Essays Tagged: "journey home"

The Goddess Athena is the main female Character in the Odyssey.

beggar when he returns to Ithaca.Goddess Athena's role in this epic is to help Odysseus through his journey home and make sure that he survives. If she would not have helped Odysseus through his journ ... es. If she would not have helped Odysseus through his journey, he may have not survived through his journey. Athena plays a major role in making sure that Odysseus comes home safely to his home land o ...

(1 pages) 47 1 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus as an Epic Hero.

involves both love and death, which then shows his true strength.When Odysseus ventures out on his journey, he is told by Athena that he is destined to be great, and through the whole war he knows th ... ned to be great, and through the whole war he knows that. When the war is finished he continues his journey home to his wife, his mother and his son. On his journey home he is faced with several obsta ...

(2 pages) 65 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Long-Suffering and Self-Pitying Odysseus. The Odyssey by Homer This essay anaylyzes Odysses' character and his worth as an epic hero.

s obvious that his selfishness and pride are at the very heart of the obstacles he has faced on his journey home.Odysseus cries to satisfy his feelings of loneliness and despair at being so hated by t ... , "weeping, his eyes never dry, his sweet life flowing away / with the tears he wept for his foiled journey home" (5. 168-169). At this point, Odysseus has been a prisoner on Calypso's island for seve ...

(6 pages) 114 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Odyssey: Summary with quotes.

of Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus, is a cunning man. The Odyssey is a tale of Odysseus' long and trying journey home after fighting in the Trojan War. On his way home, he upsets Poseidon, god of the sea, ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odysseus: The Theme of Love.

ca. This love almost seemsto help him persevere through the many hardships that he encounters on hisjourney home. On the other hand, Penelope also exemplifies this same kindof love for Odysseus. At ho ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey.

The Odyssey, written by Homer, is a book that tells the tale of one man's journey home. Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and Odysseus still has not returned to h ... ing more than to return home. He has been through many adventures and met many people over his long journey. Calypso traps Odysseus on her island for many years and everyday he wishes to be with his w ... hus, had great human capacity for endurance, They each spent years, either waiting for something or journeying through obstacles, trying to overcome the odds. None of them ever gave up hope, and it al ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is the theme of John Cheever's short story, "The Swimmer"?

invincible man, glowing with the vitality usually accompanying one much younger than he, attempt to journey home through a cluster of neighboring swimming pools? The answer can be found by a slight st ... England lifestyle complete with a beautiful wife, four daughters, and a white picket fence. As his journey continues, however, strange details are alluded to. "When Lucinda said that you couldn't com ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey and the Greek Concept of Hero.

ades" (50). In The Odyssey, the Greek hero, Odysseus, possessed each one of these attributes. In "A Journey to the Underworld," the reader can pick up what characteristics Achaean men considered to be ... cteristic that Achaean men held in high regard to a hero. Next, when Teiresias describes Odysseus's journey home, he mentions that great harm may befall on his men if he is not careful. This is indire ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

ed 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, Odysseusdisplays his ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison/Contrast Essay : The Odyssey and Crow and Weasel

Odysseus, king of Ithaca and the greatest strategist of the Trojan War, is on a journey filled with obstacles as he is trying to return home. Crow and Weasel are two Native America ... obstacles as he is trying to return home. Crow and Weasel are two Native American boys who are on a journey to travel further north than anyone in their tribe ever has. Although Odysseus and Crow and ... ddess, to be his guardian and the higher power that looked after Odysseus and helped him out on his journeys. Another example includes Odysseus getting in trouble because he enraged a greater power, i ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Create your own story, adapting a charcter and depicting his/her metaphoircal struggle to live their everyday life. The story must end tragically, changing the character's attitude towards life.

of fox. Not bad, he thought. Slinging the dead animals over his left shoulder, the hunter began the journey home.Solomon quite enjoyed living in the woods. He had found an abandoned cottage nearby and ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

Tennyson vs Homer Ulysses Vs Oddyseus

ith Tennyson's portrayal of Odysseus in the poem "Ulysses". Whereas Odysseus wishes to complete his journey and find relief, Ulysses seeks to continue on a never-ending one.Homer's Odyssey and Tennyso ... n contrasting quests. The hero in Homer's depicts Odysseus as a hero in the process of completing a journey home. The portrayal of Ulysses is a hero that has already completed his journey, but he wish ...

(7 pages) 33 0 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odysseus' Many Mistakes

eus makes numerous decisions that affect him and his men, these decisions have come to impact their journey home. In doing this, he has made several mistakes that Odysseus later learns from in order t ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Role of Perspective in Classical Greek Literature. Them Vs. Us- "The Odyssey", "The Aeneid and Histories"

up this sense of "them vs. us" when he depicts Odysseus telling the Phaiakians the obstacles of his journey home. Before beginning his tales of the Lotus-eaters and the Cyclopes, Odysseus is described ... most superior impression of a foreign society. Virgil expresses this theme when Aeneas, who is on a journey from his homeland of Troy to Italy, comes across the city Carthage. Instead of noting the di ...

(5 pages) 32 0 4.5 May/2006

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

Homer's View on 'Journey' Through 'The Odyssey'

Although nothing is known about the ancient Greek poet Homer's life, his views on what a journey is is made clear throughout his works - namely The Odyssey. A journey for Homer is an expedi ... or Homer is an expedition away from home through new terrains, both physical and metaphorical. In a journey, one is always learning and experiencing new cultures and foods. A journey always involves u ... ted or unplanned circumstances. According to Homer, the destination is the most important part of a journey, and the return journey is more important than the departing journey. Homer's protagonist in ...

(3 pages) 30 0 4.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Write a focussed freewrite on the following prompt: A Ring, and then write a passage of fiction proceeding from where the freewrite has taken you.

my. The thing to be feared. But why? Why fear a ring? Are you the key to my past? A first step on a journey home? A way to re-find me? Find the ring and I find my soul. Is the ring lost? How did I com ...

(4 pages) 12 1 4.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

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

dyssey, 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 encounters on his journey home to Ithaca. Of t ... , Penelope, but he denies Calypso's offer. Circe is an another tempting woman Odysseus meets on his journey back home to Ithaca.I found Odysseus's refusal to be quite creditable, though his excuse was ...

(1 pages) 149 0 3.4 Nov/2006

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

Odyssey

nd son after so long, can you go on? In one of the most famous epics of all, Odysseus continues his journey home, to be reunited with his wife and son again. The Odyssey delineates the tasks to be ove ...

(5 pages) 846 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Role Of The Gods In The Odyssey

lios (the sun god), Calypso (the goddess-nymph), and Circe (the goddess and enchantress) during his journey home? Would he still experience the same life long lessons in his prolonged journey home whi ... sus Christ, or a tormentor role, as in Satan. For instance, gods such as Athena assist in Odysseus' journey home, while gods like Poseidon hinder his progress. Throughout the Odyssey it is evident tha ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey

he course of The Odyssey there is a major emotional theme of love; Odysseus is also educated on his journey home and like a realistic human being he has the human characteristic of weakness.Odysseus' ... . This love almost seems to help him persevere through the many hardships that he encounters on his journey home. On the other hand, Penelope also exemplifies this same kind of love for Odysseus. At h ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers