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    Odysseus Movie Analysis

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    First, his interactions with the dead and why he went there in the first place helped me understand why he needed to go to the island and helped provide visual of the interactions between Odysseus, his mother, Agamemnon, and Achilles. Secondly, his 7 year stay with Kalypso helped me understand that he actually stayed on his own accord, which makes his heroic persona a bit more flawed than it seemed to be. I thought the added context from the voiceover of the film…

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    everything. In ancient times, material wealth was a status symbol for glory as acquiring treasure often meant being successful in combat. So, cattle, sheep, tripods, horses, gold, and land would appeal to any ancient man at the time. This offer made by Agamemnon, however, did not appeal to Achilles because he has already acquired a great deal of material wealth in previous military conquests. Essentially, Achilles is calling the ancients out on their hogwash. Trading life for any amount of…

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    displayed is when Hector and his armies enclose the Argives, so they are pushed back against their ships. The Achaeans are clearly struggling. Homer’s Iliad states, “…Queen Hera impelled Agamemnon, out on the run already, to go and rouse his men” (8. 238). Hera strongly supports the Achaeans side in battle, and urges Agamemnon to gather his soldiers and fight back against the…

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    Classical Hero's Life

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    My hero is my uncle because he served in the war i don’t know which one but it was when i was a baby still in my mama stomach 3 months i think but anyways i was young but he is an was a hero and he made me want to sever but then i thought nope nah i ain't tryna die so eventually i see him and ask him how was it he said “it was crazy i see bodies here bullets ever where be careful because if you wasn't you would get shot”warrior who lives and dies in the pursuit of honor" and asserts his or her…

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    Odyssey, Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, plays an incredibly central role to the story and even functions as more as an individual role rather than a simple representation for women at the time. This is best seen in the interaction between Agamemnon and Odysseus, when Agamemnon even refers to Penelope “prudent” and implies that she is possessing, at least to a degree, of the same metis that Odysseus exhibits, and in the cleverness that Penelope exhibits when revealing Odysseus’ identity by having him…

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    This highlights how all females are seen as deceitful and troublesome, even if they have done nothing wrong. They are considered a burden to the success of a man above all else. In addition, they still serve to punish men. In conversation with Agamemnon, Odysseus proclaims, “Ah, how broad-browed Zeus has persecuted/ The house of Atreus from the beginning,/ Through the will of women”. Homer could not be more direct in showing his low thoughts of women than by making them a retribution from the…

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    Homer: The Illiad This book starts with the war already going on. The girl’s father is begging for his daughters return. But Agamemnon refused, so the guy prayed to his god. His god sent bad times for them. So Agamemnon sent his chick back and took Achilles girl. This made Achilles mad and made him want to go back home. In chapter 22 Achilles chase hector around and finally kills him and drags him around troy. Homer: The Odyssey This story starts about 10 years after the war and everyone is…

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    In the first chapter, he uses the example of Agamemnon taking away Achilles’ mistress to compensate the loss of his to establish that the story is an illustration of Greek irrationality. He determines that the Greeks attributed “ate” to a “supernatural agency” to strip themselves out of responsibility…

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    Agamemnon repossessing the prize Achilles rightfully won sends Achilles into a long tirade of name calling and rage, to the point where he contemplates killing Agamemnon right there and then. Instead, he declares: “Now I will sail home to Phthia; There is no point / in staying here with my ships. I refuse to keep on / piling up riches…

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    through 85. This portrayal of the theme of loyalty through the character of Eumaeus is a crucial aspect of The Odyssey, as this is the welcome that the skeptical and distrusting Odysseus receives on his return to Ithaca, after the warnings from Agamemnon in Book Eleven to be cautious of disloyalty and treachery on his return. Therefore, this pure and unwavering…

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