Penelope Essays

  • Role Of Penelope In The Odyssey

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    of Literature Professor Riccio 2/24/23 Penelope Penelope is a significant character in Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey." She is the protagonist's wife, Odysseus, and her story gives us the plot of the book. Penelope's character is presented as a model of virtue and loyalty. The narrator describes her throughout the story as "wise Penelope" (Book 18, pg 418 286-287), highlighting her intelligence and cunningness. Penelope is also portrayed as a loving wife who misses her husband

  • An Outline Of Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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    way Odysseus battles the wrath of the Greek gods. His wife Penelope and his son Telemachus fight off the suitors for Penelope's hand on the throne. Holding them back long enough for Odysseus to return back to Ithaca. As Odysseus loses all his crew throughout the journey, he finally returns home from his long brutal voyage. Penelope and Odysseus finally reconnect after being apart for so long. Thesis statement: Throughout the Odyssey, Penelope proves to Odysseus that she is loyal by not turning against

  • The Struggles Of Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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    he is away, a mob of unruly suitors has infringed his palace to court his wife, Queen Penelope of Ithaka. The plot of the book focuses mostly on Odysseus’s voyage home; however, the book illustrates how hard times were for Penelope. Throughout The Odyssey, Penelope has to cope with 108 suitors in her palace harassing her for her hand in marriage and taking advantage of the land. From beginning to end, Penelope remains faithful to her king and never stops believing

  • Is Penelope A Weak Character In The Odyssey

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    Is Penelope powerful,weak, or just complicated? In Homer’s The Odyssey, Penelope is a character that is cast to the side as a grieving wife, but she is much more than that. Penelope is a strong character because she’s wise and thoughtful in her actions, and she has an unbreakable will. She might be labeled as a weak character because allows the suitors to squander her resources but at that time women had little power without a man by their side. The first reason for Penelope being a strong

  • Penelope In Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad

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    want to damage their pride. One of these people is Penelope, a character in Margaret Atwood’s feminist, satirical novel, The Penelopiad. In the novel, Atwood gives a voice to Penelope, an unheard yet fundamental character of “The Odyssey.” However, the narrative of Penelope is full of the deception that is also present in ordinary life. As a result of Penelope’s first person narration, the reader only experiences one perspective, and so Penelope gets to create her own truth that manipulates the story

  • Odysseus's Journey To Penelope In The Odyssey

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    his beloved wife, Penelope, he continues to contradict himself throughout the story both through his actions by sleeping around, through taking unnecessary trips that stalled his journey back home even more and flirting with other women along with leading them on. Odysseus throughout the Odyssey claimed he wanted to get home to Penelope and his home land, Ithaca, but he not only contradicts himself through his actions, he also shows a tremendous amount of disloyalty to Penelope throughout the book

  • Penelope And Odysseus Analysis Essay

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    wife for the first time after his journey in his painting titled Penelope and Odysseus. In this painting, the overall mood of the painting can be described as uncomfortable as one could put themselves in penelope’s or odysseus’ shoes and begin to feel the air become thick and could even feel as if it was hard to breathe. The poem, on the other hand, creates a somber tone as the diction of the

  • The Role Of Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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    particular, female characters Penelope, Circe, and Athena all play vital roles in Odysseus’ journey to Ithaca. To begin, Penelope is crucial because her character allows the reader to keep informed with the happenings in Ithaca. Penelope is depicted with cunning and wit traits similar to those of Odysseus although she is subjected to being downgraded and forced to follow the norm for women. Despite having to obey the orders of Telemachus as the man of the house, Penelope is able to curb the marriage

  • Odyssey Essay: Odysseus And Penelope In The Odyssey

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    beautiful women known as Penelope. When they married each other, they both promised to love one another endlessly and promise to be loyal to each other as long as they live. When Odysseus left for the battle at Troy, Penelope promised she would stay loyal to their marriage, but did that really have any effect on the choices Odysseus chose to make on his journey back home with the many people he encountered? Although Odysseus claims he wants to get home to his beloved wife, Penelope, he continues to contradict

  • Analyzing The Character Of Penelope In Homer's Odyssey '

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    Penelope Penelope is the queen of Ithica and the wife of the hero in the story. She has very many traits and talents and flaws that she shows throughout the story. Penelope was the daughter of Icarius and the cousin of helen. This says so in this article: “ In greek mythology a daughter of Icarius of sparta. Penelope.” This queen may be the ruler of Ithica but she grew up in sparta with her king father. Penelope is a very loyal was a very loyal and faithful wife to her husband Odysseus. This is

