Essays Tagged: "Calypso"

This is an essay on the woman in the Odyssey and their influences on his travels.

of the women of The Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all of these women were responsible for the actions of the men ... f the men.In The Odyssey, the females who direct or influence the actions of men are Athena, Circe, Calypso, Penelope, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Athena uses her intellect more and plans th ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

how female characters in the Odyssey are important and help the story progress

he Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Athena, Penelope, Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all have been true, and in actuality, may be an entertaining i ... s in the Odyssey, and one of the most prominent roles they fulfill is that of seductress. Circe and Calypso are the most obvious examples of women whose love becomes an obstacle to Odysseus's return. ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Love in the Odessy

n many different situations. Odysseus shows feminine characteristics as well when he is stranded on Calypso's island. Therefore, throughout the epic poem we see many different characters portray diffe ... n. On the other hand Odysseus shows his feminine characteristics by crying nonstop while staying at Calypso's island. Usually crying is mostly associated with women because they are often emotional an ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Odyssey.

t have the confidence or experience to fight them. Unknown to the suitors, Odysseus is still alive. Calypso has imprisoned him on her island. Zeus sends Hermes to rescue Odysseus from Calypso. Hermes ... s imprisoned him on her island. Zeus sends Hermes to rescue Odysseus from Calypso. Hermes persuades Calypso to let Odysseus build a ship and leave. Odysseus sets sail, but when Poseidon finds him sail ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Hero Within

that not too many characters possess, courage. When Odysseus spends several years with the goddess Calypso without knowing if he might ever escape, he reveals a quality foreign to many men, patience. ... nters may appear to be enough for his tired soul to endure, his experience with the beautiful nymph Calypso displays to the reader the patience that he obtains. In this situation, the king experiences ...

(4 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

"The Odyssey" as didactic literature: lessons taught to Odysseus about the nature of mankind and the way Odysseus changes after his experiences

ysseus in the face of danger, and it is Poseidon who keeps him suffering. Until the seventh year of Calypso, Athena does nothing and observes patiently. She is the gentle and guiding mother. She stops ... th and rebirth. The odonos gained from his journey is his development as a fetus, and his stay with Calypso is his gestation. He emerges naked and bloody in an unknown world, like a newborn child.Once ...

(5 pages) 47 0 4.2 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How women are protrayed in The Odyssey by Homer.

ding love through many characters in the Odyssey such as Penelope, Nausicaa, Anticleia, Athena, and Calypso. Homer reveals to us how the Greeks believe wives should act through Penelope. Even w ... everything for their child. She waits for her son and never giving up even until her death. Calypso's role in the book is that of a woman who is in need for love and attention. She likes him a ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Interpretive Questions from "The Odyssey"

speaking to or about?References:1. "But one man alone... his heart set on his wife and his return - Calypso. The bewitching nymph, the lustrous goddess, held him back" (Page 78, Line 16 - 20).2. "But ... even there would he be free of trials..."(Page 77, Lines 19 -21).Comments:Who is being held back by Calypso? Is this a tale about one man alone as it says, or is this something more evasive - more gen ...

(7 pages) 33 0 1.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Odyssey"

azing courage because he had to go down the Land of the Dead by himself.2. Odysseus' encounter with Calypso was important because it shows him using his metis to talk her into letting him go. It also ... dysseus interacted with the gods on several occasions. Hermes the wayfinder was the god who ordered Calypso to let him go at the beginning of the story. More importantly, Athena was the one who dresse ...

(9 pages) 55 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

History Of Trinidian Music

an one. Trinidad is one of those that have multiple musical styles associated with it. They include Calypso, Chuntey, Soca, and Parang. Some of them vary in many factors, while others have some simila ... each other (not to mention that they were forbidden to talk to each other). They then began to use calypso as a means of communication, and for mocking the slave owners.Later on, Trinidad was coloniz ...

