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    The oracle at Delphi tells King Acrisius that his daughter’s future son will kill him He Imprisons his daughter but Zeus impregnates her. Danaë, the daughter, gives birth to Perseus. The King locks Danaë and Perseus in a chest and casts them out to sea. The two eventually wash up at the home of Dictys, a kind fisherman, whose brother Polydectes, is the cruel ruler of the surrounding area. Polydectes wants to get rid of Perseus and marry Danaë, and asks Perseus to go kill Medusa, a horrible Gorgon

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    The Role of Women in Odyssey and The Iliad The Iliad and Odyssey present different ideals of women, and the goddesses, who are presented as ideal women, differ between the two epics. The difference in roles is largely dependent on power, and relations to men, as well as sexual desirability and activity. The goddesses have a major role in both epics as Helpers of men. They have varied reasons for this.  One is a maternal instinct. This is displayed in the literal mother-son relationships

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    Is There a Correlation? Homer’s The Odyssey and The Holy Bible, are writings from the ancient civilizations! The proximity regarding similar narratives between the two publications has produced curiosity in inquiring minds. Interchangeable associations of both texts have prompted an investigation to explain why this literary phenomenon has occurred. In ancient Greece, Greek mythology began to emerge. Mythical narratives began to erupt for the purpose of giving an explanation to certain social, religious

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    undertaken by a group of people for a particular purpose. The stories, The Alchemist and Homer’s Odyssey have many epic characteristics that you can compare. Between the two epic’s there are the same in that they are In Medias Res, Vast Settings, Massive Quantities and etc are both used in The Alchemist and Homer’s Odyssey. The Alchemist and The Odyssey have a similar way of expressing an epic through The Odyssey that uses his journey to get home, he use the characteristic of In Medias Res to describe

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    said, “Like that star of the waning summer who beyond all stars rises bathed in the ocean stream to glitter with brilliance” (Homer 22). This is a beautiful line from Homer’s The Iliad. It is a comparison to the stars describing someone or something that stands out amongst an ordinary crowd and proves himself. This seems to fit Homer’s description perfectly. Despite the fact that his life was a mystery, Homer, “The teacher of Greece”, is legendary due to the multiple theories about his existence, his

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    Similes In The Odyssey

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    Cheyenne Smith Epic Simile 11 September 2015 Homeric or epic similes can be found all throughout The Odyssey written by Homer. A simile is the comparison of two unlike objects using like or as. Homer’s similes are considered to be “epic” because of how elaborate they are to help the audience “feel” and picture a scene. One of the most glorified scenes in The Odyssey, full of epic similes, is when Odysseus stabs the eye of Cyclops Polyphemus. As soon as Polyphemus fell asleep from the over-consumption

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    The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou: Two Relevant Pieces? Time has not become the conqueror for the classical epic poem The Odyssey. For the past 2,500 years it has been turning its pages for many people all around the world, classifying it as the Western literary tradition. Even in the 21st century The Odyssey is still depicting its prominence when the film O Brother, Where Art Thou was directed in 2000 by loosely portraying the epic. The Coen Brothers’ film O Brother, Where Art Thou mirrors

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    Great Heroes (A Comparison and Contrast of Homer’s Heroes in the Epics Iliad and Odyssey) “Until now we used to say that the Greeks fight like Heros. Now we say: The Heroes fight like Greeks” (Winston Churchill). Western Civilization have been focused and built on the Greeks, especially their hero’s. The two main heroes of the Greeks were Achilles and Odysseus, from the two great Epic poems. Although, the heroes Odysseus and Achilles from Homer’s epics the Iliad and Odyssey display several

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    Chapman's Version of The Odyssey and the Iliad This poem is an expression of how the poet John Keats felt after rediscovering Homer's "The Odyssey and the Iliad" when he read Chapman's English translation of this Greek classic. To express this he uses the form of a sonnet, with fourteen lines, every set of two lines rhyming. The first four lines are one long sentence consisting mainly as metaphors to summarize his full meaning in whole. "Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,

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    fact that it has a lightning bolt tip. There is not a large amount of text that describes her weaponry, and when it is described it’s usually done in broader terms. For example, in Homer’s Odyssey, her spear is said to be “bronze-tipped and massive” and is used to “level battalions of heroes in her wrath.” (Homer’s Odyssey 1. 106-108). The lightning tipped spear could of had possibly be done to subconsciously tie in the relation she has with her father, Zeus, as he is associated with lightning bolts

