"Ulysses By Alfred Tennyson Odyssey 20 Years Later By Peter Ulisse And Ithaca" Essays and Research Papers

Ulysses By Alfred Tennyson Odyssey 20 Years Later By Peter Ulisse And Ithaca

Hayes, Sless 1 Danny Hayes and Julian Sless Mr. Bruner English 9 B 4/5/10 Alfred Lord Tennyson Facing with many hardships throughout his life, Tennyson used “Ulysses” to express his feelings about “going forward and braving the struggle of life” (Napierkowski 277). Tennyson’s father’s death in 1831 forced him to return home to take care of his family’s needs. During this time he struggled from poverty and his two brother’s mental illnesses. Although he faced these problems, Tennyson’s...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses, Victoria of the United Kingdom 1213  Words | 4  Pages

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Analysis of Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Ulysses' by Alfred Lord Tennyson is an example of dramatic monologue, which consists of the speech of the protagonist, influenced by a critical situation, directed toward a silent audience. The narrator is the man in the title, an Ancient Greek hero talking about his loathing of his regal position and his wish to travel again before his impending death. In this poem, Tennyson presents him as an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel....

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Death, Hero 815  Words | 3  Pages

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Ulysses A. Tennyson Summary Ulysses declares that there is little point in his staying home (Ulysses declares that it is boring to stay in one place). His spirit yearns constantly for new experiences that will broaden his horizons. Ulysses now speaks to an unidentified audience concerning his son Telemachus, who will act as his successor while the great hero resumes his travels. His son’s capabilities as a ruler, praising his prudence, dedication, and devotion to the gods. Telemachus will do his...

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For Tennyson, the most evident mode of comparison between both figures is that they are both leaders. It becomes evident in the poem that Tennyson sees both figures as leaders of Ithaca. Ulysses is the traditional leader of the island, while Telemachus has been elevated to a point where he is now leader, as well. Yet, it is here where there is some pivot. In his words, Ulysses sees Telemachus as more equipped to handle the administrative and more practical elements of leadership on the island...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Family, Poetry 1683  Words | 4  Pages

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"Ulysses" by Alfred Tennyson - poem

Ulysses is a poem that shows the struggles and triumphs of a man that has suffered, endured and conquered all that has been put before him. Throughout the poem, we can see his character building as he reminisces on his life and what he would like his future to be. Ulysses finds himself and who he wants to be, and learns how to use that towards his future goals. Ulysses is aware of the fact that he will die soon as indicated in line 43 "When I am gone. He works his work, I mine." He is aware that...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Belief, Life 889  Words | 3  Pages

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Boigraphy of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.[2] Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge, Arthur Hallam 2347  Words | 7  Pages

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Tennyson vs Homer Ulysses Vs Oddyseus

Although Ulysses and Odysseus share similar traits, Homer would not agree with Tennyson's portrayal of Odysseus in the poem "Ulysses". Whereas Odysseus wishes to complete his journey and find relief, Ulysses seeks to continue on a never-ending one. Homer's Odyssey and Tennyson's "Ulysses" have different desires and their desires lead them on contrasting quests. The hero in Homer's depicts Odysseus as a hero in the process of completing a journey home. The portrayal of Ulysses is a hero that has...

Achilles, Homer, Iliad 1655  Words | 5  Pages

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Shakespeare's Ulysses- Theme in Troilus

Shakespeare’s Ulysses Troilus and Cressida is a tragicomedy that takes place in the 7th year of the Trojan War, written by William Shakespeare in 1603. This cannot however be called an original idea, as the groundwork was already laid by the likes of Tennyson, Homer and Dante in various forms. One character that appears in each Trojan War story is Ulysses the Greek Commander. Homer introduced the world to Ulysses in the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey in 800-700 B.C. Iliad the tale of Trojan...

Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 914  Words | 3  Pages

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Ulysses Essay

Epic Greatness Ulysses, written by Lord Alfred Tennyson, assigns Ulysses as the speaker throughout the entire poem. Despite Ulysses’ ending years, Ulysses is gravely desperate for another opportunity to continue in his exploration and adventure, his inadvertently self-declared life’s purpose. Ulysses is not ready to cease his soul’s desires and he intends to make the absolute most of what remains. “Though much is taken, much abides; and though We are not now that strength which in old days Moved...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ulysses 1763  Words | 9  Pages

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Lord Alfred Tennyson Research

Shaw British Literature April 16, 2013 Lord Alfred Tennyson Research Lord Alfred Tennyson was a famous writer during the Victorian Era. He is one of the well-loved poets. He was born on August 6, 1809. His birth place was Somersby, Lincolnshire, England. Tennyson was the fourth child out of twelve children. He displayed an early talent for writing. At twelve years old he wrote his 6,000 line poem. He was tutored by his father, Reverend George Tennyson, in classical and modern languages. However...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetry 1085  Words | 3  Pages

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A Study of the Life and Career of Lord Alfred Tennyson and Selected Cr

Of Lord Alfred Tennyson And Selected Criticism Of His Works Whether a person likes or dislikes the works of Lord Alfred Tennyson, most would agree that he was one of the most influential writers of his time period. Tennyson grew up in a wealthy family never wanting for anything. English author often regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. Tennyson succeeded Wordsworth as Poet Laureate in 1850; he was appointed by Queen Victoria and served 42 years. Tennyson's...

Arthur Hallam 1777  Words | 5  Pages

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Analysis of Ulysses

 Alfred Tennyson, a British poet, wrote the poem, Ulysses, in 1833 as a literary work that would serve to implicate the importance of education in the lives of the British. In the poem, he uses the roman character Ulysses's thoughts and his experiences as a navy warrior and a King to impose onto the 18th century British the idea that education plays an important role in a prosperous country and that one should embrace the dual act of education disciplining the mind and developing morals to better...

Allusion, Homer, Literature 1102  Words | 3  Pages

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Alfred Lord Tennyson Biography/Analysis

March 2012 Alfred Lord Tennyson: Poet Extraordinaire of his time during the mid-1800s Alfred Lord Tennyson’s life and opinions are reflected in his poetry without the concern of admirers or critics. His opinion questions the challenges of death, love, and faith as natural occurrences in life. These engagements of Tennyson’s thoughts are reflected in three of his poems, “In Memoriam A.H.H.”, “To the Queen”, and “Faith”. With the publication of his poems in 1842, Alfred Lord Tennyson was recognized...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetry, The Window 833  Words | 3  Pages

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Ulysses Tennyson

FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE JAMES JOYSE, ‘ULYSSES’ Theory cource paper Submitted to ADRIANA RADUCANU Done by Dildora Azizova Aims and methods: Introduction A background information of James Joyce The secret of Ulysses Analysing the poem with cultural studies and poststructuralism Conclusion James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist, noted for his experimental use of language in such works as Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939). Joyce's technical innovations...

Buck Mulligan, Finnegans Wake, James Joyce 1993  Words | 6  Pages

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Ulysses” by Lord Alfred Tennyson Lord Alfred Tennyson presents to us in the poemUlysses” an old sailor, a warrior and a king who is in retrospection on his experiences of a lifetime of travel. Ulysses old age and strong will causes him to be restless and unable to be comfortable at home. He chooses a life of travel over his family because that is what he knows best. Because of his faults, we identify with his character. As a result, Ulysses attempts to go on to face a new but familiar journey...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, James Joyce, Leopold Bloom 1299  Words | 4  Pages

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The Conflict Between Ulysses and Neptune in Homer’s “Odyssey”

Professor Bockoven ENGL 201 November 30, 2012   Dear Prof. Bockoven,                 The work Odyssey has always been extremely interesting to me. I have seen many movies based on the story and have been fascinated with the conflicts between humans and gods. In my essay I discuss the conflict between Ulysses and Neptune, by pointing out the latter is Ulysses main antagonist. I love the fact that Ulysses is a very heroic character and there is plenty of evidence about this in the work. Neptune is...

Achilles, Cyclops, God 1140  Words | 4  Pages

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The Lotos-Eaters by Tennyson

I. Introduction For many years, Tennyson has attracted readers by what Edmond Gosse called "the beauty of the atmosphere which Tennyson contrives to cast around his work, molding it in the blue mystery of twilight, in the opaline haze of sunset." He is one of the greatest representative figures of the Victorian Age. His writing incorporates many poetic styles and includes some of the finest idyllic poetry in the language. He is one of the few poets to have produced acknowledged...

