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  • Odysseus & Aeneas

    Odysseus & Aeneas

    Odysseus & Aeneas By: Chance E-mail: mmb0014@unt.edu If there is any possibility that a comparison could be made with the famous journeys of Odysseus and Aeneas, it must be known that Aeneas is actually a hero in search of his own soul while Odysseus is a hero trying to find his old life and in a sense, his old soul. The Aeneid is very much of a spiritual quest, which makes it unique in ancient

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Odysseus - an Epic Hero

    Odysseus - an Epic Hero

    An Epic hero Epic heroes are characters in an old poem or story that people can relate to for admire. In the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus is that epic hero. Odysseus faced many difficult situations as an epic hero, and made some bad decisions as an ordinary man, both which show his strengths and weaknesses. One part of the poem that shows how Odysseus is an epic hero was when he

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    Submitted: May 26, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Odysseus and Polyphemus in the Odyssey

    Odysseus and Polyphemus in the Odyssey

    Cooper Annabelle Cooper Professor H.V. Emmitt HUM 110 31 August 2016 Similar to observing the natural transformation of a caterpillar to a creature of beauty, one may observe Telemachus’ transformation from an apprehensive adolescent to an assertive and erudite adult in the first four books of Odyssey. Of course, Telemachus’ growth of character is spurred by a multitude of people and experiences. This growth occurs during his quest to successfully resolve the infuriating and seemingly

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    Submitted: October 24, 2016 By: annabellecooper
  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    The Odyssey In Homer’s The Odyssey, our main character, Odysseus, battles a feat of obstacles on the path back to his family and home. Throughout every disaster experienced in Book Two, Odysseus remains a true leader and strives to bring his people and himself home after many years. Odysseus has been known by many to be an epic hero, defined as someone who is higher than a normal human being but lower than a super

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: July
  • Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    Odysseus as an Epic Hero

    A true epic hero has many very defining characteristics. Usually you will find this hero to be the ‘alpha male.’ With an almost super hero personality, epic heroes are extremely above an average human being. This character must be of noble birth, and as a result, this gives them great respect and many resources. There is a deep reverence for the gods and this helps the hero through tough times. An epic hero is bravery

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • Odysseus Vs. Gilgamesh

    Odysseus Vs. Gilgamesh

    The epic poems The Odyssey, written by Homer, and Gilgamesh, translated by David Ferry, feature the struggles and triumphs of two epic heroes, Odysseus and Gilgamesh. Epic heroes exemplify six common traits. They are all strong fighters, complete with physical beauty and intimidation. The epic hero is dangerous yet protects ordinary people. There is always an encounter with death and the cosmos. They are superhuman, but they are not supernatural, although they come in

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Odysseus Vs. Gilgamesh

    Odysseus Vs. Gilgamesh

    Character is built in several different ways. Some may view character as how one handles a certain hectic situation or how well one person treats another. A true definition character contains these elements, but one’s character is built and developed mainly on how one picks and chooses his time to act and his time to wait. This definition refers to restraint and discipline. Gilgamesh and Homer’s The Odyssey uses many instances in which the main

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Steve
  • Odyssey

    Odyssey

    Time flies by pretty quickly doesn't it? All the things that happened, have now blown past and now life definitely seems more darker...but also darker! Now the light at the end of the tunnel seems very-very far away...I don't know why life seems like this? But one thing is for sure, Life definitely sucks living it this way......I try my best to look at life in the positive way, and laugh at what all that

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Odyssey

    Odyssey

    "Furthermore, we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time here gone before us." (p.1 A Heroes Adventure). This quote from Joseph Campbell tells you the essence of a hero. Odysseus might be a hero in the book but Telemachus was the one who went through the real journey. Campbell defines a hero one as "who has found or done something beyond the normal range of achievement and experience.

