Amphinomus shows kindness toward Odysseus, but that doesn't affect his fate. Is this fair or just?
While it may not seem just for all the suitors, regardless of behavior, to die, it is typical of the Greek gods we've seen thus far. Students might contrast Poseidon's pitiless revenge on Odysseus with Athena's inability to forgive any of the suitors as the poem approaches its denouement.
Odysseus is often represented in dreams and omens as an eagle. Why do you think that is?
Students may note that the eagle is a regal, military bird, and Odysseus is a nobleman, statesman, and military hero. Eagles are also seen as smart and ruthless, two...
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