• How Do the Literary Features That Homer Use Build Up the Plot at the Island of Thrinacia?
    How do the literary features that Homer use build up the plot at the Island of Thrinacia? This essay will talk about a particular section from Book 12 of The Odyssey, written by Homer around 750 – 650 B.C, and translated by Robert Fagles. This passage entails the distressing time that Odysseus and...
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  • The Use of Epic Conventions in the Odyssey
    reader’s own life. In The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles, Homer uses an immense amount of epic conventions to illustrate an epic hero. Homer’s use of epic conventions help enrich characters and events that take place throughout the epic. Homer uses epic epithets, which helps makes a character...
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  • O'Brother Where Art Thou? Allusions to the Odyssey
    Odysseus, from Homers highly renowned classic The Odyssey. Joel Coen, director of the blockbuster movie O’ Brother Where Art Thou, purposefully shaped George Clooney’s character, Everett, to resemble Odysseus. O’ Brother Where Art Thou? makes many allusions to Homers Greek epic The Odyssey regarding plot...
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  • Homer
    modern oral bards in pre-literate societies and applied to the Iliad and the Odyssey. The recent discovery of the prominent role of the oral tradition in the Homeric texts does not, however, eliminate the role played by Homer; his inventiveness is a major part of what makes the epics shine. In the 1930s...
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  • Sappho
    Jen Krupa Final Draft Seminar paper 11/6/12 The Portrayal of Women in Greek Writing Sappho, Aeschylus and Homer are Greek authors that discuss the role of women in Greek Society. Women hold traditional Greek roles in society taking on the role as wife and mother. These roles are generally...
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  • The Odyssey- Homer and his narrative structure
    The Odyssey- Homer and his narrative structure The structure of the Odyssey renders Homer’s epic an interesting perspective of the tale he tells. One of the first things that may strike many readers about the Odyssey, especially in contrast to the Old Testament or even much of the Iliad, is that...
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  • Beowulf as Epic
    epic poems traditionally been transmitted from generation to generation? How do tellers remember these long and complicated stories? According to Robert Harris’s Glossary of Literary Terms, he defines an epic as the following: Epic. An extended narrative poem recounting actions, travels, adventures...
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  • Odysseus being lost and found
    Searching: Lost and Found The literal meaning of being lost and the feeling of being lost that Odysseus endures in the book The Odyssey by Homer is one that some cannot comprehend. People every day feel lost and can endure the feeling of being found. Whether a personis being found because he or she...
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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 it....
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  • Telemachus
    In first few books of The Odyssey, it almost seems as though Telemachus is the central character since the introduction of his father does not come until after Telemachus has experienced an “awakening” to his responsibilities. Although Telemachus never quite matches his father Odysseus in terms of wit...
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  • Iliad
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_WarFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the epic poem by Homer. For other uses, see Iliad (disambiguation). Trojan War Achilles tending the wounded Patroclus (Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 500 BC) The war Setting: Troy (modern Hisarlik...
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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 characteristics...
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  • Athena’s Unwavering Support of Odysseus
    Odysseus’ will to fight and return home, it is not just his actions that help him accomplish his objective. There are several other characters in “The Odyssey” that play a pivotal role in helping him reach his goal. Most crucial to his success are the efforts of his advocate, Athena. She is the true reason...
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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 you...
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  • Odysseus
    The Great Odysseus In the poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, 3 strong character traits of Odysseus, the main character, are demonstrated. Homer makes all of these traits very clear, they can be qualified as good or bad traits. Homer displays these traits constantly but in different ways. In other words, his...
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  • Telemachus' Maturity
    Concepts of Masculinity in The Odyssey The Odyssey is an epoch poem composed by Homer that is based around the protagonist, Odysseus. He is on a journey to return home to his wife and son after the battle of Troy. Throughout his voyage, Odysseus encounters many obstacles on his way home. Odysseus’...
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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 more...
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  • Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas
    Compare and Contrast of Odysseus and Aeneas Odysseus, the hero in The Odyssey, and Aeneas, the hero in The Aeneid, fought in opposing sides in the Trojan war. Odysseus was the king of Ithaca and was arguably the smartest king and warrior in all of Greece, whereas Aeneas was a warrior from Troy whose...
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  • odysseus archetype essay
    The Odyssey, revered to be one of the great works of ancient Greek tradition has a lot to teach us even in the modern world. Odysseus, his son Telemachus and Penelope all have relationships with the gods, some of these relationships seem strange at first but if we take a deeper look into them we can...
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  • Homer His Life and His Works
    Homer: His Life and His Works Greeks had used writing since c. 1400 BC, but it was not until the late 8th century BC that their literature was first written down. Greek literature began in Ionia with the brilliant epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. These mature products of a long tradition...
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