Homer's "Odyssey" and Dante's "Divine Comedy" Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Homer's "Odyssey" and Dante's "Divine Comedy"
A comparison of Homer's and Dante's views of Ulysses. his legend and myth.
# 15041 | 1,125 words | 7 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Comparison) , Literature (Italian)

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" From the earliest surviving works of Western literature down to those of the twentieth century the myth of Ulysses has been an important source for poets, playwrights, and novelists. Though the legendary hero always retained his essential characteristics of ingenuity, resourcefulness and boldness, these traits were sometimes praised and sometimes deplored. Yet, whether writers valued or abhorred Ulysses' character, there was usually some admiration mixed with the blame and some doubt behind the praise. A brief discussion of the historical and legendary origins of the myth will demonstrate how this ambiguity came about. A comparison of Homer's view of Ulysses in the Odyssey and Dante's vision of the hero in his Divine Comedy will show how Ulysses' legend could be used in very different ways.
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