Odyssey, Othello and Sir Gawain
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This paper analyzes how the male protagonists in the "Odyssey" by Homer, "Othello" by William Shakespeare, and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" are driven by their personal needs, strengths and weaknesses. It also describes how their lives are greatly influenced by women and details these influences.
From the Paper:"Sir Gawain, in other words, is gaining his power and strength to fight the Green Knight from Mary and the Church. This power will help him if he is ever tested to be disloyal in love and spiritual faith. Like Odysseus, on his journey to look for the Green Knight he is confronted by a number of hardships and finally reaches the point of despair. However, he is not helped by the thought of a mortal woman waiting, but a spiritual symbol. As he lies cold and alone in the woods, he prays to Mary to find him shelter and a place of lodging to say Mass on the Eve of Christmas. She answers his prayers and leads him to Bertilak's, "The Cross of Christ me speed!" (33.)"
Sample of Sources Used:
- Toklien, J.R.R. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
- Shakespeare, William. Othello. New York: Washington Square Press, 1993.
- Homer, The Odyssey. (Trans) Robert Fagles. New York: Penguin, 1990.
Cite this Comparison Essay:
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