Examples Of Divine Intervention In The Odyssey

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In both pieces of text, The Odyssey and Cinderella. A divine intervention shows that both characters are important to beings of higher power. A divine intervention is present in The Odyssey when Athena helps Odysseus. “The story of Odysseus begins with the goddess Athena appealing to Zeus to help Odysseus” (Homer 1204). The main purpose of this archetype is to show that Odysseus is important and special. This is shown when “Zeus sends the god Hermes to tell Calypso to release Odysseus” (Homer 1206). Cinderella is helped by a fairy godmother which is an example of a divine intervention. “Her godmother then touched her with her wand and at the same instant her clothes turned into cloth of gold and silver all beset with jewels” (Perrault 1).

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