During the night Odysseus tosses and turns, worrying about the outcome of his encounter with the suitor. Athena appears to himin a dream and promises that he will aid in the struggle. Penelope also unable to sleep and prays to Artemis, begging that she be rescued from marriage to another man, even if it means her death. In the morning Odysseus appeals to Zeus for a sign of his favor and is answered by the rumbling of thunder and lightning. Others notice the sign and a general mood of imminant danger sets in. Odysseus observes the behavior of his servants to identify the faithful.
Melanthius rrives with the goats for the banquet and persists in harasses Odysseus. Eumaeus comes to the place, driving the hogs for the slaughter, demonstrating his goodness. Another loyal servant, Philoetius, the chief cowherd, arrives from the mainland. The suitors, again plotting to assassinate Telemachus, eventually return to the place. As they lunch, Ctesippus insults Odysseus and throws a bone at him. Telemachus is outraged and gives a scolding to the suitors in which he lists all the bad stuff they have done.. His unexpected boldness shocks the group, but they are drunk and laugh at his warnings.
Involvment In this book the gods are constantly involved. Once, when Athena visits Odyssues in a dream to tell him that she favors him. A second time, when they pray to Zeus and he makes lightning and thunder, and a thrid time, when Theoklymenos, the visionary, sees blood running down the walls and ghosts crowding the courtyard and entryway. The first 2 accounts are only supernatural involvement if you consider intervention by the gods supernatural. Archetypal Themes What does it mean to be an adult? Throughout the book Telemachus shows traits of being grown up.
When he s mocked by the suitors, he doesnt react in the way that a child would, he simply, keeps it to himself. What is the relationship of men to God? God and the gods are always protecting man. Athen and Zeus are going to protect Odysseus, showing the the gods care for the best intrest of man. Is man free? Man he the freedom of choice, but he is not totally free, because the gods intervene with each situation, not having men make the own decision 100%. What is the ralationship between men and women? In this book, Penelope, has to make a decision of which sutior to choose.
In the begining of the book, it describes Odysseus ossing are turning at the thought of Penelope sleeping upstairs alone, showing that he cares for her. What is the role of suffering in out lives? To fully live life we must suffer to really see what the world is about, becuase with the bad come good and viceverse. Throughtout this book and the rest of the stoy, Odyesseus strugles with the different issues. In this book being the impending catastrophe. What are the heroic qualities that set man apart from other men? In this book the qualities displayed by Odyseus that he care for the well being of everyone else, shows that he is a true hero.
Whats mans responsibility to other men? Man is support to look out for the best intrests of his fellow man, as Odysseus does when he prays to have the protected. What is the nature of good and evil? As in the traditional good and evil relationship, good will always prevail over evil, in the way that Odysseus will prevail over the suitors. What does it mean to accept individual responsibility in out lives mean? Odysseus accepts responsiblity over his life in the way that he tries constantly to prevent impending danger. In this book being the conflict that will take place.