Ancient Libya, Lotus-eaters, Poetry 1459  Words | 5  Pages

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Ulysses in Hell

Baer Goolsby Honors World Lit 4 April 2013 Ulysses In Hell In Dante’s Inferno, Ulysses, a man known for his skillful word weaving, is sent into eternal damnation in Hell by Dante. In the Odyssey, after the Trojan War ends, Ulysses sails back to Ithaca. In the Inferno, Ulysses recounts the story about how he convinced his men to sail with him past the Pillars of Hercules. It was previously believed that nothing lay behind these pillars, until Ulysses and his men discover the Mountain of Purgatory...

Achilles, Aeneid, Divine Comedy 1075  Words | 3  Pages

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey has captured minds for over 2700 years, and the story of Odysseus shows his determination to fight and conquer obstacles with and without the help of the Gods. The story dates back before 1000B.c. (The Modern Library, 1950, p.VI) His creative and cunning tactics throughout the story show his determination to reach his homeland of Ithaca. After conquering the Trojan War, Odysseus was told by Poseidon “man is nothing without the gods”. Poseidon felt Odysseus was not thankful for Poseidon’s...

Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1309  Words | 3  Pages

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Homer & the Odyssey

Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th century BC. Both epics are written in an elaborate...

Achilles, Epic Cycle, Greek mythology 971  Words | 3  Pages

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The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou: Two Relevant Pieces?

The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou: Two Relevant Pieces? Time has not become the conqueror for the classical epic poem The Odyssey. For the past 2,500 years it has been turning its pages for many people all around the world, classifying it as the Western literary tradition. Even in the 21st century The Odyssey is still depicting its prominence when the film O Brother, Where Art Thou was directed in 2000 by loosely portraying the epic. The Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou mirrors...

Coen brothers, Epic poetry, Homer 1862  Words | 5  Pages

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"The Final Adventure"-- comparative essay on two poems: "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas

help explain the complicated emotions associated with death. Two such poems are "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson and "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas. The two poems use very different tones to form similar arguments, while varying slightly in their use of family roles and views of aging and death. The different tones used in these two poems each compliment its own respective argument. In "Ulysses", the tone is one of acceptance and perseverance while in Thomas's work, the tone...

Ageing, Death, Family 854  Words | 3  Pages

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the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark; For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crost the bar. Alfred, Lord Tennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar" is one of the poet's later works. This significant, reflective, and well-constructed poem has been on the receiving end of much praise, and is generally held in high regard. "Crossing the Bar" views the transience of life with an...

English-language films, Poetry, Stanza 1337  Words | 4  Pages

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Poetic treatments of journey in Tennyson s Ulysses and Dickinsons Because I could not stop for death

English Literature written exercise on Tennyson and Dickinson Task: Compare and contrast these two different poetic treatments of the idea of journey. Focus on subject matter, compositional techniques including narrative voice and structure, style (especially choice of language) and what you take to be the authors’ values and intentions. Length: 1200-1500 words. Emily Dickinson’s “Because I could not stop for Death”, and Lord Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses” are two vastly different poems written...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Death, Poetry 2159  Words | 5  Pages

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Twelve Maids: Odyssey and Penelopiad

Penelope’s Maids As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. This even applies to the epic novel, Homer's, The Odyssey. While the storyline may do an outstanding job of glorifying Odysseus' heroism, it fails to give proper insight into the victims of his revenge. Margaret Atwood's, The Penelopiad gives an alternate view of what was going on in Ithaca during Odysseus' 20 year absence. This essay will specifically focus on the maids who were hanged because of what was thought to be disloyalty...

Circe, Ithaca, Odysseus 874  Words | 3  Pages

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The Odyssey

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...

Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 997  Words | 3  Pages

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Alter Egos of Ulysses

Ulysses’ Alter Egos In the poem, “Ulysses,” Lord Alfred Tennyson presents a hero of split characteristics. He is torn between two conflicting egos—one a heroic leader who exhibits noble and righteous virtue and other a ruthless and cunning character who threatens to destroy him and those who follow. The poem consists of four verse paragraphs. The tone, syntax, diction, and structure alter from verse paragraph to the next as his moods swing. The second and fourth verses focus on Ulysses’ strength...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Alter ego, Hero 1056  Words | 3  Pages

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Mutability in Tennyson's Ulysses

The theme of mutability is revealed in Tennyson's "Ulysses" as Ulysses struggles to rebel against time. Tennyson reveals this theme through the use of tone, similes, metaphors, imagery and setting. He uses a confidant nostalgic tone to help develop this theme as the speaker reminisces on triumphant times past. Comparisons to the stars and to the horizon throughout the poem are effective in emphasizing the mutability of time. Tennyson also uses imagery to demonstrate the effect that time has on...

Homer, Immutable object, Metaphor 1039  Words | 3  Pages

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey What is the nature of free will? Are gods or humans responsible for what happens? The Odyssey is a poem which is about a man named Odysseus (also known as Ulysses in Roman myths) who is on his way back to Ithaca where his home is with his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus but is said to be dead. Telemachus goes on hunt for Odysseus because he believes his father is still alive. On Odysseus’ way back to Ithaca he goes through many challenges such as defeating the Cyclops, Sirens...

Athena, Greek mythology, Iliad 1681  Words | 4  Pages

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The Odyssey

  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...

Athena, Circe, Odysseus 1866  Words | 7  Pages

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20 Years

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your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Herzliah’s elite. Top story on my page: The 2010 graduates 20-year reunion. 
The reunion was held at Hannah Finestone’s house. Surprisingly enough, the first to arrive was Leora Syne. Shortly after, the Shochet Ariel Dahan showed up, providing smoked meat for everyone! 
Once the house was all set up, people gradually made their way in. Jason Schenk and Julianna Sitrit-Libovitch, happily married, arrived in a sweat after having...

Best Friends, Dawn, Elie Wiesel 1120  Words | 3  Pages

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ulysses as a dramatic monologue

 V.Jeya shibi I MA English literature Victorian literature-12PENC14 ULYSSES AS A DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE A Dramatic monologue is a lyric poem in which a single imaginary speaker or a historical personage expresses his thoughts and feelings to an imaginary silent audience.  The dramatic monologue as we understand it today "is a lyric poem in which the speaker addresses a silent listener, revealing himself in the context of a dramatic situation" (Murfin...

Death, Drama, Dramatic monologue 1007  Words | 4  Pages

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Odyssey Revision Notes

 The Odyssey: Father-Son Relationships The Odyssey introduces the theme of father-son relationships to exemplify how influential fathers were at the time. Fathers act as role models to their sons and can determine their actions, even while being absent from home for long periods of time. Nestor’s son, Pisistratus, is a respectful and courteous man. His manners could be attributed to King Nestor’s piety. King Nestor offers sacrifices to the gods, as seen at the beginning of book IIV, when his people...

Agamemnon, Greek mythology, Homer 2531  Words | 8  Pages

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Tithonus by Alfred Tennyson

Death takes man into a world from where he cannot return but immortality has brought Tithonus far away from the world of men, too far to retrace his steps .Tithonus, written by Alfred Tennyson is based on Greek mythology, Tithonus fell in love with Eos, goddess of the dawn, and asked her for immortality. Unfortunately for Tithonus he did not ask for eternal youth, only eternal life. He, therefore, grows old but never dies while Eos not only never dies but also never grows old. What makes Tithonus's...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Death, Eos 942  Words | 3  Pages

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Homer begins the Odyssey with the Telemacheia to add drama, colour and epic significance to the story

Homer begins the Odyssey with the Telemacheia to add drama, colour and epic significance to the story. The first four books establish the desperate situation in Ithaca and at the same time we witness Telemachus’ coming of age. Homer also uses retardation of Odysseus’ character to build anticipation. Many other elements of the Telemacheia are important to the plot including the different themes, foreshadowing of vital events yet to transpire, the fact that the book begins in Medias Res and the introduction...

