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Tennyson's Ulysses versus Homer's Odysseus

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- how does this Ulysses differ in character from Odysseus we've come to know in Homer's epic?
- What is the tone that Ulysses takes toward his subject?

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This solution provides several points of comparison between Tennyson's Ulysses and Homer's Odysseus.

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In Tennyson's poem, we find Ulysses (the Roman name for Odysseus) after the curtain has gone down on Homer's Odyssey. The aged and now idle hero is now musing on going back into action and sailing off in search of further adventures. He also speculates on some of the people and places that he might see and encounter. For another summary of the poem, please see: http://www.portablepoetry.com/poems/alfredlord_tennyson/ulysses.html.

It seems to me that Tennyson's Ulysses has a different attitude ...

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