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  • News Of His Father Young Man Telmakhos
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    In his translation of The Odyssey, Robert Fitzgerald portrays Telmakhos as a rational, striving, yet disdained gentleman. Telmakhos ambitions are confirmed by his desire to unbind the mystery of his lost father. A vast amount of his nearby society does not agree with his proposal. Nevertheless, the sensible and eager young man begins his journey. The author first introduces Telmakhos as a man of wisdom. Fitzgerald constantly refers to him as the Clear-headed Telmakhos... (2, 25). A later establi...
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  • Friends And Family Future Generations
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    In The Odyssey, there are many important themes. One of the major ones is about memory. Being remembered is very important to the characters in the book. We see that all of the characters desire to be remembered, and many of them even ask to be remembered. In the Odyssey, there are many examples that show how important being remembered was to them, in fact it was the thing they cared about the most to be done after they passed away. Being remembered was an honor, and a way of living on. Telemach...
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  • Nature Of Human Ten Years
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    The Odyssey is the story of the homecoming of another of the great Greek heroes at Troy, Odysseus. Unlike Achilles, Odysseus is not famous for his great strength or bravery, but for his ability to deceive and trick (it is Odysseus's idea to take Troy by offering the citizens a large wooden horse filled, unbeknownst to the Trojans, with Greek soldiers). He is the anthropos polytropos, the "man of many ways, " or the "man of many tricks. " His homecoming has been delayed for ten years because of t...
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  • Bull Of Heaven One God
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    Each god has a certain domain and cannot control another gods' domain. All the gods including Zeus, the father of the gods, want Odysseus to be able to return home in The Odyssey. However, Poseiden, just one god, prevents Odysseus from returning. It is only when Poseiden is absent from Mt. Olympus that the other gods are able to take control and assist Odysseus in returning home. Gilgamesh also has the same misconception that the gods are all powerful. After he and Enkidu kill the Bull of Heaven...
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  • Reader Is Left Odysseus Son Telemakhos
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    Telemakhos of The Odyssey Telemakhos, Odysseus son, finally realizes that in order to preserve his estate he must fill in his fathers shoes and grow up. Telemakhos not only needs to do this for himself, but for his father who is still alive. Telemakhos became a man his father would be proud of. Twenty years ago Odysseus left for Troy, leaving Telemakhos without a father figure since he was an infant. He grew up a mommy's boy not knowing his role in the kingdom because Odysseus was far away. Tele...
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  • Circle Of Hell Epic Of Gilgamesh
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    - - World Lit Book Summaries Gilgamesh The Gilgamesh epic is very interesting and historically important because of its very early position in world literature. It tells us about an actual Sumerian king Gilgamesh of Uruk in Babylonia, on the River Euphrates in modern Iraq. He lived about 2700 B. C. In the epic the deeds of Gilgamesh and his companion, the wild man Enkidu are described. All these stories were composed into a long poem, which is considered as the earliest epic cycle yet known. The...
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  • Fell In Love Returned Home
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    The Odyssey is an epic poem written in a series of 24 books. It is one of two epics written over 2500 years ago by the Western European poet, Homer. This epic joins Odysseus 10 years after the Trojan War. The story follows him as he attempts to return to his home in Ithaca where he reigns as King. I am wiser after having read this book because this story taught me about some of the social practices of the Greeks. It taught me that men were dominant and women played a submissive role in their soc...
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  • Gilgamesh And Enkidu Bull Of Heaven
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    There are many differences and critical comparisons that can be drawn between the epics of Beowulf and Gilgamesh. Both are historical poems which shape their respected culture and both have major social, cultural, and political impacts on the development of western civilization literature and writing. Before any analysis is made, it is vital that some kind of a foundation be established so that a further, in-depth exploration of the complex nature of both narratives can be accomplished. The epic...
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  • Skylla And Kharybdis Western Literature Odysseus
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    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 literature and in contrast with the Odyssey. Only Virgil admits to the possibility that a character can change, grow, and develop. In the story? s earlier ...
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  • End Of The Castle Man Of The Sea Aegisthus
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    The Odyssey: Telemachus Telemachus recounts his confrontation with the Old man of the sea who could change his appearance in order to escape danger. Telemachus reveals the information which he obtained from the Old man of the sea to the reader. The Old man told Telemachus of the sorrowful tale of Agamemnon's Murder. The story tells of how Aegisthus paid a man to watch for Agamemnon's return from the sea. After a year of waiting, the King returned in what he thought to be secrecy. The lookout man...
