Comparing Penelope And Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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Penelope and Odysseus Imagine fall in love with the same person twice. This is happens with the two protagonist of Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. In the epic, the author made to two characters soul mates and also the King and Queen of Ithaka. There are multiple characteristics of why Odysseus and Penelope are destined to be together. Throughout the epic, Odysseus and his lover showed their cunning ways. Penelope is trying to void the suitors from marrying her until her husband returns. Penelope holds off the suitors by creating devious and intelligent test for them to pass. “Here is my lord Odysseus hunting bow… Nobody bends that bow stave easily in this company… He took his stand on the broad door still to attempt bow… three times he had to stack off. “(Fitzgerald). The suitors are blind to realize that Odysseus, Penelope’s husband, is the only person who can string the bow and complete the challenge.”… Implements for the master’s game” (Fitzgerald). This is why Penelope is considered to be cunning. Similarly, Odysseus is presumed to be cunning because the stories that the told Penelope. “No all these…show more content…
When Odysseus discover food and drink, but he also encounters a problem. In the Kyklopes cave and each not escape. As the Kyklopes goes to sleep, Odysseus and his men grab a sharp wooden stick and jabs the Kyklopes in his eyes. When the large monster, Polyphemus the Kyklopes, screams he asks Odysseus who has done this to him. Odysseus replies, “You will not let us sleep. Sure no man’s driving off your flock? No man has tricked you, ruined you”(Fitzgerald). With this in mind, the Kyklopes screams for his father, Poseidon the god of the sea, to punish nobody. Polyphemus is deceived that no one has blinded him because Odysseus told him that he is “nobody”. This makes Penelope and Odysseus a compatible match because they are both quick thinkers and both use their ability to test one and create master plans to get back to each
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