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    Warlord In The Odyssey

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    Epitome of a Warlord The Odyssey The common definition of a hero is a person admired and glorified for their outstanding achievements and noble qualities. On the contrary, a warlord is a leader capable showing military, economic, and political power with the aid of loyal armed forces. If one were to apply these descriptions to Odysseus, the main protagonist of Homer’s The Odyssey, they would would find that he fits the description of a warlord instead of a hero. With the descriptions of these…

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    Misogyny In The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey, by Homer, is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature. It focuses on Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, and his journey home from the Trojan War. Through this story, Homer illuminates aspects of Ancient Greek culture, one major aspect being misogyny. Today, in 21st Century America, the misogyny is especially evident in The Odyssey due to the awareness that has been brought to women's rights over the past 200 years. Misogyny is exposed through the way men discuss the…

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    Symbolism In The Odyssey

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    In the epic The Odyssey, Homer incorporates the use of rhetorical strategies and literary devices to develop Calypso. Through the use of imagery and symbolism, Calypso and her island seem beautiful and perfect at first, but the symbolism from the imagery revealed that Calypso had a “hidden” intention and the symbols foreshadowed her true selfish nature. Although Calypso is caring for Odysseus she is self-centered and not letting him return to Ithaca so she can keep him for her own. Also, Homer…

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    Trust is something so valuable in a relationship, platonic or romantic, that it can later show who someone is as a person, and their reputation. During the epic, The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus builds as a character and the reader can see the leader’s courageous a side, but also the selfish side of him. Along the way to Ithaca, Odysseus acquires a bag of winds as a gift from Aeolus, God of the winds. This bag creates a debacle during their trip home. Odysseus’s crew opens the bag of winds without…

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    Flaws In The Odyssey

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    Without Flaws Every human has flaws, not one person is perfect, that also includes heros. There is not one hero that hasn't made any mistakes, it is just a part of life. In The Odyssey, Odysseus, the main character, is a hero with many, many flaws. Since he is a hero, it does not mean that he is perfect. In the book, The Odyssey, Odysseus proves to be a hero by tricking monsters and taking care of his men; but, he is not heroic because he allows his emotions to defeat him. Odysseus proves to…

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    classics like Homers The Odyssey 9 and the Brothers Grimm Hansel and Gretel, the human cannibalistic element is concealed skillfully by the authors with exchanging the human figure for a mythological creature. Frequently the literary executor of cannibalism resembles real issues that the authors faced during their lifetimes in their society. The Odyssey tells the story of the king of Ithaca Odysseus and his decennial journey back home after the Trojan War. In chapter nine of The Odyssey he and…

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    In the Odyssey by Homer, and the Cruelest Journey by Salak. The Odyssey takes place during the 12th century ancient Greece and tracks one man's journey home. In the Cruelest Journey a women kayaks 600 miles to Timbuktu. The first scene of Odysseus is the paraphrasing on the first page of the poem and talks about Odysseus wanting to go home. The first scene from the Cruelest Journey when Salak first embarks on the trip. The authors use detail to convey that people embark upon quests to reach a…

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    Mahabharata And Odyssey

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    The Similarities of the Greek and Hindu Culture: Based on the Mahabharata and the Odyssey Similarities between cultures exist throughout history, even with cultures that are separated by time and distance from each other. The Greek and Indic civilizations are no different; in that we can see that they took multiple essences of storytelling from one another and used it in epic poems and stories that fueled the religion and backbone of these societies. The Mahabharata in the Hindu culture was…

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    Elements Of The Odyssey

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    long poem usually spoken, telling stories about heroes and adventures. The Odyssey is a perfect example of an epic. Homer’s way of words makes the book more enjoyable to the reader. “The language of the Homeric poems is a creation of epic verse.” (12) There nine main characteristics in an epic including; the setting changes many times, begins with a Muse, using epithets, and speaking in long lists. The setting in The Odyssey changes a variety of times. The settings change almost in an instant,…

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    Odyssey In Beowulf

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    narrative poem celebrating the deeds of a national hero. Also, known as the odyssey or Beowulf both books/poems are very well written especially in the given time period. Beowulf to a lot of people is one of those books that you could really learn from in life and in other situations. It is often one of those books that get over-looked because they don’t feel like reading all of that. The same can go for the odyssey as well. Morality plays an important role in both books. One more thing…

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