Why did Odysseus want revenge on the Cyclops?
He wanted to get revenge on Odysseus because he blinded his Cyclops son, Polyphemus. Next, Odysseus and his son, Telemachus, want to avenge the suitors for upsetting their home by eating all the food and disrespecting Penelope, Odysseus’s wife and Telemachus’ mother.
How does Odysseus test the loyalty of eumaeus?
Telemachus welcomes him and offers him hospitality when they get to Ithaca. In the hut of Eumaeus, Odysseus tests the limit of his hospitality by offering to leave in the morning, a false gesture that he hopes will prompt Eumaeus to offer to let him stay longer.
How does eumaeus help Odysseus?
Although he does not recognize his old master – Odysseus is in disguise – and has his misgivings, Eumaeus treats Odysseus well, offering food and shelter to one whom he thinks is simply a pauper.
Why does Odysseus not enjoy his time with Calypso?
Odysseus loves his wife Penelope and wants to return to Ithaca. However he is seduced by Calypso and although he refuses to become her husband and an immortal, he cannot break free so easily. Rather, Athena and Zeus send Hermes to Calypso to persuade her to let Odysseus go, and he leaves.
Why is eumaeus important in the Odyssey?
Eumaeus. The loyal shepherd who, along with the cowherd Philoetius, helps Odysseus reclaim his throne after his return to Ithaca. Even though he does not know that the vagabond who appears at his hut is Odysseus, Eumaeus gives the man food and shelter.
What is the first thing Odysseus does to get his revenge?
Students may believe that some sort of revenge was justified, but that Odysseus perhaps over-reacted to the situation. Which event begins Odysseus’ revenge on the suitors? After successfully completing the archery challenge, Odysseus turns and shoots Antinous through the throat.
Why did Odysseus kill all the suitors?
4) Why does Odysseus kill the suitors? Odysseus wants revenge on the suitors. They have wasted a lot of his wealth, by living at his expense during his absence. More importantly, by taking advantage of his absence, the suitors have insulted Odysseus and damaged his reputation.
Why is Penelope crying in the test of the great bow?
Odysseus’s two suitors. Why is Penelope crying in lines 1-4? Because she is sad that he isn’t home yet. She proposed that whoever can string Odysseus’s rigid bow and shoot an arrow through a dozen axes.
Why is Odysseus displeased with Penelope?
What does Odysseus mean when he says “it’s time to cook their lordships’ mutton”? Why is odysseus displeased with Penelope? Because she doesn’t believe it is him. What is Penelope’s test, and how does Odysseus pass it?
Is Odysseus justified in slaughtering all the suitors?
Odysseus had a good reason to kill all the suitor and get his revenge but was he justified in killing all the maids. The reason that he killed the maids was because they slept with the suitors. Telemachus starts yelling at them saying, “No clean death for the likes of them, by god!
How is loyalty shown in the Odyssey?
He shows loyalty to the community by welcoming strangers to his home with feasts and gifts. He shows loyalty to his family by risking his life on the search for the knowledge of Odysseus’ situation. He journeys to Pylos and Sparta to seek news of his father whether he is dead or lost.