Two repeating patterns for Odysseus are of receiving no hospitality and receiving luxurious hospit

Two repeating patterns for Odysseus are of receiving no hospitality and receiving luxurious hospit

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2. Two repeating patterns for Odysseus are of receiving no hospitality and receiving luxurious hospitality. The first encounter Odysseus has with a lack of hospitality comes when he meets the Cyclops and expects the gifts from the host and he is surprised to find he has been denied these gifts and even protests to the Cyclops that Zeus would be angered. A second time Odysseus and his men are met with hostility instead of hospitality is when they come to the island Aeaea where Circe lives. She instantly turns the scouting party and his crew into pigs and does not offer a warm welcome. The pattern turns here almost as a direct result of Odysseus’ actions. He is able to subdue her and make Circe turn his friends back. At this point she adorns them with luxury and treats them as guests in her house
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Unformatted text preview: and they live there for a year. A second time where Odysseus is treated with hospitality is when he travels to Hades to see Tiresias for a way home. All the souls in Hades begin to help him on his task and provide as much hospitality as they can for being just a soul. 3. The pair of contradictory messages can be found in the previous question. There is a prevalent message of being hospitable to guests in Greek myths because people do not want to anger Zeus and bring his punishment upon them. In the odyssey we observe the opposite of this normality. Odysseus rarely ever receives a nice welcome that is to be expected in Greek myth and is often the recipient of a much harsher punishment for he and his crew....
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2008 for the course CLAS 1100 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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