  • The Integral Role Of Penelope In Homer's Odyssey

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    Penelope hints that she knows that Odysseus is present when he responds to her dream of the death of the geese. Penelope’s knowledge of Odysseus’ presence greatly affects the understanding of her character is she seems very crafty and strategic and an integral role in the slaughter of the suitors. Penelope’s response to Odysseus’ proclamation of the dream predicting Odysseus revenge is a dead giveaway to her knowledge of Odysseus being the beggar. This is seen as she tells him in a wary way that

  • Is Penelope Faithful To Odysseus Out Of Fear Or Love

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    debate in the book the Odyssey by the poet Homer if Penelope has been faithful to Odysseus out of fear or love.Now I can say for sure that Penelope has been faithful to Odysseus out of love because a lot of evidence supporting this is good. The Odyssey is about our main character Odysseus, who after winning the Trojan war has been sailing the seas trying to get home for twenty years, losing all his men and getting home after a long time while Penelope has been trying to fend off the suitors with her

  • Comparison Of Penelope And Feeling Whitney In Homer's Odyssey '

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    Penelope and Feeling Whitney by Post Malone may seem like completely unrelated topics at first, but with a closer look, you'll see that they share a common thread. Both Penelope and Post Malone are dealing with feelings of loneliness and isolation and the ways in which they cope with these emotions can be seen as pretty similar. Penelope, the wife of the protagonist, Odysseus, is left alone for years, while her husband is off fighting in the Trojan War and then trying to find his way home. She is

  • The Ideal Greek Woman And Wife In Penelope In Homer's Odyssey

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    Lulu Oliveri Ms. Fernandez English CP - Pink class 19 May 2023 Penelope is the Ideal Greek Woman and Wife Penelope is the exemplary Greek woman and wife, embodying the core values of her culture. In the epic poem The Odyssey written by Homer, Penelope waits at home while her husband Odysseus is away fighting the Trojan war. In the twenty years he is away fighting and making his journey home, more than one hundred suitors are living in her home and attempting to coerce her to marry them. She allows

  • Margaret Atwood The Odyssey Analysis

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    of the hero Odysseus as he tries to return home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus in Ithaca after the Trojan War (Homer and Mitchell, 2013). This story focuses almost completely on Odysseus, but shows us small snippets of the life of Penelope. Although Penelope does show up in The Odyssey, she is not given a chance to tell her story, unlike her cousin Helen of Troy (Economou Green 2014). It is decades later, in 2006, that Penelope finally gets a chance to tell her story in the typical Greek

  • Theme Of Archetype In The Odyssey

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    Penelope is introduced in the Odyessey as the wife of Odysseus. According to Greek mythology, Penelope is the half-sister of Helen of Troy. Odysseus is the one who devises the idea of having all of the suitors give an oath to protect Helen and respect her marriage to whomever her stepfather chooses. Icarus, Penelope’s father and Helen’s stepfather, then gives Penelope’s hand in marriage to Odysseus as thanks for creating the idea of the pact. When the Odyssey begins, Penelope has been waiting for

  • Penelope's Role In The Odyssey

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    When she does feature in the epic poem it is usually during a time when she is being instructed by a male figure or when she is weeping. Penelope lacks in self decision making, instead she is ordered around for other’s needs. “Making decisions must be men’s concern, and mine in particular; for I am master in this house.” Penelope is shown to be on a low section of the social structure than her son Telemachus. Reason being is that in ancient Greece women were strictly controlled by

  • Treatment Of Women In The Odyssey

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    books of The Odyssey as well as Game of Thrones, a modern day rendition of medieval society written by George. R. R. Martin, women struggle for power in society. Most of the women in these two plots are mothers and seductresses. In the Odyssey, Penelope plays the role of the mother, innocent to all and caring, on the other hand, Circe: the goddess of magic is the seductress. Convincing unsuspecting men into her household, only to experience physical transformations. In Game of Thrones, Cersei Lannister

  • Odysseus Journey Essay

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    journey of Odysseus was a long and grueling time, but his love for Penelope was strong enough to get him home to her. He faced many trials on his journey home, facing many foes and many temptations. He was not alone on his journey, he was accompanied by his men, who fought with him during the Trojan war. Would his fellow soldiers endure? The journey of Odysseus began at the end of the Trojan war, when he tried to make it to Penelope in his home, Ithica. But the gods were not happy with Odysseus

  • The Homecoming Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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    suitors. One of the suitors recites the story of the courtship of Penelope, her resistance to the suitors, and Odysseus’ revenge. He wants the revenge because he when he came back home from his journey which took him 20 years, he finds that his house is full of suitors and they are taking everything that he earned. The other reason he wanted revenge was because Penelope that that he was dead and the suitors were going to replace him. Penelope said, “All my comeliness and my good looks are gone; the immortals