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Odysseus and Penelopesimilarities
SIMILARITY (AO2) EVIDENCE (AO1) FOR ODYSSEUS EVIDENCE (AO1) FOR PENELOPE
Odysseus was `Pining on a lonely island far `Penelope went upstairs and there she wep
Loyal to one away' for Odysseus'
another `All my days I pine for is to go back to my `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss o
house' Odysseus that even her dreams are haunte
by his absence.'
Love for one `For all you're longing once more to look on `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss o
another that wife for whom you are pining all your Odysseus that even her dreams are haunte
days here.' by his absence.'
`The wise Odysseus' `I too know well enough that my wise
`On second thoughts I refrained' Penelope's looks and stature'
Wise Odysseus' wisdom is demonstrated in three `Wise Penelope'
key ways: in his knowledge of human nature, `In your wisdom, you are supreme among
his power to plan ahead, and his women'
metacognitive awareness of his emotions. `I would weave that mighty web by day; bu
then by night, by torchlight, I undid what I
had done'
`I laughed to myself at the way in which my `Here's another example of her duplicity o
Cunning/resourcef cunning notion of a false plan...' her loom...'
ul `Once Odysseus joined the expedition, he put ` while she had other things in mind'
Lies/deceit all his cunning to work for it.' "...this test will try the suitors' craft... "
`"Nobody is my name. My father and mother ` Thereafter in the daytime she would weav
call me Nobody, as do all the others who are at her great loom, but in the night she wou
my companions." have torches set by, and undo it. So for thre
"planning so that things would come out the years she was secret in her design'
best way ... combing all my resource and Se devises a plot to get rid of the suitors:
treacheries" making them string Odysseus's bow and
"I will tell you the way of it, how it seems shoot and arrow through 12 axe heads,
best to me" when everyone knows that Odysseus is the
"the man of twists and turns" only guy who can do that.
`I would weave that mighty web by day; bu
then by night, by torchlight, I undid what I
had done'
`His eyes were wet with weeping as they 'How I wish chaste Artemis would give me
Selfpity/overly always were' death so soft, and now, so I would not go o
dramatic `Sitting on the bed I wept, I had no use for life in my heart grieving all my life, and longing
and no wish to see the sunshine' for love of a husband.'
`but Odysseus melted, and from under his "always with her the wretched nights and
eyes the tears ran down, drenching his days also waste her away with her weeping
cheeks' `Penelope was overwhelmed by the anguis
`Odysseus cried like a woman whose husband that racked her'
died at war'

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`Athene invested his head and shoulders with
a divine beauty, and made him seem taller
and broader, so that he would inspire the
whole Phaeacian people not only with
affection but with fear and respect'
Noble `Then I shoved the beam underneath a deep `in your wisdom, you are supreme among
bed of cinders, waiting for it to heat, and I women'
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`Nine days of drifting followed' "she [Penelope] will neither reject this
`I am a fugitive from the sea and from odious marriage, nor can she make hersel
Poseidon's malice' carry it through"
Justice 'You dogs, you never thought I would any `in your wisdom, you are supreme among
more come back from the land of Troy, and women'
because of that you despoiled my household, `Melantho...…read more

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