Essay on Odysseus

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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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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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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Differences Between Odysseus and Everett

The poem “The Odyssey” details the story of a man named Odysseus who went through many trials and tribulations while trying to get home to his family. In the past, many stories, movies, and other works of literature have based its plot around the story: “The Odyssey”. However, there is one movie that stands out […]

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Odysseus in Hades

Few characters in literature have ever ventured into the underworld and returned back to earth. Odysseus’ trip to the underworld offers the reader an insight into Ancient Greek society and religion. The advice and requests made by the people he encounters show us how the people of the time viewed the afterlife Circe directed Odysseus […]

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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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