Achilles, Homer, Iliad 1898  Words | 5  Pages

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Literary Analysis the Odyssey

Odysseus’s 20-year long Journey When you set out for Ithaca, pray that your road’s a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery. In Homer’s epic poem, “The Odyssey”, ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and the Greek hero Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca, many believe he is dead. It takes Odysseus 20 years to return home after he left Ithaca for the war. It takes Odysseus 10 years to return home after the 10 year long Trojan war. During these 10 years, Odysseus...

Greek mythology, Homer, Ithaca 957  Words | 3  Pages

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the portrayal of women in the Odyssey

WOMEN IN THE ODYSSEY Although women in ancient Greece are often portrayed as meek and weak, this is not the case in Homer’s epic; The Odyssey. Instead, women in the Odyssey are often described as either cunning, intelligent, sexually alluring, or powerful, dangerous and fatal. Some of the most typical female characters are Athena, Circes and Penelope, where Athena is a powerful goddess and a skilled warrior, Circes is a cunning witch who tricked Odysseus’ men into drinking her potion and turning...

Athena, Femme fatale, Homer 897  Words | 3  Pages

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Lord Alfred Tennyson as a Victorian

Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. People's thoughts and ideas also changed with the development of the country. The peoples' ideas became more free and they accepted change more easily, yet not everybody wanted to...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetry, Robert Peel 735  Words | 2  Pages

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The Odyssey

values and qualities of them. As in this, Homer, the author of The Odyssey, portrays many Greek values that make up a righteous man or as, Homer’s character Odysseus, an epic hero. The Odyssey is the story of King Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his kingdom of Ithaca. Stories, like The Odyssey, are told with the intent of delivering a message that was important to their culture. Through characters and situations, The Odyssey promotes and emphasizes many important ancient Greek values such...

Ancient Greek, Greek language, Greeks 1124  Words | 3  Pages

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Lord Alfred Tennyson + Break Break Break

Alfred Tennyson was born on August the 6th 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire. Alfred was the forth out of twelve children of George and Elizabeth Tennyson. Alfred’s father, George Clayton Tennyson suffered from depression and was absentminded. In the late twenties Alfred’s father’s physical and mental condition worsened as he became paranoid, abusive and violent. Tennyson escaped the troubled atmosphere of home when he followed his two brothers to Trinity College in 1827. He joined the literary club...

Alumni of Trinity College, Cambridge 510  Words | 2  Pages

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publication in 1842, Tennyson reworks the figure of Ulysses by drawing on the ancient hero of Homer’s Odyssey (“Ulysses” is the Roman form of the Greek “Odysseus”) and the medieval hero of Dante’s Inferno. Homer’s Ulysses, as described in Scroll XI of the Odyssey, learns from a prophecy that he will take a final sea voyage after killing the suitors of his wife Penelope. The details of this sea voyage are described by Dante in Canto XXVI of the Inferno: Ulysses finds himself restless in Ithaca and driven by...

Arthur Hallam, Homer, Iambic pentameter 676  Words | 2  Pages

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The Role of Woman in The Odyssey

Although “The Odyssey” by the Greek poet Homer is very much an epic tale of a man’s heroic quest, women play an incredibly large role. Homer’s epic tale, “The Odyssey” revolves around Ulysses’ quest to return back to his wife, Penelope, so that he may be reunited with her and assume control over his palace, which has been overrun by suitors. Ulysses’ son, Telemachus attempts to regain authority in the presence of the many suitors but finds this difficult and embarks upon his own journey under the...

Circe, Homer, Iliad 1248  Words | 3  Pages

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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 mentioning those few words. None other than Odysseus from the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer’s character and Alfred Lord Tennyson’s protagonist could truly be one in the same. Both portraying qualities...

Achilles, Homer, Iliad 536  Words | 2  Pages

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1302-1229 Professor Kyle March 19, 2013 Ulysses The poem Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson is a dialogue spoken by the character Ulysses, expressing his boredom of his home land of Ithaca and his desire to continue sailing the sea. Ulysses has been home for some time and, he realizes being with his family and ruling his people is not enough for him; he wants more. He knows that he is getting old, so he wants to travel before his time runs out. Throughout this poem, Ulysses is explaining to the reader how he...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Knowledge, Meaning of life 870  Words | 2  Pages

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in fairy tales and all of the magic that the stories illustrate. One wish that I would always dream to wish for was immortal life, as I’m sure most people off hand would. However, sometimes not all wishes are built up to be all that they seem. In Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “Tithonus”, the Ancient Greek, lover of Eos was given the so-called “gift” of eternal life. As most people would see it as a gift, he reveals his most inner thoughts and feelings on his now eternal life. As Natalie Babbitt one wrote...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Blank verse, Death 1440  Words | 4  Pages

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Odyssey Reflection paper

the Gods In Homer’s, The Odyssey, the gods play huge roles on Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca. In ancient Greek times, the gods had great power over the mortals. The gods generally wanted to help the mortals, but in certain instances, such as disrespecting a God, mortals were to be punished. The fact that the gods could actually do harm was the reason why mortals were also fearful towards almighty gods. In The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters many of the gods in a 20 year time span. Some of the gods...

Athena, Greek mythology, Homer 898  Words | 2  Pages

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Commentary on 'Break, Break, Break' by Tennyson

Break Break Break by Alfred Lord Tennyson The poem ‘Break Break Break’ by Alfred lord Tennyson was written in 1834, the year after the death of one of his closest friends; Arthur Henry Hallam. Hallam and Tennyson had been very close for almost six years, and Hallam had been engaged to Tennyson’s sister, so his fatal brain hemorrhage in 1833 came as a great shock to Lord Tennyson. Hallam’s death affected him so much that nineteen years later he named his son Hallam.The literate subject of the poem...

Arthur Hallam, Connotation, Stanza 1925  Words | 5  Pages

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel's Life and Work Born in Stockholm On October 21, 1833 a baby boy was born to a family in Stockholm, Sweden who was to become a famous scientist, inventor, businessman and founder of the Nobel Prizes. His father was Immanuel Nobel and his mother was Andriette Ahlsell Nobel. They named their son Alfred.   Alfred's father was an engineer and inventor. He built bridges and buildings and experimented with different ways of blasting rocks. The same year that Alfred was born, his father's...

Alfred Nobel, Dynamite, Ludvig Nobel 1077  Words | 4  Pages

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Analysis on "Eagle" by Lord Alfred Tennyson

In the poem ‘The Eagle’ by Lord Alfred Tennyson the poet uses language effectively to explore the idea of man and his relationship to the natural world. The poet uses symbolism, imagery and metaphorical language to make the reader think about the eagle and what we can learn about ourselves when considering the freedom of this creature. Alfred, Lord Tennyson employs the animal eagle into his poem to symbolize men with power and authority. In Line 1 he writes ‘He claps the crag with crooked hands’...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson 802  Words | 3  Pages

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Odyssey and Odysseus Outstanding Qualities

Odyssey Review/Essay Questions 1.What aspects of social and political life in Homeric times are reflected in the “Odyssey”? =The aspects in the social and political life in Homeric times that are reflected in the Odyssey are the leadership and hierarchy. These are depicted by kings, warriors and peasants who sometimes live un-heroic simple life.Other than that it shows the culture of the Greeks wherein if you will court a lady,you should bring gifts. 2.What is the purpose of the many allusion...

Achilles, Athena, Homer 2184  Words | 6  Pages

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The Odyssey 'Telemachia'

THE ODYSSEY – Books 1-4 1. The story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra is a recurring theme during these first 4 books of the odyssey. The references I have picked up on throughout the four books are as listed: - Book 1, page 4, Section 29-48. This is the first reference to the story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra. In this, it is at an assembly of gods in Zeus' palace. Zeus, who would open discussion among them, was in thought of the handsome Aegisthus. Zeus...

Greek mythology, Helen, Homer 2486  Words | 7  Pages

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Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic

Alfred Hitchcock: 50 Years of Movie Magic Alfred Hitchcock is among the few directors to combine a strong reputation for high-art film-making with great audience popularity. Throughout his career he gave his audiences more pleasure than could be asked for. The consistency of quality plot-lines and technical ingenuity earned him the recognition of being one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. His films earned him the reputation of being the "master of suspense", and after viewing two of...