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Odyssey

    Odyssey

    The Odyssey is an epic poem that revolves around Odysseus and his journey home from the war at Troy. Throughout his travels he is met with many obstacles and adventures and at are times it appears he will never make it home. When we look at Greek Mythology we often run into the gods of that era. The gods play a prominent if not vital role to the central themes of the story. Fate has

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Top
  • Odyssey

    Odyssey

    Odyssey was Seduced and ‘Set off the path’ by many things. Those things pushed him far away from this path to Ithaca. Odyssey was seduced by calypso, punished by Poseidon, the god of the sea and went to Hades to have a prophet tell him his future. The following are more in-depth descriptions of his struggle on his journey. Odyssey, while on his travels to Ithaca becomes trapped on calypso islands called Ogygia. He then

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Monika
  • Odyssey - Death and Rebirth

    Odyssey - Death and Rebirth

    Death and Rebirth The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many literary techniques in order to give meaning to the poem beyond its significance as a work of historic fiction and help his readers in the comprehension of the story. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. In The Odyssey, perhaps the most important of Homer's motifs is the symbolic death and

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Odyssey by Homer

    Odyssey by Homer

    The Odyssey is an epic composed by Homer, an early Greek storyteller. This epic was the basis for Greek and Roman education. Epics are long poems marked by adventure. The main character in an epic is an epic hero. The epic hero is a figure of great stature and may be a character from history or legend. Epic heroes’ most remarkable traits are usually the ones most valued by the society from which the epic

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Odyssey Criticism

    Odyssey Criticism

    Douglas Steward is a very highly regarded writer. In his works that focused on, "The Disguised Guest," he explains his views of Odysseus' self struggles that appear when he arrives back home. His point of views toward the mental and physical struggles that Odysseus goes through are hard to disagree with. He puts a strong emphasis on the effect that others are going to have on him, when he reveals himself. I strongly believe

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Max
  • Odyssey Death and Rebirth in the Odyssey

    Odyssey Death and Rebirth in the Odyssey

    The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, the Blind Bard makes use of many literary techniques in order to lend meaning to the poem beyond its existence as a work of historic fiction and aid his readers in the comprehension of the tale. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. A motif is a recurring theme that is used throughout the work. In The Odyssey, Homer

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Edward
  • Odyssey Essay

    Odyssey Essay

    There are many qualities one must have to be a good leader. Without these qualities he wouldn’t be able to make it through many hardships. A good example of someone who shows these qualities well is Odysseus I the story “the Odyssey” by Homer. In the story Odysseus is witty, strong, and loyal. Odysseus shows his intelligence many times in the epic. One example is in line 315. It shows that he tells the

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Vika
  • Odyssey-21st Century

    Odyssey-21st Century

    In telling The Odyssey, Homer clearly stated the importance of the Greek culture and values. Obedience to the Divine world, and respect for all classes of people were two of many portrayed by the characters throughout the epic. Those values practiced by the Greeks hundreds of years ago still have an affect on everyday life for us here in the 21st century. Religious patronage is still going strong, but what differentiates us from the Greeks

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: July
  • Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero

    Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero

    Odyssey: The Journey of a Hero The Hero’s Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer’s The Odyssey, is one of struggle, loss, heartache, pain, growth and triumph. It is comprised of many steps that Odysseus has to overcome and battle through in order to achieve his final goal of reaching his home and his loved ones. From the Call to Adventure to the Freedom or Gift of living, Odysseus

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Bred
  • Oedipis

    Oedipis

    A noble, and loved man is brought upon a quest for truth. A desperate time in Thebes causes Oedipus to search the past and reveal the killer of the former King Laius. Through testimonies from former servants, and accomplice’s to Oedipus upbringing, Oedipus is revealed as the killer, and makes true the prophecy. Still, as noble he came noble he remains. Despite the plague that he caused by his ignorance, Oedipus was and still is

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Bred
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Teriesias. He is reaccuring figure in greek mythology. He has been a woman and a man, and zeus struck him blind. Zeus gave him the gift of prophercy. He is known to posses god-given insight. He is the only one in the play who is not afraid of Oedipis. Tereisas finds the gift of prophecy more of a burden then a benefit. Teriesias accuasations (in the scence between king and prophet) lead him on the

