In conclusion, in Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, we see the roles that gods and fate play in the lives of mortals. Odysseus is both aided and troubled the actions of Gods, but ultimately reaches his goal of returning home. Without the aid of the Gods, particularly Zeus and Athena, Odysseus would not have been able to reclaim his throne and return home to his wife, son, and palace. Persistence remains strong in Odysseus throughout the story, but only divine intervention and fate help him ward off troubles and conquer all
A human sent down and created by the gods to rival Gilgamesh, ended up befriending the protagonist. Gilgamesh believing he is superior, found an equal to him. Slowly as the story continues Gilgamesh finds a brotherly love towards Enkidu. This is very important because this is the first time Gilgamesh has expressed more than superiority. This causes him to shift his tyrannous ruler ways to wanting to do better things for his city.
The Odyssey Writing Assignment What positive and negative qualities of Odysseus’ character are revealed by his behavior in the land of the Cyclopes? Odysseus shows first that is stubborn by lingering too long on the island. However, by getting Polyphemus drunk and saying his name is Nobody, Odysseus shows that he is both crafty and brave. Why Odysseus insists on seeing the Cyclops in the first place? His curiosity got the better of him.
Poseidon turns the Phaeacian ship into stone to punish the Phaeacians for their obligations of assisting travelers and wayfarers. This raises an exception to xenos, the Greek moral code of hospitality. Zeus, throughout the Odyssey enforces this moral code and punishes those who do not follow its provisions. In book 13 he goes against this, as he approves of Poseidon’s punishment of the Phaeacians, who anger Poseidon by practicing good xenos and helping all travelers, including Odysseus, return home. Zeus says- “Earth shaker, you with your massive power, why moaning so?
She tells Odysseus, “Of course I will stand by you; I will not forget you when we are about this business.” This profound dedication severely contrasts Odysseus’s countless betrayals. In fact, Athena is so loyal she even aids Odysseus’s son, Telemachus. In the beginning of the poem she supplies him with a ship and crew so he can search for news of his legendary father. With Homer’s depiction of traitorous men and trustworthy women, it is clear that the realistic women of The Odyssey were unlike the common, sexist beliefs of the typical Greek men. Even though The Odyssey’s main focus is on Odysseus, women play a large part in this epic poem.
During this time, she raised their son Telemachus to adulthood. Penelope's character is complex. There is a deep unrest throughout the poem about how Penelope's relationships with the suitors will play out. There are seeds of doubt about Penelope, sown by the shade of Agamemnon who says to Odysseus in Hades that his own wife, Clytemnestra will give "an evil reputation to all women, even on one who does good" (199). This deepens the possibility that Penelope might prove unfaithful to Odysseus and builds suspense throughout the narrative.
Analyzing The Odyssey 1-5-05 The Odyssey, by Homer, has many different themes. This paper will be covering three concepts in particular. The first curiosity in the epic poem is the fact that Odysseus, the main character, is seen as both faithful and unfaithful to his wife. Also, the control of events in the lives of the mortals by the gods brings to light the concept of limited free will. And last, the language of different scenarios, i.e.
However, Odysseus has good traits that an epic hero has, but he also have bad traits too, such as, being overconfident and angering gods. Lastly, he would have to overcome many challenges throughout his difficult journey in order to come home to Ithacha to reunite with his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemacus, after twenty years lost at sea. When Odysseus was sailing away from Polyphemus, he declares the Cyclops, in book 9 (line 418-419),“ tell him Odysseus, raiders of cities, took your eye”. The city that Odysseus raided was Troy, since he was in the Trojan war just before he had to go on the journey to redeem himself. Likewise, during his journey, he had also been disloyal to his wife, Penelope.
“The isle is full of noises. Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.” Discuss the presentation of harmony and discord in “The Tempest” Discord and harmony seem to be the central themes of the play “The Tempest.” Discord and moral chaos predominate the first half of the play. Bitterness, hatred and suspicion are always close to the surface. The discord exists between the boatswain and the royal party, between the Prospero and Antonio and his accomplices. The discord also exists between Prospero and Ariel and Caliban.
They king and queen and their people will always be protected by the gods and goddess because they were always praying to the gods or goddess. This is done so because they know they might need help or guides. They also pray to say thank you for their blessings to the gods and the goddess. Odysseus journey was for a reason to learn and to know how to be a leader in leading his men into battle and the gods wanted to see if he can bring his men home safely. Within this trail he was able to make it home.