Odyssey 22

What do the suitors learn about the “stranger” who kills Antinous at the opening of Book 22? They learn that the stranger is Odysseus. Although Telemachus could tell right off the bat
What does Eurymachus try to do when he first learns that Odysseus is home? Why does he decide to stay and fight Odysseus? Eurymachus (the main suitor) tries to talk his way out of the battle that is about to happen between the suitors and Odysseus. He blames Antinous (the suitor who died) and says that he caused the fight. He decides to stay and fight Odysseus because he wants to be on his good side.
Who is Melanthius? How does he betray Odysseus? Melanthius is one of Odysseus’ servants. He helps the suitors by providing them with weapons, by giving them access to Odysseus’ weapons and shields; he betrays Odysseus.
How does Eumaeus help Odysseus? Eumaeus is one of Odysseus servants. He helps Odysseus by telling him that the suitors are armed because Melanthius gave them weapons.
Who fights alongside Odysseus in the slaughter of the suitors? Two of the servants, Telemachus, and Athena (disguised as Mentor) fight with Odysseus to kill the suitors.
How does Athena help Odysseus in his battle against the suitors? Athena helps Odysseus by motivating him. Also, when the suitors are throwing their spears and shooting, she made it so that Odysseus and his men could not be hit by the suitors, but when they aim at the suitors, Athena made it so that they always hit them.
Why does Telemachus ask Odysseus to spare Phemius and Medon? Telemachus asks Odysseus to spare their lives because Phemius (a singer) was forced to sing for the suitors and he didn’t profit from singing to them. Medon is also spared because Medon told Penelope that the suitors were plotting to kill Odysseus.
What information does Odysseus want from the Nurse? He wants to know which women were involved with the suitors.
How does Odysseus punish the women who were disloyal? He makes them clean up all of the blood from the dead suitors and then hangs them.
What is Melanthius’ fate? He is killed with a slow and brutal death because he tried to help the suitors defeat Odysseus.

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