Homer clearly demonstrates the positive and negative effects of the frequent offering of hospitality throughout Odysseus’s journey in the Odyssey. Throughout Odysseus’s journey, he encounters many whom are hospitable and provide him the resources and advice that are essential to completing his journey. Odysseus comes across Circe, who “from the Underworld, put on her finest clothes and came to see us. Her serving women brought meat, bread, and bright red wine,” (Book XII, 18-20) When the men arrive at Circe’s island, she provides them a feast and welcomes them kindly. She gives them further advice and directions that would aid them throughout their journey.
Throughout history, feasting has been a way to bring people together, to celebrate, and to entertain. In Homer’s play, The Odyssey, food serves multiple purposes. The opulent banquet that Telemachus attends in Sparta with Menelaus displays the hospitality and wealth of the Spartan royalty, and provides key information about the whereabouts of Odysseus. While this instance of feasting displays how eating can bring people together to celebrate, overindulging in the Odyssey is also portrayed negatively. As the play progresses, readers learn that excessive and unnecessary eating is one of the reasons that Odysseus does not quickly return home to Penelope, and additionally, it is the reason that many of the crewmen do not return at all.
In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, there are many meal scenes that could correlate to Foster’s idea of communion whilst dining. This novel is loaded with metaphorical meal scenes, all of which contribute significantly to the story. There are a few important meal scenes though that develop and contribute to the plot more than others. The first of these occurs when Jody decides to open the store and give away free food. The second is when the people of the glades go to Janie’s house for mirth and company.
Memory and forgetting play a huge role in Homer’s Odyssey, it seems to be something that reoccurs in the text many times. Whether it is Odysseus himself forgetting, or his men forgetting, it always seems to make their journey back to Ithaca an even longer, and harder process. First, who is Odysseus? He is said to be hated by the gods throughout the story. Odysseus is also a man of many tricks, a trickster per say, he is also a very intelligent man, he was the king of Ithaca and he is said to be a family man, this is one of the most important characteristics of Odysseus, because this is basically what Homer’s Odyssey is about.
While The Odyssey is essentially viewed as a story about epic journeys and homecoming, but the epic is also centered around hospitality, or xenia. Xenia is the relationship between a guest and their host. By properly observing the rules of xenia, the host should ultimately be respectful, in hopes that one day their guest may be able to give the host the same hospitality. In nearly every part of Odysseus’ adventure, the custom of xenia seems to figure in some way. In The Odyssey, by following the proper rules of xenia, and adventurer is able to find their way home, while improper guest-host relationships can lead to hardships for all parties.
Magical realism is used in many different fashions by Yann Martel, one specific example is the progression of more unrealistic events as the story continues. With the progressing of time, on the lifeboat, Piscine is changing and along the way losing his humanity. This harsh reality brought by self-deprecating events is also mixed with events of a magical nature and is changing Pi for the worst. One example of this is when Pi compares his eating to Richard Parker 's eating. He notices he eats his food as quickly and animalistically as Richard Parker does.
Hospitality proved to be an essential value in The Odyssey. It shows the respect for people as well as the gods. For example, Odysseus approaches Eumaios’, one of Odysseus’ loyal servants, home as an old beggar. Eumaios still takes Odysseus in and offers him food and wine. Eumaios also states that “rudeness to a stranger is not decency...All wanderers and beggar come from Zeus” (15.67-70).
Fitzgerald uses this word to emphasize on how many people Gatsby hires, shining light on his wealth. As well, this quote represents the amount of effort he puts into his parties to let the society know, basically, that he is just like them. This shows the aspect of superficiality in the 1920s and how everyone obsessed over how they were perceived by everyone else. In addition, Nick continues to emphasize on Gatsby’s wealth when describing the snacks: "On buffet tables, garnished with glistening hors-d’oeuvre, spiced baked hams crowded against salads of harlequin designs” Fitzgerald decided to translate the word appetizer into french, hors-d’oeuvre, as the word makes it sound much more fancier in french than in english. As well, this is something most readers won’t grasp immediately, therefore giving the impression that he is talking about something else that is too high-class
One that cares for thee, And for thy maintenance commits his body to pain labor both by sea and land…Whilst thou liest warm at home, secure and safe” (Shakespeare 5.2.163-167). Katherine essentially explains that, in their time, their husbands are vital, strenuously working to provide while the women merely reap the benefits. Those who believe that Katherine actually loves Petruchio contrast her initial disparagement toward him to her open praise for him in her end speech. Katherine’s devotion and love for Petruchio is also shown because of her capacity to praise Petruchio in front of everyone. It is important to realize that Katherine is referring to Petruchio when she mentions “thy
Although Roderigo is misled by Iago’s he still keeps his mental and emotional state normal with little doubt, until the end. Othello puts so much trust into Iago, claiming that he is “full of love and honesty” that he doubts his wife, and everyone that Iago says is suspicious. His mental state gets affected greatly and is even more inclined to believe in Iago, even promoting him to lieutenant. Iago reassures him even more pleading himself to Othello saying “I am your own