Odysseus4 - ENGL 2111 World Literature October 22, 2009 The...

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ENGL 2111 World Literature October 22, 2009 The Odyssey Q1. How does Odysseus reveal his identity to the cowherd and swineherd? What are his instructions to these faithful servants? Odysseus reveals himself to the swineherd and the cowherd by showing them his old scar from the tusk wound that he got when hunting on Parnassos. He gives them orders to defy when they try to prevent him from getting hold of the bow and quiver. The other order was to tell women to lock up the doors tight and even if they hear the groans or uproar of men, they must not come out instead they should stay silent, and continue weaving. (bk 21; page 551 lines 224-227, page 552 lines239-245) Q2. What explanation does the disguised Odysseus give for wanting to try to string the bow? What is Antinoos' reaction? Why does Antinoos’ tell the story about the wine-crazed centaurs? Odysseus says he want to try to string the bow and see if he has any strength left as he used to have. Antinoos' reacts with a strong objection and threatens Odysseus not to. Antinoos’ tells
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