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    Female Characters in The Odyssey Many of the female characters demonstrate heroic qualities in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey. Penelope’s unwavering hope and ability to avert the suitors’ incessant proposals makes her an overlooked hero. Regardless of her status as a temptress, Circe selflessly directs Odysseus on his journey. Athena is the most heroic female character in spite of her constant interference with the lives of Telemachus and Odysseus. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, Penelope, Circe

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    Homer’s 24 book epic, The Odyssey, focuses on Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, and his development as a human being during his seemingly everlasting journey home from the Trojan War. The epic contains several trials and tribulations along with numerous adventures that help shape Odysseus into a well-rounded human being. As the epic develops, one notices that is unlike Homer’s pervious characters because Odysseus is more dynamic rather than static. Odysseus’ story truly begins in Homer’s epic, The Iliad

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    though Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close may seem very distant from The Odyssey, both writings have a similarity: the effects of absent secondary characters on the main characters. The plots of The Odyssey and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are greatly influenced by the idea of absence. Much of the action in both The Odyssey and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close are prompted by absent characters. The secondary characters can be regarded absent because some are literally deceased. To Oskar, in

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    pride when building a title for themselves. They know exactly what they want and will do anything to achieve that. This is an example of Odysseus in The Odyssey. In Homer’s, The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, faces many obstacles on his journey home after the Trojan War. Odysseus has been one of the most frequently depicted characters in literature. He has both heroic traits and human weaknesses, which makes him an epic hero. He has defeated a Cyclops, and defeated suitors that were attracted

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    Fate is often said to be inevitable, have an adverse outcome, or end and free will is the ability to choose at your own discretion. In our everyday life, we make decisions and are often told that life is about making choices. It is because we have free will that we make choices which may lead to positive consequences if the choice is rational and yet other times our decisions lead to negative consequences. Free will plays an important role in Oedipus the King and fate appears in the play but it

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    In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus experiences a powerful craving on his journey home. He must pass the island of the Sirens in order to return home but also must avoid landing there; doing so would mean certain death for him and his crew. Although he cannot control his impulses in the moment, Circe’s keen advice beforehand and his crew’s steadfastness save Odysseus from his own desire. In looking at The Odyssey, we will consider Circe’s directions to Odysseus and the way the Sirens and Odysseus act

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    Homer’s epic, The Odyssey has had a profound impact on all types of art that incorporates a hero. The archetype of a hero is followed to a ‘t’ and sets the stage for following works that include a main hero’s quest. Odysseus’ trials, tribulations, adversity, vengeance, and final victory outline the common tale of the hero’s journey throughout a plotline to an eventual victory over evil. This rough outline can be whittled down into two main themes of perseverance and vengeance. Homer’s two principal

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    Odyssey Essay It’s been said, “To erase the line between man and machine is to ensure the line between men and gods.” The Odyssey is an epic poem written in the 8th century by Homer, a Greek poet. There are multiple references to mythological gods and goddesses that appear in a man’s person’s daily life. It was believed that the mighty gods descended down from Mount Olympus to help a believer’s tasks. Prayers to the gods could be used to get a crew or companion home safely. For example, Odysseus

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    (Shakespeare, 95-99). Usually, a father focuses more on his daughter getting married, however Prospero can only focus on his plans for vengeance. Some believe that the characters internal struggles were caused by the wrongdoers, and not a lack of forgiveness; however, at the end of the play, after Prospero becomes a more virtuous character, his conflicts with his brother and Caliban are resolved, clearly showing that their focus on vengeance is what caused the internal struggles. The act of vengeance

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    for mankind, Prometheus’ story will serve as a reminder to society and all whom wish to life a better life by unmoral means—such as cunningness or thievery—will face the consequences sooner or later. Another example of this can also be seen in The Odyssey, in Book Nine, when Odysseus uses his cunning self to stab the cyclops Polyphemus in the eye and escape his cave. Triumphant at first, Odysseus and his crew were proud of his trickery. Odysseus even went as far as to taunt Polyphemus as they were

