Free Essays on The Inferno The Odyssey

  1. Odyssey and Dantes Inferno

    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 their...

  2. Athena in the Odyssey vs. Virgil in the Inferno

    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 order...

  3. Dante's Inferno and Classical Mythology

    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 Virgil witness...

  4. 81431404 Comparing and contrasting the Odyssey 1

    Comparing and contrasting the Odyssey, the Inferno and the Trial From Dante's Inferno, spiraling through the maze in Kafka's The Trial, and in the Homer’s Odyssey, fiction work has highly been endorsed in bringing out the Poets intended message. In Homer's The Odyssey, the topic is great and underhandedness...

  5. Dante's Inferno Ulysses

    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. Ulysses is...

  6. Hospitality in the Odyssey

    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 with...

  7. Commentary: Inferno Ix, 55-105

    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 afraid...

  8. Dramatic Irony

    Comedy" especially in imaginary voyage in the Inferno (hell), a literary voyage which is a hostile and critical imitation of the real world, a world seen from the prospective of death which mirrors the defects of the society of 1300 a.d. In the Inferno Dante's verses hold a strong representational power...

  9. Ginsberg

    By comparison, for example, to the descent into the underworld that is a central episode in Homer’s epic Odyssey, in Virgil’s Aeneid, and again in Dante’s Inferno, Ginsberg’s small-case “odyssey” among ghosts in the supermarket seems both selfconsciously literary (“I touch your book”) and contrived (“and...

  10. Dantean influeneces on T.S. Eliot

    woman he admires. Dante’s influence first appears in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” as a direct quotation from Cantos 27, lines 58-63 of The Inferno as the first epigraph. The epigraph literally means, “If I thought my reply were to one who could ever return to the world, this flame would shake...

  11. An Odyssey into the World of Wines

    An Odyssey into the World of Wines Draft: 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 bottles  Storage of Wine  The main...

  12. greek literature

    themes unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. They do not, however, bother to introduce the...

  13. Odyssey Favorite Character

    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 princess...

  14. dante

    Thematic analysis in Dante’s Inferno Literature has been evaluated on a number of subjects over the years. Themes have been a primary communication tool for poets and writers on diverse issues that affect the society. Classical English literature focused on the emerging matters such as religion and...

  15. mirterm

    Gabriel Narvaez Corc Online Midterm 2. Odyssey Owl-vision Athena answered, [315] “Do not try to keep me, for I would be on my way at once. As for any present you may be disposed to make me, keep it till I come again, and I will take it home with me. You shall give me a very good one, and I will...

  16. Inferno

    Inferno 1 Commentary on Canto I of Dante’s Inferno Name: Lori Embrey School: Strayer University Professor: Christopher Griffin Course: HUM 101 '' Origins of Western Culture ...

  17. Alfred Lord Tennyson Research Paper

    used many elements from Greek and Roman classics in his work. Ulysses appears in poems the “Odyssey” by Homer, where he demonstrates his lust for adventure refusing to settle down. Although Dante’s “Inferno” also portrays Ulysses quest for knowledge, the spirit of the poem has the main impact Hayes...

  18. Comparative Essay Macbeth and Inferno

    The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Inferno The poem Inferno is about a man who has “lost the path that does not stray” (Inferno, Canto I, line 3) where “the path” represents the path to Heaven. Dante, having strayed from the path, is in danger of being sent to Hell. When Beatrice, whom Dante...

  19. Revenge in the Odyssey

    this essay will look at revenge in the Odyssey, where it is one of the main themes. Many times in The Odyssey, Poseidon wanted revenge on Odysseus. For example, the first time Poseidon had a problem with Odysseus was after their success at the Trojan War, when Odysseus proclaimed that he was the reason...

  20. King Lear/Inferno

    Paper Assignment #2 (Inferno / King Lear) Both Shakespeare’s King Lear and Dante’s Inferno explore the reasons for and results of human suffering. Both works postulate that human suffering comes as a result of choices that are made. That statement is not only applicable to the characters in each of...

  21. Odyssey: Obstacles and New Worlds

    ODYSSEY ESSAY 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 overcome...

  22. Dante's Inferno

    Cultural and Personal Aspects of the “Inferno” Every great poem has a setting that signifies the story or a setting that has a cultural significance to the concept of the story. In the “Inferno”, setting and culture are important roles especially because it was written in the early 14th century. Florence...

  23. The Odyssey - Homer’s Folk Epic

    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. The...

