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3 Women in Odysseus's Life in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

her part. What she didnt know was that Zeus was responsible for thwarting her attempts at consummating her relationship with Odys...

Identity Quest of Odysseus in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

was also a master of trickery. Odysseus would often hesitate before taking action. This was not out of cowardice. It was his way...

Comparative Analysis of Achilles and Hector in 'The Iliad' and Penelope and Odysseus in 'The Odyssey'

Two characters from each of Homer's epics are compared in five pages in order to ascertain which is the most heroic of the charact...

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 ...

Character Analysis of Telemachus in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

Telemachus taking his first step towards responsibility and manhood. "Telemachus calls an assembly of the men of Ithaca. It is the...

Lover and Warrior Odysseus

traits he possesses that is less than admirable, one thing is clear. He exhibits loyalty and trustworthiness. He respects the gods...

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...

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 ...

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...

Comparing and Defining Tragic Heroes

This 5 page paper compares three tragedies and their protagonists: Oedipus from Oedipus Rex, Macbeth from Macbeth and Odysseus fro...

'The Odyssey' by Homer and the Greek Goddess Athena

In five pages this paper discusses the wise goddess who was Odysseus's mentor in 'The Odyssey.' Five sources are cited in the bib...

Homer and the Old Testament

holds the Greeks captive in his cave, into allowing them to escape by first blinding his one eye while he sleeps. However, Odysseu...

Literature, Identity and Character Revelations

And, yet, it has been many years. She wars with her reason which offers her the explanation that she just wants this stranger to b...

Galaesus and Odysseus in The Aeneid and The Odyssey

is killed (Virgil, 2009). Paschalis has done a study of some of the semantics in the poem, and suggests that the name "Galaesus"...

Odysseus, Hamlet, and the Supernatural

note his passion for such in the following lines when Hamlet responds to the facts presented by the ghost: "Haste me to knowt, tha...

'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? ...

Beowulf v. Odysseus/Who is the most attractive?

announces to all listeners that this warrior has the skill to battle the monster that has terrorizing Heorot. Beowulf battles Gren...

What Agamemnon Tells Readers about Odysseus

hinting, not very subtly, that if Odysseus is dead it will be up to Telemachus to revenge him. But even more importantly and in a ...

The Heroic Qualities of Odysseus

suitors, who grossly outnumber him. Odysseus himself vows that he will fight "while Ive got arrows to defend me", committed to the...

'The Odyssey' by Homer and Characters Penelope and Athena

more fidelity than did her missing husband. However, while Penelope is keeping Odysseus home fires burning, it is Athena to whom ...

'Epic Hero' Characteristics of Odysseus

In five pages this essay discusses how Odysseus qualifies as an 'epic hero' because of the suffering and hardship he endured throu...

After the Odyssey

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

Hero Justification of Odysseus in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

the examples of the main characters, a certain amount of wit and common intelligence is necessary to possess as an essential work ...

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...

Odysseus and How He Matured in Books IX through XII of 'The Odyssey' by Homer

In 2 pages this paper examines how in Books IX through XII of 'The Odyssey Odysseus becomes mature enough to embrace his destiny w...

Odysseus' Tale in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

In five pages this paper considers Odysseus' heroic tale as described in Homer's poetic epic 'The Odyssey.' There are no other so...

Goddesses Calypso and Circe in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

In five pages this paper contrasts and compares these goddesses in terms of what each represents about femininity and also discuss...

Hero's Personality of Odysseus

In five pages Homer's protagonist Odysseus featured in 'The Odyssey' is examined in terms of his heroic personality attributes. F...

Odysseus' Maturation and the Epic 'The Odyssey' by Homer

In five pages this paper discusses the maturation Odysseus underwent throughout the course of 'The Odyssey.' Three sources are ci...

Heroic Odysseus

In five pages this paper discusses how the classical hero definition applies to Odysseus in Homer's 'The Odyssey. There are no ot...