The Odyssey. What is it besides being a Rollicking Great Story?. The Odyssey’s Construction. The Odyssey begins in medias res , meaning that the action begins in the middle of the plot , and that prior events are described through flashbacks or storytelling.
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What is it besides being a Rollicking Great Story?
Themes are the fundamental and often universal ideas explored in a literary work.
Kleos(Greek: κλέος) is the Greek word often translated to "renown", or "honor". It is related to the word "to hear" and carries the implied meaning of "what others hear about you". A Greek hero earns kleos through accomplishing great deeds, often through battle.
Motifs are recurring structures, contrasts, or literary devices that can help to develop and inform the text’s major themes.
Symbols are objects, characters, figures, or colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts.