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Comparative Analysis of the Characters in Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Dante's 'The Inferno'

a commonplace story already familiar to his listeners, he could (and did) omit much of the unnecessary backstory (with respect to ...

Journeys and Their Philosophical Meaning in 'Inferno' by Dante Alighieri and 'The Odyssey' by Homer

student who is writing about this topic should consider the ways in which the each author develops the philosophical journey of ea...

Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Dante's 'Inferno'

hes writing" (Steinberg inferno.htm). It is the Canto which presents us with the innocent and frightened Dante. He is just beginni...

Journeys in Dante's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'Odyssey'

and his courage will constantly be tested. Without going into great detail, and there is a large amount of it in this classic, we ...

Differing Versions of the Underworld in The Inferno, Gilgamesh and the Odyssey

can defeat death too. His first leg of the journey involves descending into a tunnel-like cave composed of nine terrifying leagu...

Quest Themes in Dante Alighieri's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'The Odyssey'

In five pages this paper examines how the quest theme is depicted in these works by Dante and Homer. Three sources are cited in t...

Comparing Achilles and Odysseus

Odysseus was renowned for both his brain and his brawn. He was also had bravery, and competence at his skills. Odysseus was an a...

William Shakespeare's King Lear and Dante's 'Inferno' Compared

leaves Cordelia dowerless. As luck or providence would have it, through a twist of fate, Cordelia became the queen of France. Go...

Gothic Cathedral and Dante

moderation. We can see this as he puts those people in the first stages of hell, which had been neutral -nothing good-nothing bad...

Dante Alighier's Inferno Canto XXVI

speech. "These in the flame with ceaseless goals deplore/The ambush of the horse, that opend wide/A portal for the goodly seed to ...

Miguel de Cervantes, Dante Alighieri, and Homer's Heroic Quests

In 5 pages the heroic quest is analyzed within the context of Cervantes' Don Quixote, Dante's 'Inferno' and Homer's 'The Odyssey.'...

Western Classical Literature and Women

was forbidden to her, period. It was not her place to try to reason why; it was her place to obey without question. This is what w...

Audience Relationship Enjoyed by Homer and Dante

a conduit between two otherwise strangers. Poetry is as diverse a means of communication as any medium, yet there are vast arrays...

Literature's Classic Adventure

far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy" (Homer The Odyssey PG). The Odyssey was written in 800 B.C. and woven in...

Society, Man and Destiny

In ten pages this paper evaluates the extent of man's power over his fate within the literary contexts of 'Epic of Gilgamesh,' 'Th...

Quest and the Works of Dante and Homer

journey of humanity through life. Dantes epic charts a journey of the soul, from the depths of degradation to the radiance of rede...

Comparison of Aeneas and Odysseus

In five pages this paper compares and contrasts Virgil's protagonist Aeneas from 'The Aeneid' with Homer's protagonist Odyssey in ...

Homer's Epic Style

return home. They are in morning, for they have lost a son. They pray to the gods for his return, but feel that he is dead. They e...

Women's Roles in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

the strongest women in the piece are the goddess Pallas Athena and Penelope, Odysseuss wife. In addition, although her part was sm...

Translations of Dante

both the keys." They begin to differ when they denote to what the keys belong. Singleton chooses to say "Fredericks heart," while ...

Hell in Linden Hills and Inferno

at the sacrifice of those things that really matter the most: heart and soul. Linden Hills is an African American middle-class ne...

Comparing Cervantes and Dante in Terms of Social Criticisms

time Dante wrote his Inferno. He implies that all have sinned in one way or another by his use of the generic we, so that the read...

An Analysis of Heroism and the Journey in Star Wars

An eight page research paper considering the literary concept of the hero's journey in this classic science fiction film by direct...

Timing and Disguise in 'The Odyssey' Stories

his household. The suitors have taken it upon themselves to essentially use Odysseus home as though it was their own, killing live...

Homer and William Shakespeare's Portrayal of Women

In three pges this paper contrasts and compares the characterizations of Penelope in 'The Odyssey' by Homer and Desdemona in Othel...

Greek Literature and Admirable Character Leadership

In five pages and 2 parts Homer's 'The Iliad' is examines in terms of Patroklos' leadership abilities with a contrast and comparis...

Women's Oppression in the Old Testament and Homer's 'The Odyssey'

In six pages this paper contrasts and compares how women were oppressed by law and society in the Old Testament and in Homer's epi...

Classical Literature and the Hero

In ten pages this paper contrasts and compares the hero's role in Sophocles' Antigone, Thucydides' The History of the Peloponnesia...

Ancient World and Rights for Women

This paper contrasts and compares how women's rights are depicted in The Bible, 'The Odyssey' by Homer, and The Thousand and One N...

Comparative Analysis of Underworld Visits in the Works of Homer and Virgil

see the shades of Penelope or Telemakhos here -- but implores Odysseus to give him a decent burial before his body is ravaged by s...