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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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    The story of Odysseus would not exist if not for the strong female characters that all become a part of his journey. One of the women is the nymph, Calypso, who is forever banished to the island of Ogygia for her father’s wrongdoings. Odysseus ends up stranded on the island with her for seven years after being shipwrecked and lost at sea by Poseidon. Calypso ultimately acts a temptress to Odysseus, and serves as a constant reminder of everything he longs for back at home. Calypso means “to cloak”

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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

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    Telemachus and Penelope must take on many challenges with Odysseus gone, such as being a source of moral support for each other and taking on more tasks. With one less person in the family, there is one less shoulder to cry on and absence in moral support is definitely a great loss. Penelope and Telemachus must have a special bond to be able to get through the absence of Odysseus. They must always be there for each other for moral support. Though the man of the house back in Ancient Greece did not

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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

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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

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    Meadowlands is an extremely personal collection, detailing a marriage falling apart and the impending divorce. Louise Glück, however, puts in the perspectives of other characters such as Penelope, Odysseus and Telemachus (all characters from the Iliad or Odyssey. Telemachus’ addition, in particular, not only makes the reader consider more sides and views of the marriage but it also shows the other people generally effected by divorce, such as a child of two people getting a divorce. Telemachus’

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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

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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

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    character in the Odyssey. He is the King of Ithaca, the husband of Queen Penelope, father of Prince Telemachus, and son of Laertes. He is a cunning war hero that has been trying to return home for 20 years. Poseidon delays his journey home every chance he can and Athena tries to help Odysseus return. Penelope– Wife of Odysseus and mother of Prince Telemachus. She remains faithful to her husband after his 20 years of absence. Penelope cleverly tricks her suitors to delaying her hand in marriage as she

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    Katniss is destined to kill the other 23 players, and Odysseus is destined to kill 108 suitors. There are several other characters in the Hunger Games that relate to the characters in the Odyssey, for example, Primrose Everdeen could be considered Penelope or Telemachus, Peeta could be Calypso, but Katniss and Odysseus are the main characters that we focus on. The Hunger Games is considered a modernized version because it involves advances in technology. The Trojan War was a realistic battle in a realistic

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    and existed. Each society has different central ideas that are important to it, and each one differed from another. In the Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, went away to Troy soon after their son, Telemachus, was born. He left his wife, Penelope, with their son thinking he’d be back soon. Little did he know, it would take him twenty years to get back home to Ithaca. Through the story, different ideas show up that show the importance of them to ancient Greek culture. Three important values

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    survive and be a good hero. While Odysseus has been gone the kingdom has lost hope that Odysseus is alive. Men have started raiding the kingdom hoping to win Penelope 's heart and rule the kingdom. Odysseus proves himself a good leader due to his experience,

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