How did Penelope delay her marriage?
On Odysseus’s return, disguised as an old beggar, he finds that Penelope has remained faithful. She has devised tricks to delay the suitors, one of which is to pretend to be weaving a burial shroud for Odysseus’s elderly father Laertes and claiming that she will choose a suitor when she has finished.
How was Penelope faithful to Odysseus?
Although Odysseus is the obvious hero when reading The Odyssey, his wife Penelope personifies heroic qualities as well. She was able to prove her loyalty to her husband through her faithfulness and cunning plans that held her off from marrying a different man.
Who helped Odysseus the most?
How did Penelope avoid remarrying for 3 years?
For three years, Penelope has put off choosing a husband among the suitors by saying that she must first finish weaving a shroud for Laertes. Each day she weaves and each night she unravels her day’s work. Thus she delays for three years until a treacherous maid spills the beans.
Did Odysseus stay faithful to Penelope?
Odysseus is spiritually faithful towards some Gods but does not enjoy the presence of other Gods. An example of this is how he loves Athena and enjoys when she comes to talk to him. However, he does not enjoy the presence of Poseidon. However, he is not physically faithful towards his wife Penelope
How many axes does Odysseus fire his arrow?
Why does Penelope cry in the test of the great bow?
Odysseus’s two suitors. Why is Penelope crying in lines 1-4? Because she is sad that he isn’t home yet. She proposed that whoever can string Odysseus’s rigid bow and shoot an arrow through a dozen axes.
What Goddess helps Odysseus defeat the suitors?
What did Odysseus advise Penelope to do when he left?
Before he left, he asked Penelope to make him a promise. If he did not return by the time Telemachus began to grow a beard, Penelope must assume Odysseus was dead and choose a new husband. As she recalls him telling her: when you see our son growing a beard, then marry whom you will, and leave this your present home.
Why Odysseus starts crying when he looks around his home?
Why does Odysseus start crying when he looks around his home? Odysseus is lying to the swineherd. Athena is complimenting Odysseus’s imagination.
What finally makes Odysseus angry with Penelope?
She refuses to recognize him. It appears to him that she forgot the bed won’t move. She is angry at Odysseus for killing the suitors