Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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15. Motif 3: Seductresses

The Odyssey

Homer, 700*
Famous for: Monsters, meddling gods, and some major bloodbaths.

Learn about motifs like the seductresses in Homer's Odyssey and other works of literature | 60second Recap® Decoder™ video study guideBad news, ladies. Even though there are a fair number of female characters in Homer’s Odyssey, they’re really not the greatest role models. In fact, in The Odyssey, women are—almost universally—seductresses. (They also happen to be a motif.)


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