Book Five, Second Half

Book Five, Second Half
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  • Handsome Odysseus, my love, I hate to see you go. *cry cry*
  • I'm so happy I'm leaving!
  • *GASP*
  • Grrrr! I am going to destroy your ship and make life hard for you, just because I can!
  • Poseidon is a meany-head and destroyed my boat! Help me!
  • 'Take of these clothes, and leave the raft to drift at the wind's will, abd then strike out and swim with your hands to the Phaiakian country, where you escape is destined' (5.343)
  • Kalypso sends Odysseus away on a ship. "Then on the fifth day shining Kalypso saw him off from the island..." (5.263).
  • 'As long as the timbers hold together and the construction remains, I will stay with it and endure the hardships; but once the heaving sea has shaken my raft to pieces, then I will swim' (5.361).
  • Poseidon destroys Odysseus's ship, leaving him with just a small raft from the wreckage. Odysseus barely escapes death as he is 'ducked for a long time' (5.319).
  • Oh no! I need help getting to shore! Gods, please help me!
  • Pffft I got you, you hunk.
  • Odysseus reaches shore
  • 'She took pity on Odysseus as he drifted and suffered hardship' (5.336). Leukothea, feeling bad for poor Odysseus, gave him a veil in which to help him swim to shore. 
  • It has been such a long day. Time to rest.
  • "Now long-suffering great Odysseus pondered two and troubled he spoke then to his own great-hearted spirit" (5.534). Odysseus, weary of Leukothea's kind actions, debates whether or not to trust her or not. He finally decides to trust Leukothea and swim to shore.
  • Would should I do? Do I trust the goddess that gave me the veil?
  • As Odysseus swims to shore with the veil, he encounters multiple obstacles and is aided by Athene. "Odysseus would have perished, wretched, beyond his destiny, had not the grey-eyed goddess Athene given him the forethought" (5.436).
  • Odysseus reaches shore. He "went to look for wood.." (5.475). Odysseus roamed through the forest, and after awhile he made a bed of leaves to sleep on. "So Odysseus buried himself in the leaves, and Athene shed a sleep on his eyes so as most quickly to quit him, by veiling his eyes, from the exhaustion of his hard labors" (5.490).
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