Essays Tagged: "Circe"

Listening to Women, Being a Man. Speaks of Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon"

s father's example and leaves town to obtain his inheritance and to become a self-defined man. From Circe, a witch figure, he is inspired to be reciprocal, and through his struggle for equality with m ... . He quickly learns that to obtain this inheritance, he must listen to women as he never has before.Circe is the first woman who he listens to and treats with reciprocity. At first glance, he is overc ...

(7 pages) 106 0 2.3 Nov/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

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

fluenced 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.In The Odyssey, the females wh ... tions of 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 p ...

(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

ns 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 interpretation of an actual Troj ... ant figures 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' ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"The Odyssey" by Homer, and in "The Ramayana", by R.K Narayan.

As Circe tries to seduce men and turn them into pigs, Penelope stays loyal and obedient to her husband. ... ul and evil. In the end, the ideal wife had Rama, while the temptress ended up with a loss of limbs.Circe was a terrible goddess with beautiful hair, who spoke in men's language. When the men of Odyss ... him and his crew leave. This evil woman possessed magic powers and used them unjustly. Much unlike Circe, Penelope was faithful and loyal. She was honest to Odysseus for the 20 years that he was gone ...

(2 pages) 86 0 1.7 May/2003

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

"The Important Roles Of Women In The Odyssey"

characters of Athena and Eurykleia are given strong, admirable roles while Melantho, the Sirens and Circe are depicted in a much more negative way. Penelope--the central female character--is given bot ... he Odyssey, so again, Kalypso is another female being portrayed negatively. In a similar situation, Circe, goddess of Aiaia, is also portrayed as an unvirtuous woman, keeping Odysseus from his home an ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.3 Nov/2003

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

Athena vs Odysseus (accusation)[roughish draft]

problems, and I'm sick of bailing him out.One of the first times I saved his life, was when he left Circe's isle. Poseidon, the ever-spiteful sea god, continued to avenge his son Polyphemus by rolling ...

(3 pages) 17 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Penelope in the Odyssey

weakness and wavering resolve when he is faced with sexual temptation. For example, when enticed by Circe to "mingle and make love," Odysseus submits to her appeals and enters her "flawless bed of lov ... nters her "flawless bed of love," thus committing adultery against his wife Penelope (Book X). When Circe tells Odysseus to remain with her, he "could not help consenting." Odysseus remains with Circe ...

(6 pages) 68 0 4.2 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This is an essay based on the Odyssy and talks about the meaning of acceptance and hospitality.

dysseus is depicted as a very strong man who defeatsnumerous foes, such as the Cyclops, Scylla, and Circe during his journey home toIthaca following the Trojan War. Upon returning home to Ithaca, Odys ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The most powerful characters in The Odyssey are women." Argue for or against this proposition using examples from the text; please limit evidence to two or three episodes only.

r. Athena is a key example of a woman that is ultimately the personification of power. Furthermore, Circe possesses many traits that would unquestionably classify her as extremely powerful as well. Th ... al ways, and unlike other women within this epic poem she does not use her power to benefit herself.Circe, though not the first female we meet in The Odyssey, is the first woman Odysseus meets on his ...

(5 pages) 53 1 3.9 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Why Odysseues is a hero in "The Odyssey".

s intelligence to save his men from Cyclops and the sirens, his courageousness to save his men from Circe and the sirens, and he also shows responsibility towards his men when he saves them from Circe ... dysseus shows courage in his journey in many different ways. He displays courage when he is leaving Circe's island. Circe warns Odysseus "... before you reach your home you must take a strange and dif ...

(4 pages) 38 0 4.0 Sep/2005

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

"The Odyssey"

Part I:1. Circe is important because when she turned Eurylochus' exploring party into pigs, Odysseus had to go ... sions, he saved his men from the danger that they put themselves in. He saved them from Polyphemus, Circe, and he tried to save them by not letting them eat Helios' cattle, but they didn't listen to h ...

(9 pages) 55 0 0.0 Apr/2006

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

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

fervent passion 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 ... s in his story. The dawn, for example, has been personified while breaking the night's darkness."As Circe spoke, Dawn mounted her golden throne..."(Part 2, line 1)Dawn is given a capitalized name to m ...

(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 women Odysseus e ... ike the most tempting offer for Odysseus besides his wife, Penelope, but he denies Calypso's offer. Circe is an another tempting woman Odysseus meets on his journey back home to Ithaca.I found Odysseu ...

(1 pages) 149 0 3.4 Nov/2006

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

Comparing "The Odyssey" and "O Brother Where Art Thou"

his wife and children will never welcome him home again."(Page 163)This is the warning foretold by Circe to Odysseus in The Odyssey. Circe explained to Odysseus that the only way to escape the Sirens ... aving his crew tie Odysseus up to the mast of the ship until they pass the Sirens. Odysseus follows Circes advice and passes the Sirens unscathed. Just like in The Odyssey the Sirens use their singing ...

(3 pages) 34 1 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Role Of The Gods In The Odyssey

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 he still experience the same life ... with sobs and groans and anguish" (5:174), Calypso lets him go. Odysseus also spends some time with Circe, a goddess and enchantress, at her palace. Her palace is beautiful and had good drinks and foo ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/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, ... re waiting 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, w ... way. The journey in which Odysseus travels is not complete without encounter with these characters."Circe has locked your [Odysseus's] friends like swine behind the tight fence of her pens. And have y ...

(5 pages) 459 0 0.0 Oct/2001

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

Homers odyssey and its relatio

trouble when he stumbles upon the Cyclops who traps him in, and has to be dealt with by force. The Circe is very tempting and decieving, but they have to disregard her and keep going. And if they wer ... ressure which makes you feel trapped (It is a struggle that seems impossible, but can be overcome). Circe is like money, power, and respect, very tempting, but can lead to trouble, and are probably be ...

(1 pages) 351 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The sun also rises 5

en in a number of different ways. While some critics such as Mimi Reisel Gladstein view Brett as a "Circe" or "bitch-goddess," others such as Carol H. Smith see Brett as a woman who has been emotional ... rsue true love. Mimi Reisel Gladstein does make an excellent case for Brett as a "modern-day Circe" or "bitch-goddess." Brett is a ". . . drunkard, a nymphomaniac, or a Circe who turns men into ...

(5 pages) 22 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The role of women in the odyss

found her to be unfaithful and adulterous when he was gone. This was while Odysseus had slept with Circe and stayed with her on her island for one year and then slept with Calypso numerous times on t ... When he then returned to Ithaca and was reunited with Penelope, he told her of his encounters with Circe and Calypso without hesitation or shame! Another example of how the rules and expectat ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The role of women in the odyss

found her to be unfaithful and adulterous when he was gone. This was while Odysseus had slept with Circe and stayed with her on her island for one year and then slept with Calypso numerous times on t ... When he then returned to Ithaca and was reunited with Penelope, he told her of his encounters with Circe and Calypso without hesitation or shame! Another example of how the rules and expectat ...

(5 pages) 3710 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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