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  • The Odyssey Essay

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    There are three books that have benefitted society since the day they were composed, the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Bible. The Odyssey by Homer is read in classrooms across the globe. The teachers love it, while the students despise it. So, the question from students everywhere is, “Why should we read the Odyssey?” Although the Odyssey was composed over 2800 years ago, it continues to benefit students because of themes, the culture, and the relevance to life, and it’s influence on other epics.

  • The Odyssey Essay

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    What makes The Odyssey an epic? An epic is a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds. To explain, epic hero, epic plots, epic settings, archetypes, and epic themes will be explained to help better understand why The Odyssey is called an epic poem. For The Odyssey to be an epic poem it has to have an epic hero. The epic hero in The Odyssey would definitely be Odysseus. Odysseus is the epic hero because he is the main character faced with all kinds of crazy challenges and comes out victorious

  • Adventure In The Odyssey

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    ate the cattle, all of the men died in a storm except for Odyssey. The situation didn’t get any better. Odyssey landed on Kalypso's island and was held captive there for seven years. Luckily, Zeus took pity on Odyssey and forced Kalypso to let him go. There were many obstacles on his way home, but fortunately, Odyssey told his story to the Phaiakians, they were touched by his suffering and decided to help and sent him home. After Odyssey arrived his house, he dressed up as an old beggar and told

  • The Odyssey Essay

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    In Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey, the main theme is the reunification of the family, as Odysseus struggles to return home and rejoin his wife and son. Throughout the Odyssey, we are shown examples of families: good ones that prosper and bad ones that do not. As Telemakhos struggles to become a man and Odysseus struggles homeward, the concept of healthy family life is stressed. At the end, when all conflicts are resolved and Odysseus is reunited with wife and son, the lesson that a united family

  • The Odyssey Essay

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    The Odyssey Essay As Peter Drucker once said, “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes” (brainquotes.com). Odysseus expressed many character traits throughout the Odyssey. Although courage and decisiveness, Odysseus encounters many challenges on his way home to Ithaca. TS: One of Odysseus best trait that was revealed in the Odyssey is courage. CD: For example, making the Cyclops blind, “Straight forward they sprinted, lifted

  • Odyssey Essay

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    Abby Yeley: Question 1.1 Telemachus, the main character in the first book of the Odyssey has quite a dilemma. He was just an infant when his father left for the Trojan War, but now that he is a young man, his father has still not returned. Meanwhile, many suitors are courting his mother and destroying his house, since his father is presumed dead. Telemachus is sick due to this, yet he feels he has no power to drive them out or claim his kingdom. He is also having issues with his mother who seems

  • The Odyssey Essay

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    The Odyssey A hero is often one who is idolized for his courage and excellence, such as Odysseus in The Odyssey, written by Homer. In this epic poem, Odysseus endures several obstacles on his journey home that exhibit his real traits. Though it took twenty years to return back to his home Ithaca, Odysseus’s curiosity, determination, and intelligence is what kept him alive during his expedition. Because of Odysseus’s curiosity, he want to hear the Siren’s song. After visiting Tiresias and

  • The Odyssey Essay

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    O Brother, Where Art Thou The Odyssey? Homer’s, The Odyssey can be related to a lot of modern production, in print or film, that we have today. The Coen Brothers, blockbuster, O Brother, Where Art Thou is perhaps the number one modern day film that is related to the great mythological book, The Odyssey. Odysseus and Everett have the similarities and differences in how they are defined during their time. Spirituality, relationships, and hero or not are a few of the similar characteristics of

  • Odyssey Essay

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    Kayla Cruz Mrs. Baker Honors English 9 April 15, 2013 Temptations of The Odyssey “Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.” said by Earl Wilson. Odysseus and his crew often face many different temptations in The Odyssey. Him and his crew deal with hunger, seductive women, and the desires of riches and home over the course of their journey. Even though they overcome an exuberant amount of these roadblocks, they also fall into an abundance

  • Essay On The Odyssey

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    The Odyssey The Odyssey is both Odysseus’s adventure story more of literal survival but also of emotional survival. Odysseus shows many personalities of himself including, humility, hatred, anger, love, stupidity, cowardly, bravery, unfaithfulness, and reasonable, but compassion is one personality that is missing in this interesting man. Odysseus does many things (with the help of the gods of course) in order to live through his adventure home. Throughout attempting to survive this adventure, he

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