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Unformatted text preview: playful irony of his remarks about himself. How does Eumaios respond? 6. Why does Odysseus tell the story of the cloak? Is it to deprive his host of comfort? Is it to test him? Or is there another reason? 7. What does Athena tell Telmakhos to hasten his return to Ithaka? Why does he welcome Theoklmenos, an admitted killer of kin, on board? Is Telmakhos right to hand his guest over to someone else? 8. Describe the scene when Telmakhos appears at the hut of Eumaios. Explain why he is so frustrated over the issue of xenia . 9. What does Telmakhos say when Odysseus the beggar asks him if he has any support to drive out the suitors? 10. Why does Telmakhos doubt his father when he finally reveals himself to him? How does Odysseus reassure him? 11. What is Odysseuss plan to recover his home? Names to Remember Eumaios Theoklmenos...
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- Fall '08
- The Odyssey, Odysseus, Athena