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over 20 years, and surrounded by suitors who are consistently trying to pursue her to marry one of them ( Homer and Fitzgerald, 436). Yet, she is brave and believes in her love and has faith that Odysseus will return to kingdom someday. Additionally, she portrays the seductress attribute such that when she appears before the suitors and charms gifts from them after she already knows (actually, that is debatable, she may not know) that Odysseus is in the house. But even still, the text says that their hearts flared with desire when she puts her veil in front of her face, suggesting that she is charming them with her modesty. Furthermore, she had the character of being faithful in that most of the suitors came asking for a hand in marriage, but she did not give in to any of them. In The Odyssey, Penelope was significant in motivating the return of Odysseus. Also, she was essential in demonstrating faithfulness. In conclusion, women such as Athena, Circe, and Penelope in The Odyssey were used to portray the role of women in society. The society considers women to be of weak attributes, and as such, they are obligated to undertake lighter tasks. However, the Odyssey poem has proved that women can play a significant role in society regardless of gender.
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Surname 2 Work Cited Homer and Robert Fitzgerald. The Odyssey . New York: Vintage Books, 1990. Print.
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