Table of Contents
- 1 What does Eurymachus say to Odysseus and what is his motivation?
- 2 What deal does Eurymachus try to make with Odysseus?
- 3 What does Eurymachus do in the Odyssey?
- 4 What reasons does Odysseus give for killing the suitors?
- 5 What does Eurylochus symbolize?
- 6 Is eurymachus a good leader?
- 7 What is Odysseus tragic flaw?
- 8 Who kept Odysseus for 7 years?
- 9 How does Eurymachus try to persuade Odysseus to spare the lives of suitors?
- 10 What was eurymachus’response to halistherses prediction?
What does Eurymachus say to Odysseus and what is his motivation?
He says that Odysseus is unstoppable if he stays by the door, and with his bow and arrow he will kill all of them. So he tells them that they need to get him away from the door. If they are able to get to the door and open in, then they will chase him, and kill him.
What deal does Eurymachus try to make with Odysseus?
After Odysseus kills Antinous, Eurymachus tries to make a deal with him. Eurymachus tells him that the suitors will make amends for what they have done. They will pay Odysseus back for all of the food and drink that they have consumed. They will also each pay a fine to Odysseus.
What does Eurymachus do in the Odyssey?
Eurymachus. A manipulative, deceitful suitor. Eurymachus’s charisma and duplicity allow him to exert some influence over the other suitors.
How does Eurymachus try to convince Odysseus to spare the rest of the suitors lines 45 65?
Eurymachus tries to convince Odysseus to spare the rest of the suitors by offering him restitution. Odysseus refuses. Eurymachus rallies the remaining suitors to fight and Odysseus kills him.
Who is the god or goddess that helps Odysseus the most?
Athena is the Greek goddess of wisdom and battle strategy, and was also the patron goddess of heroes. Odysseus was a great hero among the Greeks, and so had Athena’s favor and aid in many of his exploits. She was a key goddess in the story of the Odyssey as a divine assistant to Odysseus on his journey home.
What reasons does Odysseus give for killing the suitors?
Why does Odysseus kill the suitors? Odysseus wants revenge on the suitors. They have wasted a lot of his wealth, by living at his expense during his absence. More importantly, by taking advantage of his absence, the suitors have insulted Odysseus and damaged his reputation.
What does Eurylochus symbolize?
In Greek mythology, Eurylochus (/jəˈrɪləkəs/; Ancient Greek: Εὐρύλοχος Eurúlokhos) appears in Homer’s Odyssey as second-in-command of Odysseus’ ship during the return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. He is portrayed as an unpleasant, cowardly individual who undermines Odysseus and stirs up trouble.
Is eurymachus a good leader?
Eurymachus acts as a leader among the suitors because of his charisma. He is noted to be the most likely to win Penelope’s hand because her father and brothers support the union and because he outdoes the other suitors in gift-giving. Although he is charismatic, Eurymachus is deceitful.
How does Penelope trick Odysseus what similarity does this show between the married couple?
She tests Odysseus by ordering her servant Eurycleia to move their marriage bed. Penelope’s determination to test Odysseus shows that she is intelligent and not easily tricked. In this way, she is very like Odysseus. Penelope’s test reminds us that the two characters are soulmates.
What is Penelope compared to in the final lines?
Penelope is being compared to an island which shipwrecked sailors finally find: “…his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms, longed for as the sun-warmed earth is longed for by a swimmer spent in rough water where his ship went down under Poseidon’s blows…” (B. 23, lns. 83-87).
What is Odysseus tragic flaw?
Odysseus’s tragic flaw is hubris, or excessive pride.
Who kept Odysseus for 7 years?
According to Homer, Calypso kept Odysseus prisoner at Ogygia for seven years, while Apollodorus says five years and Hyginus says one.
How does Eurymachus try to persuade Odysseus to spare the lives of suitors?
He also offers to have the suitors repay Odysseus for all of the food and damages, and also pay a fine of 20 oxen, while paying him silver and gold until he forgives them. Eurymachus is not successful. Q: How does Eurymachus try to persuade Odysseus to spare the lives of suitors? Write your answer…
Why did Eurymachus try to have Telemachus killed?
Eurymachus is described as an arrogant, disrespectful man, who cunningly tries to arrange to have Telemachus killed. However, when Odysseus kills Antinous, it is he who pleads for the suitors’ lives, when no one else will speak.
What happens to Odysseus at the end of the Odyssey?
Odysseus then must win the contest of strining a bow and shooting an arrow through axe-heads that Penelope set up. After he has done this, he must battle his wife’s suitors and reclaim his spot as king. Does Odysseus die in the oddyssey? Odysseus makes it home to Ithaca, and lives. Who are the characters in The Odyssey?
What was eurymachus’response to halistherses prediction?
His conciliatory attitude here contrasts with his scornful response to Halistherses’ prediction that Odysseus would return home after nineteen years and be unrecognized by anyone.