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9/24 books VII-XVI How do we look at the actions of the Cyclops o On the one hand, OD imposed himself and took his food (similar to suitors…) o On the other hand, one should be hospitable even when imposed upon OD is very arrogant, cant help talking himself up - kept yelling at the Cyclops even when it put his ship in danger - refers to himself as wise and speaks about himself flowingly Did Poseidon have the right to take revenge on OD? - he told Hephaestus not to take revenge on Aries after sleeping with Aphrodite maybe its hypocritical to demand vengeance on OD Book 11, close readings: Group 4 (line 466…) - OD sees ghosts of fallen heroes from Iliad o Achilles asks about his son, similar to telemochas asking about OD o Ironic (?) that all these ghosts ask about their families, when OD hasn’t even been home yet to see his o Achilles is angry about being dead – might regret his choice to be a hero but die young OD reads Achilles as being happy about the fame of his son,
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