Athena in the Odyssey VS. Virgil in the Inferno
Two of the greatest works ever written, The Odyssey by Homer and The Inferno by Dante, are detailed, multi-sectioned poems about the journey’s of two men. In each story, the main character is given some sort of guidance by another character in o
Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in the
Dante’s descent into Hell in Inferno, the first part of his Divine Comedy, tells of the author’s experiences in Hades as he is guided through the abyss by the Roman author, Virgil. The text is broken into cantos that coincide with the different circles and sub-circles of Hell that Dante and Vir
Summary: Canto I
Midway on our life’s journey, I found myself
In dark woods, the right road lost.
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Halfway through his life, the poet Dante finds himself wandering alone in a dark forest, having lost his way on the “true path” (I.10). He says that he d
2001: A Space Odyssey
Three million B.C. The gunpowder for a smashing evolutionary hit was amassing for a long time, but the necessary spark came from an outside help, which soon set the whole world ablaze. From this heated inferno, came the most proficient species ever to grace the planet. And n
The Odyssey Literary Analysis Essay
In his epic, The Odyssey, Homer explains how Odysseus, a Greek god, faces xenia, a guest-host relationship, in ways he is not used to. Odysseus travels on a long journey where he meets an unexpected creature and finds himself at the table of King Alcinous te
An Odyssey into the World of Wines
* History of Enjoying Wine
* A Long History
* The Right Choice
* Handling Wine
* Wine and Entertainment
* In Vineyard and Winery
* The making of first-class wine
* The Grape Wine and its variety
* Barrels and bott
Ulysses in Dante’s The Inferno
Dante places many figures of Greek mythology, Roman antiquity, and some political enemies in Hell. For some of these people his reasoning suits their punishment, for others it doesn’t, and for some we don’t know enough about them to verify their placement. Ulys
The Inferno of Dante, as translated by Robert Pinsky, uses many literary elements such as visual imagery, symbolism, and plot; all of which parallel in most horror films. Any one of the three Saw films would be an example of how Dante and Virgil’s journey can be classified in the genre of horror.
Hospitality in the Odyssey
A central theme throughout Homer’s poem the Odyssey is hospitality. Hospitality to the Greeks had a special meaning. The Greeks treated every guest to the home with great respect and honor and if you were a guest in someone’s home you in turn were to treat your host
A True Hero
Homer’s folk epic The Odyssey introduces one of the most prominent characters in literature; Odysseus the hero of the Greek tragedy. When reading The Odyssey we venture with Odysseus through his ten-year journey from the battlefield of Troy all the way to his homeland of Ithaca. T
Odysseus is crafty, brave, intelligent, and powerful these character traits serve as an example of the model of a man. He is the perfect warrior learning most of his knowledge through his adventures in his travels. However, these traits and Odysseus' ability are constantly challenged by the temptati
Space Odyssey or a Regret?
The great canine cosmonaut, Laika was launched for the space mission in the Sputnik 2 on November 3, 1957. The world had already witnessed the launch of world's first satellite, Sputnik 1 in October 1957. These series of events soon gained worldwide popularity as they w
In Canto I, Dante has strayed from the True Way into the Dark Wood of Error. He opens his eyes and sees the mount Mount of Joy which is lit up by the sun. He sets out to try to climb the mountain, but his way is blocked by the Three Beasts of Worldliness: The Leopard of Malice and Fraud, The Lion
The Unnoticeable Hero
In most epics, the hero seems to die at some point during the story. In The Odyssey, Odysseus encounters many trials and tribulations throughout his journey back to his native land of Ithaca, however he never ends up meeting a pleasant or even a cruel death. Is the passing of
Commentary: Inferno IX, 55-105
Canto IX of Dante’s Inferno takes places at the gates of the city if Dis, the entrance to the 6th Circle of Hell. It follows on directly from the previous Canto, in which Dante’s guide Virgil unsuccessfully attempts to secure them passage to the city. Dante is
The gods and goddesses are the rulers of the Cosmos and represent the civilization of the world. The Olympian gods are majestically and democratically dwelling on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, built by the Cyclops. They are obliged to take the full responsibility of their actions.
The movie, Seven by David Fincher, was very shadowy, dark and mysterious. It revolves around a detective named William Somerset and David Mills, who is the detective set to replace him at the end of the week, and a serial killer named John Doe, staging horrific murders, choosing victims representin
Commentary on Canto I of Dante’s Inferno
Name: Lori Embrey
School: Strayer University
Professor: Christopher Griffin
Course: HUM 101 '' Origins of Western Culture
Odyssey Research Paper
In Homer’s, The Odyssey, Odysseus repeatedly excels with leading his shipmates back home to Ithaca. He excels in this because of his ability to be a leader and his ability to keep information on a need-to-know basis.
Odysseus led his crew past the Isle of the Sirens.
About the Book
‘Seek and ye shall find.’
With these words echoing in his head, eminent Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belonging
The expression, “good stories never die,” can go all the way back to Greek mythology. Many stories about a Greek god can be linked to the past, present, and future. Specifically, in Homer’s Odyssey, values and concepts are addressed that are easily applied to our lives’ today.
In the Odyss
The expedition of Dante through Hell, in both its structure and content, symbolizes the nature of sin and punishment; the book takes the reader step by step through greater and greater sins and also shows the diverse punishments for sins which are symbolic of the sins themselves.
LIFE AND WORKS OF DANTE ALIGHERI
▪ born on May 1256; full name is Durante Aligheri
▪ Alighiero de Bellincione – father, Guelph
▪ Donna Gabriella degli Abali – mother
▪ Beatrice Portinari – immortal lover of Dante’s verse and remained the central inspiration of his major poems
Some people have such ambitions, that they will keep going until they reach the success they yearn. Thus, having to get over the obstacles needed that they shall encounter along they journey or path to success. In Homer’s epic poem, The Odyssey, the main character, Odysseus has to
Hospitality in Homer’s story The Odyssey is a dominant theme in the epic poem. Throughout the poem, we are given many situations in which hospitality plays a key role in events that transpire and unravels during Odysseus heroic twenty year
The Inferno follows the wanderings of the poet Dante as he strays off the rightful and straight path of moral truth and gets lost in a dark wood. Just as three wild animals threaten to attack him, Dante is rescued by the ghost of Virgil, a celebrated Roman poet and also Dante’s i
Homer’s incredible epic The Odyssey was set in the Bronze Age which burgeoned from the sixteenth to the twelfth century BC. The time setting of The Odyssey is very much relevant to the context time frame of our course, “World Civilizations to 1500”, discussing many aspec
Odysseus the Great Tactician
My favorite character in the Odyssey so far is Odysseus because of his display of his crafty and cunning personality and his useful ability to accurately access situations. Odysseus is able to show his cunning abilities when arriving in Skheria and meeting with the pr
The Odyssey tells a story of a man named Odysseus who is trying to find his way home to Ithaca. Although I have read only half of the Odyssey I can tell that the Odysseus is a dynamic character. Odysseus learns how to conduct his life and lead his crew from the challenges and obstacles that he faces