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    Helen In The Odyssey

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    Dear Carlo, Odysseus finds himself in the hostile city, Troy, where he meets the princess Helen. Helen is the cause of this Trojan war which has consumed Odysseus for ten years. For some unknown reason, he tells her the Greeks’ plan to destroy to the Trojans. Helen chose the Trojans over the Greeks. Aside from King Priam, she is the worst possible person he could tell, yet he trusts her. These heros play with the tools the gods give them. Achilles is the greatest fighter to ever live. He is agile and fast; his skin impenetrable to the spear. Ajax wields a godly strength, and crushes many men with a single blow. Odysseus has his clever tricks. He is fast and strong, but above all he is smart and remarkably deceiving. However, he makes the…

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    Helen In The Iliad

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    Aphrodite makes Helen reunite with Paris after battle; Helen uses verbal agency. This means she does not use her actions but instead her words, to show Aphrodite that she does not want to be with Paris. She makes her own decision that she does not want to be with Paris and in that moment she has more power than Aphrodite. **Helen exclaims “Never set foot again on Mount Olympus, never!- suffer for Paris, protect Paris, for eternity… until he makes you his wedded wife- that or his slave” (III.…

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    mythology, Helen is said to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Helen is the daughter of the Greek god Zeus. Helen is kidnapped by the Trojans from Greece, this begins the the Trojan War. In these poems both writers Edgar Allan Poe and Hilda Doolittle try to convey and contrast Helen’s beauty and how it affects Greece. To Helen, by Edgar Allan Poe, takes a positive approach to what her beauty represents while Helen by Hilda Doolittle, approaches her beauty negatively. In the poem’s about…

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    Helen In The Trojan War

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    is the situation Menelaus is in right now. There is a war going on between the Greeks and the Trojans. This is no peaceful war, lots of death. Now that you know what the war is about you will see why Helen should go back with the Greeks. The only reason Helen is even with Paris is because the goddess Aphrodite promises him a beautiful wife and can’t lie about her vow to him. Aphrodite puts a love spell on Helen to be attracted to Paris, but once it wears off she wishes to return to Menelaus.…

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    poem of war between the Achaeans and Trojans; the cause of the war is credited to Helen running away with the Trojan Prince Paris. There are myths that state that Helen and Paris were in love and Paris kidnapped her and they eloped, causing Menelaus, Helen’s husband, to begin the war. Although this myth uses the illusion of love to justify the beginnings of the war, Helen expresses to Aphrodite that she is only with cowardly Paris due to the goddess. When Aphrodite appears to Helen to tell her…

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    Helen Research Paper

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    The Prettiest Woman on Earth Many greek myths were based on either the ugliest, the scariest, or the prettiest person in all of Greece. These stories have been told throughout history and in many different ways. One very widely known myth is that of a girl named Helen. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and sister of Dioscuri and Clytemnestra. She became very well known as being the prettiest woman in the whole world. Many artists, poets, and writers have made many pieces of art or poems…

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    Helen Of Troy's Jealousy

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    Many of the individuals from greek tales who have encountered moments of overwhelming emotion that caused rash actions have often blamed it on a god. Specifically pertaining to the Helen of Troy and aphrodite. Some say it was Paris’s own jealousy of the king of sparta that warranted him to steal away his wife Helen. Prompting the question, could it be that mortals created the pantheon to be scapegoats for their uncontrollable attributes. By specifically giving the promiscuous and jealous nature…

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    Helen Keller

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    written by Helen Keller was published in the year 1903 in the form of an autobiography describing about her early life, education, life struggles and specially her experiences with her teacher Miss Anne Mansfield Sullivan. Helen Keller wrote this book to honor the inventor of the telephone and a teacher of the deaf, Alexander Graham Bell. Alexander helps the Keller family to find a suitable teacher for Helen and also becomes a good friend of her. As a child, she seems to be an impatient,…

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    In spite of being one of the incidental causes of the Trojan War, Helen of Troy was the most alluring female in all of Greece. Zeus is the father of Helen, and her mother thought to be either Nemesis or Leda since there are many different versions of the story. In addition, Helen might be the sister of the Dioscuri (the mortals Polydeuces and Castor) because they share the same father, but it is unexplained if they share the same mother. However, the Dioscuri seems to possibly have a different…

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    According to text, “The Mycenaean’s were aggressive people who enjoyed fighting, hunting and athletic contests,” this does not come to a surprise that the Greeks would not jump to the chance to defeat an enemy; especially under the circumstances of the Trojan War. The Greeks and Trojans were followers of the immortal gods, that loved war, and did not believe that they would be defeated. The heroes in the Iliad are fighting over Helen, the wife of the Menelaus king. After Helen had been…

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