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In the Aenied and the Odyssey we can see many similarities in both storiesSo far I have...

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flowersgirls2009 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 27, 2010 at 5:05 AM via web

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In the Aenied and the Odyssey we can see many similarities in both stories

So far I have this but I am sure is not a thesis. Please help me put this sentence in a thesis statement. I would want to compare and contrast both stories.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 27, 2010 at 7:03 AM (Answer #1)

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This is a good question, since the thesis of a paper is the most important part of a well-written paper. If you want to compare and contrast the two epics, then you will need to do two things. First, you need to a solid thesis, which I believe you have - there are similarities between the Aeneid and Odyssey. Second, you need to show the reader what these similarities are. The better your supporting evidence is, the more successful you paper will be. Here are some suggestions. Both are epics and are in dactylic hexameter. From this point of view, you can speak of the poetics of the works. Both are about homecoming. In other words, the main characters are both seeking a home. Third, they are also related to the Trojan war. Finally, they both end in a battle, which allow for a successful homecoming to take place.

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kiddohect | College Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 31, 2010 at 8:17 PM (Answer #2)

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Readerofbooks says they are both about a succesfull homecoming.

Since Aenas leaves his destroyd city (Sparta) and almost everyone he loves is dead I dont see how his succesfull wars in Italy can be a homecomeing.

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carringtonn | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 9, 2011 at 12:50 PM (Answer #3)

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It is a homecoming because he was destined by the Fates to be the father of Rome - In Italy.

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