Circe is Madeline Miller’s 2018 adaptation of the Greek legend of Circe, the witch whom Odysseus encounters in The Odyssey on his journey home from the Trojan War. It is set in the Bronze Age where gods, heroes, and monsters populate the world and where women, even immortal ones, are often powerless. Circe is a complex heroine who struggles to find love, discover her own place in the world, and defy those who seek to oppress her.


See a complete list of the characters in Circe and in-depth analyses of Circe, Odysseus, Telemachus, and more. 

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in Circe, including major themes, motifs, and symbols.


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