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Humanities 1 Professor Stanley Chodorow Winter 2009 Writing Assignment #2: Hebrew Bible and The Odyssey 1. Athene tells Odysseus that, It would be a sharp one, and a stealthy one, who would ever get past you in any contriving; even if it were a god against you You wretch, so devious, never weary of tricks, then you would not even in your own country give over your ways of deceiving and your thievish tales. (The Odyssey , XIII, 291-295) Does deception play the same role in The Odyssey as it does in the stories of the biblical patriarchs? Write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast the use of deception in the Hebrew Bible and The Odyssey . 2. In both the Homeric and Israelite cultures, prophets utter warnings and predictions
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Unformatted text preview: because of they have special connection to the divine. Is the role of prophet in The Odyssey different from the one depicted in the Hebrew Bible? Using Teiresias from The Odyssey and one of the following biblical prophets Samuel, Nathan, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, and Jeremiah (you must choose only one) write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast the two prophets on their role of the prophets in the two stories. Length: 4-5 pages. Due: After lecture, Thursday February 19. Late papers will be penalized by the subtraction of one-third letter grade per day. Dont forget turnitin.com!...
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