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    Hypocrisy In The Odyssey

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    goddess. However, Odysseus does not seem to be the protagonist of the epic, The Odyssey, considering that his name literally means “the person that people love to hate” (Barron’s 12). Perhaps Odysseus is not the moral character that he is portrayed as. This man shows vanity, disloyalty, hypocrisy, and brutality. At times, he even defies the gods and the social norms dictated…

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    Flaws In The Odyssey

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    In the book, The Odyssey, a man named Odysseus is lost at sea. He cannot find his way home for 10 years. He is faced with multiple challenges. Challenges that bring out Odysseus’ weaknesses by his emotions emotions of anger, sadness and loss. Weaknesses can cause people to move backwards in their life, like they did in Odysseus’. The crew and Odysseus are angry about not being able to go home, and will do whatever it takes to get there. Odysseus and the crew gets into a tough situation and ends…

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    Jealousy In The Odyssey

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    In Book X of Homer's The Odyssey translated by Robert Fizgerald, Odysseus and his men arrive to the island of the goddess Kirke. Once they had arrived to a cove, Odysseus notices smoke coming from Kirke's hall. He becomes curious, but decides against exploring until after he had given his men breakfast. After Odysseus had given his men venison and a short speech, he divided his men into two platoons, with him as the head of one platoon, and his companion Eurylokhos as the head of the other one.…

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    There is always a reason behind every journey; these reasons motivate adventurer to complete their journey. Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey and Salak’s travel memoir The Cruelest Journey, share what drives adventurers to complete their journey. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey the protagonist is wandering for years in search of home, since he was blown of coarse. Similarly, in Salak’s memoir, the explorer is tying to set a new record, while learning something new about herself. Adventurers plan…

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    Strength In The Odyssey

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    Traditionally, we think a hero to be someone who is physically strong but over time evolves into someone who is mentally strong. In both The Odyssey by Homer, a story about a great Greek hero and his journey back home to his wife and son, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, a story about a boy who has autism and runs away from home and faces many mental roadblocks along the way, heroic traits are displayed. Both of these books show heroes who emerged and…

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    Penelope In The Odyssey

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    Within Homer’s Odyssey, there is a sole personality that protrudes from the rest. This personality belongs to Penelope, and it is this personality that composes her identity. Penelope is a unique female figure, who differs tremendously from other women within the epic, and ancient Greece. She possesses traits women in 13th and 12th century BC Greece did not, and could not possess. Penelope holds attributes men despised in women, and she displays them proudly. The intelligence and knowledge that…

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    Struggles In The Odyssey

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    The Struggles of All Single Mothers Can you imagine what it is like to be the ruler of the island while also trying to raise your children alone? Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey shows the life of a single mother, Queen Penelope. She must rule Ithaca while raising her son Telemachus in the absence of her husband. She has no one to rely on, she is on her own, and the responsibility weighed heavily on her. King Odysseus has left for the Trojan War for the past 20 years. Penelope is doing everything…

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    Cyclops In The Odyssey

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    Odysseus and his crew hike up to the Cyclops’s cave and help themselves to the cave full of sheep and crates of milk and cheese. Assuming that the cyclops would follow the greeks Xenia, Odysseus decides to wait for him to return and see what the cyclops would offer to his visitors. After the cyclops ordeal, as Odysseus and what remains of the crew he lead in these are sailing away, Odysseus shouts out to the blinded Cyclops his name, so he could be the one credited with blinding the cyclops.…

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    Obstacles In The Odyssey

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    Running Towards Ithaca All people are heroes that have a quest, but only true heroes know what that quest may be and strive to fulfill it. Odysseus, son of Laertes, set for sail twenty years ago for the Trojan War. The war lasted ten years, and after a clever plan of his to invent the Trojan Horse, the Greeks sailed for home in triumph. Little did Odysseus know that it would be another ten years home. In this quest, he faced many obstacles in his path, but managed to make it through. Athena…

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    The picture I chose reminds me of a guy from the Odyssey. This essay is about how- the picture at the bottom of the page relates to the Odyssey. They are both alike, both different but only one represents a hero. I am going to write about how they are alike, how they are different, and who is a better hero. The Odyssey is about god's. This picture reminded me of a god, such as Odysseus. The dude seems strong like a god. There is a Centaur in the background and that reminds me of Greek gods.…

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