Ulysses Questions and Answers
Describe the conflict faced by the speaker in "Ulysses." Does Tennyson see Ulysses as heroic or as selfish and self-justifying? Explain your answers using examples from the poem.
What is the basic contrast between the past and present of Ulysses' life in "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson?
"For always roaming with a hungry heart"—explain the phrase "hungry heart" from Tennyson's "Ulysses."
How does Tennyson convey Ulysses' optimism? Ulysses' optimism about setting sail once again that is. Particularly his optimism in the last few lines (There lies the port; the vessel puffs....To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield)
How does Ulysses regard his son's approach to life? Which character would you consider the most effective ruler: Ulysses or Telemachus?
In "Ulysses", what does Ulysses think he and his mariners can do before they die, even though they are old?
In the concluding lines of the poem, what qualities does Ulysses say that he shares with his mariners?
Whom does Ulysses address in the second half of Lord Tennyson's poem? In the concluding lines of the poem, what qualities does he emphasize?
In his poem titled "Ulysses," where does Alfred, Lord Tennyson emphasize Ulysses' great endurance and insatiable curiosity?
Compare and contrast Tennyson’s Ulysses with Homer’s Odysseus. What does Tennyson’s version of the ancient Greek tale reveal about his own time and culture?
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