Book 16: Father and Son

Book 16: Father and Son

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  • Place: Ithaca and Pylos Characters: King Alcinous, Athena, Eumaeus, Telemachus, Suitors
  • Main Topic: Odysseus and his son are reunited Conflict: Odysseus doesnt remember his home and Telemachus is in danger
  • Odysseus' friends send him home, but once there he doesn't recognize it. 
  • Epic Simile: Comparison between an object and another, but has many verses Epic setting: Poem written in crazy, exciting, dangerous places Epic Theme: Reflect universal themes Oblation: Act of offering elements to a God.
  • It is your home, now go and get dressed as an old man to surprise the suitors and visit your faithful swineherd, Eumaeus
  • Okay..
  • Athena tells him what to do.
  • Eumaeus tells Odysseus what happened in his home
  • This happened, and that. and then BAM
  • Oh, no.
  • Telemachus has found out the old man is his father. After years of being gone
  • Indeed he is.
  • Father???? 
  • Who is this man?
  • I am your father. 
  • Athena tells Telemachus about the suitor's plot to kill him and to stay with swineherd
  • You must be careful
  • Im sorry son. 
  • oh god, okay!
  • Significant quote
  • This is not princely, to be swept away by wonder at your father's presence. No other Odysseus, for he & I are the same; his bitter fortunes and his wanderings are mine. Twenty years gone, and I am back again on my own island. 
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