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Oedipus When Oedipus is first shown, his appearance is quite elegant. He walks out from his castle and is dressed in a white suit that shines brighter than the sun itself. Toward the end right after he takes his own sight, he is dressed in nothing more than rags. In the beginning of the story Oedipus' words are that of encouragement when he is talking to his people. As the story goes on and he

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Edward
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    In Sophocles’ “Oedipus the King”, the central thematic intent is of divine prophesy and human will. In the introduction it states that Laius and Jocasta, “the childless King and Queen of Thebes”, had been told by the god Apollo that their son would kill Laius and marries his mother Jocasta. To make sure the prophesy would not come true, they gave their son to a shepherd so that he would leave it to die on

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    ~Oedipus~ Many times humans do things that contradict another thing they do. An example of this is one thing may be good but also bad at the same time. A person who has done this more then once is Oedipus in the writer Sophocles plays. Sophocles uses imagery like light verses darkness, knowledge verses ignorance and sight verses blindness. Oedipus is very knowledgeable during the play and at some times still extremely ignorant. He doesn’t

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Mike
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Oedipus Even though "fate" seems to determine Oedipus' life, he does, in fact, have a free will. His choices brought the prophecy to life. Only his decisions (not influenced by anybody) he made. Of course those decisions were in side of the limits set by fate. When Oedipus heard a prophesy that his going to kill his father and sleep with his mother he ran away, even when he new there were suspicions of

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Max
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    You pray to the gods? Let me grant your prayers.? This quote helps to describe the overall description of Oedipus? character in Oedipus the King written by Sophocles. Throughout Oedipus the King the ideas and themes of fate, irony, and reason reoccur numerous times. Oedipus believes in fate but he believes more in his own abilities and actions to determine his future. Irony is evident in many forms such as verbal, dramatic, and situational.

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: regina
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Plato says knowledge of truth is dependent on the perception of reality; Sophocles shows this through a king’s discovery of his painful reality. Through Oedipus the King, Sophocles shows Plato’s theme of discovery by Oedipus’ realization of the truth. When the truth is discovered one still views the illusions best, and then the truth begins to become clear, thirdly the truth is seen as it is, and finally it is seen and understood. When one

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Ryan Schurdell English 1302 Mrs. Barker 11 March 2005 Title In the play, Oedipus the King, blindness is used metaphorically and physically to characterize several personas , and the images of clarity and vision are used as symbols for knowledge and insight. Enlightenment and darkness are used in much the same manner, to demonstrate the darkness of ignorance, and the irony of vision without sight. “…they will never see the crime I have committed or

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Oedipus

    Oedipus

    Sophocles was a Greek playwright who lived during the 5th century b.c. The Oedipus Cycle is one of his most famous works; the trilogy of plays traces the ill-fated life of a noble blooded man and his descendants. Oedipus at Colonus is the second play of the set. Oedipus at Colonus is set many years after Oedipus the Rex, and Oedipus has changed his perspective on his exile from Thebes. He has decided that he

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    Submitted: May 20, 2010 By: Janna
  • Oedipus and Blindness Imagery

    Oedipus and Blindness Imagery

    Jack Beasley AP English Essay A January 30, 2001 In the story of Oedipus the king, Sophocles beautifully demonstrates the imagery of sight versus blindness through the use of tragedy and ignorance. Oedipus is ignorant to his own incest, therefore causing the first instance of his blindness. The second instance of Oedipus’ blindness is the ignorance of his true parent’s identity. The third instance of Oedipus’ blindness is a literal one, in which he physically

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Max
  • Oedipus and Odysseus

    Oedipus and Odysseus

    Oedipus the King and The Odyssey share many similarities. The most important and significant similarity is that both epic poems are involved in a conflict when we first encounter the poems. In The Odyssey, we learn that the main character, Odysseus, has been held captive by the nymph Calypso for twenty years. We also learn that Odysseus had finished (and won) fighting a war against the city of Troy and has been held captive by

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Tommy
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