Hospitality is Â one of the key values of the Homeric world: an essential element of Â social exchange, honor and the negotiation of relationships. In the Odyssey, the Â possibility of traveling (and Odysseusâ€™ survival) depends on the Â hospitality of strangers. One of the reasons that Odysseusâ€™ journey is Â so long is that, on one hand, Â he is subject to the obligation of Â accepting the welcoming hospitality of people he meets along his path, Â on the other, he falls victim to unhospitable hosts and circumstances.
In a 3-4-page essay discuss how events in the Odyssey give Â insight into this cultural trait. Who abuses and who honors the idea of Â hospitality? And which are the consequences for those who abuse it?
- Your paper must be double spaced.
- Write Â in complete, correct grammatical sentences. Use a spellcheck and edit Â your paper carefully. Read out loud to make sure EVERY sentence makes Â sense
- This Â is a formal essay. Avoid colloquialisms and review carefully the RULES Â FOR WRITING you have received for this course (both my essays and Plain Style).
- Do Â not simply retell the story; this is not a book report. Do not Â synopsize the poem. Come up with your own fresh, original ideas, Â reflections and analysis.
- Be Â sure to organize your work, develop your argument and give supporting Â evidence. You must use specific examples to illustrate your points from Â both primary and secondary sources. PRIMARY source: The Odyssey. SECONDARY sources: my 4 clusters of notes on The Odyssey, the introduction to The Odyssey by Wilson and all remaining material posted on BB.
- Be sure to cite anything you quote (The Odyssey by Â chapter and line numbers). Avoid plagiarism by giving full credit for Â any ideas, thoughts and words that are not your own, including on-line Â sources and encyclopedias. Paraphrasing without citation is plagiarism. Â You have been warned. Also, ideas based on random online sources and Â spark notes will be considered plagiarism.
- Be sure to address every aspect of the topic.
- Demonstrate knowledge of typographic rules (italics, quotation marks etc.).