Odysseus must be allowed to leave so he can return home
‘How is it, Hermes of the golden staff, you have come to me? I honor you and love you; but you have not come much before this. Speak what is in your mind. My heart is urgent to do it if I can, and if it is a thing that can be accomplished. But come in with me, so I can put entertainment before you.’ (5. 87-93)
"Son of Laertes, after these years with me you still desire your old home"...
I just want to be with my wife
"My lady goddess, there is no cause for anger. My quiet Penelope-how well I know-would seem a shade before your majesty, death and old age being unknown to you, while she must die,Yet, it is true, each day I long for home, long sight of home..."
"My every impulse bends to what is right. Not Iron, trust me, the heart within my breast. I am all compassion."
I really hope he changes his mind and stays with me