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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Rebekah and Nausicaa in the Bible and Homer's 'The Odyssey'

This paper examines the power by women in ancient Hebrew and Greek societies as represented by Rebekah in the Old Testament and Na...

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...

Classical Literature and the Portrayal of the 'Faustian Bargain'

In 5 pages this paper examines how the 'Faustian Bargain' is depicted in the literary works Faust by Goethe, Don Quixote by Cervan...

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...

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...

Greek Archaic Society and Power

to his position, he represents all the virtues and flaws of a man, in spite of the fact that he is only part human. But it is the...

Comparing Marital Attitudes by the Hebrews and Ancient Greeks

allowing them to be less complex than they often are in real life. In the Old Testament in the bible, they tend to be rather simpl...

Depiction of Values in Classical Literature

In five pages this tutorial examines how classic works of literature, the Bible, 'The Aeneid,' 'The Iliad,' and 'The Odyssey' port...

'The Odyssey' by Homer and Symbolism of the Olive Tree

In four pages this paper analyzes how life's renewal and rebirth are symbolically represented by the olive tree in Homer's epic 'T...

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...

Ancient Greece and Changing Attitudes Regarding Virtue

The ways in which male and female virtue changed in terms of the attitudes of Ancient Greece are examined in 6 pages in a consider...

'Omeros' by Derek Walcott and the Poet's Uses of Character and Landscape

In 7 pages this paper discusses the similarities between 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' of Homer and Derek Walcott's 'Omeros' in a...

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...

Literature and Free Will v. Fate

In 5 pages this paper examines this thematic conflict as it is represented in A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Macbeth by William S...

Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Women

In five pages Circe, the Sirens, Nausikaa, Helen, Calypson, Athena, and Penelope are examined in this discussion of how women's ro...

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and Rome

In three pages three student posed questions pertaining to mythical Greek and Roman gods and goddesses are answered in a heroic co...

Classical Literature and Women

In eight pages the idealization of women and the restrictions placed upon them as reflected in Aristophanes' Lysistrata, Antigone ...

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...

Relationship Between Theme and Setting

In three pages this paper examines the literary relationship between theme and setting in 'The Odyssey' by Homer and 'Circe' by Eu...