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    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’ role within the book is to be an outside perspective of this marriage, but a constantly changing one, as the character of Telemachus has clear growth and a character arc in

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    Telemachus’ epic Journey to manhood “Telemachus, now to remember your coming of age. Years your trust was open as the doors of your house…” (Hughes 1960). Homer’s The Odyssey is a Greek epic poem that predominantly uncovers the heroic journey of Odysseus in his struggle to return to Ithaca from the Trojan War. He has been gone for nearly twenty years, and his absence has stirred up much trouble for the survival of his kingdom. We are brought to the distinct knowledge that Odysseus was a highly esteemed

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    Family In The Odyssey

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    through it all and eventually made it home to his family. Ulysses’ family motivated him to come home because of his desire to come home to Telemachus, defend his Penelope, and return to his beloved spouse. One of the reasons Ulysses wanted to come home: his absence ensued him missing his son's whole childhood (Sentence 11). “Penelope was pregnant with Telemachus when Odysseus left their island home of Ithaca for the battle

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    true to one’s word, promises, vows, etc. Background information: The Odyssey written by Homer is about Odysseus’ 10 year journey home after the Trojan War. Along the 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

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    of suitors invaded his palace to court his faithful wife, Penelope. Meanwhile, inexperienced prince Telemachus struggles to overthrow them while attempting to establish himself as the new leader of Ithaca. However, the suitors are

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    Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, tells all the suitor that it is time to quit the games and sit down for supper,”At this reminder/ they all broke up their games, and trailed away/ into the gracious, timbered hall. There, first/ they dropped their cloaks on chairs;

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    Mentality In The Odyssey

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    accomplishment, or even to earn something. In “The Odyssey” Odysseus went on an expedition to fight in the Trojan War, but then it became a journey to return to his wife, son and Ithaca, his homeland. His son also goes on a trip. “Taking Athena’s advice, Telemachus travels to Pylos for word of his father.”(Page 371.) In the epic Odysseus’s son,

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    In ancient greek mythology, hospitality is used as kind gesture to the the travelers who are coming from long distances. In the Odyssey hospitality was shown positively and negatively by the other gods towards Odysseus, his wife, and his son. As the sailors arrive to the islands along their journeys they expect to be treated with positive hospitality, but that is not always the case. In the Odyssey, the custom of hospitality is used, but there is times when negative hospitality causes some of his

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    The homecoming of Odysseus was quite an extravagant one. He didn’t come home to peace and happiness, he returned from a long series of trials and battles only to enter into another one. But this time he wasn’t fighting for his survival, he was fighting for his family, and for vengance. Odysseus was known for being very clever, and he continued to use that to his advantage when it came to his homecoming. He came disguised as a poor beggar, and didn’t reveal his true self to many people before the

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    Ulysses Everett McGill is a character that is portrayed as a proud and powerful leader in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou. Ulysses Everett McGill’s’ leadership characteristics are similar to Odysseus leadership within The Odyssey. Odysseus as a character is superior to others yet humble. Ulysses Everett McGill’s character from O Brother, Where Art Thou defends the Odysseus character from The Odyssey. Ulysses Everett McGill acts strategically about whatever he does, but is also loyal to others

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    The Odyssey by Homer is an epic that delves into the adventures and travels 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

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    A Knight’s Tale The Canterbury Tales is about twenty nine pilgrims who are gathered at an Inn and while waiting for the pilgrimage, the Host proposes for the pilgrims to tell a tale. This paper summarizes three of the tales told by the pilgrims; The Knight’s Tale, The Man of Law Tale, and The Friar’s Tale. These tales are included in the Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The first tale is The Knight’s Tale, which is a romance tale told by a pilgrim who is a knight and whom is described

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    Literary Analysis The motivation of others can come in many different varieties. In the book, Kick Kennedy, written by Barbara Leaming, it demonstrates the use of individual characters to show the difference in motives. The book is written about Kick Kennedy’s life from the age of six teen until her death. Set in the early twentieth century, it highlights her interactions with her family and lover. While writing this book, Leaming used all the characters to show how their motivations affected

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    Barn Burning: Chaos Against Order “Barn Burning” by William Faulkner is an enticing story that raises questions as well as understanding in the characters. Those portrayed in the story have tied morals and values that is inseparable from them. They each represent an attribute of emotion that very well can be seen from people in everyday life. The characters all reflect real life powers that manipulate and control them in a hexed manner. The focus is more towards Sarty Snopes, but very well appears

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    The way that Book 12 demonstrates examples of both skilled and faultless leadership on the part of Odysseus by not telling his men that six of them were going to die and by doing everything Circe told him in his fate. Not telling his men that six of them were going to die shows skilled leadership because he thought ahead and knew what their reactions were going to be which would’ve gotten them all killed, “They would’ve dropped their oars again, in panic,” (Homer 766). If the men were to panic, hide

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    Greed can be a good thing if it is used for the right reasons. For example, greed can be the key that leads to success. If a person wants to achieve recognition, they’ll go extreme measures to make it happen such as inventing something, excelling in their studies, or even being the best. However, in most cases, greed can lead to disaster. Having the desire to obtain something a person already possesses is selfish. In the “Odyssey,” Homer illustrates the lessons learned throughout Odysseus’ journey

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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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    Zeus Role In The Iliad

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    Preventing the death of a son and saving the life of a highly esteemed hero are choices that most would make, except for the King of Gods - Zeus. In the Iliad, Zeus does not wish to make those decisions, but is compelled to do so out of his sense of duty. Before being a father and warrior, Zeus was above all the leader of the gods. This means that as the head of the Olympians, Zeus has to be impartial in order to keep the peace of Olympus, which causes him great misery at times. Zeus’ duty as the

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    In a review of Human Chain, Maria Johnston comments on the way in which Heaney's poetry centers on ‘sadness and loss'. With this comment in mind, write a close critical analysis of one poem you have studied from this volume. In the series ‘Album' Heaney creates a sensuous group of word pictures, which almost mimics the way in which a photo album is set out. In these word pictures, we can detect moments of anguish and regret. In many poems in this volume, time and place are very specifically evoked

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    The Iliad versus Troy As the great military general and philosopher Sun Tzu said, “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting”. The Greeks utilize a huge wooden horse in order to defeat the Trojans. The movie, Troy, and The Iliad contain the same plot, yet there are numerous differences that are depicted. Nevertheless, despite the countless similarities, The Iliad is far more superior to that of the movie. The Trojan Horse is present in the epic and movie. First, the Greek built

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