The stories and epics of the great Greek heroes were each composed of a long journey that was greatly aided by the idea of hospitality. Most think of hospitality as the warm, friendly welcoming into your home. However, hospitality is merely defined as the relationship between the host and guest and can be negative or unfavorable. In the Odyssey, Odysseus learns to adapt to the different forms of hospitality. Homer clearly demonstrates the positive and negative effects of the frequent offering of hospitality throughout Odysseus’s journey in the Odyssey.
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).
Throughout the journey, they have not formally addressed Odysseus as his official title and in doing so, they show respect and admiration to Odysseus who pulled off yet another feat. Although Odysseus had made rash decisions that brought a fate of suffering upon these men, they praise him, suggesting that they have forgiven him―a sign of trust. Later when the men compare Odysseus to their return to Ithaca, they express their deep devotion for him. Odysseus is the famous face of Ithaca, their king, the closest thing they have of home. The thrill the crew feel when they see Odysseus is of renewed hope of sailing home.
Odysseus could show up at a stranger's door and expect to be welcomed inside, no questions asked, which is very different from today's policies, and for good reason. Odysseus was able to count on food and shelter when he was traveling and once told Polyphemus, “Since we've chanced on you, were at your knees in hopes of a warm welcome, even a guest-gift, the
• The couch surfer host prefer the guests who have a positive attitudes toward them all the time. Conclusion: • To be a great couch surfer, we have to write a good couch request, offer something to exchange, and keep a positive attitudes toward the hosts. • For a budget travelers, couch surfing is a great option because we can have a travel more cheaply and of course it is often more culturally interesting than hostels. • The couch surfing community has its own code of honor which must be respected and followed by every couch surfer, thus we just try to be a generous guest and be a compassionate host in future if we wanted to be a part of it since it is one of the strongest and biggest travel communities in the
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.
All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world. Chris has a strong effect on people. When strangers first met Chris they instantly fell in love with him. Each person had always said something positive about Chris. For example “He was polite, friendly, well-groomed… he seemed extremely intelligent, I thought he was too nice a kid to be living by that hot spring with those nudist and drunks and dope smokers.” (Franz pg.51).
Uncle Jewiir Heart “What does he/she love? Whom? How?” In this novel “A Long Walk to Water” Uncle Jewiir is a good-natured person and is passionate about caring for Salva. Uncle Jewiir has always stuck to Salva ever since he joined the group, even when Salva felt like comply to the desert Uncle Jewiir always carried him onward. For example “As if by magic, Uncle was suddenly at his side” and “ Uncle pointed out a clump of rocks up ahead and told Salva to walk as far as the rocks”.This means that Uncle Jewiir expressed his compassion for Salva by always motivating to continue on his journey.
In the beginning of the book when him and Ona were having their wedding feast, he invited hungry strangers to join. He didn't want anyone to starve, even though they could barely afford the feast for themselves. At the end of the book when he thought he had nothing else to live for he discovered a group called the socialist party. He then became the leader of it and united workers across the nation to make for better conditions. Jurgis had found something he cared about and stuck with it.
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. The Greeks held their gods in high esteem and therefore when Homer or other characters in the epic refer to Odysseus as being “godlike,” this is one of the highest compliments he could receive. However, when Odysseus is in Ogygia with Calypso, he chooses mortality over immortality, which would truly rank him among the gods.
It was also customary for gifts to be given to the guest, or for a gift exchange to be conducted between guest-friends [Wilson 370]. A good host would welcome strangers into the home; offer them food, drink, and a bath; give up the most comfortable chair for them; not ask them any questions until they are satisfied and comfortable, and sometimes give them
Nixons speech given in September 23rd 1952 was given with the purpose of clearing his name. His speech consisted mostly of the perspective he wanted others to have of him. Consequently Nixon beach touch the viewers and provided his path for success. The drunken fish in from Nexus Speech leave the audience to believe that he is a man who is trusted by many such as a common and simple man. In line 11 he state I senator Nixon as a way to remind the audience that other people trust the important decisions he has made.
He took the side of the poor and began making advances with the people. Pericles were a man who was careful with his words and also prayed to the gods. Pericles even gave the wealth of the Athens and offered dinner to those that need it. This document is a secondary source. Purpose: Pericles was a man who
Eating and drinking has always been an important part of Greek hospitality. Even in poor villages, guests are welcomed with something sweet to eat, a cup of strong coffee and a glass of cold water. In Greek myths, Greeks shows hospitality to anyone, poor or rich, is because Gods could be disguised into any stranger. It is a widely used concept during the Ancient Greece times. This differs from America, because most Americans don’t usually invite a random stranger from the street.
Therefore the banquet could not be hindered; or so they thought. The banquet hall was brilliantly light with warm candles; that was until I arrived. Poor King Macbeth. My dear friend thought that he could keep me, his beloved companion, away from his special day. Poor King Macbeth.