road back home the ship is destroyed and with the remains, odysseus creates a raft. the raft gets destroyed by circe and he arrives in and asks the king for help.
atonement Athena turns him into a begger to see if his wife's heart had stayed true to him and only his son recognizes him and his dog, Argus (in the book). His son leads him into the castle to see these men who've taken over the kingdom and keep him there to stay. Odysseus is treated poorly while he is disguised as the beggar and one of his wife's servants recognize him by the scar on his leg. The next day, his wife announces the test, which is whoever can shoot through 12 holes with Odysseus's bow then they will win her hand in marriage.
resulotion all the men try to string the bow but find it impossible. one of the men throw it across the room over to where Odysseus is and he picks it up and strings it with ease. he shoots an arrow through all 12 holes and then his true self is revealed. all the men are killed and his son tells his mother he's alive. the story ends with them reuniting.