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    Adversity In The Odyssey

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    be learned. The Odyssey is a timeless piece, studied all over the world for its story of a hero’s travailing journey home, and the gurganious trials he overcomes. Many movies, tv-shows, and books have the theme and plot of a hero or heroine in peril. Much like in the movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou and The Odyssey, the main character must overcome many obstacles. Both tales also share the theme, of the importance of remaining persistent in the face of adversity. In The Odyssey, Odysseus must…

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    Disguise In The Odyssey

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    When reading The Odyssey by Homer, the main idea is a life’s journey that is filled with obstacles and bumps in the road. Odysseus has been at war for sometime now and he has spent all these years trying to make it home. Themes are important ideas that can be looked at in literary work. Disguise is the theme that is often looked at in The Odyssey. The qualities of disguise are closely related to The Odyssey. Odysseus is very clever in many instances throughout his journey with his…

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    Afterlife In The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey illustrates the journey of Odysseus on his homecoming after the Trojan War. Through Homer's Iliad and Odyssey has mentioned the possible existence and access of the Afterlife through rituals as expressed by Achilles in the Iliad after he received a premonition of his cousin Patroclus after he had not completed his funeral right and could not move forward to the realm of the dead. Homer’s Odyssey Book XI raises several important themes about the presentation of the Afterlife in Greek…

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    Odysseus In The Odyssey

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    Going to West Ithaca High School has taught me various things about the Greek Culture. The great hero, Odysseus, has also taught me many lessons through his example. The Odyssey teaches about hospitality, patience, and vengeance. Being welcoming and a good host is important to the Greeks. Everyone should be welcome whether they are a boy or a girl or familiar or a stranger. When Odysseus wasn’t welcomed by Antinous because he was a beggar was considered very rude. In Greece, not only should the…

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    a young girl, and helps Odysseys find the Phaeacians palace. Here you'll find our princess dear to the gods....Be bold, have nothing to fear" (Homer 181). Here again, Athena is helping Odysseus as an Angel. In our Bible, Jesus also said I will send you my spirit to protect you …..In other words, the Greek gods is like our God, they establish strong relationships with us and ensure that we, people are going in the right path. Further examples of Athena's role in The Odyssey prove this. Athena…

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    Foreshadow In The Odyssey

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    The epic that is called The Odyssey has inspired lots of new epics in this time and was one of the two most famous greek poem that was an epic poem. Homer, the author of The Odyssey first before he starts his narrative he concludes to a tradition of the greek culture a prayer to the muses. This prayer is an essential part of the story because there is many foreshadows, but the main foreshadow is that homer includes that Odysseus was the only survivor that hasn’t died trying. There was many…

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    Fear In The Odyssey

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    great is that¨ (Soledad O'Brien). The journey and ways you apply yourself is a big part of why your journey is what it is and why it is as important or similar as the destination. This is shown in The Odyssey, ¨The ugly duckling¨, and to me as a personal experience. This topic clearly shows ¨The Odyssey¨ when Odysseus was sent to other land because of the mistakes made by his crew. Therefore, it explains the decisions they made, ¨ I stormed that place and killed the men who fought. Plunder we…

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    Poseidon In The Odyssey

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    In The Odyssey, Poseidon cursed Odysseus many times, causing his journey home to become even longer. We wanted to get this point across to the people that played our game. The players of our game were portraying Odysseus. Our game was exactly like Candyland, you drew a card and that card indicted how many places on the game board to move. If you drew a card that said “Draw a Scenario card” you were to draw a card from the second stack. These scenario cards had questions about the Odyssey. It…

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    epic, The Odyssey, loyalty and trust from others are necessary in order to succeed as shown through the Ithacans, the gods, and Odysseus’ crew. The loyalty of Ithacans to is vital to Odysseus when defeating the suitors and restoring his home. Disguised as a beggar, Odysseus says, “And you replied, Eumaeus, loyal swineherd, ‘...My master...would have repaid me well...so deeply he loved me, cared for me, so deeply. Worlds away as he is, I call him Master, Brother!’” (Homer 306). The Odyssey is…

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    Admired In The Odyssey

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    Odysseus is admirable, he possesses character traits of cleverness, fortitude, bravery, and confidence. Odysseus is admired because of his heroic qualities, he's a: hero, brave, clever, has fortitude, confidence and is reliable. In book 21 of the Odyssey,…

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