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Essay | Women in the Odyssey

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Women in the Odyssey

Summary: Discusses The Odyssey, by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles. Describes how Homer portrays the female characters as physical creatures who desire physical comforts. Debates if characters such as Calypso, Naussica,and Circe have a psychological or a physical mind.
The Greeks long believed the story of The Odyssey to be written by a Greek poet named Homer. In the Odyssey, Homer portrays the women as physical creatures who desire physical comforts. These women had very little input and involvement in government, and often had to resort to deceit and trickery to get what they wanted. The women in the Odyssey, having psychology when it was convenient, acted mostly on their physical needs. Their characterization throughout the Odyssey proves this theory by focusing on Calypso, Nausicaa, and Circe.

Calypso used trickery and deceit to have possession over Odysseus and of course other men. "Deep inside she sang, the goddess Calypso, lifting her breathtaking voice as she glided back and forth before her loom, her golden shuttle weaving" ( 5:68-70). Homer describes Calypso as a beautiful nymph with a wonderful voice. Calypso uses these advantages to get what...

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