As Odysseus dressed as a beggar and Eumaeus walk back to his home Odysseus spots his old dog, Argos, laying in manure left to die. Odysseus sheds a tear and begins talking about him with Eumaeus as Odysseus acts like he doesn't know who the dog is to stay in character.
As Argos sees Odysseus for the first time in 20 years he passed away in that instance. As they pass by Argos they cross in the court and went straight forward into the megaron among the suitors. the suitors begin to mock and abuse him.
In Book 21 Penelope noticed that an old beggar (Odysseus) has came in her home. She hopes that hes has news about her husband and he responds that he has heard that he is on his way home but, Penelope lost her hope of Odysseus coming home and goes in the storeboard and gets Odysseus' old bow and announces an archery contest with to the suitors with marriage as the prize. Odysseus then reveals to the herdsman and swineherd that he has returned and ask them for help.
Odysseus asks the suitors if he could try the bow but they reject at first but then Penelope urges to let Odysseus try and then the the suitors let him. As Odysseus takes the bow he inspects it because he hasn'tt used it in twenty years. As Odysseus inspects it the suitors start making fun of him but then Odysseus strung the bow and the hall got quiet as they are amazed of what the beggar has done.
Death in the great hall- In this book, Odysseus finally reveals himself to the suitors and begins to cut them down, one by one. He begins by shoo Antinous in the throat, and then begins to shoot all the other suitors, while Telemachus runs back to the armory to get weapons and armor for himself, his father, the swine herder, and the herdsman. Telemachus comes back distributes the armor and weapons, noticing that not a singe arrow had missed a man. The men slaughter all of the suitors, ridding the hall of the pests.
The oak tree-In this book, Odysseus finally confronts his beloved wife Penelope, however, he is still disguised as a beggar. Penelope has a good idea of who the mysterious beggar is, so she sets a trap using her cunning guile. She says to her maid to put the bed that is in their room out in the hall so the begger can sleep. At this, Odysseus becomes furious. It is their secret that odysseus had built the bed himself out of an oak tree so it was impossible to move. Penelope confesses it was only a trick, and the two live on happily.
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