Essays Tagged: "Odysseus"

False Homecomings in the Odyssey

The majority of the Odyssey is an account of Odysseus' adventures (or, rather, misadventures) trying to reach his homeland of Ithaka. Several of ... nt on Kalypso's island. This false homecoming is strikingly different from what one would expect of Odysseus' real homecoming, but similar enough for parallels to be drawn between the two. Homer uses ... ar enough for parallels to be drawn between the two. Homer uses this false homecoming to foreshadow Odysseus' true homecoming.Throughout the Odyssey, Homer presents the reader with certain clues about ...

(3 pages) 102 1 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odyssey and It's Relation to the Greek Ideal Of a Sound Mind and Body

or the other, to be ideal. This is the Greek concept of a sound mind and body. In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and Telemachos, had to have and/or achieve a sound mind and body, to be the successful and ... ody. Menelaos says of how " amazes me quite, how this young man(Telemachos) looks exactly like Odysseus, strong and mighty"{page 47}. Yet, he is criticized by others, for the reason that he does ...

(5 pages) 83 1 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


e highest gifts that all heroes must posses. The Greeks required that all heroes must have courage. Odysseus, one of the heroes of the epic 'Odyssey' standout. He was constantly expected to be a true ... -- laid down by the gods and goddesses. Those who did not obey the rule would be punished severely. Odysseus throughout the epic, demonstrated that he obeyed the Guest/Host relationship rule. Odysseus ...

(5 pages) 110 2 2.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

his cause.Every myth has a character that breaks the mold of the ordinary. In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus is the character that broke the mold of the other mortals. He displayed character traits th ...

(3 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jan/1997

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

The Bow of Odysseus

The Bow of OdysseusTo quote Crissy, "Book 21 of the Odyssey might be termed 'The Book on the Bow.'" It contains ... ow.'" It contains the history of the bow and an account of the contest which marks the beginning of Odysseus' final attack on the suitors. It is by means of the bow that Odysseus disposes with the sui ... is lost identity. But this bow is not only a deadly weapon; it is also a symbolic link both between Odysseus and the bows and the heroes of the Greek mythic past, and between Odysseus and the kleos he ...

(10 pages) 129 0 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


.Bati dillerindeki Ulysse'nin turedigi Latince Ulyxes, yigidin bir Yunan lehcesinden alinmis adidir.Odysseus, kuzeybati Yunanistan kiyilarinin karsisinda bulunan Ithaca (Ithake) adasinda dogdu. Babasi ... dolanda usta Autolykos'un kizi olan Antikleia'nin Learthes ile evlenmeden once Sisyphos ileyattigi, Odysseus'un bu birlesmeden dogdugu da soylenirdi.Odysseus'un gencligi, Akhilles'unki gibi hekim Khei ...

(7 pages) 27 0 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Essay Comparing the Religions of the Modern to Thoose of the Ancient Greeks As Representated in the Odyssey

ersation among the gods. The goddess Athena, goddess of war and wisdom, is discussing the matter of Odysseus with Zeus, the head god and god of sky (Homer 10). Of course these are not the only Greek g ... caused by human error is widespread throughout the book. Human error is encountered in each one of Odysseus's adventures on his return home. The Kyklopes represented the greediness, selfishness, and ...

(3 pages) 114 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This is a very well written paper on the Greek Theme of loyalty.

ristics of the people and a hero who encompasses all the virtues that the people strive to achieve. Odysseus is the ideal king of Ithaca who embodies physical strength, courage, travel, perseverance, ... th, courage, travel, perseverance, cleverness, and loyalty. Loyalty is not only exemplified through Odysseus, but through his wife Penelope, and son Telemakhos as well.Odysseus has been on a journey f ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Odyssey

nd goddesses. The gods, goddesses, and creatures had supernatural powers that effected the lives of Odysseus, his crew, and his family. Their actions proved to be powerful, benificial, and deadly.The ... used in the north/ a storm against the ships, and driving veils/ of squall"(p.444, 66-68) , many of Odysseus men died. Another account when Zeus was very powerful was, "Zeus Cronion piled a thunderhea ...

(2 pages) 138 1 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

how Athene helped Odysseus

In 'The Odyssey', Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically andmentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope.In book I, Ath ... by comforting herso she would not go into a nervous break down over all her stress, the suitors andOdysseus returning or not. Athene gave Penelope hope of Odysseus returning. Atheneeven made Penelope ... helped Penelope by giving her a dream of gulls,representing the suitors, and an eagle, representing Odysseus, killing the gulls.Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways as well. She helped by persuading t ...

