Telemachus Essays

  • An Outline Of Penelope In Homer's The Odyssey

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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

  • Homer's The Odyssey: Odysseus Epic Journey To Manhood

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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

  • The Role Of Self Restraint In Homer's Odyssey

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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

  • 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,

  • A Positive Hospitality In Homer's Odyssey

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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

  • Greek Hospitality In Odysseus

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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;

  • The Knight's Tale Analysis

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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

  • A Literary Analysis Of Kick Kennedy By Barbara Leaming

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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

  • Chaos Against Order In William Faulkner's Barn Burning

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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

  • Margaret Atwood The Odyssey Analysis

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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

  • The Homecoming Of Odysseus In Homer's Odyssey

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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

  • Ulysses Everett Mcgill's Leadership In O Brother Where Art Thou

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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

  • Examples Of Fate In Oedipus The King

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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

  • 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

  • Human Chain Heaney Analysis

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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

  • Compare And Contrast Troy And The Iliad

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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

  • Decision-Making In Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

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    Decision-making through the theory of Existentialism Existentialism is a philosophy which means finding self or finding meaning of life. It is theory which talks about freedom. Paulo Coelho in the novel The Alchemist talks about Santiago’s dilemmas and how he takes decision. Santiago takes decision based on his subjectivity, he considers crowds choice but takes decision which is correct for him. His decision-making can be seen through the theory of Existentialism. Santiago’s dilemmas signify that

  • Major Themes Of Zontae Hooks In Homer's Odyssey

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    Zontae Hooks The theme is a main idea of work. It can be stated directly or indirectly, such as a subtle underlining meaning. In the odyssey there are three major themes, hospitality, loyalty, and vengeance. These themes play an important role in the odyssey. A character in the odyssey each has one of those themes against Odysseus. The first theme that odysseus always gets in the odyssey is hospitality. Hospitality is a friendly or generous entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers

  • An Analysis Of The Sirens In Homer's Odyssey

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    “Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.” (John Owen) The conceptualization of temptation is something that changes for each individual person. It can take many forms; forms that which humans witness on a daily basis. As written in ancient Greek mythology, the mythical Sirens portray the hardships and consequences of temptation. Many people have taken many interpretations of these Sirens and

  • Mother Archetype In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    Mother Archetype Mothers are seen occasionally as the strangest, craziest, altruistic people that have ever been encountered. However some argue that they are the complete opposite. The basic perception of mothers that they are loving, caring, and very nurturing, and this makes up the mother archetype, not only modern day but records and perceptions that date back to ancient history. Although it has come along way, Mothers play a very important role in modern day theatre, literature, and even stories