Characters in the Odyssey

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    The Odyssey is a Greek epic poem written by Homer with the main character being Odysseus, King of Ithaca. Throughout his journey, he is faced with certain challenges and feels certain emotions, such as, revenge, temptation, grief, and much more. These emotions can be related to today’s problems in some way. The Odyssey is an example of a universal story and Odysseus is a universal character because people can relate to the events that happen in the story and to the character. Revenge is one of the many examples of a universal story in The Odyssey. For example, when Odysseus returns home to Ithaca, he had killed all of the suitors that had invaded his home and tried to have the hand of his wife, Penelope. Revenge is something that anyone can relate to at some point in their life. For example, say your obnoxious little brother gets you in trouble for something you didn’t even do and possibly gets you grounded. So you return the favor by doing the same and hopefully have…

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    these trials. In The Martian by Andy Weir and in The Odyssey translated by Alexander Pope, ‘The Road of Trials’ is portrayed in the same manner with a few…

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    CH 202 3008 Dr. Barnett RP 2 9/11/15 In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus, is faced with a long journey home to his family. Ten years after the end of the Trojan War, all heroes have returned besides the brave Odysseus. In books 1-12 it is shown that Odysseus has yet to return to his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus. They wait for him patiently but slowly lose hope that one-day he will return. Odysseus faces many battles along the way while showing off man…

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    Homer described the female characters in The Odyssey differently compare to other epic poems. Before, the society were dominant by male and female’s roles were basically limited to only childbirth and household duties. The idea of the woman cannot accomplish anything without the help of man is common. Female characters in The Odyssey is rather distinctive. Female characters in The Odyssey are strong, influential and smart. In The Odyssey, women has the qualities that cannot be found on men. Men…

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    Throughout history heroes have had an enormous impact on their society’s culture and values. A hero’s actions and behaviors provide a model for others in the society. The captivating novel The Odyssey by Homer has an abundance of characters that emulate heroism, but none show the same valor as Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. In the novel we see him mature and develop many heroic attributes such as self-control, confidence, leadership, humility, and hospitality. He clearly follows in his great…

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    The female characters in the Odyssey is very different from traditional view of women in ancient times. The works of Homer – Odyssey described the role of women in the Dark Age, it is a time where woman held an inferior position in compare to man and their role are basically limited to only childbirth and household duties. The Dark Age society portray woman as man’s servants and the idea of woman cannot accomplish anything without the help of man is common. But in the Odyssey, female character…

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    Odysseus and his men were given a choice, to explore the dangerous island or to row on in hopes of returning to Ithaca. In the book, The Odyssey, written by ancient storyteller Homer, A man is trying to return home to Ithaca from fighting a ten year long war. In book 9 of The Odyssey, Odysseus’ character is one of a complex characters that has developed over the course of his encounter with the monster cyclops Polyphemus to advance the plot of his epic story. Odysseus was on a journey, he…

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    Homer once stated “what he greatly thought, he nobly dared”. These words eloquently written in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, capture how Odysseus’ personality traits and attributes positively affect the hero status he has earned. His courage, wisdom, and intelligence drive his quest to return home to be reunited with his wife Penelope, and son Telemachus. Over the span of twenty years, Odysseus, pushed to the limits physically through battle, uses his will and perseverance to come out a hero.…

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    Directions: Use complete sentences to answer the questions. Example: Odysseus is an epic hero because he is brave, clever, and strong. Character Archetype: Explain what type of character Circe is. Circe is a goddess and she seems to be an antagonist but later becomes a mentor and guides Odysseus home. Conflict: Explain what type of conflict Circe’s supernatural powers cause Odysseus. She makes Odysseus's men not want to leave the hall of Circe and she turns them into sheep. Allies: Explain…

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    The remarkable and incredibly famous Odyssey, an epic poem written by Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald contains a wide variety of characters and portrayals of these characters. Throughout the story, the reader is constantly meeting various figures who are represented in contrasting ways. Although the book is dominated by male characters and was written in a time when men were considered the superior gender, the poem does possess a group of female characters varying vastly in portrayals…

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