4-11-11 - Penelope's surprising reaction to Eurycleia's...

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The Contest Odysseus' bow = Herakles' bow? (21.10) Even Telemachus is better than the suitors (21.133) Eurymachus' insult to Penelope, Penelope's insult to the suitors (and Odysseus) (21.255, 21.330) How happy is Eumaeus? Is he a collaborator? Does he want Ody to come home? (21.210, 21.390) Odysseus' success(21.435)
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The Massacre Antinous' death and the suitor's (willfully?) delayed recognition (22.30) Telemachus the forgetful, Melanthius the traitor Athena arrives (22.215) The suitors, of course, have no chance Leodes, Phemius, Medon (22.335) The women have no chance (22.485) Melanthius (22.500) How. ..do we feel about this? Why is Odysseus so brutal?
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Unformatted text preview: Penelope's surprising reaction to Eurycleia's good news (23.10) The stare-off, Telemachus' (Orestian) anger (23.100) Wedding-party pretext (23.140) The marriage bed—Odysseus indirectly admits he trusts Penelope (23.190)-This is when she 'recognizes' him O assures P he won't be staying long (23.260) Slaughter Ceased The underworld again (interpolation?) (24.15) Cruelty to Laertes (24.250)-Why does he need to do this? He makes his father collapse in grief The reaction of the townspeople (24.425) The gods intervene (24.490) No “happily forever after” but a promise that Odysseus' slaughters are over...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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