  24. Inferno Research Paper 2

    Garrett Beckstrom Mrs. Benson-Flannery English 2 Honors 3 April 2014 The Inferno and the Journey of Dante's Soul The Inferno by Dante Alighieri, written in the fourteenth century, remains regarded as one of the most influential literary works of all time. The epic poem tells of the journey of Dante...

  25. The Movie, Seven by David Fincher and Its Similarities to the Inferno

    wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed. The list goes on. What is seen here that is similar to Dante’s Inferno is the concept of Contrapasso. The idea of Contrapasso is that the punishment you will get in hell would be the same style by the way you lived. The...

  26. the odyssey

    “The Odyssey: Who Is More Of The Hero, Penelope Or Odyssey?” To many people, a hero is a strong person who has his own apparel. Heros are normally out saving people and fighting crime. It will take a lot more things to make a good hero. Some of those traits are, he leaves on...

  27. 2001: a Space Odyssey - Essay

    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 now...

  28. Hospitality Odyssey

    Craig Ramsay 3/19/2013 English 211-002 Hospitality 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 journey...

  29. English

    While all eyes were transfixed on the inferno, the plight of the victims did not escape the eyes of the spectators. Firemen were seen dragging wailing women away from the burning houses to a safe area. Frightened children clutched to their mothers. Some of the men simply stared speechlessly as they witnessed...

  30. A Space Odyssey or a Regret?

    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 were...

  31. The Odyssey - the Unnoticeable Hero

    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...

  32. Dante's Inferno: the Fifth Circle

    Taylor Bleth Johns World Lit. 10-6 15 February 2012 Dante’s Inferno Research: The Fifth Circle In Dante’s Inferno, there are nine levels of Hell which are distinguished based upon the specific sin of a mortal being. In the Inferno, the fifth circle is the realm where the wrathful and the sullen...

  33. Ottoman Empire

    Odysseus Homer's epic poems, The Odyssey and the Iliad, have left an impression on western society that has lasted for over two thousand years. These two works are widely held to be the beginning of Western Literature. Countless poets and artist have been moved by the different characters in these...

  34. Odyssey: a Journey to Home

    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...

  35. Odyssey Research Paper

    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. When...

  36. odyssey heros

    that Odysseus was brave enough to go and risk his life to save his men. A fourth quality is determination. This is proven by every episode in The Odyssey. For example, in "The Cyclops" and "The Sirens" and "The Lotus-Eaters" Odysseus and his crew face a lot of challenges but that doesn't stop them. They...

  37. Theoodyssey

    The Odyssey Brittney Catoire 2/10/11 period 5 “The Odyssey” is an epic poem. In “The Odyssey” there are four things that prove it is an epic poem. The first one is the vast setting that Odysseus went through throughout his long journey. Another is Odysseus's larger than life imposing stature. So...

  38. Dante's Inferno

    Purgatory, and Paradise (“Dante.” int). This three part narrative pictures the soul deprived of God, in hope of God, and with God (MaGill 397). Each part, Inferno, Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Paradise), is divided into thirty-three cantos (MaGill 397). With the introductory canto, these total one hundred...

  39. Odyssey

    Standard in the Odyssey The Odyssey has several examples of the double standard between men and women during Ancient Greek times. Even though this took place a long time ago it is also seen today. The so called battle of the sexes has been going on since the beginning of time. In the odyssey the role of...

  40. Epic Elements

    Odyssey The Odyssey and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle both consist of important elements of an epic, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle this can be shown by examining the elements such as starting by media res, how the hero faces the monsters and events and finally get to their goal, and how...

  41. The Just Punishments in Dante’s Inferno

    The Just Punishments in Dante’s Inferno Inferno, written by Dante in the early fourteenth century, is a poem about Dante’s, the main characters, journey through Hell and signifies the nature of sin on Earth and punishment in Hell (Gardner et al online). Those who sinned while on Earth are justly condemned...

  42. Odyssey.

    The Treatment of Women in Homer's Odyssey Judged by modern Western standards, the treatment of women by men in Homer's Odyssey can be characterized as sexist. Women in Homer's Odyssey are judged mainly by their looks. If important men and gods consider a woman beautiful, or if her son or husband...

  43. The Inferno of Dant

    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. ...

  44. Dante's Inferno

    Part I: Dante’s Inferno Dante’s Inferno is the most well-known and influential work of the thirteenth century. Dante’s Inferno is not a simple story of his journey through Hell. He depicts Hell with a very vivid picture and description. Dante’s Inferno is one part of the Divine Comedy. The Divine...

