Unformatted text preview: him A. Tradition of xenia, hospitality: Nestar and Menaleus hosts Telemachus B. Contrasts b/t suitors and Telemachus: suitors are careless guest while Telemachus cares about every law of Maneleus and Nestar. Telemachus tires to please them while suitors tires to kill him 5. From book 5, focus shifts to Odysseus. Odysseus is wandering around the beach of Scheria, yearning for home; highlighting pathetic character of Odysseus, though he is shown to be very shrewd and intelligent. A. Calypso’s critic on social norm: while males can get away from promiscuous ways wives are expected to be faithful. This is quite contrasting considering homer castigates Penelope’s infidelity and unsureness to make up her mind— Calypso points out the double standard that Homer has B. In the palace of Phaeacian: tension between passion and constancy; not only through Nausica’s blossoming love but also through Demodocus’s song. 6....
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- Spring '11
- j baker
- The Odyssey, Contrasts b/t suitors, Telemachus B. Contrasts