The Odyssey Essay

May 30th, 2014
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600- to 800-word paper that analyzes how gender—masculinities and femininities—is portrayed in The Odyssey. One way to approach this assignment is to consider how male characters think and speak about female characters (human and/or divine). How do the males treat female characters? How do the female characters treat the males? What patterns emerge? Based on those patterns, can you identify models of femininities and masculinities in The Odyssey? In other words, are particular behaviors, conditions, or roles associated with men but not women and vice versa? Second, analyze at least two major male characters. What does this reveal? Now carefully consider two female figures (human and/or divine).  How are they represented? Using the data that you gathered, describe what the ideal ancient Greek woman and man might have been like. Next, decide if any of the female and male characters violate rules that apply to women's and men's behavior and, in so doing, offer the audience negative models of gender. Reflect on The Odyssey’s ending—who wins and loses and why? What do the ultimate fates of the female and male characters reveal about ancient Greeks’ ideas about gender?

Develop a Tentative Thesis

  • How is gender portrayed in The Odyssey?
  • With regard to gender, what do different elements of The Odyssey (such as genre, epic, myth, or hero) reveal about the culture, era, region, or important philosophies and values?
Thesis is clear and well focused and the introduction includes all the necessary information.
  • Discussion of evidence includes quotes, paraphrase, or summary and synthesizes this material and your ideas.
  • Conclusion is appropriate and reinforces the paper's main ideas without repeating the introduction word for word.
  • Essay is formatted in APA style throughout and it uses appropriate grammar, spelling and mechanics.
  • Quoted material does not exceed 25% of the essay

plagarism free, please answer all questions via a critical thinking mode.  Thank you for your help. I can provide the link for The Odyssey if needed.


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