- Son of Laertes and Anticleia.
- Descendant of demigods.
- Prominent Greek leader in the Trojan War.
- Has an adventure for much of his life known as the Odyssey.
- Faithful and cunning wife of Odysseus
- Mother of Telemachus
- Holds off the many suitors with clever tricks while Odysseus is gone
- Daughter of Icarius and Periboea.
HISTORY OF THE COUPLE:
- Met through Icarius losing a foot race to Odysseus.
- Had Telemachus together.
- Odysseus went off to war for 2 decades.
- Penelope had to stay faithful while he was gone.
WHAT MAKES ODYSSEUS AND PENELOPE MEMORABLE
- Faithfulness of Penelope.
- Strong love and bond between them.
CONNECTIONS TO ROMEO AND JULIET & CYRANO AND ROXANE
- ROMEO & ODYSSEUS - Both had to leave their loved one.
- JULIET & PENELOPE - Had to stay faithful while separated.
- CYRANO & ODYSSEUS - Clever fighters.
- ROXANE & PENELOPE - Had to fight off men and both beautiful.