Academy Award for Best Director, Alfred Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2544  Words | 7  Pages

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"The Eagle" by Tennyson, Lord Alfred - Explication

argued." The possibility was well explained. What lowered my score were spelling and grammatical errors, so please double check your work. Essay: When first reading this poem one could easily assume that this poem is about an eagle and nothing else (Tennyson). However, after further analysis, one finds that there is more to this than just the eagle and it's natural behavior. The eagle is actually a metaphor for someone's rise and fall. The first and second words of the first line provide a visual that...

Cliff, Crag, Jean Talon 945  Words | 3  Pages

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Wit in the Odyssey

The Importance of Wit in The Odyssey Ancient Greeks use their Gods and Goddesses to explain the world around them and also to emphasize their values of honor, wit, and courage. The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer that portrays these qualities. In The Odyssey, a Trojan War hero, Odysseus, displays the values the Greeks honor through a twenty-year adventure to arrive home. He faces danger when battling the Cyclops, Polyphemus, and even after arriving home he had to contend with hundreds...

Achilles, Athena, Cyclops 921  Words | 3  Pages

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey portrays a romantic marriage between a man and a woman that is unlike any other. Homer portrays Odysseus and Penelope as lovers from afar with each longing for the other without knowing where they might be. The two of them are well suited to each other which is evident by the tremendous Odysseys that each undertake in the book. The couple has and unconditionally love that is physically and emotionally deeply rooted in many ways. Penelope first displays her roots of love with actions...

Cunning folk, Husband, Love 1236  Words | 3  Pages

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Conflict Essay - the Odyssey

The epic of The Odyssey by Homer is the second oldest surviving Greek text. The story contains many conflicts such as man v god, man v himself, and man v society. This paper will explore some of the important conflicts in this classic tale. Man v god is the most important conflict in the story. Towards the beginning of the story Odysseus goes to war against the Trojans and wins. What he doesn’t know is that the great God Poseidon favored Odysseus and his army and helped them win the Trojan...

Homer, Marriage, Odysseus 1023  Words | 3  Pages

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Tennyson’s “Ulysses”--- the Representative of Victorian Times

Tennyson’s “Ulysses”--- The Representative of Victorian Times   Tennyson, (1809-1892) a great literary titan, is the representative poet of Victorian Age and mirrors the most vital problem of industrial and moral life – “religious doubts, social problems, the revolt of the cultured mind against a corrupt society, pride in a far-flung Empire, the spirit of compromise so characteristic of the Victorian period”. He was, thus, a truly national poet and from a nationalistic view-point declares;                ...

Death, Neo-Victorian, Victoria of the United Kingdom 751  Words | 3  Pages

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Twenty Years Later

Twenty Years Later I, Beth Thomas, a 37-year-old married woman, have always been afraid to ride an airplane. People always say the only way to get over your fears is to face them, so today will be the day I will face my greatest fear. Why today you ask? Because today is the day of my twenty year High School Reunion. Today will be the day I will see my fellow classmates of the class of Dorman High 2009. Yikes! I Cant believe it! Twenty years have passed since I’ve graduated from high school...

2005 singles, Debut albums, Fear 1243  Words | 3  Pages

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An Analysis of Loyalty in Homer’s Odyssey

An Analysis of Loyalty in Homer’s Odyssey In short, The Odyssey is a story of the war hero Odysseus’ pain and suffering caused by the extensive separation from his family and home during the chronicle of events after the fall of Troy. In the unraveling of these adventures, the reader is immersed in a world of heroic feats, strange creatures and lustful gods. However, behind all the myths and legends, there are a wide variety of underlying themes and concepts, which not only develop the plot and...

Epic poetry, Greek mythology, Homer 1555  Words | 4  Pages

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The Odyssey Thesis Paper

The Odyssey Thesis Paper Logan Austin Pajuelo Mr. Gruber English 1 Honors, Period 3 12/18/2012 Hunger, whether a literal hunger or a hunger for power has always been a downfall for humankind. In the Odyssey hunger destroys the lives of many men. Even though the Odyssey is just an epic it reflects in many ways how hunger can ruin and sometimes even destroy someone’s life. In history, hunger has shown itself in many different and unique ways. For example Hitler’s hunger for power destroyed...

Helios, Homer, Ithaca 1620  Words | 4  Pages

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