Homer’s Odyssey translated by Robert Fagles and Sophocles’s Sophocles
There are 2 different essays on Homer’s Odyssey translated by Robert Fagles and Sophocles’s Sophocles 1 translated by David Grene.
First essay question is: What is the paradox in “The Hymn to Man?” How do Odysseus, Oedipus, and Creon fit that paradox? Is this related to Calypso’s offer of immortality to Odysseus?
Second essay question is: Compare Telemachus and Oedipus as sons. Could Telemachus have made the same bad decisions as Oedipus?