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.
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.
It is best to not bring up old feuds, to bury the hatchet and celebrate the holiday together. It’s important to spend time with the different guests at the dinner rather than be distracted by food or television. Additionally, it is of great importance to arrive on time and not to bring any uninvited guests or pets. Offering help to the host in setting up the table and cleaning up is greatly appreciated. It is very important to thank the host for the meal and tell them how good the meal was as a courteous remark.
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).
Steinbeck’s written conversations in Grapes of Wrath demonstrate unity due to their communal and friendly nature. People throughout this time were able to connect with one another by the way of shared vernacular. “Gleaming”, “lithely”, and “dark curl of crisp pork” are illustrative and expressive. They accurately describe the surrounding scenery and characters with precision . This allows vivid imagery to form and transport the reader into the plot.
A character in the odyssey each has one of those themes against Odysseus. The first theme that odysseus always gets in the odyssey is hospitality. Hospitality is a friendly or generous entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. A example of hospitality in the odyssey is when the phaeacians give odysseus clothes and food. This happens right after he came back from Calypso’s island.
In the Gift of the Magi, O.Henry doesn 't just teach us about sacrificing, and the power it can have on people and how it can bring them closer. He also teaches us about sacrifice, caring, and being wise. These three things combined can have a great and powerful impact on people. Della and Jim were wise. They sacrificed an object for each other.
The food we eat is a way to communicates to the others our beliefs, cultural and experiences and social backgrounds. It reflex who you are and your identity and your society. The food you eat strengthen your ties to your ethnicity on a day to day basis, also if you are in another culture it will reflexively reinforce a sense of identity. Americans seeking burgers everywhere and English looking for fish and chips in Greece can be seen as identity reinforcement on holidays. Some cultures eat specific types of foods and refuse the other.
Ancient Greek culture highly valued hospitality. To begin with, Ancient Greeks treated their guests with respect and kindness. In Neil Dolan’s the article, “Phaeacian Hospitality for Odysseus,” he states that, ”the relationship between guest and host was a matter of greatest importance in the culture.” The author’s words do a good job at creating an underlying meaning of what Greek Hospitality is. Ancient Greeks understand that when they treat a guest with respect the guest will give them more respect in return. In addition, when Odysseus was staying on the island of the Phaeacians,”He (Odysseus) is treated courteously and generously”(Dolan).
We have in the extract under examination, the scene in which Boule de Suif begins to form a bond with the others by sharing her food with them. Maupassant’s creation of the interesting character Boule de Suif and her relationships with the other characters is done through his use of effective techniques such as imagery, symbolism and tone. These techniques support the key themes of equality, fraternity and betrayal which are present in the short story. Throughout the short story but specifically during this extract, Boule de Suif is described as a very desirable person. Maupassant’s
Laura’s thought on how food films with that kind of display bring people of different cultures together is true because I have seen it with my life. It has brought closer together our culture and has given us a bit more of an open mind to it. I agree that exploiting “Otherness” in films is great because it makes people feel comfortable in different environments. It helps other feel safe and have something in common. “Otherness” in food films truly help us as a community unite as a whole and have great things in
Cheddar’s has their awesome service that they could count on to bring them more costumers. The servers of Cheddar’s are always complemented with good behaviors. I have a friend that works as a host at cheddar’s and it is really important for her to greet anyone who comes to the restaurant. People always feel like they’re at home when they enter the restaurant with a bright smile. Also, if the restaurant isn’t busy the customers are seated right away and given their menus.
We think about happy moments in our life there is a probabilities that some sort of food was involved. Food companies want us to remember their products in the background, so that their product can be connected to our memories, and want their products to make us feel a certain way. Our foods have many ingredients that we are not aware of and are unable to pronounce. We are not longer eating, because we are hunger. Companies are make the world their laboratory, and doing whatever it take to get us to eat their products.
Las Playas Family Restaurant is appealing both in the atmosphere and the food. The murals on the walls, colorful booths and large fish tanks make one feel welcomed and entertained. Speaking of entertainment, the weekend karaoke and full bar make it the ideal spot to meet up with friends. The Mexican cuisine feels like grandma 's home cooking rather than upscale which is well received by locals looking for a satisfying meal. The locals love the service at Las Playas Family Restaurant as well.
Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity, and courtesy shown to those who are far from home and/or associates of the person bestowing guest-friendship [XENIA]. Xenia is also a way of life, in Ancient Greece, people are being hospitable all the time. Some people are being hospitable because this is the right thing to do and they also enjoy doing this, also being generous made them look good. The second reason for doing this is because people believe that Zeus was the protector of guests. “It 's wrong, my friend, to send any stranger packing— even one who arrives in worse shape than you.