A literary analysis of the book twelve of the odyssey by homer

She turned half of his men into swine after feeding them drugged cheese and wine. Odysseus and his men finally left the cave by hiding on the underbellies of the sheep as they were let out of the cave.

Odysseus tests the loyalties of others by questioning them. Finally, Odysseus asks Demodocus to return to the Trojan War theme and tell of the Trojan Horsea stratagem in which Odysseus had played a leading role.

An example of Odysseus testing the loyalties of others is when he returns home. They accompany him to a ship they provide for his voyage to Ithaca and bid him farewell, and the ship brings him at last to his own land.

In this world, people must not only obey the direct orders of the gods but also try to guess their desires and intentions based on more or less ambiguous signs.

Incidentally, Telemachus learns the fate of Menelaus' brother Agamemnonking of Mycenae and leader of the Greeks at Troy: From there, Telemachus rides overland, accompanied by Nestor's son Peisistratusto Spartawhere he finds Menelaus and Helenwho are now reconciled.

Hera sister and wife of Zeus. Margaret Atwood 's novella The Penelopiad is an ironic rewriting of the Odyssey from Penelope 's perspective.

Odyssey Literary Analysis

For this sacrilege, they were punished by a shipwreck in which all but Odysseus himself drowned. Her role in the story is as an incentive for Odysseus. Penelope overhears their plot and worries for her son's safety.

When Odysseus' dog who was a puppy before he left saw him, he becomes so excited that he dies. As soon as land is out of sight, Zeus sends a monstrous storm that destroys the vessel and kills all the men, sparing only Odysseus. She encourages him to seek the hospitality of her parents, Arete and Alcinous or Alkinous.

Antinous and Eurymachus, two particularly defiant suitors, rebuke Telemachus and ask the identity of the visitor with whom he has just been speaking. He assures Odysseus that they have plenty of supplies onboard and that, therefore, Odysseys need not worry about his men raiding the island or harming the sacred cattle.

The gods answered by drifting him off to sleep. Scylla is immortal and can't be defeated. For more about varying views on the origin, authorship and unity of the poem see Homeric scholarship.

Agamemnon's son, Orestesout of vengeance for his father's death, kills Aegisthus. The citizens of Ithaca have followed Odysseus on the road, planning to avenge the killing of the Suitors, their sons. When asked by other Cyclopes why he is screaming, Polyphemus replies that "Nobody" is hurting him, so the others assume that "If alone as you are [Polyphemus] none uses violence on you, why, there is no avoiding the sickness sent by great Zeus; so you had better pray to your father, the lord Poseidon".

After pledging his son to secrecy, Odysseus describes his plan of attack. Frightened at first by the stranger hiding behind the shrubbery, Nausicaa soon perceives that he is no vulgar person.Summary True to his word, Odysseus returns to Aeaea for Elpenor's funeral rites. Circe is helpful once more, providing supplies and warnings about the journey t Book Character Analysis Odysseus Bookmark this page Manage My Reading List Odysseus is a combination of the self-made, self-assured man and the embodiment of the standards and mores of his culture.

The Odyssey by Homer. Home / Literature / The Odyssey / Analysis ; The Odyssey Analysis Literary Devices in The Odyssey.

Odyssey Literary Analysis

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory. The first four books of the Odyssey are sometimes known as the "Telemachy" because they revolve around (guess who) Telemachos.

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