Have you ever had a loved one leave for a long period and you do not know when they will be coming back? I know I have not. Since it is someone you love, it may seem hard for you to see them leave and not know when they will get back. You may begin to think that they are never coming back or that they have died, and they would want you to move on. So, you start dating again or get married to men who have been asking for a long time. Both in The Odyssey and The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, it shows us that even though you don’t know when your loved one is coming home does not mean you cannot stay loyal to them until they come home. Although Penelope from the Odyssey and Juliet from Romeo and Juliet are from different time periods, both Penelope …show more content…
Penelope loses Odysseus when he goes off to fight in the Trojan War. He promised her that he would come back, but after 20 years of him being gone, she began to have doubts. Penelope believed her husband would come back and held off the suitors. An example of Penelope staying loyal to Odysseus is when she tricked the suitors by telling them that she would choose one to marry once she finished sewing the shroud. She tricked them by taking it apart every night so she would never finish and would get some time for Odysseus to arrive. Homer says, “So every day she wove on the great loom / but every night by torchlight she unwove it; / and so for three years she deceived Akhaians.” (II, 112-114). In this quote, it shows in detail what and how long Penelope tricked the suitors into waiting for her. Much like Penelope, Juliet had an offer for someone to marry her after Romeo left. Paris offers to marry Juliet and her dad finally chooses himself that she will and sets a date. Juliet is in love with Romeo and does not agree to marry Paris. She is furious with her father, but her father is furious that she is in love with a Montague. Juliet shouts, “Now, by Saint Peter’s Church and Peter too, / He shall not make me there a joyful bride.” (3.5.116-117). In this quote, Juliet had just figured out that her father had planned her to marry Paris without her consent and she is not happy about it. Overall, Juliet and Penelope both stay loyal to their loved ones even though they have marriage offers and don’t know when their loved ones will be getting
Although Odysseus is a famous, intelligent and heroic figure, his loyalty to Penelope is nonexistent. This is revealed by his affairs with other woman, his extended journey home, and by the fact that he failed to make Penelope his priority. Loyalty is not a difficult concept, all Odysseus had to do to fulfill this was avoid other women, and put Penelope above his selfish ways. His failure to do this proves him to be an unreliable husband, who does not deserve his selfless and trustworthy wife. Loyalty is an essential part of marriage or any relationship and requires both people involved in the relationship.
Juliet, daughter of the capulets has asked Romeo to marry her the day after they meet because they are so in love with each other. “Three words, dear Romeo, and good night indeed. If that thy bent of love be honorable, Thy purpose marriage, send me word tomorrow, By one that I’ll procure
That makes Juliet concerned because she likes Romeo. First, he tells Juliet to marry Paris which she doesn’t want to happen. This is found in Act 3 scene 5. Second, Lord Capulet rages at Juliet when he notices that she doesn’t want to marry Paris. He then tells Juliet that he will never see her again.
In Homer’s Poem, The Odyssey, Penelope is the exceptionally patient and clever spouse of the infamous hero, Odysseus, and the mother of Telemachus. One poignant factor of Penelope’s character is her patience and devotion which is displayed throughout the poem. With her husband absent for a great majority of her life for the later of twenty years and his location unknown, Penelope stays, patiently awaiting Odysseus’ return, all whilst preserving their estate and raising her son by herself. Throughout this time, she had many persistent suitors in pursuit of her, abusing her husband’s absence.
However, Penelope still loves Odysseus and remains loyal to him by stalling the marriage. She still continues to persist in being hopeful and refuses to believe that Odysseus will never return to her, so she creates several excuses to help her evade marriage for as long as possible. She presents tasks to keep the
She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to.
Imagine landing in a difficult situation... getting stranded from home, encountering beautiful woman at the same time, but you have a wife. You have to choose your wife, or a beautiful woman. This is exactly what happened to Odysseus on his travels in The Odyssey, by the Greek poet Homer. In this epic poem, Odysseus is married to his wife Penelope and has a happy family, who lives in Ithaca. Even though Odysseus has been stranded from home for many years, he still remains loyal to his wife.
(Act 1, Scene 3, line 68). Juliet feels that she is too young and too immature to get married, she wants to explore what makes her happy. “ I will not marry yet; and, when I do, I swear, It shall be Romeo, whom
The most defiant choice that Romeo and Juliet take for their love is their choice to be married. Juliet knows that her father or anyone in her family would not approve of this choice, but she still does it cause she loves Romeo. This love struck mentality drives Romeo and Juliet to be married and this secret marriage causes turmoil when Lord Capulet demands Juliet to marry Paris. Although Juliet knows that she is already married to Romeo loyal to him, not Paris and refuses to marry “doth Paris” (Shakespeare. III.v.145).
( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris. In the patriarchal society that she lives in, she is expected to obey her father's . When Juliet says that Paris "shall not make me there a joyful bride".
After much feasting and other nice things, Odysseus and the men begin to beg Circe to help them get home. She tells them to go to the land of the dead and seek wisdom from a dead, blind prophet named Teiresias (913). Odysseus shows his loyalty to the gods and to Penelope both at this moment. He obeys Circe when she tells him to go to the underworld and he perseveres through the underworld to get to Teiresias in order that there may be a chance to return to his Penelope. Once more Odysseus proves his loyalty to Penelope when he passes through the Sirens.
On top of that, Lord Capulet threatened for an expulsion of her. Lord Capulet being the unflinching and opinionated man he is, led to Juliet seeking the Friar’s help, allowing a muddle plan to be created. Following the plan, Juliet “agrees” to marry Paris. Lord Capulet, being extremely
Lord Capulet said, “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart./ My will to her consent is but a part” (Shakespeare I.ii.16-17). However, later in the play, Lord Capulet was very upset that Juliet had refused to marry Paris, saying, “Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought/ So worthy a gentleman to be her bride? ...
When they decided to get married her parents can’t know about it. Since her parents don 't know about the marriage, they arranged her to marry Paris. Paris seems to be a fantastic guy, but since Juliet is already married she cannot marry him. Juliet is very upset when she heard the news about the arranged marriage you could tell when she said, “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris.” Juliet absolutely didn 't want to marry Paris.