Despite the similarities in their usage of different arts, the painting and poem illustrate two completely different themes. In the poem, Penelope is sarcastic when saying that “they will call [Odysseus] brave”, meaning that she feels she should get the praise instead of Odysseus for keeping everything under control. Conversely, the painting shows a country engulfed in complete mayhem, suitors out of control, ineffective servants, and a distraught
I analyze how Penelope uses her situation to her advantage, and how that undermines the patriarchy. The fourth and final paragraph compares Helen to Penelope to show how the patriarchy is so quick to put cruel diminishing labels on woman. Finally I have a work cited page containing the Odyssey, where I found all the supporting quotes for my paper. Penelope is one of several woman characters in
In book 9, Odysseus plays a trick on Polyphemus to escape. He told Polyphemus his name was No Man, and that his father calls him No Man as well. This was an intelligent way to help him and his men with an escape plan. Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, is an essential person in his life. Penelope is one of the reasons Odysseus is coming home.
Strong, heroic, brave, and one of the most knowledgeable hero, Odysseus, shows many of his bold characteristics in his journey back home from the Trojan War. After the Trojan war ended, he is expected to be home in Ithaca, to be the king. However, he has suffered 20 years to return home to his wife, Penelope, his son, Telemachus, and of course the kingdom he is to rule. With the absence of Odysseus, someone had to rule the kingdom, so many suitors began to offer the idea of remarriage to Penelope, to get a new king, assuming that Odysseus was already dead. Nevertheless, Penelope nor her son give up their faith and continue to wait for Odysseus.
In “The Odyssey” written by Homer, Odysseus has fought big creatures that you have never thought you would ever hear about, but the only real thing he cares about, is his wife, Penelope. Even after twenty years, Odysseus has never forgotten about Penelope. Odysseus may have made poor decisions, yet he was always loyal, trustworthy, and strong-hearted when it came to his wife Penelope. Odysseus made several wrong decisions in his travels after the Trojan War. Odysseus was loyal to a certain point, but if a Goddess asked you to do something you should act on it or something bad could potentially happen to you or a loved one.
At this point in time Odysseus has been gone for 20 years and is trying to make his way back to Ithaca, the country of which they rule. While Odysseus attempts getting back to his family, his wife Penelope has been left in control of the country. In the painting Penelope and the Suitors, John William Waterhouse uses the depiction of Penelope working on a tapestry while ignoring her suitors to show her loyalty, sense of duty, and faithfulness. While in her poem “Penelope”, Dorothy Parker uses the same scene to show while everybody praises Odysseus on his brave journey home, Penelope is the brave one keeping things under control and remaining faithful while her husband is away. On August 22, 1893 in West End, New Jersey Dorothy Parker (Rothschild) was born (Biography.com).
The quote represents the love they share across miles and over the years is very resisting as both promise that they will be reunited. Odysseus and Penelope's marriage are their strength of faith that helps them through their difficult
Penelope is skeptical that the man who claims to be her husband truly is Odysseus. Penelope puts Odysseus to one last test to confirm he is her husband. Odysseus passes her test proving himself as Odysseus and takes back his rightful place, as King of Ithica. Penelope and Odysseus are overwhelmed with love and happiness because they are finally reunited. The Odyssey portrays Penelope as the ideal Greek woman and wife dutifully following Greek culture as she employs cunning and loyal actions to remain faithful to her
Finally, when Dionysus suggests he go see for himself what the women are doing, Pentheus involves himself with the femininity of the Bacchae. His wrath and his violent behavior, induced by the women, continue to grow through the play. Euripides desired to show
Even though Odysseus has been stranded from home for many years, he still remains loyal to his wife. Odysseus is truly loyal to Penelope because he leaves Ogygia (where he was trapped) as soon as possible, puts all of his effort into making it home to his wife, and even flirts with Princess Nausicaa to get him home. Even though Odysseus has been through