• Epithet Chart for Homers Odyssey, Robert Fagles
    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 Character Epithet – Book and line # ____________________________________________________________ _...
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  • The Use of Epic Conventions in the Odyssey
    Many writers have different and unique ways to describe characters and events throughout their story. They use these ways to help further develop the reader’s view of the character or event, and to create a mental picture in their mind. Also, using different ways to describe a character makes it e...
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  • O'Brother Where Art Thou? Allusions to the Odyssey
    O’ Brother Where Art Thou? Allusions Everett McGill is an escaped convict, treasure hunter, and according to his wife: dead, but he has a resemblance to the fearless Greek epic hero, Odysseus, from Homers highly renowned classic The Odyssey. Joel Coen, director of the blockbuster movie O’ Brot...
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  • Odyssey
    The narrator of the Odyssey invokes the Muse, asking for inspiration as he prepares to tell the story of Odysseus. The story begins ten years after the end of the Trojan War, the subject of the Iliad. All of the Greek heroes except Odysseus have returned home. Odysseus languishes on the remote i...
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  • Odyssey Essay
    Brianna “Life’s Journey through the Odyssey” Homer's The Odyssey can be truly considered as one of the best epic poems of all time. Odysseus' journey in returning home becomes a test to prove himself. Only on the testing grounds of life can one discover integrity, loyalty and perseverance...
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  • The Odyssey
    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...
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  • Odyssey
    The Odyssey, by Homer, is one of the most poetic and vivid verses of its time. Many of its phrases and stanzas are memorable, but select few stand out above all the rest. They contain pictorial descriptions, are dramatized, and deal with major situations in the play. These characteristic...
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  • The Odyssey
    Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences that he would have to endure. He did not acknowledge the consequences because that would prevent him from doing what he wants t...
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  • Comparison of the Odyssey
    The Odyssey “Book 8: The Songs of the Harper” The Odyssey Book 8: The Songs of the Harper The Odyssey was written by Homer, in Eighth Century B.C. Book eight of The Odyssey shows very clearly, the need to analyze a particular situation or problem and to reason with the best way to react to...
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  • The Odyssey
    My essay on The Odyssey by Homer (TRANSLATED BY ROBERT FAGLES). My personal notes will be added in []'s, the rest is straight from the instruction sheet. Assignment: Which two of man's greatest desires create the most suffering in a person's life and/or society? Write a 4-paragraph essay in which y...
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  • Thou Shalt Be Loyal: Double Standard and Expectations in the Odyssey
    April 28, 2013 Thou Shalt Be Loyal: Double Standards and Expectations in The Odyssey In Book V of The Odyssey we come face to face with Odysseus for the first time. He is stranded and held captive on an island with the nymph goddess, Calypso. After the gods have gathered at Mount O...
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  • Women in the Odyssey
    Women form an important part of each society, however their role and importance to its function are often times overlooked. Society is/was organized and directed by men. All of the most important positions and purposes within it`s routine were filled by males. This societal organization is often tim...
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  • Self Control in the Odyssey and O Brother Where Art Thou
    Self Control, a Problem of the Ages A lack of self control is very evident in O Brother Where Art Thou? as well as in The Odyssey, these stories portray how engrained this problem is, and are evidence to how long lack of control has been pervasive in society. These two sources parallel an idea, h...
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  • Cultural Role of Women in the Odyssey
      The cultural role of women in the Odyssey In Homer’s Odyssey the cultural relevance of a preferred woman’s role in society generally stands out in the roles of the female characters of Athena and Penelope simultaneously rejecting the negatively viewed characteristics of Calypso and Circe....
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  • Who Is the Monster in Odyssey in Current Society?
    Ahmad November 17, 2011 World Literature Professor: Who is the monster in Odyssey in current society? After reading the epic The Odyssey, I have realized that Odysseus can be identified in various distinctive ways. The most arguable question that the Odyssey leaves its readers with is who...
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  • Hospitality in the Odyssey
    Jeremy Worden Hospitality Illustrated in Homer's The Odyssey Far removed from our individualistic society today is the ancient Greece portrayed in Homer’s The Odyssey, where hospitality and good will are the main focus of these people. As decreed by Zeus himself, those who wish the favor of t...
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  • Homers the Illiad
    Homers the Iliad and the Odyssey May 16, 2004 People strive for independence and a sense of authority in our day and age. However, at many times this is more easily said than dome. Whether it's the Achaeans and the Trojans, the immortals, or God; lives and actions are commonly denied by...
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  • Penelope, the Odyssey
    Penelope, Loyal Wife of Lord Odysseus While Penelope is not the principal character in Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus’ perception of her is optimal. The relationship between them is not based on loyalty, we, the audience, have the privilege to understand his genuine feelings towards her. Thro...
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  • Gilgamesh and Odyssey
    GILGAMESH AND THE ODYSSEY “Descriptive comparison between Gilgamesh and Odysseus” Gilgamesh is an ancient poem that significantly marked its name as somehow being the first major heroic narrative in the world literature. Fractions of this literature were discovered uniquely carved in tablets e...
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  • Book Review of the Odyssey by Homer
    Book Review: The Odyssey by Homer Written by a blind man, Melesigenes better known as Homer, and translated by Alexander Pope, the Odyssey of Homer is a poem about the life of the king of Ithaca, Ulysses, who leaves to fight in the Trojan War, but he doesn't return until 20 years. According to Pro...
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