Odyssey Essay | Women's Desire for Love in "The Odyssey"

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Women's Desire for Love in "The Odyssey"

Summary: The theme of women's intense desire for love in "The Odyssey," the epic poem by Homer. Women's bad deeds in the poem only occur as an unintended consequence of their drive toward achieve love without limits.
Women have strong desire for love. We give anything for love and are compassionate to everything living around us. Sometimes, however, we are sometimes seemingly malignant, chanting maledictions and hurting everyone around us. However, even when we are malignant, our motive is not to be harmful to the people around us, but it is to gain someone's love. This holds true in the Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles. Women in the Odyssey have no malignant or dilatory intentions, but are driven by a profound desire for love of all kinds.

Some women show devotion, faith, and kindness as a result of their desire for love. Athena's favoritism is a sign of her love for Odysseus. Athena guides him to Phaeacia, where he finds the people who would lead him home. She inspires the prince, and Telemachus matures to be a strong...

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