20 Years How long has Odysseus been gone from Ithaca at the beginning of this section?
god When Telemachus first sees his father, he mistakes him for a
Withhold anger, move weapons, and have faith in the gods Odysseus tells Telemachus to take what action while he is disguised?
Telemachus has realized Odysseus is Dead What does Odysseus want the suitors to think about Telemachus from this passage? “I thought I’d move them out of the smoke. They seemed no longer those bright arms Odysseus left us years ago when he went off to Troy. Here, where the fire’s hot breath came, they had grown black and drear.
The length of Odysseus’ absence from home The episode bout Argus, Odysseus’ dog, is important to the overall plot of Part 2 because it emphasizes
Horrible condition Ithaca is in since Odysseus left Argus, the dog, is a symbol for
to determine who is still operating under the Greek hospitality rule According to the plan, why is Odysseus supposed to beg the suitors for bread?
Odysseus discovers that Penelope has remained faithful. What is the purpose of the section in which Penelope meets disguised Odysseus?
She has never wanted them there and dislikes them all. How does Penelope feel about the suitors?
He stays silent and thinks about his upcoming revenge. When Antinous throws a stool at Odysseus, what does Odysseus do?
stringing a bow and shoot an arrow through axe handles Penelope asks the suitors to perform a difficult task of
wants to wait on Odysseus a little longer Penelope asks the suitors to perform this task because she
She remains emotionally distant How does Penelope react when she FIRST sees Odysseus transformed back into himself?
He knows their bed was built around a living tree. How does Penelope recognize Odysseus as her true husband?
He refuses to accept responsibility After Odysseus reveals his identity, Eurymachus blames his actions on the newly killed Antinous. What does this suggest about his character?
Create SUSPENSE It takes Penelope a long time to accept that Odysseus has returned. The purpose of this is probably to ________________ in the text.
Vengeful Odysseus’s response to Eurymachus’s pleas and bargaining can best be described as
They are disrespectful to his home Why does Odysseus feel it necessary to slay Penelope’s suitors?
To see whether her reaction to the news is one of joy or disappointment Why does the disguised Odysseus make up a story and tell Penelope that her husband will be home soon?
Caution and loyalty Which character traits does Penelope reveal in this section of the Odyssey?
Odysseus stood watching the unruly suitors like a captain surveying a rough sea. Which of the following is an example of a simile? Odysseus in one motion strung the bow. Odysseus stood watching the unruly suitors like a captain surveying a rough sea. The suitors, both strong and weak, tried and failed to string the bow. The setting of the epic is the Greek isles.
“Now flashed arrow from twanging bow clean as a whistle through every socket ring.” Which of the following is NOT an example of a Homeric simile?
A man is nothing without the gods. Which is an important theme in the Odyssey, Part 2?
Dramatic When Odysseus is disguised as a beggar and Penelope wants to talk to this beggar about her husband, we see an example of what type of irony?
Searching for his father Where has Telemachus been at the beginning of part two?