Odyssey Essay | The Role of Women in The Odyssey

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The Role of Women in The Odyssey

Summary: Examines the role of women in The Odyssey, the Greek epic by Homer. Details the story's plot. Explores the three archetypes of women used in the text: Athena, the great daughter of the almighty Zeus; Penelope, the deceiver of the suitors and patient wife; and finally, Kalypso, the deceitful and troubled mistress of her isle
The Odyssey is the great epic telling the story of Odysseus and his journey back to his son Telemakhos and his wife Penelope. It also tells the tale of Telemakhos' journey to step out of the shadow of his heroic father and progress into manhood. This story is believed to be told by the brilliant blind prophet, Homer, and said to be centuries old. I believe that there is also a back story to this epic that seems to be male-dominated. Homer believed that the women in Ancient Greece that had powerful roles had drastic influences on the world and men around them. Throughout the poem there are numerous examples of women in powerful roles. In the Odyssey there are three types of women described: Goddesses, housewives and seducers. The three archetypes of women are an example of each in the following order...

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