Essay on Homer

Virgil on War

Virgil does not merely use the notion of war to further his plot but deals with many types and aspects of war throughout the poem, mythological wars; recent wars; their effects; their causes; and often we can notice Virgin’s own opinion on such a matter, subtly merged into the thick of things. However In contrast […]

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Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of Homer’s classic, The Odyssey, is an enchanting tale, which can be examined using the Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, and “On The Rainy River”. There are many similarities between these three books but the transformation to adulthood is a theme that reigns supreme in all three works. […]

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Psychology of Homer Simpsons

The Mrs. simpsons have been America’s phenomenal sketch Television series that has a chilling resemblance to the typical household. if it would be viewed in a different angle taking the temper and hyperboles. The tuneful gap vocal. Bart’s composing on the board. to the sofa fantastic merely gives that touch of spice to the anticipating […]

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Heroic Code

The characters in Homer’s Iliad follow the Heroic Code which is all about honor. For them, honor is the most important thing and a person who dies without honor is worth nothing. To be someone honorable, one must standout from the army, like Akhilleus and Hektor. The two are recognized as the best in their […]

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Epic Heroes Analysis

Question: What connections can you make between content and style of epic tales from different parts of the world? In the course of the history of literature, numerous epic poems have been written. Today, a number have become well known. Examples of these are Beowulf (an Anglo-Saxon epic poem believed to be the only surviving […]

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Odysseus’ Greek Heroic Traits

“My heart longs to be home, my comrades’ hearts as well” (Homer 10. 533). After a whole twenty years of being away from home, Odysseus with his strong desire to reach his homeland leads his many crew members and himself through the difficulties and obstacles they encounter along the way. Not only does he persevere […]

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Odyssey Amusement Park

Cyclops, giants, six-headed monsters, these are some of the attractions of the one of a kind Odysseyland, an amusement park based on the theme of Homer’s The Odyssey. The park has several rides and games to entertain and test the mettle of any aspiring hero. The Cyclone is a free-falling ride that attempts to recreate […]

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Dante vs Aeneas

When one thinks of the afterlife, they can’t help but think of Dante’s Divine Comedy. In his book, The Inferno, Dante ventures into hell, both as a poet and an epic hero. His story is obviously inspired by Book VI of Virgil’s The Aeneid, which depicts the epic journey, into the underworld, of Virgil’s hero […]

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