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    poet. In one of his famous works, The Aeneid, Virgil showcases patriotism in his work. In The Aeneid, Virgil makes a comparison between the Romans and their predecessors of similar cultures, the Greeks. He uses parallels to Homer to make an argument for his point. Overall, the characters of Aeneas and Odysseus are representations of their separate cultures and through the comparison of them as heroes, Virgil attempts to show that the Romans were a

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    The Odyssey and The Penelopiad’s storyline are both based off the same social context as Homer recorded the epic poem during Homeric society (when he was alive) however when the story was composed the literary context is completely different in comparison to Atwood, as Atwood wrote her novella - The Penelopiad, in the 21’st century and homer recorded the epic poem during 8th C BCE. The difference between each time period meant there were societal differences which had different impacts on each of

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    Paper Assignment 1 Prompt 1 Homer’s Odyssey is one of the many epic of the classical era to give an detailed overlook on the relationship between humans and gods. Odyssey is not just an adventure story about a king struggling to get back home after having gone to war; nor is it one about a son searching for his father after rumors say that he has been dead for many years. The events that take place in Homer’s Odyssey are heavily influenced by the Greek Gods. One can see how the gods interaction

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    Brawn vs. Brain (A Comparison/Contrastation of the Epic Heroes Achilles and Odysseus) “A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains” (Gorkey). The debate of Brain versus Brawn has been around for as long as human beings have had the capacity to debate. It is a recurring trope in books, movies, television, and plays. The true origins of the question may never be known for certain, but that does not mean that they are not highlighted in some one the oldest and most

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    Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Comparison Essay Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (OBWAT?) is a motion picture loosely based upon Homer’s epic narrative poem The Odyssey. The movie is not a remake of Homer’s writing, but takes many main ideas from the narrative poem. The movie contains quite a large sum of irony if you have read and understood the Odyssey. For example, in the movie the main character is named Ulysses, while the protagonist in Homer’s story’s name is Odysseus. In both stories the leader

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    Heroics (A Comparison of Heroic Traits Displayed by Achilles and Odysseus in Homer’s, Iliad and Odyssey) Humanity has always strived for greatness, and is destined to continue this attempt till the world stops spinning. Through the art of storytelling, and literature, we have weaved images of what the ideal human should be. Countless works of literature depict such humans as “heroes”, due to the inspiration they stir within our imperfect souls. Truly epic heroes shape future stories, and remain

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    The Odyssey, the classic epic poem annotated by Homer has been retold for centuries since it was first written in the 8th century. Each of these retellings differs from the others, they seem to leave things out or have their own little spin on them, but more or less they run along the same story line. Homer's epic poem the odyssey tells the story of the famous greek hero Odysseus. Odysseus was one of the greatest fighters in the trojan war, but unfortunately was challenged with many trials before

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    introductions of both translations of the original Ancient Greek Odyssey by Fitzgerald and Fagles have many similarities, Fagles’ is better structured, while Fitzgerald’s is more convoluted and the text is grouped together. For example, one of the more obvious ones is the division into paragraphs, which in Fagles’ translation is much more clear and neat in terms of layout; therefore it is easier to read and to follow. Fitzgerald’s translation, by comparison, is not divided into paragraphs; it is a bit more challenging

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    A Plotting Princess: Female Roles in The Odyssey and Antigonê Karen Rustad The fairy tale Snow White is a story about two women. One, the evil stepmother, schemes against her stepdaughter in order to assuage her envy and increase her power. She, of course, is thwarted by the end of the story. The other, Snow White, is a pure, innocent damsel entirely devoid of will. Nevertheless, by the end her prince saves her and she lives happily ever after. While Snow White is a European fairy tale, its

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    Oh Brother Where Art Thou was an interesting, entertaining comparison to the epic poem The Odyssey. Although both stories provide many comparisons, between the main objective of both stories, for the main character to get back to his family in his hometown and overall plot comparisons, both stories contrasted each other in a multitude of ways. Both stories are similar in many different ways. In both stories, the main characters both are on the same essential mission throughout the story; to

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