Character analysis of cassandra in the odyssey a poem by homer

Her abduction by Paris brought about theTrojan War. Agamemnon persuaded Clytemnestra to send Iphigenia to him, telling her he was going to marry her to Achilles. Throughout the play, many of the Trojan women lament the loss of the land that reared them. Iliad - a Greek hexameter epic poem in twenty-four books, traditionally ascribed to Homer, telling how Achilles killed Hector at the climax of the Trojan War.

Whether Clytemnestra was seduced into the affair or entered into it independently differs according to the respective author of the myth. Menelaus remains resolved to kill her, but the audience watching the play knows that he will let her live and take her back.

Fall from Olympus[ edit ] In one branch of Greek mythology, Hera ejected Hephaestus from the heavens because he was "shrivelled of foot". She often muses that she can see her planning and murdering her husband in a tub, but not a young girl.

Return to Olympus[ edit ] Hephaestus was one of the Olympians to have returned to Olympus after being exiled. Ilion is ablaze; the fire consumes the citadel, the roofs of our city, the tops of the walls!

According to Homer Iliad, I ] Hera is mentioned as the mother of Hephaestus but there is not sufficient evidence to say that Zeus was his father although he refers to him in such way. Rebecca Toogood Glossary Below is a link which defines key words that appear frequently in Board of Studies syllabuses, performance descriptions and examinations.

Hexameter - a line of verse consisting of six metrical feet, esp. However, consistently weak winds prevented the fleet from sailing. Citadel - a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city.

Scholars sometimes include the two Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, among the poems of the Epic Cycle, but the term is more often used to specify the non-Homeric poems as distinct from the Homeric ones. Patroclus was killed by Hector. Probably the best-known was his elopement with Helen, queen of Sparta, thisbeing one of the immediate causes of the Trojan War.

She immediately recognizes it as the scar that Odysseus received when he went boar hunting with his grandfather Autolycus. The suitors laugh and laugh, failing to notice that they and the walls of the room are covered in blood and that their faces have assumed a foreign, ghostly look—all of which Theoclymenus interprets as portents of inescapable doom.The Trojan Women (Ancient Greek: Cassandra, who can see the future, is morbidly delighted by this news: the audience knows from Telemachus' visit to Sparta in Homer's Odyssey that Menelaus continued to live Place premiered: Athens.

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Case Study on Homer and the Trojan war targeted at year 11 NSW board of Studies students. The Homeric poems (the Iliad and the Odyssey) are epic, because our concept of epic comes from Homeric poems. If that sounds too circular, then just bear in mind that the Iliad is an extremely long narrative poem, which deals with the heroic actions of mortals, gods, and demi-gods.

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The Odyssey Novel Study Unit Character Analysis - Epic Hero See more. Examples of famous epics include The Illiad, The Odyssey, and the Epic of.

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Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. A summary of Books 19–20 in Homer's The Odyssey. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Odyssey and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Character Analysis CHARACTERS ; Plot Analysis MAIN IDEAS ; What makes Odysseus “the man of .

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