Foremost, Homer highlights the custom of hospitality to teach his readers about ancient Greek Culture. When a visitor arrives at a one’s home, the master of the house has a responsibility to treat the guest with hospitality and invite him, even if he is a stranger, into his home. Once inside, the guest shall have “a royal welcome” (1.144). He may have anything he desires including food, drinks, supplies etc. The suitors take advantage of this custom and invade Odysseus’ home when they are courting Penelope.
Early on, it is clear that the Greeks practice a general code of hospitality. Whenever a stranger visits, the hosts will first feed the guest before becoming acquainted with them. For example, when Telemachus visits the King Neleus, they are invited to join in on their rituals for Poseidon. It was only after they had eaten the feast did their hosts begin to question who they were (Homer, The Odyssey, Book 3, Lines 72-81). Later, Menelaus makes sure to do the same, for as he says to the lord Eteoneus, “just think of all the hospitality we enjoyed at the hands of other men before we made it home” (Homer, The Odyssey, Book 4, Lines 38-39).
After enduring the enjoyable meal, they walked together to the door of her hotel room. Abbot was hesitant to allow him to come in but she figured it was only going to be quick. She told the “attorney gentlemen” that she was very old-fashioned about relationships but would let him come into her hotel room. Only for a moment was what she was planning since she figured all they would do is talk. Little did she know what was coming her way?
It shows how throughout time they introduce her to more varieties of cuisines to further her sophistication ‘father introduced London cuisine’. At the end of the poem it ends with one line, instead of carrying on with the structure of 2 stanzas. Near the end, the speaker explains how her mother died and how the father still carried on with being in charge. The last line ; ‘humble ill have whatever you’re having dear’ shows how this is what the mother used to do, to show that the man in the family was in control, but also shows how she has been brought up in that way and so this is
Is Odysseus truly loyal to Penelope? What is the ideal idea of loyalty? Odysseus, king of Ithaca, seems to have a different idea of loyalty than the general one. His loving wife Penelope stays loyal to him through the book but was odysseus truly loyal back? Throughout the Odyssey Odysseus portrays unloyal acts towards penelope, sleeping with other women, thing he says to other people, and staying places longer than he needs to throughout his journey home.
. But first follow me inside and let me offer you hospitality.”’ We can see that Calypso speaks gently to Hermes and with respect in order not to offend her guest, which was very important in the ancient world and even now. From past knowledge we know that it was proper not to ask questions of your guest but instead welcome him into the house. Here Calypso does not fully follow that rule and starts off talking to Hermes by asking a question. This tells us that the rules of xenia can be flexible and the reason behind Calypso’s questions is surprise as she did not expect a visit from Hermes and is purely curious about the reason behind it.
Plot, Point of View, and Development of Character in Junot Diaz’s Fiesta, 1980 In the story Fiesta, 1980 the title gives a first impression of what the story is mainly about. Diaz starts the story with an exposition to help us better understand some of the key characters in the story. The story starts out explaining that the family is getting ready to go to a party to celebrate Yunior’s aunt and uncle finally moving to the Unites States. The point when Papi arrives home and rushes to the bathroom while putting his hand up to stop Mami when she tries talking to him, signifies his air of authority. Further, the comment that Yunior makes about his Papi going to shower to “wash off the evidence quick”(150) due to Yuniors notion that his Papi was probably with the Puerto Rican woman, brings further detail as to the kind of man Papi is.
The Role of Hospitality in The Odyssey Each culture treats strangers and guests differently. Hospitality is a way of life. Hospitality plays a huge role in ancient Greek life throughout The Odyssey. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, it became fundamental to telling the story. Hospitality also means that people could travel without being rejected or having no where to go.
For example they may always have a bath but perhaps that day they may want a shower instead......or they may always have a bath Monday, Wednesday and Friday but fancy a bath on a Thursday or in the evening instead of a morning! It is about choices and ensuring care plans are up dated. 2 To encourage a resident/ person to participate and make decisions for themselves or with you. For example by asking them would you like a shower or a bath? Would you like to have a meal in your room or with others at the dining room table?
Staying Single vs. Getting Married Once again, after tripping over his dirty socks and underwear I catch myself picking them up and turning his stinky socks right side out, “why would anyone CHOOSE this life.” It is evident when trying to decide between getting married or staying single, staying single is clearly the preferred choice. When you are single, you have so much more freedom; get to go to bed at whatever time you want, sleep in as long as you want. No husband or wife to remind you of what “duties” you need to perform throughout the day. You get to choose who your my friends are and when you want to hang out with them. You can come and go as you please.