Odysseus & Penelope GEORGE AND ABI

ABOUT ODYSSEUS

  • 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.

ABOUT PENELOPE:

  • 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.

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