"There are actually 12 axes, couldn't ft them in. "Odysseus shoots threw all 12 axes.
The Odyssey has a lot of scenes that happened in the book, and there are some I would like to go over.
Death In The Great Hall
Odysseus shoots arrows at the suitors while Telemachus throws spears at the suitors.
Odysseus and his men stab him in the eye with a ram as Polyphemus yells and says that "Nohbdy" has tricked him and ruined him in a loud yell. This was smart because Odysseus had lied to him about his name and hid his men.
Penelope declares a bow contest to decide who to marry.
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"We shall have a bow contest to decide who I will marry."
Woman! WHO DARES TO MOVE MY BED! "Line 2"
Odysseus is "disguised" as an old beggar, and when the "beggar Odysseus," asks if he can try to string the bow, the suitors refuse, but Penelope urges to let him try. Telemachus' request is to let them settle the question of the bow among themselves.
Penelope tests Odysseus to show him that she is intelligent and not easily tricked
Eurycleita, move the bed. "Line 1"
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“Telemachus swerved around him, leaving the long dark spear in Amphinomus. If he paused to yank it out someone might jump him from behind or cut him down with a sword at the moment he bent over. So he ran-ran from the tables to his father’s side and halted, panting, saying: Father let me bring you a shield and spear, a pair of spears helmet. I can arm on the run myself; I’ll give outfits to Eumaeus and this cowherd. Better to have equipment.”Homer 1259-1260
"What?! No body can string that bow!"
Penelope devises the contest with the bow because she knows that no man other than Odysseus will string the bow. This reveals that she is not ready yet to give up her husband because she is very honorable to her husband and loyal, and thinks he is still alive. “You found no justification for yourselves-except your lust to marry me. Stand up, then: We now declare a contest for that prize. Here is my lord Odysseus’ hunting bow. Bend and string it if you can. Who sends an arrow through iron axe-helve sockets, twelve in line? I join my life with his, and leave this home, my home, my rich and beautiful bridal house, forever to be remembered, though I dream it only.”Homer 1252
Penelope tests Odysseus to show him that she is intelligent and not easily tricked. “Make up this bed for him, Eurycleia. Place it outside the bedchamber my lord built with his own hands. Pile the big bed with fleeces, rugs, and sheets of purest linen. With this she tried him to the breaking point, and he turned on her in a flashing range: Woman, by heaven you’ve stung me now! Who dared to move my bed?”Homer 1264