Some even have a theory that "The Odyssey" is the sequel to "The Iliad".
Unlike many sequels in the present era, "The Odyssey" actually seems to be an improvement in some respects on the original, and stands quite well as an independent work.
There are extremely few similarities, but there are certainly no shortage of differences between these two stories.
Penelope is such a heartwarming, in depth part of the poem where odysseus meets his wife once again.
That is how it takes place in the epic poem anyway.
In the film, it is the short, awkward moment of Ulysseus and his wife meeting again, to find out that Penny has completely and totally moved on. You may wish to compare and contrast some of the father and son pairs in the epic (Odysseus and Telemachus, Laertes and Odysseus, Poseidon and Polyphemus, Nestor and Pisistratus, Eupithes and Antinous). What values characterize the relationship between fathers and sons?There is a lot of sneaking around behind each other's backs to aid one side over the other.Hera wanted the Achaean's to be triumphant, but Zeus tried to remain neutral.Both stories take place over the course of ten years and many of the characters are alike but take different names depending on which story you're reading."The Odyssey" makes reference at a number of points to the characters and events of "The Iliad", most notably to the death of Achilles.Platt Pre AP English 9 5/9/2012 O Brother, This is Not Even Close To the Odyssey Everyone loves to immerse themselves into a dramatic and extraordinary story with evil monsters, brave hero's, and the desperate will to survive.It allows you to escape your troubles and take you to a new and exiting please with each and every second.Is it worth it to risk everything over and over again for something that may never even be reached?This question is an essential part of The Hero’s Journey and has been tried and tested in both Homer’s The Odyssey and 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Being able to see the similarities between these stories is imperative to better understand the role of the Hero’s Journey.