- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month
Match Made in Heaven.
The first 200 words of this essay...
Match Made in Heaven
"There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends."
That bard created such two people in The Odyssey, their contrasting roles concealing the similarities in their natures. Both Penelope and Odysseus dealt with "a world of pain", but in very different settings: she wastes away at home, while he faces a myriad of adventures and sufferings around the Greek world. Although Homer assigned them dissimilar parts in his epic, however, his story still reveals striking resemblances between Odysseus and Penelope: they possess positive qualities and several faults in common as well as one major dissimilarity, all of which are the secrets to their long and blissful marriage and help them to see "eye to eye."
One can easily see why Ithaca's king and queen remained happily united for so many years when looking at the shining characteristics they share. Both are wondrously loyal, even when faced with an abundance of temptations. Over the course of twenty years, Odysseus knew countless lovely women,
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £6.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Classics (view all)
- Odysseus - admirable character
- Descent to the Underworld in the Aeneid and the Odyssey
- The role of the Chorus in Oedipus Rex
- Tragic Heroes: Oedipus, Antigone, and Medea.
- How typical is Polyphemus of those whom Odysseus meets on hi...
""Gemma Haysman. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Maths. GCSE Student.
""Joanne Barratt. Nursing. University Student.