The Position Of Poverty Essay Research Paper

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The Position Of Poverty Essay, Research Paper Listen, my lords. You have fastened on the house, in the long absence of its master, as the scene of your perpetual feasts, and you could offer no better pretext for you conduct than you wish to win my hand in marriage. That being the prize, come forward now, my gallant lords; for I challenge you to try your skill on the great bow of King Odysseus. And whichever man among you proves the handiest at stringing the bow and shoots an arrow through every one of the twelve axes, with that man I will go, bidding goodbye to this house which welcomed me as a bride, this lovely house so full of all good things, this home that even in my dreams I never shall forget.’ Question: how did the quest of Achilles affect women? consider penelope,

elec tra, chrysothemis, hecuba, helen, lysistrata. Answer: Achilles was not a wonderful blessing for women. Electra and Chrysothemis were the sisters of Iphigenia. Iphigenia was promised as the bride of Achilles so she would go to Aulis where she was sacrificed to Artemis. Helen’s husband Paris killed Achilles by shooting him in the heel with an arrow. Hecuba’s daughter Polyxena was scrificed on the grave of Achilles to satisfy his ghost. This sacrifice was one of the sacrileges that delayed Odysseus’ return to Penepole. Lysistrata was encouraged by the disgusting example of Achilles to stop the war. Question: What are the strength and weakness of Penelope in Odyssey and of that time period? Answer: Her great strength was her constancy. Her husband had left her well

provided for. She was beautiful, and talented as well. Her main weakness was that she cried a lot while her husband was gone. Question: Why was Penelope an exceptional Greek women?Thanks Answer: Penelope waited for her husband to return from the war even 20 years. This is in spite of the fact that she had plenty of money and could have chosen another husband easily. In fact fifty or more suitors wanted, and expected her to do this. But she remained loyal to her husband. The first ten years was not so hard because there was news from Troy and Odysseus was always par of it. The second ten years was harder because Odysseus was hidden on the Island of Ogygia and everyone thought he was probably drowned. Question: what is an Odyssey Answer: An odyssey is a long wondering or series of

travels like the journey the Odysseus took on his way home from Troy. An Odyssey does not have an interesting destination; the interest lies in the adventures along the way. Question: How is Penelope diffrent from the role of women in Acnient Greek time Answer: Penelope is a queen who possesses considerable property. She also determines who will be king. During the classical period there were no queens and women were not allowed to own property in most of Greece. When Clytemnestra was killed, the practice of determining the king by who the queen married, was ended. Question: what is the role of the women in the Odyessy Answer: The suggestion is that the Odyssey is the allegory of a heroic journey through life. Many of the women, then, represent the natural challenges that a life

faces. Some of the women, such as Syclla and Charybdis are monsters representing natural forces. Other women, such as Circe, Calypso, and Ino are goddesses representing spiritual qualities. These goddesses, as well at Athena, hark back to a time when women held more power. Penelope, the wife of Odysseus, represents an ideal of constancy in mortal women. Question: penelope’s role in the odyssey Answer: One important role is that she anchors the kingship of Ithaca. At the time of the Trojan war kings were determined by a matrilinial scheme. Penelope was the queen and Odysseus became king by marrying Penelope. If Penelope were to give up on Odysseus then the man she married would become king of Ithaca. The wooers were hoping she would choose one of them. She was also an example of