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Plyphemos' Suitor

Summary: This essay compares Polyphemos and the suitors in The Odyssey by Homer. The version of The Odyssey used is the Robert Fitzgerald translation, thus the unconventional spelling of the names and places.
In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus encounters many obstacles throughout his journey home from the land of Troy. These obstacles include gods, monsters, and witches, among other things. There are parallels between many of the situations which Odysseus finds himself in. One fairly obvious example is the parallel between Kirke and Kalypso, powerful women with whom Odysseus has sexual relations. A less obvious parallel in the book is between Polyphemos, the kyklops Odysseus blinds, and the suitors that court Penelope while Odysseus is on his journey home. There are many coincidences including deception of the enemy, and patience with the enemy. There are parallels after Odysseus fights the suitors and kyklops, which can be seen in the aftermaths of their casualties. Because the two situations are so symbolically similar, it becomes apparent why things happen, or need to happen. The parallels between Polyphemos and the suitors make for...

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