Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

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11. Theme 1:
Temptation and Odysseus' Odyssey

The Odyssey

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

learn more about the use of themes in literature like The Odyssey by Homer | 60second Recap® Decoder™ video study guideIf you know anything about The Odyssey, it’s probably this: Odysseus’s journey home takes a very, VERY long time. And quite honestly, a big part of the delay is Odysseus’s own fault. Like the other mortals, he falls prey to Theme 1: Temptation.

 

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