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Transcript of Isaah Crowley
Miami University (Psychology)
"Blessed be the lord my rock who twins my hands for war and my fingers for battle" -Psalms 144:1
By Homer Translated by Robert Fagles
The Odyssey takes place in the ten years following the Trojan War.
Odysseus is the main character
DRAMATIC IRONY - when the reader or audience knows something that the characters do not know
Polyphemus tells Odysseus: “Nohbdy’s my meat, then, after I eat his friends. Others come first. There’s a noble gift, now.”
The audience knows that Odysseus survives; therefore, Polyphemus will not be eating him after he eats all of Odysseus’ men.
Most likely written between 750 and 650 B.C., The Odyssey is an epic poem about the wanderings of the Greek hero Odysseus following his victory in the Trojan War (which, if it did indeed take place, occurred in the 12th-century B.C. in Mycenaean Greece).