Odyssey Essay | Pallas Athena

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Pallas Athena

Summary: Essay shows how Athena influences Odysseus in "The Odyssey."
Through out life people get stuck in situations, when one is a situation an individual would for a person to help some to help, someone to influence a decision. Athena the wise and beautiful, goddess, daughter of Zeus is one who most influences Odysseus. Homer describes Athena as a beautiful woman "She appeared a woman beautiful, tall..." (16.178). Homer repeatedly uses the epithet "Bright Eyed Athena" meaning Athena is very circumspect and aware. Athena most influences Odysseus with her actions, cleverness, and mastering of disguise.

Athena actions are always effective, when she makes her decisions the protagonist (Odysseus) benefits from them. As the goddess of good judgment and war, Athena naturally has a soft spot for the Heroic Odysseus. Athena is always aware of Odysseus' situations and is there for his aid, for example ."..where his bones crushed if the Bright-Eyed Pallas had not inspired him now." (5.471) Athena helps...

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