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    Often times, the primary characters are the subjects of a context, and the story follows their footsteps. This is not an exception for both The Odyssey and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. However, Foer and Homer manage to seep in the effectiveness of secondary characters within the context, which eventually causes alternations to the main characters’ adventures. Homer begins Odysseus’ss journey by introducing the reason to do so. As an epic poem, The Odyssey’s narration focuses on Odysseus’s

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    In the beginning of The Odyssey, the main characters are shown to us as well as the main setting. We meet Odysseus, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachus.They all lived in Ithaca. Odysseus was stranded at sea after fighting in the Trojan War. When he was trying get out of the city where the Trojan War was his men that fought beside him wanted to stay and fill their stomachs and drink to their content. While his men were drinking and eating, the Cicones who had escaped the city went and gathered

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    “Home is where the heart is,” has been a quote that has been reiterated through generations and has proven to be true. In several myths the main character leaves home, but always returns. An example of this would be The Odyssey, a story that was written down by Homer in the 750 B.C. In this story the main character Odysseus leaves Ithaca to fight in the Trojan war and then makes it his priority to return back home (Holt McDougal 1204-1265). Another example would be John Carson from the folktale The

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    The Odyssey and Speak both have many common archetypes. The characters suffer, and they go through rebirth and they also go through a sense of loss. In Speak Melinda was raped by one of her classmates and was keeping it a secret her entire freshman year, in the Odyssey, Odysseus was trapped on Calypso’s island for years and was forced to lay with Calypso. The characters’ rebirth in The Odyssey and Speak are both very similar; Melinda finally realizes it is okay to tell someone if something like that

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    The Odyssey by Homer, mortals and immortals are challenged and judged and reminded of these gifts. Homer depicts our greatest characters by strong men who made a difference in the ancient world. For example most of us know the stories of Odysseus, we’ve read The Odyssey and study greek culture. Their accomplishments are a milestone to how we construct our buildings today. City halls, schools, have features of their architecture because it shows knowledge and power. Now we get into The Odyssey and

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    “The Odyssey” is a book that is compiled of a multitude of other smaller pieces of text in which each correspond with one another. This compilation of texts was written by Homer. Additionally, C.P. Cavafy’s poem,“Ithaka”, illustrates the main morals within Homer’s “The Odyssey”. Overall, both Cavafy’s “Ithaka”, as well as Homer’s “The Odyssey” expound the proposition that life is more about the journey rather than the destination. Foremost, both Homer’s “The Odyssey” and Cavafy’s “Ithaka” expound

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    Character traits allow differentiation throughout life. No one is exempt from possessing character traits, not even fictional characters. In some cases, characters and real people share the same traits. An example of alike character traits pertains to Odysseus from The Odyssey and myself. Like Odysseus, I am a considerably confident person. An example of when my confidence reigned supreme occurred during last year’s choir audition. I was anxious and fearful leading up to walking into the audition

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    No one is perfect. Not even heroes. No matter how perfect someone may seem, they always have faults. For example, the main character, Odysseus, in the epic ‘The Odyssey’, is very noble, and heroic. However, Odysseus still has many faults by giving in to his emotions. First of all, Odysseus has done some great things. Such as when he got his men out of the cave. Odysseus showed great bravery by stabbing the cyclops in his eye, and getting his men out of the death hole, “I took it out, and brought

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    “The Odyssey”, written by Homer, is a book full of epic stories, tales, and myths, all revolving around the book’s namesake, Odysseus. There are many characters that go in and out of the story, coming and going as they are needed to advance the plot, such as Athena who seems to always appear when any one of the major characters is in need of godly help. The one character however who is always constant and is always an extremely important part of the story, is of course, Odysseus. Throughout the tale

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    The Odyssey opens with the story revolving around Telemachus, making it seem that he was a character as important as Odysseus. As the story progresses, Athena becomes more and more of a central character. She is the only female character featured throughout the epic. Athena was not only the most influential female character in the epic, but she was even more important of a character than Telemachus, himself. Athena helps Telemachus towards the beginning of the book with her true identity concealed

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