Odyssey Essay | The Women of the Odyssey

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The Women of the Odyssey

Summary: Analyzes the female characters of The Odyssey, by Homer. Categorizes three types of women in the Greek epic, goddess, good housewife and seducer. Describes how each character affects the balance of good and evil in the story.
The nature of women in The Odyssey forms an important part of the story written by Homer. There seems to be to be three types of women throughout The Odyssey, the goddess, the good housewife, and the seducer. It is arguable that Kirke and Kalypso was a goddess and a seducer, but just being immortal doesn't mean you are god-like. All of the women in The Odyssey use deceit and trickery to get what they want. It is because women back then had very little say in what goes on, where, and how it is done. There was no evidence anywhere that women had an active role in the government or anything of that sort. Women in The Odyssey can only resort to the ways of persuasion and trickery. The purpose of the goddess throughout The Odyssey is to offer aid to mortals and answer...

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