Throughout history we notice how male dominance takes place within a society.
This is called patriarchy, which is a form of social organization in which the father or oldest male is the head of the family, and descent and relationship are reckoned through the male line; government or rule by a man or men.(OED) That is portrayed in the Odyssey through the actions of the protagonist Odysseus, his journey to get back home, his...
[tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Homer, Greek mythology] - Some people are very hospitable while others are not.
In Homer’s “The Odyssey” Odysseus is returning home from a war as he is swept off course by Poseidon.
[tags: Homer, Odyssey Essays] - In the Odyssey there is a distinct relationship that is shared between the mortals and the Gods.
In the link with Christian faith, the Gods in the Odyssey are physically present.
These select people hold an exclusive relationship, usually with one god, and even though they do (mostly) whatever their god commands them to do, they still have the ability to hold a dialogue with them.
This creates a situation where the God is the listener, and their human is the speaker....
In comparison, the gods have their favourites which my result in the negativity towards a mortal from a particular God. Majority of the time the mortals benefit greatly from the Gods and can be seen to transform for the better....
[tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Poseidon, Telemachus] - In The Odyssey, the goddess Calypso offers Odysseus immortality so that he would stay with her and not leave in pursuit of his family. Part of the decision would be the immortality issue.