  45. The Odyssey 7

    knowledge through his adventures in his travels. However, these traits and Odysseus' ability are constantly challenged by the temptation of women. In the Odyssey, countless examples of these kind of temptations reveal the importance of gender and the role of women. Odysseus' shows the importance women play with...

  46. The Odyssey Literary Analysis Essay

    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 telling...

  47. Epic Poetry: the Foundation of Literature

    were created, Dante heightened religious believes in the Inferno influencing entire nations, children learned about morality from the Iliad and the Odyssey, and culture was preserved through the writings of the Ramayana (“Lecture on the Odyssey”). The fact that The Epic of Gilgamesh was written in...

  48. God and Goddesses in the Odyssey

    obliged to take the full responsibility of their actions. The leader of the Olympian gods is Zeus, King of the gods and the ruler of mankind. The Odyssey written by Homer uses characters of Greek mythology to make the story more like a fantasy and use of imagination. “The gods are presented in a more...

  49. Dantes Inferno

    Virgil's presence as you can tell by his response towards Virgil saying "Have pity on me, whatever thing you are, whether shade or living man" (Dantes Inferno pg. 30). Dante doesn't know who or what Virgil is and is really scared of him. Virgil then explains to Dante why he is here and reassures him not...

  50. Hospitality in the Odyssey

    Hospitality plays a major role in Homers timeless epic, The Odyssey. It is shown as one of the strongest motifs referred too throughout the epic. True hospitality is defined as the kindness and welcoming of one into another’s home; showing the person true care and providing for their needs, an exceptional...

  51. Discuss the Author's Use of Virgil as the Pilgrim's Guide in the Inferno

    Discuss the author’s use of Virgil as the pilgrim’s guide in the inferno The Inferno by Dante Alighieri is an allegory explaining Dante’s journey through the depths of hell. Dante who has abandoned the catholic way of life has to now travel through hell to reach the right path that will take him to...

  52. Hussain

    adventures of Odysseus were first recorded in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (c. 800–700 BC), and Tennyson draws on Homer's narrative in the poem; most critics, however, find that Tennyson's Ulysses recalls the character Ulisse in Dante's Inferno (c. 1320). In Dante's re-telling, Ulisse is condemned to hell...

  53. Comparison and Analysis of "What Dreams May Come" and "Dante's Inferno"

    Two Visions of HellDante Alighieri's epic poem the Inferno and director Vincent Wards movie, What Dreams May Come each depict the vision of an afterlife in Hell. What Dreams May Come is a movie about a man named Chris, who goes to heaven after he dies. Chris children have also died in a previous car...

  54. Ulysses in Hell

    World Lit 4 April 2013 Ulysses In Hell In Dante’s Inferno, Ulysses, a man known for his skillful word weaving, is sent into eternal damnation in Hell by Dante. In the Odyssey, after the Trojan War ends, Ulysses sails back to Ithaca. In the Inferno, Ulysses recounts the story about how he convinced his...

  55. In What Ways Is the Telemachy Important to the Odyssey as a Whole

    In what ways is the Telemachy important to the Odyssey as a whole? What would the poem lose if these first four books were removed? Homer’s the Odyssey is the epic tale of Odysseus’ return home from the battle of Troy, yet we do not truly get to the hero in action until after we are drawn through...

  56. Revenge vs. Justice

    journey home longer. Poseidon then throws a huge rock in Phaeacia and had turned all their ships to stone so they could not betray him again. The Odyssey is not the only Homeric work that shows justice but also The Iliad. The Trojan War was shown as revenge. All of the actions shown by Homer all had...

  57. The Odyssey Historical Relevance

    Historical Relevance 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 aspects of the...

  58. The Odyssey

    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 Odyssey, love, hope, and courage are only just a few things that are portrayed in this myth. We see this with...

  59. Gender Double Standart

    Quang Tran CLAS 24 1Gender Conflicts in The OdysseyScene Analysis: Ogygian IslandHomer ‟ s epic The Odyssey recounts a great, heroic tale of Odysseus ‟ herculean journeyhome after the Trojan War. As great and grandeur as it may be, a close examination of the sceneon Ogygian Island between Calypso...

  60. How Have Other Writes Used the Character of Odysseus

    portrayals. In the original story Odysseus is the hero of Homer’s Odyssey. The story follows on from Homer’s Iliad, the story of the Trojan War, the character of Odysseus is featured heavily in this book as well. In The Odyssey however, the Trojan War is over and the book concerns the hero’s 10 year...