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  • Plays Were Performed Odyssey And The Iliad Greek
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    In early Greece, most drama and poetry grew from Athenian celebrations honoring the god of wine, Dionysus. Greek plays were performed outdoors to an all male audience. The plays were performed in theaters that were built into hillsides. All ofthe actors were also male, and they had a chorus which explained the play as intent. The actors wore high boots and intricate costumes, while the chorus just wore normal clothes. Most early Greek plays were tragedies and usually ended in a disaster. Tragedi...
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  • Return Home 5 Ln
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    The majority of the Odyssey is an account of Odysseus adventures (or, rather, misadventures) trying to reach his homeland of Ithaka. Several of these adventures are false homecomings, the most prominent of which is his imprisonment on Kalypso s island. This false homecoming is strikingly different from what one would expect of Odysseus real homecoming, but similar enough for parallels to be drawn between the two. Homer uses this false homecoming to foreshadow Odysseus true homecoming. Throughout...
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  • Story Written One
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    There are many different methods in story telling in both Genesis and the Odyssey. This is due in part to the time periods that these works were written in. The author (s) of Genesis seem to tell a story yet not become as detailed and involved as Homer had when writing his story. These authors write with many similarities and methods yet, still use unique individual characteristics. At the time that the Odyssey was written, no formal language was officially written, it was mainly recited. Shorte...
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  • P 690 L P 689 L Odysseus
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    English: Greek Odyssey Essay November 07, 1998 Being attacked by one eyed monsters, huge storms, a giant sea dragon, and scores of angry men were just a few of the perils Odysseus had to overcome. He did not only overcome them, but he did so in a way that would forever be thought of as heroic. Odysseus, the epic hero of Homers The Odyssey demonstrates the Greek ideal of leadership, bravery, and devotion to the gods. Odysseus was a great leader and showed his leadership abilities many times, time...
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  • Oral Literature City States Athens
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    Greek culture is a major force behind most of what we know today. In government the Greeks practiced pure democracy. The people were given the power to make decisions about their own city-states. Two important city-states were Athens and Sparta. The Athenian empire was created by Pericles who took pride in the beauty of their city. The main temple in Athens was the Parthenon. It was built in the Acropolis in honor of Athena the War Goddess. Sparta was Athens rival and completely opposite of it. ...
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  • Greek Gods Persons Life
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    Response Paper Many of the stories written by Greek authors fill the mind with questions that parallel those asked by Christian minds throughout the world. Does God or the Greek gods predestine what will happen in a persons life? Many Christians in the world believe that this is the case and it is obvious that the ancient Greeks had these types of beliefs. The idea that the Christian God has it in for a person is flawed. The idea that separate gods get angry with different people and then try to...
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  • Dorothy Parker Husbands Life
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    ? Penelope? The poem? Penelope? by Dorothy Parker describes the relationship between Odysseus and his wife, Penelope. The manner in which Penelope, the narrator, speaks of her husband and his journey is somewhat sarcastic and resentful. This poem shows her perceptions of Odysseus, and also the role women have played in the past. Penelope describes her life and how she perceives her husbands life to be. The one-worded title gives the impression of a plain, simple woman and prepares the reader for...
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  • Room Of One Metaphysical Poets
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    Their respective essays Tradition And The Individual Talent and Modern Fiction serve only to underline the tremendous difference in the views of Eliot and Woolf with regard to literary tradition and the role of the artist. Eliot sees it as being incumbent upon the artist to, not just be aware, but to have studied the whole historical tradition of poetry. In his development of this theme there maybe seen to be links in his basic philosophy and that of the Romantics insofar as he sees the poet as ...
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  • Blade Runner Human Beings
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    The The Terminator The Terminator The Terminator film series was the tremendous popular success in USA for a few reasons. First, I think its because the main character, Arnold, was very poplar at that time because hes so masculine, most audience want to see him. Second, I think because the producer spent a lot money on the advertisement. So, were all impressed by the image of Arnold's outlook. Also, they made a lot toys about this movie, such as the robot. So, were all influenced by this movie d...
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  • Thought Was Crazy Movie I Thought Interesting
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    2001 - SPACE ODYSSEY After watching this movie, a lot of it is very confusing to me and is really hard for me to understand. You really have to think about what is being said in the movie to get a good understanding of the points that the director is trying to get across. I would really like to get a professors view of the movie to get a better understanding. Throughout this paper I am going to give a little review of the movie and discuss interesting facts that I thought were helpful and appeal...
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