Odysseus went to the Land of the Dead after being advised to do so by Circe, an immortal goddess who had turned some of his men into swine. The purpose of his visit was to contact the spirit of Teiresia.
To attract the attention of the souls, Odysseus and the men who traveled with him began to make sacrifices in the Land of the Dead. The first soul to appear to him was the soul of the crew member who was lost on the island of Aeaea. The fallen crew member begged Odysseus to go back and bless him with a proper burial, which he did immediately after leaving the Land of the Dead. The spirit of Teiresia appeared and told Odysseus that he should return home and reclaim his palace and wife from the contemptible suitors who have taken over his home. Odysseus also spoke briefly with his deceased mother.Learn More
In "To Kill a Mockingbird," Aunt Alexandra, Atticus Finch's older sister, comes to stay with Atticus and the children so that Scout can have a "feminine influence." She takes over as the female head of the household and thinks that the presence of Calpurnia, the Finch's long-time maid, is no longer necessary.Full Answer >
There is no specific birth date attributed to King Arthur. Legend says Arthur was based on a fifth or sixth century British warrior. While popular in mythology, there is no evidence to show that King Arthur was a real person.Full Answer >
In Act II, scene II of William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Calpurnia dreams that a Caesar statue was bleeding and that while smiling, Romans went to the statue and soaked their hands in the blood. She sees this as a sign that Caesar should not leave the house because there is danger facing him if he does.Full Answer >
Huckleberry Finn is a playful, enterprising, mischievous and compassionate boy of about 13 or 14 years old. He is a free spirit who observes the world logically and practically, without judgement, and who constantly struggles with his conscience and society's rules. He was introduced in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."Full Answer >