Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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3. Overview of an Odyssey

The Odyssey

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

Learn about subtext in the plot of The Odyssey by Homer | 60second RecapIf you remember just one word about Homer’s Odyssey, remember this one: Homecoming. That’s because everything in this epic poem revolves around Odysseus’s desire to return home and eventually, the homecoming itself. Homecoming is what launches Odysseus’s journey in the first place, and every choice—good or bad—that he makes along the way is what affects his homecoming (for better or for worse) … until he finally makes it home again.


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