The Odyssey Comparison To The Inferno Essays and Term Papers

  • Odyssey and Dantes Inferno

    Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in their...

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  • Odyssey Comparison

    There are many situations that occur in "The Odyssey," written by Homer, which can be compared and contrasted to real life situations. Penelope's love and strong devotion to her husband for the twenty years he was gone, and thought to be dead, is one of those situations. There are many real life situations...

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  • The Odyssey comparison

    that the main human conflict of the Odyssey is perseverance. Throughout the novel it shows Odysseus’s multiyear journey back home from the Trojan War with his comrades even after most of them die on the journey. The modern work that I will be comparing the Odyssey to is O Brother, Where Art Thou. Both...

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  • Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno

    Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in order...

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  • Comparison of Characters in the Odyssey

    The True Test of Character In Homer’s famous epic poem The Odyssey he displays the characters with a wide variety of morals. These morals influence decisions made by them which provide a looking glass for the reader to see their true nature. In a certain scene, the characters discuss Odysseus to what...

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  • Comparisons of Ulysses and the Odyssey

    Comparisons of Ulysses and the Odyssey “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”, what a fine ending to the poem of Ulysses. Meaning, where there’s a will, there’s a way. Ulysses embodies everything people picture of true warriors, explorers, and adventurists. But who else comes to mind when...

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  • Cold Mountain/The Odyssey Comparison

    More than twenty-five hundred years ago a renowned epic of Greek mythology was written. This work, known as The Odyssey, illustrates the journey home made by Odysseus, a Trojan war hero, who seeks his wife Penelope. Similar in plot, though written only four years ago, Cold Mountain is a romantic saga...

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  • Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey

    "The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege (Charles Kuralt.)" The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey tell the stories of two men recognizing what means the most to them in life. They journey through their quests transforming into different people from...

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  • A Comparison of Helen in the Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and The Odyssey are tales written by Homer centered on the drama of the Trojan War. First poem deals with the time during the end of the war, while the latter, which occurs roughly ten years later, explains the disastrous journey of Odysseus fighting his way back home. The character of women...

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  • Comparison of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid

    way. These adventures usually teach a lesson or give insight as to the culture of the area and time period in which it was written. The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Aeneid are all similar epics in their adventures and their lessons. Throughout the literary works of the ancient world there are many reoccurring...

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  • Comparison Between Iliad and Odyssey

    Although both works are credited to Homer, The Iliad and The Odyssey provide two remarkably different views on the nature of the Olympian Gods, their relationship to humanity, and the general lot of mortals throughout their all too brief lives. As a result of these differences, both stories...

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  • Neuromancer and 2001: A Space Odyssey Comparison

    How do 2001: A Space Odyssey and Neuromancer represent the values, attitudes and conventions associated with Science Fiction? 2001: A Space Odyssey and Neuromancer represent the values, attitudes and conventions associated with Science Fiction through their complex reliance on Artificial Intelligence...

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  • Comparison/Contrast Essay : The Odyssey and Crow and Weasel

    does exist, they differ in what they believe in. Odysseus and Crow and Weasel both believe in the existence of a greater power. Odysseus in 'The Odyssey' believed Athena, who was a goddess, to be his guardian and the higher power that looked after Odysseus and helped him out on his journeys. Another...

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  • The Odyssey in Comparison with “My Father on His Shield”

    The Odyssey in Comparison With “My Father on His Shield” Often in literature, writers unintentionally create works that tie very well with one another. Two works that connect well are The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fizgerald, and “My Father on His Shield,” by Walt McDonald. While McDonald’s...

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  • Comparison of "The Odyssey" and "O' Brother Where Art Thou"

    In "The Odyssey", the main character's name is Odysseus. In "O' Brother...", the main character's name is Ulysses. They both are on a journey to their home. Odysseus is headed to Greece, because he was in a war with Sparta that was away from his home. Ulysses is headed back to Mississippi because he...

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  • Comparison of the Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?>

    Platt Pre AP English 9 5/9/2012 O Brother, This is Not Even Close To the Odyssey Everyone loves to immerse themselves into a dramatic and extraordinary story with evil monsters, brave hero's, and the desperate will to survive. It allows you to escape your troubles and take you to a new and...

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  • Comparison and Analysis of "What Dreams May Come" and "Dante's Inferno"

    Two Visions of HellDante Alighieri's epic poem the Inferno and director Vincent Wards movie, What Dreams May Come each depict the vision of an afterlife in Hell. What Dreams May Come is a movie about a man named Chris, who goes to heaven after he dies. Chris children have also died in a previous car...

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  • SHort Comparison of Odysseus for The Odyssey and Portia from The Merchant of Venice

    most written about person or the person who does the most, but they are the most memorable. Portia from the Merchant of Venice and Odysseus from The Odyssey are just two of the many heroes ever written about. Finding the two heroes similarities and differences can be done quite simply by looking at their...

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  • Epic Works - comparison of The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost.

    Had to write a comparison/contrast of the epic hero in two different works Needed a better title got all but 2 points... February 21, 1997 Epic Works Epics by definition are long narrative poems, that are grand in both theme and style (Webster 417). They usually involve actions of great glory and...

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  • The Analysis and Comparison of the Themes of "Beowulf", "The Odyssey" and Other Related Epics

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a long narrative poem in elevated style recounting the deeds of a legendary or historical hero. Epics like "Beowulf" and "The Odyssey" are perfect examples of this definition; they are each centered on the deeds and triumphs of their heroes, Beowulf and Odysseus. All epics are similar...

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