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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Verbal Kint from The Usual Suspects Verses Odysseus

A 5 page essay comparing Odysseus from Homer's The Odyssey with Kevin Spacey's character Verbal Kint. There are many parallels in ...

Audience and Works by Dante Alighieri and Homer

In five pages this essay considers the audience and poet relationship as represented in 'The Divine Comedy' by Dante and 'The Odys...

History and the Epic Poems of Homer

In five pages this essay examines what is revealed about ancient Greek history in Homer's poetic epics 'The Iliad' and 'The Odysse...

After the Odyssey

The writer presents a creative essay written in iambic pentameter, describing the journey Teiresias commanded Odysseus to make aft...

Classical Literature and Common Theme of Perseverance in Overcoming Obstacles

fire, his roar is the roar/of the floodwater; he breathes and there is death (lines 128-129). Gilgamesh perseveres despite the ad...

Odysseus Compared with Genesis' Jacob

son of Odysseus, wearing a disguise and instills in him the courage to challenge the suitors of his mother. Additionally Athena pe...

Character Analysis of Ross E. Dunn's The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

This paper consists of 5 pages and examines how the protagonist attempted to make a living during a 29-year travelling odyssey. T...

Lessons of Travel in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

not tell Polyphemus his name, rather indicating to the Cyclops that his name is "Nobody." When Polyphemus friends respond to his c...

Gift Giving in Homer's Odyssey

he will gild her horns as part of the sacrifice (Homer). Such sacrifices were meant as "gifts" to the gods, which were designed to...

Bless Me, Ultima & The Odyssey

reacts to the presence of the men by eating two of them, Odysseus attacks and manages to blind Polyphemus by stabbing him in his e...

Women in the Odyssey, Penelope’s Power

and the goddess shows this with her actions throughout the narrative. Therefore, examination of the Odyssey demonstrates that the ...

Reflections on Homer’s Odyssey

he rolls a huge boulder across the opening to the cave. Polyphemus eats two of Odysseuss men and it is clear that he plans to make...

Hospitality in the Telemachy

(Thorburn 370). This is the custom that plays a prominent role throughout the Telemachy and the Odyssey as a whole. The Telemach...

Homer's Odyssey and Hospitality

This essay focuses on the role that hospitality plays in Homer's The Odyssey. Three pages in length, no other sources are cited. ...

Homer's World, Similarities and Difference with Present Day

This essay pertains to "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" by Homer, the ancient Greek poet and the worldview and cultural values that a...

Adventures and Protagonists

the long journey is not necessary, but that does not mean that the odyssey as a concept was not necessary years ago. Indeed, in th...

'The Odyssey' by Homer and Social Order

manner, concerning Telemachus worries about his father. He is speaking to Minerva asking for some help. She replies, "Is that so? ...

Literary Analysis of Existentialism

The first task at hand in our study is the provision of a historical explanation of existentialism. A concise explanation is prov...

An Analysis of Homer's Epic Poem, The Odyssey

of the Muse to introduce its tale: "Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story / of that man skilled in all ways of contendin...

Importance and Evolution of Odysseus

episode. Examining the evolution and fundamental importance of Odysseus life brings one to consider the elements of ethics ...

'The Odyssey' by Homer and Paradises

home, his palace, his wife, his son, his people. Ogygia Ulysses is trapped on Calypsos island for many years. If it werent for...

Greco Roman Literary Works and Heroism

slave, and ironically enough, he is enslaved by the prophesy. "People of Thebes, my countrymen, look on Oedipus. He solved the fam...