Essays Tagged: "Penelope"

how Athene helped Odysseus

dyssey', Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically andmentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope.In book I, Athene urged Telemachus to give up boyhood, act like a man, presenthis case to s ... dream,urging him to return to Ithaca and warning him about the ambush of the suitors.Athene helped Penelope numerous way also. Athene helped her by comforting herso she would not go into a nervous br ...

(2 pages) 76 2 3.4 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

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

y and John Steinbeck's novel The Pearl there are characters that show great examples of this trait. Penelope in The Odyssey and Juana in The Pearl are the most obvious, although there are many. Penelo ... hile he was on his twenty-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 ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.7 Oct/1996

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

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

.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 the adventu ... ven years. If Calypso had not directed the action of Odysseus, then he would have been home earlier.Penelope, like Helen, indirectly influenced the actions of men. While Odysseus was gone, Penelope at ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Odyssey: Is Odysseus justified in taking his revenge?

have invaded his property. These suitors are young nobles from Ithaca and elsewhere who try to take Penelope, Odysseus's wife, in marriage along with the kingdom. The suitors have intruded into Odysse ...

(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

Women are very important 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 st ... women of The 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 ente ... d in Telemachus. Her role as goddess of the womanly arts gets very little attention in the Odyssey. Penelope works at the loom all the time but rarely sees Athena, and then usually only in dreams.In b ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Character Sketch of Odyssey Character Telamakhos

elp of Athena.The Odyssey began in Ithaca, where a group of suitors were harassing Telemakhos's mom Penelope. His father was gone and he was placed in this situation all by himself. He sat in a corner ... and took action. In these situations, Telemakhos stood up to his mother and the suitors.His mother, Penelope was in a state of misery because her husband was gone and suitors were constantly bugging h ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Homer's "Odysse"y, and what it tells us about greek culture and women

poem one can be clued into women's roles within the culture, which are exemplified by the character Penelope. The predicament, in which the Odysseus's wife is torn between remaining loyal to her missi ... suitor and her powers are what allow her to manipulate many situations to stay true to her husband.Penelope's powers take form in her strength of character. Her intelligence, cunning and sharp wit en ...

(5 pages) 55 0 3.8 Mar/2003

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

"The Odyssey" by Homer.

physical objects which is shown by Odysseus' shipmates; secondly, lustful desire which is shown by Penelope and Odysseus' suitors, and thirdly, the desire for knowledge which is shown by Odysseus. Th ... erial possessions prevents him from arriving in Ithaka.The second type of desire, which is shown by Penelope's suitors, is lustful desire. While Penelope is being pursued by suitors, her faith in Odys ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Odyssey "and the relationship between Odysseus and his son, the honorable Telemachus.

hout the beginning of the book, Telemachus was told by many that he was and is the son of Odysseus. Penelope, Athena, Telemachus' nurse, those of their kingdom, and also many others referred to Telema ... old me I'm his son, it's true..." However this is the only time included in the book that refers to Penelope actually telling Telemachus that he is the son of the great Odysseus.Throughout the story t ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"The Odyssey"

model to imitate through the trying years of adolescence. Furthermore, the suitors who wish to take Penelope's hand in marriage hinder his passage. These suitors, believing that Telemachus is no more ...

(3 pages) 47 1 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"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. While Soorpanaka tries to steal a woman's spouse a ... d 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 and re ... t to Odysseus for the 20 years that he was gone and refused to marry or lie with any of the suitors.Penelope and Sita showed what ideal wives they were with their actions and gestures. Both the ideal ...

(2 pages) 86 0 1.7 May/2003

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

Duck and Hide Technique Help Reveal the True Odysseus.

men must succumb to their fate predetermined by the Gods. Each man in the Odyssey from Odysseus to Penelope have their most heroic quality superimposed like Odysseus being a great tactician, but show ... lf from Eumaios to see his mother. He doesn't reveal to his mother that Odysseus is there on Ithaka.Penelope's test of their bedchamber proved her loyalty to Odysseus. In book 23, Penelope is still un ...

(5 pages) 41 0 3.4 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Greek Ideals are Universal Ideals.

is strength of patience when he tolerated the abuse of the suitors while disguised as the beggar in Penelope's house. Odysseus intelligence was shown when he disclosed his identity to Polymephus as "n ... splay the goodness of the person who displays it. The positive form of the Hospitality was shown by Penelope when she let the suitors stay in her house especially the beggar who she didn't realize was ...

(2 pages) 110 2 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Love in the Odessy

rs show masculine characteristics and the male characteristics often show feminine characteristics. Penelope and Nausicaa both show masculine characteristics in many different situations. Odysseus sho ... d courage by not running away like the others. Another women who shows masculine characteristics is Penelope who is Odysseus's wife. She demonstrates this characteristic by tricking the suitors into t ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.0 Oct/2003

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

This is about how Penelope procrastinates about remarrying throughout the Odyssey with hopes of Odysseus' return.

"Procrastinating Penelope" In the beginning of the Odyssey, Penelope and Telemakhos are waiting for the homeco ... l for them to still have any kind of hope on his return because it has been so long. In particular, Penelope is awaiting Odysseus' return although there is not much hope. The idea of remarrying now se ... suitors are trying to get her to chose one of them. There are some very obvious episodes that shows Penelope procrastinates remarrying, mostly because she feels as though no one can replace Odysseus a ...

(2 pages) 38 1 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Important Roles Of Women In The Odyssey"

ong, admirable roles while Melantho, the Sirens and Circe are depicted in a much more negative way. Penelope--the central female character--is given both negative and positive attributes.Athena, the g ... veral occasions: The goddess first appears as Mentes, and then later as Mentor, Telemachos himself, Penelope's sister, a friend of Nausikaa's, and various servants. Not only is she a master of disguis ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.3 Nov/2003

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

This is a paper concerning the epic "The Odyssey" and its relevence.

der is engaged with the fact that he is still growing up, and has many things to learn. His mother, Penelope, is another vivid personality. She is faithful to her husband, and does her best to hold up ...

(2 pages) 49 1 3.0 Jan/2004

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

Prudence; This essay deals with the concept of prudence and how it is used and where in Homer's epic poem the "Odyssey."

PrudencePenelope was clever to question the disposition of Odysseus as for she has seen frauds prior to this ... d not dead upon some unknown island on the sea. A concern would have rose with someone else besides Penelope because this all appeared too good to be true. One moment she was facing a problematic chan ... ited her deepest desires, remembrances, and dreams.To this, a test was required of Odysseus to tell Penelope of their mutual secret that they held with only each other. This test was exceedingly appro ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

She Said: How Molly's Monologue Revises The Understanding Of James Joyce's Ulysses - The essay question is revealed in the title of the essay

viewpoint works to create a singular perspective that goes unchallenged until the last chapter. In "Penelope", Molly's subconscious monologue brings an entirely different perspective to the text and t ...

(17 pages) 85 0 3.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Women In Odytssey

nstrate that the ascribe rule existed and that women had power over men. One of these characters is Penelope. Penelope is Odysseus"'" wife and Telemachus"'" mother. Penelope is seen to have power over ... n with her interactions with the suitors, which clearly illustrates the ascribed rule. For example, Penelope promised the suitors that after she was finished weaving on her loom, she would choose a hu ...

(4 pages) 33 0 2.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers