What is Family? Family is a group of people related to each other who care about one another and love each other and will do anything to help. In the book titled Mexican Whiteboy written by Matt De La Pena the main protagonist, Danny is a boy who struggles to understand where he is really from so he decided to visit his father to learn more about his background and family history. Family is very important in life because you have people who can help support you in anything you choose to do in life.
Picking theme songs for movies can take long thought and requirement; choosing a theme song for a movie based on The Odyssey would stand as no exception. Many things would have to be considered for similarities between the song and The Odyssey. These things could include structure, lyrics, themes, and the overall tone of the song and the epic poem. Each specific detail would need to be considered or one small difference might not make it an ideal theme song. The song, “Homeward Bound”, by Simon and Garfunkel, fits the ideal style of a theme song for a movie based on The Odyssey due to its manipulative structure, its lyrics that resemble feelings
Parent-child relationships are very prevalent in works of literature especially in the pieces written in Ancient Greece and Rome. Some examples of these are the works we have read in class such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, the Electra plays, and Aristophanes’ the Clouds. Although mother-daughter relationships are important throughout each of these works; father-son relationships are even more so. The father-son relationship is one of the most important aspects of these societies especially in the Odyssey written by Homer. The significance of all of the father-son relationships depicted in the Odyssey itself is for the purpose of exploiting its themes of family, xenia and tradition. The father-son relationship is used as well to exploit the importance
During Odysseus’ decade-long journey to his home, he encounters many forms of suffering, the most prevalent being transformative in nature. Transformative suffering, which is typically caused by mortals, themselves, alters a mortal being; albeit physically, mentally, or emotionally. In the first few years of his journey, Odysseus suffers the loss of much of his crew. He loses men while plundering a small island; he loses some to the lotus esters; and a few to Polyphemus. Throughout all these sufferings, Odysseus learns that he should listen to the advice of others; thus, transforming him mentally and emotionally through these sufferings. Odysseus eventually learns that wisdom comes from long thought, suffering, and experience. As a result
From Odysseus’ time with Calypso in Ogygia up until the moment he takes back his home and wife from the suitors in Ithaca, the struggles he faces help answer what makes for a good life. Homer uses Odysseus’ journey throughout “The Odyssey” to identify four aspects of a good life: mortality, honor, hospitality, and experiences. Homer reveals that mortality is necessary for a good life when Odysseus denies the opportunity for immortality that Calypso offers, he shows the significance of honor in his description of Odysseus’ bravery in the Trojan war and the consequent respect that Odysseus’ crew has for him, Homer reinforces the importance of hospitality in each city Odysseus travels to, and he conveys that experiences, good or bad, define a good life.
Desire for fame is another reason for Odysseus to return his homeland. If he had married with Calypso, he could be immortal at once and he would not die, but in that island he had no fame for his personality. Odyssey’s journey after he left his home to troy, and from troy to Calypso’s island means much more for him; though the situation in his home and the journey was unpleasant, he will get the fame for his deeds once he will reach Ithaca. Even the journey was incredibly painful, Odysseus shared every things to people on the way because his journey was meaningful for him as he went to Trojan’s war, killed Troy’s companion, blinded Cyclops, cursed by Poseidon, reached the kingdom of the Dead, save his troops from Circe, all his commanders died
Imagine you are living in the world where everyone had a father except you, that you don't have a father and you don't even know who is your father's or where is he, What would you do or how would you feel? For many of us that doesn’t have a father are really affected in lives because some people can’t just live without a father because the father is the king of the house. The father is also the person who leads or rule the house. Whether you have a father or not, just imagine living in a world without your father how would your life be affected. Would you live with happiness without your father? Just think about it. Well today will be talking about a father and son relationship in the Odyssey. My research question is going to be What is the Father & Son Relationship in “the Odyssey”? Sometime growing up without can be very challenging because like you father is the bigger one in the family , and the one who rule the house. Well in the odyssey, were a boy
In Homer’s The Odyssey, the bond between father and son is strongly emphasized throughout the novel. For example, Poseidon defends his son, Polyphemus the cyclops, by punishing Odysseus for blinding him. Odysseus and his crew are put in life threatening situations, such as deadly storms and monsters, because they harmed a god’s son. Poseidon seems very protective of his son, like any father would be, so the punishment he sends upon Odysseus is done out of respect and value for his family. Another example is when Telemakhos and Odysseus work together to defeat the suitors in Ithaka. Even though the father and son barely know each other, their loyalty to one another is influential enough for them to be willing to die for each other. The bond
Every Journey In the grand scheme of things, travelling will always be an adventure. Whether it be a hike, a walk, or even a drive to the store, it’s still an adventure. In The Odyssey by Homer, and 600 Miles to Timbuktu by Kira Salak, both Odysseus
Family is the cornerstone of our lives and our society, so most of us consider family is the most important in our lives. Each family has different beliefs, moral standards, and values. The traditional American family, which comprises of a breadwinner father, a homemaker mother, and their biological children, reinforces the belief in the father as the head of the household and the mother as the home-based role. However, the family values in America today consist mainly of acceptance of non-traditional families, such as same-sex marriage, single-parent families, and blended families.
In Homer’s “The Odyssey,” a valiant soldier-Ulysses-took twenty years to return home from war (Sentence 7a). He had left behind his wife and unborn child. Ulysses overcame a plethora of obstacles throughout his journey. It was dangerous and difficult and frightening (Sentence 4a). However, he persevered through it all and eventually made it home to his family. Ulysses’ family motivated him to come home because of his desire to come home to Telemachus, defend his Penelope, and return to his beloved spouse.
Family is the basic unit of a society. It is from the family where an individual learns the values and principles of behaviour that he/she will carry to society. If a members of a family has conflict cause by
Family can be friends, neighbors, or strangers, who we may see during the seasons. They come and go, but are never far away. God organizes us into families so that we can grow up in happiness and safety, and so that we can learn to love others selflessly --- the key to true joy. God puts people in our life so they become family. What is a family?