(4 pages) 51 2 4.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Passion of the Odyssey: A formal expository essay about the personification, epithets, and similies within Homer's "Odyssey"

assion to return to his family and kingdom, Telemachus' passion to kill the suitors, even Circe and Calypso's erotic passion for Odysseus are entwined within this story set in ancient Greece. However, ... phrase to describe a character or thing, one uses an epithet. You may find many times in the story Calypso referred to as the Bewitching Nymph, Athena called the Clear-Eyed Goddess, and our hero, Ody ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.7 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Calypso and Circe, Important Women of Homer's "Odyssey"

Of all the dangers Odysseus meets in the Odyssey, the one that seems to stand out is Calypso and Circe. There are many reasons why Odysseus's journey is, the most obvious being the wome ... sseus encounters on his journey home to Ithaca. Of the women, their are two that truly show cruelty.Calypso is a amusing woman who carries the "true appeal" of a woman's beauty. Calypso offers Odysseu ... n's beauty. Calypso offers Odysseus eternal life, and an end to Odysseus's physical suffering. With Calypso, Odysseus will be able to keep his identity as a man and enjoy the truly many different plea ...

(1 pages) 149 0 3.4 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Role Of The Gods In The Odyssey

able to overcome the challenges he faced from Poseidon (the God of the Sea), Helios (the sun god), Calypso (the goddess-nymph), and Circe (the goddess and enchantress) during his journey home? Would ... 9:584-585). Poseidon swears that Odysseus will never return home safely. When Poseidon notices that Calypso, the nymph, lets Odysseus go he is outraged. He conjures a massive storm in an attempt to ki ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odysseus

True Ruler, True Man In Macleish's poem "Calypso's Island" the author sees Odysseus as a lover while in Homer's version they talk about his h ... ler. In the two author's language, their different purposes can easily be understood.In Macleish's "Calypso's Island" imagery show's Odysseus love for Penelope. This love by Odysseus and Penelope can ... hile". Odysseus indicates his love by choosing to be mortal with Penelope compared to immortal with Calypso. Odysseus illustrates his worthiness by proving that having sex with Kalypso was not his fau ...

(2 pages) 884 0 1.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Teh Odessy

Circe and Calypso are believed to be monstrous but are they really? In The Odyssey written by Homer, a man nam ... for him to come back. He faces many hardships and must overcome many obstacles including Circe and Calypso. Circe is the enchantress who transform the crew of Odysseus into swine and who, when she fi ... annot conquer Odysseus, takes him as a lover and gives him advice and supplies for his voyage home. Calypso is a sea nymph who keeps Odysseus captive for nine years after he has fought the Trojans. Bo ...

(5 pages) 455 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Disguise And Deception In The Odyssey

brings to Zeus' attention that Odysseus' journey has been brought to a standstill on the island of Calypso. Athena then goes to Ithaca and assumes a disguise to convince Telemachus to go on a journey ...

(3 pages) 5188 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey

home Odysseus and his crew encountered many challenges. Just some of them were being stranded on a Calypso's island for seven years, almost being eaten by a Cyclops, and being turned into a pig by Ci ...

(2 pages) 354 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The role of women in the odyss

le Odysseus had slept with Circe and stayed with her on her island for one year and then slept with Calypso numerous times on the island of Ogygia. What makes this even worse is that Penelope would ha ... ia, in Hades and discovering that Penelope was still alive and faithful to him, he still slept with Calypso! When he then returned to Ithaca and was reunited with Penelope, he told her of his encounte ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The role of women in the odyss

le Odysseus had slept with Circe and stayed with her on her island for one year and then slept with Calypso numerous times on the island of Ogygia. What makes this even worse is that Penelope would ha ... ia, in Hades and discovering that Penelope was still alive and faithful to him, he still slept with Calypso! When he then returned to Ithaca and was reunited with Penelope, he told her of his encounte ...

(5 pages) 3709 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The Integration Of Calypso In Miguel Street

Returning to Your Roots: The Integration of Calypso in Miguel Street Many writers, whether they have left their homeland to a Western society or ... nglish. This content and setting, ideal for the presence of a Trinidadian form of expression called calypso, is orchestrated into the novel. Calypso is a style of music in West Indies, more specifical ... talked about. Throughout the novel the residents of Miguel Street liberally quote from old and new calypsoes which are directly related to the central themes of their stories; the use of calypso brin ...

(7 pages) 3139 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature