Odyssey, written by Homer, the gods play a large role in the fate of the charbookers. Their fate is decided long before the charbooker bookually starts his or her journey. The charbooker cannot avoid his or her fate. The fate of the charbookers is determined by the gods and very little is determined by the free will of the charbookers. First of all, the gods were the all powerful beings and could make anything happen at will. Depending on how one booked, the gods could make his or her fate good or bad. If he or she did things that angered the gods, he or she would suffer. Rather, if he or she led a good life, he or she would have a good fate and live happy. They clarify and fills in the missing information; such as what has happened before the play takes place. The Chorus gives vital information through odes. In the first book, the gods the war between the Odysseus and Telemachous and tells the reader why Odysseus is buried and Telemachous is not. The antistrophe: tells the reader of Penelop’s son who was imprisoned. Penelop’s son was imprisoned because of his pride, much like Zeus. The ode tells the reader of someone else who the gods were mad at, this hinted at the fate of Zeus if he didn’t change his ways. The odes make unique because few other types of literature have them. Without the Chorus, odes would not be the same because of the way they are presented, in strophes and antistrophes. They are paired in such a way that the antistrophe answers the strophes which cannot be achieved by a mere narrator. The Chorus also maintains a sense of ceremony and ritual as well as connecting the gods to the audience. Aristotle believed that The Chorus was important to Greek plays and literature and should not be replaced. The Chorus advises the other charbookers as to what to do in order to please the gods and not make them mad. The Chorus said, “free Odysseus from her vault” (Book 5 Line 97) because...
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