Book 21

Book 21
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  • "In turn [for this bow], Odysseus gave his friend a sharp sword and a rugged spear to mark the start of friendship, treasured ties that bind."
  • I propose this contest... The prize is my hand in marriage.
  • Uh..., yes!
  • Why am I such a weakling?
  • Penelope, Odysseus's wife, takes his bow from a hidden storeroom, inspired by Athena.
  • “Now I know that of all my men you two alone longed for my return… If a god beats down the lofty suitors at my hands, I’ll find you wives, both of you, grant you property…”
  • "Sly old fox-maybe he's got bows like it, stored in his house."
  • Penelope talks of the contest, which the suitors agree to, although they think  it is impossible to string Odysseus's bow and thus, stall.
  • Well won't you look at that?
  • Telemachus decides to compete for his mother to stay at the palace but is stopped by Odysseus and complains about what a weakling he is.
  • "But the hour has come to serve our master right"
  • Odysseus comes to his home in disguise, revealing himself only to two of the herdsmen, who are happy to see him.
  • Odysseus competes, despite the insults thrown at him by the suitors. He ignores them. 
  • Odysseus gives a hidden message to Telemachus at he end of the book, with oblivious suitors nearby.
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