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Donald A Burke

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Book 15 • There are elements of foreshadowing throughout the last 6 books. Literary devices used to Forshaw include similes and metaphors. • Telemachos has been in Sparta since book 4. Athena travels to retrieve him. • Athena tells him Telemachos that there has been someone chosen for her mother to marry. • Athena warns Telemachos about the ambush that is awaiting him by some of the leading suitors, so she offers an alternative route. • Athena is a very essential in this book, she offers him various instructions throughout the book. She tells him to go to Eumaios and send a message through him to tell Penelope that he has returned to Ithaka. • In Sparta, Telemachos asks Menelaos to send him home, and he does. • 68-70: do not detain a guest longer than he wishes. • Menelaos eventually grants Telemachos the favour to leave and gives him many gifts of hospitality. • Telemachos traveled to Sparta from Pylos and traveled with Nestor’s son Peisistratos. • 165: The eagle is a simile. Helen interprets this omen. This is an element of foreshadowing. She says Odysseus is either on his way home or is already home and plotting his revenge. • Telemachos and Peisistratos then return to Pylos and spend a night along that way. • Telemachos asks Peisistratos to bring him straight to the ships because Nestor will detain him with his long stories, and he wants to return home fast. • Telemachos assembles his crew and gets ready to leave Pylos. • He is an interpreter of omens and he is a fugitive of his country. (Theoklymenos) • When Theoklymenos wife’s story appears, it is in Homer’s voice. • Single quotation marks is the speaker speaking, not the poet. If it is double quotation marks, it is the speaker quoting another speaker. • Between books 15 & 16, there are many scene changes between Telemachos and Odysseus • 301: Scene change back to Odysseus. Eumaios talks about his autobiography. Eumaois takes on the role of story teller in this part of the book. • Eumaois was purchased by Laertes after having been abducted by Pheonician pirates. • Eumaois is not aware at this point of whether he is talking to Odysseus or not, he thinks he’s just a regular guy. • Eumaois’ story does not advance the plot. Pages 235-237 consist of Eumaois’ autobiography. This is an example of shifting narrators. • Scene change again back to Telemachos. Telemachos tells Theoklymenos that since Ithaka is run by suitors; he would have taken him home if it were another way. • Telemachos tells Theoklymenos to go see the leading suitor. • Page 238-239. Line 525-534: this passage functions as foreshadowing. Odysseus and Telemachos will be successful will be successful in defeating the suitors. • Theoklymenos & Telemachos part ways in the end of book 15. Book 16 • Contains the first of several recognition scenes. • It combines 2 different narratives: the narrative of Odysseus & Telemachos. • Telemachos and Odysseus will finally be reunited. • Telemachos approaches Eumaois’ hut when Odysseus is still with him. • Eumaois still believes Odysseus is a Cretan wanderer.
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