The Odyssey Essay

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 4 of 50 - About 500 Essays
  • Great Essays

    Retribution In The Odyssey

    • 1425 Words
    • 6 Pages

    suitors’ transgression. Now the choice has been set before you, either to fight me or run, if any of you can escape death and its spirits. But I think not one man will escape from sheer destruction. ( Odyssey: 22.35-41,…

    • 1425 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Great Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Heroes In The Odyssey

    • 434 Words
    • 2 Pages

    persistent, and someone to remember. Odysseus, perhaps one of the best known Greek heroes, is a great example of heroic values held in ancient times. The Odyssey by Homer is an epic tale of the hero, Odysseus, and his travels. Odysseus is probably most well known for his intelligence and problem solving skills, even though he faces many struggles in the Odyssey,…

    • 434 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Xenia In The Odyssey

    • 586 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Hospitality is important to the ancient greeks because often gods and goddess would disguise themselves as humans to see how the greeks would treat them. Today we aren't usually hospitable to strangers who randomly show up at our houses.In “The Odyssey”, Homer makes it so people who aren't hospitable die or get injured. Homer shows the importance of Xenia in ancient Greece by making it an deciding factor in an characters fate like the suitors and the cyclops, Polyphemus. Polyphemus wasnt…

    • 586 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Loyalty In The Odyssey

    • 1066 Words
    • 5 Pages

    In the Odyssey an epic poem written about Telemachus talks about a journey he has to face in order to keep his family together. Telemachus is the son of a king named Odysseus whom had to step up, and take his father’s place. In the poem it demonstrates encounters Telemachus along with his mother will face in order to reunite with his father again. In the Odyssey there are three main themes described; loyalty, strength/ suffering, and the power of the gods. In the beginning of the Odyssey one…

    • 1066 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Goddesses In The Odyssey

    • 883 Words
    • 4 Pages

    goddesses may still exist in society today, always altering humans’ fate. Throughout The Odyssey, it is shown that Athena, a goddess, helps, while Poseidon, a god, hurts. One of the questions posed by The Odyssey is who has control over mortals lives. Homer argues that the gods do, for better or worse. The relationship between Athena and Telemachus proves that having a god as one's friend helps. Throughout The Odyssey, Athena’s love for Odysseus affects his life for the better. Athena disguises…

    • 883 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Similes In The Odyssey

    • 521 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Throughout The Odyssey, Homer uses many epic similes. An epic simile is a literary device found within an epic poem and is used to compare two much different things, typically over several lines. One of these epic similes written by Homer is found in Book 9 when Odysseus is speaking to the Phaeacians, telling them of his journey filled with trials and tribulations. In line 225 or Book 9, Odysseus begins to share the misfortune he and his crew encountered when meeting Polyphemus, the Cyclops. In…

    • 521 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Violence In The Odyssey

    • 525 Words
    • 3 Pages

    1. The Gods in this play are not much different from the Odyssey, as they are feared by the Chorus and everyone else. But the Gods are very much respected. Since they have power and can punish people. Just like Artemis asked Agamemnon to sacrifice his daughter before he can sail to Troy. Zeus is still praised as the king of the gods. They are basically there to keep everyone in line; like a judge. The Gods tend to torment humans who commit crime and are very vengeful. 2. One of the acts of…

    • 525 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Archetypes In Odyssey

    • 588 Words
    • 3 Pages

    In Homer's Odyssey, there are a multitude of epic conventions, motifs, and/or archetypes. These are things the author uses to establish a recurring pattern. Three examples of this would be supernaturalism, Disguise and Deception, and Hubris. Recurring patterns like this are common in Greek Mythology. First is supernaturalism, this usually comes in the form of fantasy, gods, and monsters. An example of a monster would be Scylla, a six-headed beast with an ear-bleeding shriek. Scylla would…

    • 588 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Decent Essays

    In the excerpt from The Odyssey, Part 1 by Homer, Odysseus and his crew are on an empty island where they spend their time drinking wine, eating wild goat, and examining the land where the cyclopes live. The cyclops live across from the island that Odysseus is on and its known as “The land of cyclops”. One day Odysseus wants to go over to the island and actually explore it so he does and he takes his best men with him. When they get to the cave where the cyclops stays he is not there, because…

    • 260 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Weaknesses In The Odyssey

    • 699 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Odyssey All epic heroes have many strengths, but do they hold the same weaknesses that we do? In homer’s “The Odyssey” we follow its own hero, Odysseus, as he goes on a great, legendary journey and faces many horrid dangers. Odysseus, being the protagonist, has many physical and mental strengths throughout his story, however, in part one he exhibits some weaknesses that impact him and those how surround him during his adventure. These weaknesses appear sparingly during the quest but strongly…

    • 699 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 50