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    Odyssey Vs Beowulf

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    In my paper I am going to compare two very historical epics. The stories are “The Odyssey” and “Beowulf”. If you do not know what an epic is I will explain what those are. Furthermore I will show the traits that make “The Odyssey” and “Beowulf” share that make them epics. I will compare both the epics. Also in this paper I will show how both stories view religion and how accurate they are to it and why? Both of these stories have different religious views and other different aspects but I am…

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    Commentary On The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey: How Book 9 really happened Oh, silly Odysseus. Bragging, and Bragging about how he defeated the primitive Cyclops Polyphemus. Well, that isn’t fair, to hear only one side of the story. This is how it really happened. We, the Cyclopes, are known to be peaceful, unlike the barbaric men. They go to war, and don’t even trust themselves. They need laws, and rules. Bah! They wouldn’t need laws if they were naturally kind, but they go to wars, and they last for years. A woman, that is what…

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    The Odyssey has been and will, most likely, continue to be one of the most prevalent examples of a deep character conflict. In the case of the Odyssey, Homer is able to illustrate a vivid picture of two characters who are shown to go head to head with each other on several occasions due to not only their vastly different ideals, but also because of their contrasting strengths and weaknesses. In addition to contrasting in the strengths and weaknesses they possess, both characters also differ in…

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    Odyssey Literary Analysis

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    The Odyssey represented a cunning hero, named Odysseus, King of Ithaca. This work of literature highlighted the tantalizing journey he and his man were forced to make fueled by the Trojan War coupled with the Fall of Troy. Odysseus and his men were antagonized by an innumerable amount of hindrances and misfortunes in their ten year journey back to Ithaca. Critics emphasize that although Homeric characters are generally static. Odysseus and his son are fairly different. “Odysseus’s love of…

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    Apollodorus’ Library is a reference work in which authors and poets can obtain information about Greek mythology to discuss in a paper or poem. Ovid’s Metamorphoses is a work of literature which contains many poems about Greek mythology. Ovid’s Metamorphoses would be a work of literature in which the author would get the small details of the god or goddess’s life from Apollodorus’ Library. These small details would help to fill in the blanks of the god or goddess’s life so that the reader would…

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    adventures.’” Homer’s Odyssey, chapters eight and nine, and Vyasa’s The Mahabharata, In the Beginning and The Ring & the Well, are primary forms of epic poems telling the grand tales of Ulysses and Drona, respectfully. Both authors tell of divine deities of the culture, glory of war, justice, and power. Two historically revered epic poems, the Odyssey and The Mahabharata, espouse very similar yet also very different values of status and heroism that provide insight into…

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    that is mentioned throughout The Odyssey. Loyalty is so important because it reflects how characters trust in each other. In The Odyssey, the theme of loyalty can be seen in characters such as Odysseus’ family, Odysseus’ crew, and even Odysseus’ dog Argos. With the theme of loyalty, these characters are able to flesh out their true purpose in the story. Telemachus and Penelope are the first to show the theme of loyalty just in the first few books of the Odyssey. For example, Telemachus sets…

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    Temptation In The Odyssey

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    Homer’s The Odyssey follows the tale of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and his journey home ten years after the fall of Troy. This epic poem has many themes like hospitality, perseverance, loyalty and piety, but one topic or theme that comes up almost as often as piety is temptation. The main character Odysseus faces many temptations in his quest to return to his home of Ithaca: Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, and the princess Nausicaa. Given his portrayal in the epic, the temptation that Odysseus finds…

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    men. The roles that women fill in the odyssey are of traits that greek women would want to have, and more importantly, what men and other members of their community would expect them to have. Penelope and Princess Nausicaa show women who were listening to The Odyssey how they should behave. But, warning examples are also shown in the forms of Circe and Calypso women who whose demeanors were unwanted for women in ancient Greece. The mortal women in the odyssey give examples of heroism without…

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    from Penelope Polutropos, feels that the intelligence of Penelope in The Odyssey overlooked. Penelope's ongoing conflict with the suitors demonstrates her cunning and wity ways, but it also portrays her intelligence as a character in the Odyssey. Through Penelope's schemes against the suitors and her maintenance of her social status, or stature, Penelope has proven that she is equally as important as Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey. Penelope's well-formed tricks on the suitors further…

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