The Odyssey

Book 10: Circe, the Grace of the Witch. question 1: A FOIL is a character who contrasts w/ another character. How does the character of Eurylochus serve as a foil to Odysseus in book 10?

How does the character of Eurylochus serve as a foil to Odysseus in book 10?

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 Eurylochus is a minor character whos main function is to serve as a foil character to Odysseus. Where Eurylochus' cowardice contrasts it to Odysseus' manly courage. When Eurylochus leads half the men to investigate the palace, he stays outside because he suspects a trap. He sends his men in without him. Circe transforms his men into pigs and it is brave Odysseus who must save them.