English Role Of Women In Homer's Odyssey

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English Role of Women Penelope had constant pressure coming from the suitors to for her to marry them, but even with all of the pressure Penelope never loses faith in her husband. Her love for Odysseus is so unyielding, she responds to the suitor’s contestant pressure with some indecision. She never refuses to remarry outright. Instead, she puts off her decision and leads them on with promises that she will choose a new husband as soon as certain things happen. Her astute delaying tactics reveal her sly and artful side. The beautiful Goddess Athena sent Odysseus on his way home; she put hope into his son's heart, and into his. She let Odysseus know that he is needed at home. Athena watched Odysseus' every step, and heard his every…show more content…
Margaret Macomber’s love for her husband is debatable at best. She seems much more interested in flirting with their guide, Robert Wilson, than in encouraging her husband. In fact, she is brazen and unabashed about her sexual dalliance with Wilson and taunts her husband with it. Hemingway writes that she is “an extremely handsome and well-kept woman.” The phrase “well-kept” is particularly revealing in its multiple meanings. On one hand, Margot is fashionable and presents herself well. Furthermore, she is “kept” by her husband in a state of luxurious affluence. Ironically, she is not “well-kept” by her husband at all, as she freely and unapologetically commits adultery. Her marriage to Francis Macomber is obviously not a happy one, but she refuses to divorce him because of his money, but Francis cannot divorce her because of her beauty. Margot is delighted when Francis runs from the lion; because she thinks it would give her more psychological control over him. When they were hunting for a buffalo Margot shoots and kills her husband just as he is standing his ground in a moment of

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