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This is the moment when Odysseus reveals himself to Telemachus (DISGUISE AND How will this affect the way he interacts with the suitors from now on? ), tests them by suggesting that they go to wait on Penelope instead (p. ). What is the relationship between Eurycleia's mental processes of recollection and. The Visit to King Menelaus, Who Tells His Story--Meanwhile the Suitors in Ithaca Plot Against Telemachus. they reached the low lying city of Lacedaemon. She encourages Telemachus to get rid of the suitors, and although he tries, In Book IV, when Telemachus visits Menelaus to learn whether Menelaus has any.
To begin with, Telemachus was scared to even approach the suitors of his mother about his desire for them to be gone. He also has lost hope that his father is still alive, but in some other part of the world.
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Telemachus spoke these words to Athena quietly so the suitors did not hear. They can be interpreted to mean that Telemachus does not want them in his house anymore, but does not have the courage to say anything to the suitors themselves. Athena tells Telemachus about his father, and what he should do to find out some information about his fathers whereabouts. As Telemachus begins to mature, and desire revenge on the invaders of his house, other signs are shown of this desire.
Page 28 shows that Zeus knows already of the revenge Telemachus is going to wage on the suitors. He sends a pair of eagle down from Mt. Olympus that swoop over the suitors. This is a sign that the suitors will meet their death when the time is right. Telemachus also decides, with the help of Athena that he is to go on a journey to find out information about his father.
From the statue by R. When the SUITORS discovered Penelope 's trick, they refused to leave Odysseus ' palace unless she married one of them, and in the meantime they consumed Odysseus ' estate in great parties and banquets. Odysseus came to the palace disguised as a beggar, and when Penelope declared that she would marry the man who could bend Odysseus bow and shoot an arrow a contest was arranged.
It is just as if a deer had put her little unweaned fawns to sleep in a mighty lion's den and gone to range the high ridges and the grassy dales for pasture.
Back comes the lion to his lair, and hideous carnage falls upon them all. But Odysseus returned and no one of them escaped the palace alive. Penelope says that no one was dealt, because of the Trojan Wara heavier blow than her. For during the time her husband was away, she, not knowing whether he was dead or alive, passed her days in continuous mourning, founding relief only in tears or sleep.
Some could reasonably tell her that Odysseus was not the only man who never returned from Troyand she could find the argument perfectly wise. And yet, when she retired upstairs to her room, she would weep again for her beloved husband. How Odysseus won and lost Penelope Odysseus joined the alliance against Troy reluctantly, for this man did not dream of war and adventures, but instead of a quiet life at home.
Some would say that the gods planned it all, and that mortals have no choice against their will. And they may be right: In any case, Odysseus and Penelope had lived in Ithaca several years and Telemachus was just a babe, when King Agamemnon 's agent Palamedes came to the island and destroyed their family life by outwitting Odysseusand forcing him to comply with the oath he himself had invented and join the alliance that was being formed in order to sail to Troy and demand, by persuasion or by force, the restoration of Helen and the property stolen by the seducer Paris when he, guided by Aphroditevisited Sparta.
Palamedes did his duty, and Odysseus was bound to comply. Nevertheless, Odysseus held him responsible for having to leave country, wife, and child, and for that reason he plotted against Palamedesand had him stoned to death by the army as a traitor when they were fighting at Troy. This war, which was not a minor one but instead a huge catastrophe which provoked the ruin, not only of the Trojan house, but also of many states in Hellas, lasted ten years.
Euripides, Daughters of Troy And she even offered him immortality to tempt him to stay, but Odysseuslonging to see the day of his return home, refused the life of a god. Such was the love of this man for his wife.
As time went by, however, and all the survivors of the war except Odysseus had reached their homes while minstrels were already singing about the war as belonging to the past, some started to believe that he would never return. And when they thought that Queen Penelope had been left a widow, which was not an extraordinary thought, considering that so many years had passed and neither Odysseus nor his army had returned, they presented themselves at the palace, asking her to choose the one whom she considered the best suited to be her new husband.
However, they did not wait for her answer in their own houses, but instead they gradually turned into an arrogant and insolent mob, imposing themselves and consuming Odysseus ' estate for their own sustenance.
In this manner, they spent their time slaughtering the sheep and fatted cattle belonging to the palace in order to provide their great parties with food. This was the life they led at Odysseus ' home, and with such a crowd filling the palace, there was always an uproar at those times, and since they had a remarkable appetite for banquets and feasts, complete ruin could be feared.
That is why Telemachus said: And that is why Telemachus proposed them to feast themselves elsewhere, giving them formal notice to quit his palace in front of the Ithacan assembly. For Telemachus saw these young men who pestered his mother with unwanted attentions and wasted his wealth as a disease and an outrage to decency. And it was her, they argued, who had forced them to act as they did.
For she had fooled them during three years with The Shroud of Laertes, saying that she would marry once she had finished this piece of work. But she, deceiving everybody, unravelled by night what she wove by day, and so, they reasoned, in order to avoid to be fooled again, they would have to stay and undermine the palace's finances until she decided to abandon her reluctant attitude. These were the means by which the SUITORS expected to force Penelope to make a choice, and by letting Telemachus suffer and see his wealth consumed, they hoped that he would persuade his mother to marry one of them.
But not always those who act unjustly are aware of the consequences that come with their deeds, in particular when they are guided by the enthusiasm and the ambition of youth. For there are many who risk their own skins in situations which they deem to be quite innocent, but that unexpectedly become their ruin. For later, when Odysseus returned, and unleashing his wrath provoked a blood bath not leaving one single suitor alive, they protested and even revolted, but now, while their darling children abused Odysseus ' household, they sat in abject silence, not daring to condemn the outrage.
And since nobody among those who counted for the SUITORS, condemned or admonished them, they dared to push their luck even further, declaring that if Odysseus would suddenly appear he would meet an ugly end, which means that from thoughtless SUITORS they were turning into rebels and instigators of rebellion. This is how things which are relatively small, looking as if they were childish pranks, fall, step by step, out of proportion.
But then it has been said of Discord that she has in the beginning an insignificant appearance, reaching soon heaven with her head while having her feet still on the ground. For one thing is to be the suitor of a widow, another to be an unwanted suitor, and yet another to think about making the woman a widow in case her husband proved to be alive after all. And once the SUITORS started thinking this last thought, it was not difficult for them to go even further and plot, although in vain, against the life of Telemachusfearing that he would return from his trip to Pylos and Sparta with for them unwelcome news about his father.
For being persuaded that Odysseus was dead, they did not pay court to the widow in the regular way, but instead sat in his palace eating up his livelihood by consuming large amounts of meat and wine. However, some among them did not feel ready to carry on this murderous plan, and they adjourned their decision in this matter. And while the servant took a place near TelemachusOdysseuslimping along with the aid of a staff and looking like a distressful beggar, went round collecting scraps from the SUITORS.