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was shot in the throat while drinking wine, becoming the first suitor killed in 'Odysseus Revenge"
Two ways to interpret the Odyssey
2. Odysseus is 'everyman', revealing both strengths and weaknesses of being human.
Achilles plan to avoid the Trojan War, and how did it fail?
Dress like a woman to disguise himself, but then goes to look at mens items at market
How does Penelope test Odysseus at the end of the Odyssey?
Asks servant to move her bed out of her room, which Odysseus knows is not possible (built in to olive tree in room)
Name mistakes that Odysseus makes during Cyclops story
1. Doesn't listen to men in the beginning and 'just leave'
2. Calls back to Cyclops when sailing away
Steps Odysseus takes to get out of Cyclops cave
1. Called himself 'Nohbdy' (no-body)
2. Gets the Cyclops drunk
3. Blinds the Cyclops
4. Clings to sheep as they go out to pasture
Penelope's trick to keep Suitors away?
Rip out each day's weaving to prolong the day she has to choose one of the Suitors
Why did odysseus listen to the Sirens?
He wanted to be able to tell his story of living through the Sirens
What were the two parts of the oath that Helen's father made each man sign?
1. Won't get angry
2. Will help Helen if she is ever in trouble
What are the 2 lies Telemachus tells Suitors after he takes their weapons?
1. They will be ruined by the smoke fron the fire
2. If they are later drunk, they won't be able to go after each other with weapons
What choice must Agamemnon make before going to war?
Whether or not to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia
Three examples of Dramatic Irony from The Odyssey
1. In the Cyclops story, we know Nobdy is Odysseus
2. In the Suitors, we know the beggar is O
3. In 'Penelope' we know who O is
How are Cyclops considered 'lower' than men?
2. live on their own
3. beat wives & kids
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