The True Meaning Of Names In Homer's Odyssey

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McCarthy made the man and the boy nameless because it supports the new unidentified world. Names are now insignificant; since communities are destroyed and civilization is gone. It also contributes to the story’s vagueness, where the year and location aren’t known. The man guesses what month it is based on the weather, since he hasn’t “… kept a calendar for years. [But he knew] they were moving south.” (McCarthy 4). Without names, there is nothing for me to connect with. Meaning, whenever I think of someone and their name, something always comes to mind. For example, when I hear my mother’s name, I think of her, that she’s my mother, and the love that we share. With “man” and “boy”, nothing happens. I only think of an ordinary man and an ordinary

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