Presentation on theme: "The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23 Wiley Odysseus wins the archery competition"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23 Wiley Odysseus wins the archery competition Then he fires an arrowthrough Antinous’ throat
2 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23The suitors found no weapons to attack Ody—they had been hidden awayThe odds are still against Ody (100 to 2)
3 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23“You yellow dogs…You dared bid for my wife while I was still alive.”—(revealed his identity) Justified?Eurymachus blames Antinous and begs for mercy—offers restitutionCould an Epic Heroback down
4 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23No Way! As they rush Ody, he fires an arrow through Eurymachus’ liverOdy is implaccable—unforgiving furyTelemachus assists byspearing Amphinomusin his chest
5 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23Six men attempt to attack Ody but Athena deflects their arrowsNo Mercy! Ody and Telemachus slaughter all the suitors as they attempt to escape
6 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23Finally Odysseus is home, alone with his beautiful wife PenelopeAthena has given hima make-overHis hair style becomesan epic simile
7 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23After 20 years of travails to get home, aloof Penelope won’t even talk to him.Why?
8 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23The gods often play tricks on mortals to seduce themDisguised as a swan, Zeus seduced Leda and Helen of Troy was hatched from the resulting egg
9 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23Penelope orders that his bed be placed outside—he’s in the doghouse
10 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23 Odysseus is outraged He explains in great detail how he made the bedIt could not be movedbecause one leg of thebed is the trunk of an olive treeThe entire house wasbuilt around the bed
11 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23 Ody has passed Penelope’s test Only Penelope, her servant and Odysseus knew the secret of the bedShe explains why she couldn’t trust him and we learn how difficult his absence was for her and Telemachus
12 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23Penelope was faithful to Odysseus for 20 years—Was Ody as faithful?Double standard?
13 The Odyssey—Book 22 & 23 She takes him back Epic simile about a swimmer that hasfinally weatheredthe storms