The Odyssey

The Odyssey
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  • Penelope promises marriage to best suitor
  • "The one who takes this bow in his hands and strings with the greatest of ease, and sends an arrow clean through all twelve axes, shall be the one I walk away with" (311)
  • Suitors fail at stringing the bow
  • "Friends, I cannot string this; let one of the others take it. Here is a bow suck that it will sunder many of the princes from life and soul, since it is far better to die than go on living and fail..." (313)
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  • Odysseus reveals himself to Eumaios
  • "When these two examined it and recognized everything, they burst out weeping and threw their arms around wise Odysseus, and made much of him." (315) 
  • Penelope finally decides that she will marry one of the many suitors. However, to take Penelope as their wife, the suitors must successfully string a bow and arrow with ease and shoot it through 12 axes. This is what only Odysseus is known to do.  
  • Odysseus asks for a try; suitors object
  • "So I announce great trouble for you as well, if ever you string this bow; you will meet no kind of courtesy in our group." (317)
  • The suitors find out how hard it is to string a bow. All that have tried so far have not been able to even successfully string it. 
  • Penelope is sent inside and weeps for Odysseus 
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  • Odysseys reveals himself to Eumaios and the oxman because he is a good friend of Telemachus. He does this by reviling a scar that a boar gave him when he went to Parnassos with the sons of Autolykos. After examining it, they recognized it and all of a sudden burst into tears.
  • Odysseus strings the bow and shoots the axes
  • Odysseus is still disguised as a beggar to most, so he asks for a try stringing the bow and shooting it through 12 axes. All of the suitors object this but Penelope decides to let him try. This is an example of Odysseus' pride and how he is very confident because he knows that he can string it. 
  • "...give me the well-polished bow, so that among you I may try out my strength and hands..." (316)
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  • Telemachos sends Penelope back inside, where she goes up to her bedroom and weeps for her husband Odysseus. She is shocked by her son being so serious and it is there Athene casts a sleep over her eyes.
  • "Penelope went back inside the house in great amazement, for she laid the serious words of her son deep away in her spirit; and she went back to the upper story with her attendant women, and wept for Odysseus." (318) 
  • "...without any strain, Odysseus strung the great bow." (319)
  • Odysseus takes the bow and strings it with ease. As the suitors watch in shock Odysseus shoots through the twelve axes. While this is happening Zeus sends a loud thunder, which pleasantly surprises Odysseus.  This shows that Zeus is in control of the mortals and how powerful he is.
  • "A great sorrow fell among the face of the suitors, and all their color was changed..." (319)
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