The greed and folly of men are largely represented by Penelope’s suitors. In the very first book of The Odyssey, the disgusting actions of the suitors were introduced to the readers. Odysseus’s son, Telemakhos discussed the problem of the suitors to Athena. The suitors believed Odysseus to be dead, and decided to try and marry Penelope so they can inherit Odysseus’s wealth and kingdom. Telemakhos realized the suitors intents and the nuisance they have become, when he converses with Athena.
The Greek epic poet, Homer tells the story of the Odyssey which details Odysseus’s journey home after the trojan war. Odysseus and his men face life threatening challenges including his encounters with the Cyclops, Sirens, Scylla, and Charybdis.While facing danger, the gods also tested Odysseus. Despite struggling for 20 years, he eventually prevails and returns to his wife Penelope. Not only does figurative language entertain and help the audience visualize the moments, but it also emphasizes the struggles and pain of the characters. The language depicts society’s values and helps readers understand the significance of social structure and one’s relationship with the gods. The vivid figurative language suggests that one must live life honorably or die in vain.
The Odyssey, a story based on a great warrior who not just shows his mind but his faults. One fault being his pride. As of the day he went to fight the Trojan War, he was lost at sea for 20 years. Odysseus fought with smart and the hope of being able to defeat everyone in his path. One example of this is Odysseus built the trojan horse which helped him win the Trojan war. Odysseus is a man of pride and commitment, even though that commitment he has sometimes gets him in trouble. When Ceres the Greek Goddess who wants Odysseus to sleep with her, he then refused which led to her changing his men into animals. Odysseus has to break his commitment to Penelope and sleep with her.
She then turned them to pigs, when they are leaving, Circe tells him that there is an old blind prophet named Tiresias in the underworld, Odysseus must go there to talk to him. Odysseus gets to the underworld and sees Tiresias. Tiresias says what Odysseus and his crew will face, and that they will make it home. In the movie O' Brother in the beginning when Ulysses, Pete, and Delmar are running away from the prison they meet an old blind man that says to Ulysses that he will face a hard journey, and must travel far, but you will be okay. These two are similar because it reassures both men. And gives them a sense of hope. In O' Brother Ulysses, Pete and Delmar go to a stream and see three-seductive woman. They lure the men in with their beautiful singing and wet bodies. Then Ulysses and Delmar wake up and the woman are gone. In the Odyssey the sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors in with beautiful songs. The men would forget about their sorrows and try to be with them, they would go to them and then BAM!!!! The sirens would kill the men. When Odysseus encountered the sirens, he covered his men's ears with wax. In O' Brother the prisoners had to go out on hot days and were forced to work. Similarly, in the Odyssey, Odysseus and Penelope just had a baby. He wanted to stay with her and teach Telemachus things and be a good dad. Sadly, he was
In Homer’s Odyssey, excellence, or arete, in the form of cunning and physical prowess displayed by Penelope and Telemachus, respectively, do not hinder, but aid and benefit the excellence of Odysseus. Telemachus uses his strength, inherited from his father, to help Odysseus in his slaughter of the suitors. Penelope’s sly idea to hold a contest for her admirers allows Odysseus to reveal himself and reclaim his home. In the Books of Samuel, Jonathan and Samuel are often overshadowed by David (despite being excellent on their own) because David rescued Israel from the corrupted king Saul. Samuel’s greatness in prophecy create issues for David when it’s taken away by his death. Jonathan’s death threatens David’s
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
Considering the fact that Penny and Penelope are from two different Films, They are somewhat alike. In these two films, Penny and penelope did differ in loyalty, parenthood, faith, and the fathers coming back home. Penelope and Penny have some of the same similarities which go along with the husbands in the two films. Penelope is married to a adventurous man and Penny was married to one. It’s pretty insane how no matter how loyal you are to a person, you never know what their thoughts might be and if they keep up their faith through good and hard times.
In the Odysseus (book 9), written by Homer, (book 9) has several symbolisms throughout the episode. One major symbolism used throughout this episode was hospitality. Homer use Cyclops and Odysseus to represent the different view of hospitality. Odysseus action symbolize the poor use of hospitality. Odysseus and his men sailed to the land of the Cyclopes. When they made to Cyclopes’ land, Odysseus wants to find out if the men on the land believe “…wild savages with no sense of right or wrong or hospitable folk who fear the gods (l70 line).” Odysseus and his men enter one of the Cyclopes cave without his permission. Odysseus and his men ate all the Cyclopes food, drank his wine and took some the Cyclopes stock. Odysseus wanted to leave but he
This is shown when the suitors are escorted to the Underground by Hermes and are met by Agamemnon and Achilles. Amphimedon informs the heroes of Odysseus homecoming and finally Agamemnon himself can give a voice to his narrative. He praises Penelope for being so virtuous and loyal towards her husband. He states that Penelope’s virtuous story would be remembered in praise; whereas his own wives story will be remembered with loathing. This reiterates to the audience that the suitors death came from a just vengeance and that the actions made by Penelope are something to be
Odysseus is disguised as a beggar and this fact is only known by Athene and Telemachus. Athene is helping Odysseus and Telemachus to hide and put away the suitors’ weapons Telemachus tells Eurycleia to “keep the women in their rooms” so that he can place his father’s “goodly armor” in the chamber because it smells like smoke. Odysseus tells him to say this so no one gets suspicious and the can hide all the weapons. After putting away “the helmets, bulging shields, and pointed spears”, Telemachus goes to rest (183).
In the Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus faces many threats that could jeopardize his chance of coming back to Ithaca as the king. Odysseus faces the threats of losing his supporters on Ithaca, Losing his spot as king, and faces the threat of temptation. First, Odysseus faces the threat of losing the people that support him on Ithaca. He faces this threat because he has been gone for so long that hope in his return has been lost. Since he has been gone for so long, Ithaca has gone without a leader and has become a dirty and bad place. The people of Ithaca want a leader to return Ithaca to its original nice state, so they might start to support the suitors trying to marry Penelope. Secondly, Odysseus faces the threat of losing his spot a king of Ithaca
Throughout out the story there are many examples using symbolism. For example Hurts states “The rain was coming, roaring through the pines, and like a bursting Roman candle, a gum tree ahead of us was shattered by a bolt of lightning” (Page 394). The weather represents the mood, dark and gloomy, symbolising something bad is about to happen. Also the bird, the Scarlet Ibis symbolizes Doodle because they both travel long journeys, Doodles being pushed to walk, which he thought he would never do, but those journeys lead to death, because they were both pushed too
In Book 1 page 159 lines 315-320 its states “give your orders to all and call the gods to witness: tell the suitors to scatter, each to his own place”. Penelope tries to keep the throne safe from the suitors so they don’t try to take over the kingdom. It
During a time where males had complete hegemony over society, its customs, its people and its conventions, several women in the epic The Odyssey became notable through their actions that defied what it meant to be a woman in ancient Greece. As the wife of the renowned hero Odysseus, Penelope demonstrated a level of sagacity that rivaled that of her husband’s through the subtle deception of others. Similarly, the powerful magic wielding nymph Kalypso also revealed the outstanding intellect that enabled her to secure an iron rule over her own island. Although seeming to be radically different, these two individuals both utilized their wits extensively throughout the epic, differing only in the traits that