컨웨정리

컨웨정리

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Odyssey 1. The story begins with Odyssey’s return, beginning in medias res, or in the middle of things A. Engages with the interest of an audience already familiar with the details of Odyssey’s journey B. it provides narrative space for a long and evocative flashback later in the text (Books 9–12), in which Odysseus recounts his earlier travels C. Gives the story a satisfying unity when it ends where it began, at the house of Odysseus, in Book 24 2. In medias res gives a sense of urgency; start from the lowest point of the story and then increases its tension b/t Telemachus and the suitors that urges suitors to honor his father 3. psychological journey of Telemachus’s manhood; his opening of assembly, confrontation with his mother showing his view outreached, scolding Phenelope when bard sang 4. The cycle of killing in Agamemnon’s family; similar to Telemachus; therefore he shouldn’t leave his home too much. While he learns this lesson, suitors plot to kill
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Unformatted text preview: him A. Tradition of xenia, hospitality: Nestar and Menaleus hosts Telemachus B. Contrasts b/t suitors and Telemachus: suitors are careless guest while Telemachus cares about every law of Maneleus and Nestar. Telemachus tires to please them while suitors tires to kill him 5. From book 5, focus shifts to Odysseus. Odysseus is wandering around the beach of Scheria, yearning for home; highlighting pathetic character of Odysseus, though he is shown to be very shrewd and intelligent. A. Calypso’s critic on social norm: while males can get away from promiscuous ways wives are expected to be faithful. This is quite contrasting considering homer castigates Penelope’s infidelity and unsureness to make up her mind— Calypso points out the double standard that Homer has B. In the palace of Phaeacian: tension between passion and constancy; not only through Nausica’s blossoming love but also through Demodocus’s song. 6....
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