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    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 analyze the destructive nature of two desires. Use the events in The Odyssey to support your points. "USE COMPLEX SENTENCES! EVERY SENTENCE COUNTS!" Required Structure of Essay in Chronological order:

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    When asked to define a hero‚ most people would describe a hero as: very attractive‚ insanely muscular‚ extremely fond of his/her cape and/or tights‚ and finally blessed with amazing hair. But in Homers the Odyssey‚ our hero (Odysseys) is described as perseverant‚ loyal‚ and courageous thus making him a true hero and not just a stereotypical hero. Perseverance: steady persistence in a course of action‚ a purpose‚ a state‚ etc..‚ especially in spite of difficulties‚ obstacles‚ or discouragement.

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    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

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    The idea that physical pleasure is enough will be an everlasting overarching topic. This is because with one indulgence of physical pleasure one will then be lead to the temptation to continuously act on this motive. In the Odyssey‚ main character‚ Odysseus left his wife‚ Penelope‚ for a journey and did not return until twenty years later. During this time Odysseus shared his love with numerous other woman‚ continuously falling into the temptation of physical pleasure. While in modern times‚ professional

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    The Odyssey Have you ever found it hard to prove someone is your equal? The Odyssey written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald‚ Penelope‚ Odysseus’ wife‚ proves she is her husband’s equal. So by being both very intelligent and loving she accomplishes this task. Penelope and Odysseus are both highly intelligent but in two different ways. Odysseus show his intelligence when he is stuck on Polyphemus’ island. "Cyclops‚ you ask my honorable name? Remember the gift you promised me‚ and i

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    ​Even a hero has character flaws that make him more human than hero because of their good traits being weighed down by their bad traits. That is what keeps Odysseus in The Odyssey from standing out as the hero he was. The Odyssey was written by Homer and it is an epic poem. The Odyssey is about a young war hero‚ Odysseus‚ who has to make a journey home after the ten year Trojan War. He needs to arrive home before his son grows up because that is when his wife will move on to another man that

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    Syda Isaacs Ms. Young Honors English 12 Feb 18‚ 2014 In Homer’s “The Odyssey” the author symbolizes through Odysseus’ journey the journey of life. All beings face obstacles on the journey from life to death. The obstacles that Homer had Odysseus face were always symbolic of what all human beings face. The fact that Odysseus is a revered and admirable character shows these recurring themes in a way that could not be portrayed by a common person who was not supernatural or an idealic personality

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    Essay: The Odyssey Over two thousand years ago‚ great epics such as the Odyssey were written‚ illustrating human weaknesses and wickedness of the time‚ and yet‚ people today seem no different. As history unfolds‚ it is plain to see the recurrent problems over which humans continue to stumble. Comparing modern society to ancient Greek society‚ it is easy to discover more similarities than differences in specific aspects of either community. In Ancient Greece‚ the setting of the Odyssey‚ negative

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    The Odyssey In Homer’s epic‚ The Odyssey‚ each culture treats strangers and guests with distinct differences from every other culture. One of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks‚ exemplified in Homer ’s The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey‚ not only was good hospitality etiquette expected‚ but the added pressure that if they didn’t treat their guests with respect the gods would punish them further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey

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    Homer the Odyssey The Odyssey is an enduring classic because it emphasizes the essential family values that exist within everyone regardless of culture. In Homer’s Odyssey‚ the main character‚ Odysseus‚ sets off on a voyage to foreign lands and encounters mythical beings. These supernatural forces seem intent on Odysseus’ destruction‚ but through his cunning and guile he is able to outwit‚ survive‚ and overcome the hostility entities of the world. His unwavering determination and longing to

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