Essay On The Role Of Women In Homer's Odyssey

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The Iliad and the Odyssey certainly contains strong female characters, both immortals and mortals. The Greek poet’s Homer’s, (being one or a mix of different people) had creates these epic tales to show the man’s heroic quest. But with as close examination we can see that women plays a huge role in those epic tales. We can find all kind of types of women in this epic poem, there is strong-willed, the damsel-in-distress types, wicked and vengeful women. We even have the women who cause the downfall of the main male hero. There are also women depicted as possessions (war prizes) or women who have little or no control over her destiny. The epic poem, is “a male-dominated world” focuses on the rage between men’s but it also happen that most of this rage is affected, initiated, and inspired by a woman.…show more content…
Athena and Hera are the ones who rank among the most powerful forces in these Tales. It is also show that the other male gods cannot stand up to them, Or when they try there were overpower by them, such like Ares (god of war), must cede to Athena’s superior might on occasions in this tales. However, Athena and Hera are more than just confidant and forceful. They are also sly, quick-witted, and sharp-tongued, they are using there womanly assets and a little trickery, Hera in the tales is seen as a strong, dominant character and at some point she even tricked Zeus (king of the gods) through her forceful attitude. Athena is meddled with her wisdom and skill, capable of inspiring Achaean warriors. These women are considered to be the powerful forces of these tales, their decisions and their control over mortal affairs sometimes change a course of plot, conflict and

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