Some of these shows of hospitality are need and generous, while others are not. Every show of hospitality exposes the host for who they really are. The people who help Odysseus along his journey allow him to come into their home and eat and drink until he is rested and well content. Those
Hospitality is a courteous way that guests are treated in a stranger’s home. When a person enters someone’s home for the first time, their first impression will be based off the owner’s hospitality. If the host shows respect and care for the guest, the guest will feel admired. If the host shows discourteous, lack of respect, the guest will have a negative impression of the host. In Greek mythology, showing good hospitality (or also known as xenia) was important.
During this time the ancient Greeks didn’t have a formal established government, therefore, they formed the network they needed to support their endeavors (economic or political) through exchange of material gifts or hospitality. Two parties who have established a guest-friendship would not get into a fight and they would support each other, given each party honors the friendship. Therefore, respecting the sacred ties of hospitality is important to avoid wars and to form support for one another. In this passage, pride in one’s lineage, respect for opponent and respect for ties of hospitality are depicted as features of
“The focus of entertaining is impressing others; the focus of true hospitality is serving others” - Tim Chester. More specifically, in Greek culture, it is the practice of friendly reception, creating new alliances with strangers, avoiding unnecessary enemies, and impressing the Gods. Throughout the epic The Odyssey by Homer, this motif is used in both positive and negative ways. As Odysseus’ tale unfolds, Homer tells about his journeys in which some people have specifically disregarded hospitality, while others are very gracious and kind. In addition, the people receiving this hospitality can also respond negatively or positively.
The theme of the Odyssey is loyalty and Xenia. Homer uses conflicts in order to show the ancient Greeks that the concept of Xenia is giving those far from home generosity and hospitality and those who receive it, respect it. Being polite was part of Xenia, even if they were mean you had to be a good guest.
He seems to bring attention to different circumstances and how the character of each person is displayed through their idea of hospitality. For Penelope and Telemachus, they displayed patience and tolerance for the suitors who were taking their hospitality for granted. Circe was only pretending to be hospitable in order to deceive and hurt her guests. While on the other side of the spectrum Eumaeus seems to be genuine and kind. He wants to represent his master well and always extend hospitality to anyone who is in need.
It was considered extremely rude to question the guest until the point of guest comfort was reached. The guest cannot make demands and the host is expected to treat the guest as well as he possibly can. In addition to this, the guest is under the host’s protection for the duration of the stay. The interchanging of gifts was also customary. Other practices included feeding, bathing, clothing and entertaining the guest, thus basically ensuring he or she is totally comfortable.
LEFT justify and indent first line. TAG? CA? In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, Ancient Greeks strongly believed in providing their guests with excellent hospitality because in Ancient Greece, it was believed that any stranger may be a god in disguise, so Penelope does nothing out of the ordinary when she warmly welcomes people into her home. Though Penelope treats her guests no differently than she would a king, she enjoys and is comforted by the presence of her hosts, and she takes care of and provides hospitality for people that she does not even know.
You had to share part of your journey with Mr. Antolini, and once he understood a little bit more of your background, he was able to help you. Mr. Antolini may not have gathered his whole town to bring you gifts and given you a ship to sail home, but he did help you by talking through the problem, giving you a place to sleep, and giving you a note with a quote on it. Both you and Odysseus faced challenges that may not have been able to been overcame without the help of Alcinous and Mr. Antolini. Overall, I feel as if you and Odysseus have many things in common. You and Odysseus face obstacles, receive help, and continue looking for home.
This purification process is an important element in transformation of common areas into sacred regions. Altars still have an influence in Taoist customs, viewed as space where natural domain meets with the celestial. The Taoist families have private altars where they supplicate and honor their ancestors. Taoism supports private worshipping at one’s abode but also conducts community festivals to bring community together, but ought not to be compared to practices of other religions in Temples or Synagogues. Festivals are at some instances observed in times of distress or pandemics but generally in times of