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Unformatted text preview: Odysseus is destined to die. the encounter with elpenor and before that with Agamemnon. Elpenor died by drunk with too much wine, missed the edge of the roof. This is a reminder of the possibility of death. Tiresias warns odysseus against eating the cattle of helios. Homecoming is moral and ethical. He is to set out again after he is to return home after a seemingless quest, he is sto seek men who dont know the sea or eat with salt. Antiklaia. Against the trip to Greece. This is the name of the mother.there is a moment when he tries to embrace her insubstantial body and fails. This s repeated in the aeneid and in dante. He faces the fact of irremedial loss becaue of his absence. Looked at hrough the lens of death and suffering. Read the entire odyssey....
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- Fall '10
- The Odyssey, Odysseus, Elpenor, Tiresias