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Describe the king’s hospitality. Why does Odysseus cry? He was very hospitable to Odysseus; he offers a total stranger (Odysseus) food, shelter, a way home, kindness, and all the benevolent comforts one could possibly want. Odysseus cries because the minstrel Demódokos plays a song about the Trojan War and the battle between Odysseus and Achilles. This brings back bittersweet memories about how he misses his wonder home and the good old days but how he has been gone for many long years without any knowledge of what is going on with his friends and family. He feels as though his past is lost and he may never be able to return to life as it was before—when he was a great and powerful hero with a sincere, loving wife and dear son. He’s very despondent because he feels like everything has been taken from him. What Athletic skills do the men exhibit? They are good in the fields of boxing, wrestling, racing, and discus throwing. How does Odysseus react to Broadsea’s insults? How does he prove himself?
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1 taught by Professor Mrlee during the Spring '99 term at Shanghai University.

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