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    It is 2017 and The Odyssey, by Homer is still being read by teenagers many years after it was written because of the stories ability to encourage imagination, teach students and encourages hard work and determination. “Homer’s illustrious language may bring scenes from his epic poem, “The Odyssey,” to life, but looking at art inspired by the story is still a fun extra” (The). The colorful and imaginative works of art showcase the imagination throughout the story. The pictures inspire teenagers…

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    Monomyth In The Odyssey

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    All in all, between The Odyssey and The Curious Incident Of the Dog In The Night Time there are clear similarities and differences involving the monomyth and how it was applied to each story. The stages are pretty different especially because each hero is very different. Among each story are an initiation stage, departure stage, middle stage, and final stage that mimics the monomyth but also have distinct characteristics in relation to story it is telling. During the initiation and departure…

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    ____________________________________ Gautama Buddha once said “A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving, and fearless then he is in truth called wise” Buddha’s thoughts well define Odysseus, the main character in the Greek poem The Odyssey by Homer. Odysseus’ audacity and his fearless-self have kept himself and many of his shipmates alive throughout his voyage back to Ithaca after the War of Troy. Odysseus tricks the Cyclops, Polyphemus,…

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    Math In The Odyssey

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    explain natural phenomenons to cover up what has yet to be discovered. Stories like The Odyssey were told to explain the unknown. In ancient Greece, philosophers began to use real science and math to figure out the mysteries and ever since the Greeks started this revolution people have been frantically searching for the reason for life, and our purpose on Earth. In ancient Greece, math and science sprouted…

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    Piracy In The Odyssey

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    life and death, therefore it was what one did in the present that was important. The reverence paid to the gods were not for an entrance into a divine paradise, but for help in the present or to avoid retribution from the gods. For example, in the Odyssey, Ulysses and his crew are punished by the gods for their excessive greed, not their piracy. Ulysses ' crew steals from the god Sol, invoking the wrath of the gods. It is not the act of stealing itself that is sinful, it is the excessive…

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    Gods In The Odyssey

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    the universe, the supreme beings who hold the source of all moral authority; these remarkable individuals are known as the legendary Gods and Goddess. In Epics poems like The Odyssey and The Iliad both feature supernatural beings that directly cause chaos and determine the fate of the main characters. Throughout The Odyssey the Gods and Goddesses have a major role during Odysseus’ journey as well as when he returns home. A few Gods favor Odysseus and act as guides while others are cruel and…

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    Eumaios In The Odyssey

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    In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey Eumaios is a swineherd on Odysseus homeland, Ithaca. He does not play a big role in the beginning of the book but later on he plays a huge role in helping Odysseus win back his wife and his palace. Eumaios shows throughout the chapters that he is involved in that he is cordial to new people. This trait is important in ancient Greece because people believed that anyone could be anyone. If you aren’t gracious to people who come to you for shelter or food, you…

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    Odysseus, the hero of the Trojan War, displays many impressive characteristics in The Odyssey. He shows how he is selfless and ethical, brave, and how he is a strong leader. Odysseus puts these characteristics to the test on his journey home from the Trojan War. He encounters several challenges and not only survives them all, but demolishes them. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is identified as ethical through his selflessness. Tiresias advises Odysseus to sacrifice six of his men to Scylla instead…

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    Masculinity In The Odyssey

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    Homer. The Odyssey. Translated by Samuel Butler. Ancient Greek culture was based heavily on masculinity and idolizing the actions that cause people to be seen as heroes. The Greeks were constantly fighting, whether it be with themselves or with others. Mythology was another important piece of everyday life. Naturally, literary works started to combine the fighting and mythology to create stories of heroes that everyone wants to be. An example of these works is Homer’s The Odyssey. The Odyssey…

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    Loyalty In The Odyssey

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    The theme my picture represents from The Odyssey is the theme of loyalty that appears throughout the story. This theme stood out to me because of the discussions we had during class. The groups talked about Odysseus’ actions of disloyalty rather than the instances where he yearns to be with his family once again. The theme of loyalty wasn’t fully represented in our discussions, therefore I would like it to be the main subject of my project. To begin, the picture is set upstairs in the room of…

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