Write a 3 page paper on the prompt listed below meeting the listed requirements: Has a clear and arguable thesis and sufficient evidence to support your claims based on the texts we have read. Avoid summaries of the texts and focus on arguing for a particular issue, interpretation, or way of viewing the text(s) or cultures under analysis. Give your paper an intriguing and informative title and use proper MLA format for all of your referencing needs.
The theme of human identity (both its failure and triumphant restoration) is the major focus of The Odyssey. Discuss the importance of immortalizing one’s name for the main heroes of these texts. What means serve this end best and which prove completely ruinous? How different is their sense of good reputation or fame (Gr. kleos) from the modern understanding of exposure/fame or publicity? What is the role of the hero’s testing for the process of acquiring/preserving his heroic identity?
The Odessey is the text this should be based on.