Odyssey Essay #2 - Gupta 1 Rohan Gupta Mrs Gentile-Guy Honors English Period 2 17 October 2019 Antinous Has Big Ego In the epic poem The Odyssey by

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Gupta 1 Rohan Gupta Mrs. Gentile-Guy Honors English, Period 2 17 October 2019 Antinous Has Big Ego In the epic poem The Odyssey , by Homer, Antinous, the suitor, illustrates that acting with hubris results in severe punishment. Antinous acts with hubris many times throughout this epic poem, but a distinct time that he acted with hubris can be read when he was talking to Odysseus, who was in his disguise as a beggar. When Odysseus asks for a chance to string the bow, Antinous becomes enraged and says that he has always been given his fair share of the meal and they have shared the house with him, but he has no right to try and string the bow. Antinous acts with excessive pride, one of the many themes showing hubris, toward Odysseus acting like he was the leader of the palace even though he has not married Penelope. This also shows that he has too much self-confidence because he is thinking that it is impossible for this “old beggar” to hurt him in any way. This results in a severe punishment for Antinous. Odysseus takes the bow

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