Class Year

2016

Date

12-11-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

English

First Advisor

Richard FIsher

Second Advisor

Dustin Mengelkoch

Third Advisor

Lou Lombardi

Abstract

This essay proposes that Athena is both the muse and heroine of Homer's Odyssey, and that her own heroic journey, an emotional-psychological transitions comparable to that of a human girl into womanhood, is a prominent subplot of the epic. I aim to provide a fresh and exciting interpretation of the Odyssey as a means of inspiring new readers as well as challenging existing criticism.

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