(2 pages) 76 2 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus's Challenges

In The Odyssey, Odysseus had to face many challenges during his travels; a few of these difficulties were a cannibal ... lties were a cannibalistic Cyclops, huge whirlpools, determined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of Ithaca, but to accomplish this Odysseus had ... but to accomplish this Odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qualities.Odysseus proved throughout the story that he was very clever. When he was faced with having to get o ...

(3 pages) 114 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Heroes, An essay on the epic, The Odyssey

thinks of him or herself.The characters in the poem, 'Women', and The Odyssey are both epic heroes.Odysseus is a strong and brave man, but I think he lacks one of the major characteristicsof a hero. ... e realistic and do something that's great, but its notwritten up in every news paper in the country.Odysseus is a brave man that did great things. In The Odyssey he conquers amonster using smarts and ...

(3 pages) 106 0 3.4 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

loyalty in "The odyssey" by Homer and "The Pearl" by Steinbeck

ssey and Juana in The Pearl are the most obvious, although there are many. Penelope stayed loyal to Odysseus while he was on his twenty-year journey and Juana stayed by her husband through his time of ... -year journey and Juana stayed by her husband through his time of distress.Penelope stayed loyal to Odysseus while he was on his twenty-year journey. To ward off suitors that were beckoning for her ha ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"The Odyssey" by Homer

tten by Homer and translated to English version by Samuel Butler. The main character in Odyssey was Odysseus, Kind of Ithaca, who after 20 years of wanderings returned home from the Trojan War and a l ... ife Penelope and reestablishes himself in his kingdom.Athena appeals to Zeus for permission to help Odysseus reach home. Odysseus's home in Ithaca is overrun with suitors who are trying to win Penelop ...

(7 pages) 97 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Odysseus is not a Hero

y will probably say "someone who does something for other people out of the goodness of his heart." Odysseus, who is the main character of the book "The Odyssey" written by Homer, would fit the dictio ... you go deeper, looking at what people feel a hero is, he doesn¹t even come close. In the book, Odysseus does nothing out of the goodness of his heart. Even if Odysseus fought in the Trojan War, h ...

(3 pages) 99 2 1.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Devolpment of Desire. Comparision between Odyssey, Beowulf, Knight in the Cart

ideals, so will the evolution of the ideals and desires of our heroes change from simple to complex.Odysseus is a man who is both strong and smart, but most known not for the brawn of his body, but th ... He is welcome everywhere: hail to the captain when he goes ashore!" (Homer 166). The irony falls as Odysseus only desires his homeland. "Begin when all the rest who left behind them headlong death in ...

(14 pages) 97 0 4.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

War whose wanderings around his known world and his perilous encounters are the basis of the story. Odysseus' absence from his home is prolonged by the influences of the women whom he encounters.In th ... and Scylla and Charybdis. Athena uses her intellect more and plans the adventures of Telemachus and Odysseus, disguising herself and telling Telemachus to go "to Sparta and to sandy Pylos to seek tidi ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Odyssey: Is Odysseus justified in taking his revenge?

The Evil Should Die:Analysis of Homer The OdysseyUpon Odysseus' return to Ithaca from his long and dangerous crusade, he discovers suitors raiding his pal ... suitors raiding his palace. Due to the fact that these suitors are posing a great threat to Ithaca, Odysseus is justified in taking his revenge. Since these suitors try to steal his property, assume h ... ty, assume his wealth, and threaten the royal family of Ithaca, his right to defend himself is just.Odysseus was the king, and suitors have invaded his property. These suitors are young nobles from It ...

(2 pages) 64 2 3.3 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

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

portant figures in Homer's The Odyssey. Athena and Penelope are the two primary examples. They help Odysseus in his travels in many ways through the story. They keep the reader interested so that they ... r equality.As goddess of wisdom and battle, Athena naturally has a soft spot for the brave and wily Odysseus. She helps him out of many tough situations, including his shipwreck in Book 5 and the mism ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Faith and Retribution in "Genesis" and Homer's "Odyssey"

ved in the Garden of Eden, before the Fall; in the Odyssey, it can be presumed to be the era before Odysseus left Ithaka to fight in the Trojan War. However, both these balanced situations were upset ... and Eve sinned against God, were exiled from Paradise, and stuck in a repetitive cycle of sinning; Odysseus left his home and family and was gone for twenty years. By the time we come down to the Gre ...

(6 pages) 112 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers