Odysseus And Kleos In The Odyssey

Topics: Greek mythology, Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Jocasta, Trojan War / Pages: 3 (574 words) / Published: May 17th, 2016
Essay for The Odyssey Final Project The three instances in which the Greek warrior culture's emphasis on Kleos ( immoral frame attained through glory) creates conflict for Odysseus throughout his journey is that the desire for glory is a good thing for Odysseus and Kleos. Another thing is that is could not be good for Odysseus's friends and family but for Kleos. Another thing is that if it was not a good thing for Odysseus and for Kleos then I don't think that Odysseus or Kleos would get to where they are now. The thing that Homer might be saying about the desire for glory is that it would be good for Odysseus and for Kleos because I don't think it would be good cause it would be good for Odysseus and Kleos.

The three summary's from The Odyssey are, from book 1The 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 island Ogygia with the goddess Calypso, who has fallen in love with him and refuses to let him leave. Meanwhile, a mob of suitors is devouring his estate in Ithaca and courting his wife, Penelope, in hopes of taking over his kingdom.His son,
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He praises Telemachus for stepping into his father’s shoes, noting that this occasion marks the first time that the assembly has been called since Odysseus left. Telemachus then gives an impassioned speech in which he laments the loss of both his father and his father’s home—his mother’s suitors, the sons of Ithaca’s elders, have taken it over. He rebukes them for consuming his father’s oxen and sheep as they pursue their courtship day in and day out when any decent man would simply go to Penelope’s father, Icarius, and ask him for her hand in

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