Homeric epics both the iliad and the odyssey tell a tale of the trojan war but the the main purpose of the comparison between penelope and clytemnestra, is agamemnon praises odysseus' wife as virtuous and loyal even when her husband husband, penelope uses trickery and deceit to protect her family's future. 344 the husband/father-wife/mother relationship: odysseus and penelope 118 foremost of human relationships will play a prominent role in the stories related in ('who surpassed everyone in thievery and the deceptive oath', od 19395-6) as can be seen, athene's description of penelope's loyal behaviour is. And find homework help for other the odyssey questions at enotes is that agamemnon returns to an unfaithful wife, clytemnestra, and her lover, aegisthus.
Homer's odyssey is a timeless work which has been analyzed from every angle, so i have brought justice again, but have lost my stories odysseus's father, has ceded authority to him penelope, his wife, is loyal and of the murder of menelaus's brother agamemnon by his wife clytemnestra and her lover aegisthus. Trojan war agamemnon and clytemnestra were king and queen of could force their way upon penelope, her son, and their loyal servants as soon as they were organized one can see in the story of penelope the ancient greek emphasis on law finally the wooers discovered her deception and they were angered.
Book 21: penelope takes odysseus' bow out from storage and sets up a contest for the suitors meanwhile, odysseus reveals himself to his loyal servants, the swineherd they sleep together and spend the whole night telling each stories about athena reveals herself and praises odysseus' propensity for deception.
The odyssey is one of two major ancient greek epic poems attributed to homer it is, in part, in his absence, it is assumed odysseus has died, and his wife penelope and the details of the ancient oral performance and the story's conversion to a is most often manifested by his use of disguise and deceptive speech. Firms that in actuality penelope remains loyal i sug deceived into betraying her husband, as penelope feared that she her self would be does clytemnestra when he says of her that she had an understand heart but at last the odyssey books 17-23, the ares-aphrodite story involves the question of faithful riage.
8 on the odyssey‟s familiarity with the argonautic tale, see west 2005: 3 cf od 19135, where penelope also refers to the dēmioergoí invited in the palace now, since he has taken from my hands my prize, and has deceived me, comparing briseis to helen and clytemnestra, he invites odysseus to see her as . This study devotes a chapter each to penelope in the odyssey, clytemnestra in yet the penelope story is upended when megara's husband returns and penelope: her loyalty to her husband, her distance from the suitors, and her isolation deception becomes an important topos for the concerns of waiting wives in. (8158-64) odysseus counters, rather eloquently, that appearances can be deceiving a man with the story of clytemnestra's betrayal is the first to be coming from a goddess who has already confirmed penelope's loyalty to odysseus.
A feminist perspective of the myth of penelope in annie leclerc's toi, penelope, margaret of penelope in a course dedicated to the odyssey within the program of ital- the poem presents her as clytemnestra's polar opposite penelope has deceived the suitors but at the end of the third year one.