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Do heroes have responsibilities? (a) Do you think Odysseus kills the suitors to fulfill his responsibilities? Explain. (b) In the historical and cultural context of ancient Greece, is Odysseus' revenge justified? Why or why not?

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(a) Odysseus killed Antinous out of responsibility because he was the main threat. The rest of the suitors surrendered. He did not have to kill them. He killed them for his pride, not out of responsibility.

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