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.
Compare the ways the poets show how relationships can affect people in ‘Les Grand Seigneurs’ and one other poem from character and voice (Medusa) In both poems the narrators have been changed for the worst by men, specifically their partner. This is clear from the poet’s use of metaphors in Les Grand Seigneurs making the speakers life seem admirable and happy before she got married, first she describes men as ‘rocking horses’ and ‘hurdy gurdy monkey men’ making her relationships with them seem light hearted and playful. Whereas after getting marred things change ‘overnight’ and she becomes ‘a bit of fluff’ and isn’t as desired or honoured as she once was. Similarly in Medusa as the narrator’s relationship becomes more serious she can feel herself changing and becomes paranoid and doubting of her partner and his loyalty to her. The poet uses sibilance between her ‘filthy snakes’ as hair and the hissing and spitting of her thoughts to exaggerate the link between the Greek goddess (associated with snakes) and the speaker.
Tom is married to Daisy Buchanan and had a beautiful daughter with her. Although Tom had said his vows to Daisy and kissed her on their wedding day, he cheats on her, hits her, and shows no affection towards his daughter. When Tom found out that his wife had begun relations with Jay Gatsby, he set his mind only on Gatsby and wanted to fill his knowledge with Gatsby’s every move. Once he found out all about Gatsby, Tom confronted him in front of Daisy about all the illegal things Tom has heard. Hoping to end relations between Daisy and Jay, Tom did not hold back when confronting Gatsby.
I can’t help what’s past.’ She began to sob helplessly. ‘I did love him once — but I loved you too.’” (140) Gatsby expects that Daisy will be happy to leave Tom behind and break off her marriage with him. Gatsby's dream has been to build a fortune and reclaim the love that he once lost because, as he sees it, he was too poor for Daisy when they first met. This proves my claim because this displays, in Daisy’s words, that Gatsby did expect too much, he expected for her to make a big deal in front of Tom. This proves my thesis because we can see that he expects a lot of Daisy.
A hero needs loyalty in order to be trusted in times of trouble. Odysseus is disloyal to his wife Penelope when he gives in to the seduction of 2 other women; on the other hand, Penelope has been faithfully waiting for years in hope of Odysseus’s return (throughout X). Another example of Odysseus being disloyal is when he talks negatively about his crewmembers when they are trying to help him, “My men were mutinous, fools, on stones of wine (IX, 50-51)”. Odysseus’s crew were trying to help him, which Odysseus knew, but they didn’t succeed to his expectations and that causes him to talk down upon them even after they tried. This shows disloyalty towards his people who are very loyal to him.
Odysseus was stranded on the island of Ogygia with the beautiful nymph, but only gave into her against his will. This delays his journey by seven years but he still had the desire to be with Penelope. Odysseus’ time with Calypso is his time of weakness as a full on hero because without the help of his guardian angel Athene, he would never have returned back to his kingdom Ithaca. However, he does rise again to be a true and better hero. Like Poseidon and Calypso the role of the Goddess Circe was to delay Odysseus’ journey home to Ithaca.
Penelope , in Greek mythology, wife of Odysseus and the mother of Telemachus. In Homer's Odyssey she is pictured as a chaste and faithful wife. When Odysseus was away, she was surrounded by suitors who tried to persuade her that he would never return. She agreed to choose another husband when she finished weaving her father-in-law's shroud, but this was never done, for she unraveled by night what she wove by day. At last her strategem was discovered, and the suitors were enraged.
Briana Norton Mrs. Nicci Brown-GPS 210 29 January 2013 Women heroes of the Odyssey In Homer’s Odyssey, the women have a major impact within this epic. Though in most stories and even in todays world, women are said to be inferior to men and play minor roles therefor they fall into the background. The two that have had the most effect on me is Athena and Penelope; these women have much in common, both wise and clever in their own sly ways. Athena the daughter of Zeus who is also the goddess of wisdom, craft and warfare, plays a vast role in the fate of the mortals within the epic. While Penelope, a mortal, also has an important role.
The night after Myrtle's death, Daisy knew that she would have to give up love to find what she thought was most important. Daisy Buchanan choose money, status, and family instead of the love she sought after for so many years. She thought that it was in her family's best interest to move forward, and never look back. In The Great Gatsby, no other character could have compared to the way Daisy changed the atmosphere of the novel. Everyone fights for something in their life, and Daisy just so happened to fight for the wrong thing.
Athena is known throughout tales of Greek mythology as the goddess of wisdom. This is a major trait of hers throughout The Odyssey. Athena could be a probable candidate for the female lead character of The Odyssey, because of her influence on the plot and directions it turns later in the story, such as when Athena convinces the citizens of Ithaca not to try to persecute Odysseus for the murder of the young suitors of Penelope. Athena is a well-liked and enjoyable character because of her wise solutions to mortal problems and her gentle insight. Another female character that is unquestionably interesting is Calypso.