Loyalty to family, community, and the gods is an important quality in the lives of ancient Greek citizens. These qualities are clear demonstrated in The Odyssey through Penelope, Telemakhos, and Odysseus. Penelope shows her loyalty in several ways. She shows loyalty to Odysseus by waiting for his return for twenty long years. She did not choose a suitor until she knew for sure that Odysseus was dead. To delay the decision of choosing a suitor, Penelope said she would marry a suitor after she had finished weaving her shroud. She showed that she was weaving the shroud during the day, but at night, when it got dark she secretly unwove it. That is how Penelope shows her loyalty to her family. Telemakhos also shows loyalty to his family and community in various ways. He shows loyalty to the community by welcoming strangers to his home with feasts and gifts. He shows loyalty to his family by risking his life on the search for the knowledge of Odysseus' situation. He journeys to Pylos and Sparta to seek news of his father whether he is dead or lost. This shows loyalty to Odysseus because he risks his life to know of his well being. This also shows loyalty to Penelope by journeying to Pylos and Sparta, even though his path may be dangerous, just so he can find knowledge of Odysseus and ease his mother's pain. He also shows loyalty to Penelope by trying to protect her and keeping the suitors away from her. During the final battle, Telemakhos shows loyalty to his father by fighting side by side with him against the suitors even though he knows he might die in battle. Odysseus shows loyalty like Telemakhos and Penelope to the gods and his family. Odysseus is a man that can be described as tenacious. He is always focused on one objective and that is to get home. He is persistent and overcomes any temptation that gets in his way. An example of this is when he is with the beautiful nymph Kalypso. She offers him immortality to stay with her and leave his thoughts for
In The Odyssey loyalty is an important theme that has an effect on the entire epic novel. By its definition loyalty means a feeling of support or allegiance to someone or something. In this epic is four major examples that convey loyalty, which is shown by Penelope, Telemachus, the servants, and Odysseus. Penelope is the wife of Odysseus; she does not remarry while he is away. Telemachus, his son, goes on a journey to find his father. Eumaeus and Philoetius, the servants, remained faithful servants….
Loyalty in The Odyssey
Loyalty is defined in the Webster's dictionary as faithfulness or devotion to a person, a cause or a duty. Through this definition, it can be expressed that loyalty is a major theme in Homer's epic, "The Odyssey". The author presents four mayor illustrations of loyalty, which are given by Penelope, Telemachus, Eumaeus and Philoetius and Odysseus. Penelope is Odysseus faithful wife who not only doesn't re-marry but also keeps hope that Odysseus is still alive and will….
In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, friends and family of Odysseus show great loyalty to him. The loyalty can be seen through the commitment Penelope, faith of Odysseus' servants, and his dog, Argos', patience.
The most loyal was Penelope. As his faithful wife, she waited twenty years for him to come home. With her brilliant trickery, she was able to fool the suitors long enough for Odysseus to return. When he arrives, she tells him, "I armed myself long ago against the frauds of men, imposters who….
“I would die for you.” says boyfriend to the girlfriend.These four words are of great importance in regards to loyalty.What is loyalty?What does a person mean by saying I am loyal to you? This essay critically examines/discusses/traces the topic “loyalty.”
When we look up to the dictionary to find out what loyalty means,what we come across is some kind of definition like the state or quality of being loyal;faithfulness to commitments or obligations.But still this definitinion sort of….
Theme of Loyalty
Dogs have been considered symbols of loyalty for generations, even earning the epithet “Man’s Best Friend.” The great amount of love and faithfulness that dogs display toward their families is so iconic that outlines of dogs have become common symbols of loyalty. In Romeo and Juliet, loyalty runs in families from the head of the household through to the lowest of servants. All Montagues, including their servants and friends, feel a unanimous hatred toward the Capulets, and vice….
The Odyssey and The Pearl: Loyalty
Loyalty to another person or to a cause may be an admirable trait, but it
can lead to either positive or negative consequences. In Homer's epic The
Odyssey and John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl there are characters that show
great examples of this trait. Penelope in The Odyssey and Juana in The Pearl
are the most obvious, although there are many. Penelope stayed loyal to
Odysseus while he was on his twenty-year journey and Juana stayed by her husband
Loyalty can be found in many different forms, but if there is loyalty, then there is also disloyalty. A wise man once mentioned that “Some people will only love you as much as they can use you. Their loyalty ends where the benefit stops”. This quote relates to many people in our world today. It even relates to Odysseus, the main character in The Odyssey by Homer. Odysseus leaves his home to fight in the war at Troy for ten years and spends another ten years traveling home. Odysseus brings his crew….
Loyalty through royalty
Loyalty plays a key role in The Iliad and The Odyssey. Through direct and indirect characterization Homer makes it clear for the readers to see the golden value of loyalty between the men and women in these epic poems.
A commonly known quote is, “ Respect is gained, and loyalty is returned.” In this direct message you can see similarities to The Iliad and The Odyssey. In the hardship of Odysseus’ journey back to Ithaca, Odysseus pulls many strings to keep his crew safe….
Odysseus, the main character of The Odyssey, is a man of great courage who is married to Penelope, Queen of Ithaca. Even though it is fundamentally known that Odysseus is in union with Penelope, he is involved in intimate actions with a few goddesses on his journey home to Ithaca from the Trojan War. For example, regardless of Odysseus’ longing to return home, he is tempted first by Calypso, spending eight years imprisoned on her island, and ultimately remaining true to Penelope in his heart. Also….
Themes in The Odyssey
“‘The Odyssey’ explores several virtues and moral values that eventually lead to Odysseus's successful return,” (Tucker). In The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus’ return was made possible by some of the themes shown in part one, like loyalty and hospitality. The themes had also taught Odysseus a lesson, for example hubris. Odysseus had displayed the three major themes in the epic poem, hospitality, hubris, and loyalty through his character and interactions with others to signify….