Differences and Similarities between Penelope and Odysseus Table with Quotes

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Odysseus and Penelope difference
DIFFERENCE(AO2) EVIDENCE (AO1) FOR ODYSSEUS EVIDENCE (AO1) FOR PENELOPE
`Penelope went upstairs and there she wep
Odysseus is `He went to sleep with her in a vaulted for Odysseus'
unfaithful cavern' `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss o
`Put down you sword and come make love to Odysseus that even her dreams are haunte
me so we can learn to trust one another' by his absence.'
`I had a husband years ago, the best and th
bravest'
`However, I clung grimly on' `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss o
Odysseus didn't cry at the sight of his men Odysseus that even her dreams are haunte
Emotional strength being eaten by monsters by his absence.'
`You are a hard man, Odysseus. Your force is `When Penelope heard this, her knees
greater, your limbs never wear out.' trembled and her heart grew faint'
'At this time Charybdis sucked down the she's suffered "sorrows beyond all other
sea's salt water, but I reached high in the air who were born"
above me, to where the tall fig tree grew, and
caught hold of it'
`I stayed and endured'
`What possess you to stay here?' `I would weave that mighty web by day; bu
`and there in each other's arms, they found then by night, by torchlight, I undid what I
Temptation pleasure in making love' had done'
`we stayed on day after day for a whole year' "she [Penelope] will neither reject this
`But I went to Circe's beautiful bed' odious marriage, nor can she make hersel
`we were not difficult to persuade' carry it through"
`so the whole day long till sunset, we sat and Penelope does not give in to the temptatio
feasted on our rich supply of meat and of remarrying.
mellow wine'
`Circe took me by the hand... as she lay
beside me'
"no one of the Achaeans laboured as much Telemachus says `you must swear to me th
Penelope is more as Odysseus laboured and achieved" you won't tell my good mother'. Penelope
helpless "planning so that things would come out the left pining for her husband and son.
best way ... combing all my resource and `That husband I have lost and now the
treacheries" whirlwinds have snatched my darling son
"His courage and counsel and ... intelligence" from the house without a word'.
`He is endlessly resourceful'
`The wise Odysseus' "she [Penelope] will neither reject this
Penelope is "planning so that things would come out the odious marriage, nor can she make hersel
indecisive best way ... combing all my resource and carry it through"
treacheries" `She cannot make the final step of rejectin
"I will tell you the way of it, how it seems all the suitors or accepting one of them'
best to me" `then again, my mother is in two minds'
"the man of twists and turns"
`I told the rest of my loyal companions to stay
there... but I myself... advanced'

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`I am going to boast' `My loveliness of face and form and my
Pride `Cyclops, in the end it was no weak man's preeminence the gods destroyed'
companions you were to eat by violence and `The Gods of Olympus robbed me of my
force in your hollow cave, and your evil deeds looks on the day my husband took ship and
were to catch up with you, and be too strong sailed away'
for you, hard one, who dared to eat…read more

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