Friday, March 15, 2019
The Tale of Troy :: essays research papers
Book ReportThe Tale of Troy was written by Padraic Colum, it has 132 pages, and takes place in the ancient islands of Greece. The Tale of Troy is a prevarication story.Even though Athena and Poseidon helped the Greeks during the Trojan War, Athena turns against the Greeks and convinces Poseidon to do the same. The Greeks argon hit by storms on the way home base and many ships are destroyed and the fleet is scattered. The war and his troubles at sea keep Odysseus remote from Ithaka, for twenty years. While he was gone, his son, Telemachus, has grown into a man, and his wife, Penelope, is overwhelmed by wooers who echo Odysseus is dead. While Poseidon is away from Olympus, Penelope convinces the other gods to help Odysseus return home. In disguise in Ithaka, she convinces Telemachus to look for his father. Telemachus goes to Pylos and finds out that Odysseus is being held prisoner by Calypso. Zeus orders that Odysseus be allowed to go home so he leaves on a raft. When he is almos t home, Poseidon sees him and sends a storm that sinks his raft. Ino helps Odysseus by well-favored him her veil which protects him from any harm in the water. After two long time of swimming, Odysseus reaches the Phaeacians and their kind king, Alcinos. The kings daughter, Nausica, finds Odysseus and takes him to the king. Odysseus tells how he and his crew first proverb the Lotus-Eaters, then they docked in front of a cave to search for food. there is wine, food, and pens full of sheep in the cave, still the caves owner, the giant daphnia Polyphemus, comes back and seals the cave with a giant boulder. Odysseus planned to escape by giving Polyphemus wine until he passed out. The men poke out the giant stars only eye. Polyphemus cant find the men and lastly rolls the boulder that was blocking the cave and puts his arms in front of it to induce the men as they try to run outside. Odysseus thought Polyphemus might do this so they hang onto the undersides of the sheep as they g o out to pasture. When the men passed the entrance, Polyphemus matte up only the sheeps backs and the men escaped. Aeolus, the keeper of the Winds, gave Odysseus a leather burn that holds all the storm winds as a gift. Odysseus can sail home safely as long as he keeps the bag closed, but his crew opened the bag, that started a storm that blew them to the land of the Laestrygons, cannibals who destroy each ship in the fleet except one.