What happens to Penelope while Odysseus absence?
In The Odyssey
Penelope was besieged by suitors of various class and to hold them off, she declared that she would weave a shawl for Odysseus and would choose one of them to be her husband at the time she finished it. In secret she unweave at night what she had woven in the day. The suitors were enraged upon learning this and became more obnoxious.
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First, Odysseus told Penelope that he is Odysseus. But Penelope wanted to make sure that it was the real Odysseus and not one of the suitors. So she gave him a challenge. ANd the challenge is: in their master bedroom...there was a bed and all 4 of the legs of the bed looked like a tree stump. And on…ly 1 of the legs were a real tree. ANd only Odysseus and Penelope knew that. SO odyseus answered by saying pretty much that you are crazy and I can move that. SO therefore i is the real Odysseus!!!! (MORE)
He tells her how he built their bed. She told him that she would move his bed. The bed was made from a living olive tree that Odysseus had planted; nobody but Odysseus and Penelope knew this. Odysseus was outraged as moving it would have damaged the bed greatly, and would be near to impossible. H…e tells her about the history of the bed and what it actuallly is, how it got in their house, and how their house was built around that tree. Penelope, still not quite sure that the beggar was indeed her husband, tested him. She ordered her maid to make up Odysseus' bed and move it from their bedchamber into hall outside his room. Odysseus was initially furious when he heard this because one of the bed posts was made from a living olive tree - he himself had designed it this way, and thus it could not be moved unless done by a god; he told her this, and since only Odysseus and Penelope knew this, Penelope accepted that he was her husband. She came running to him, hoping that he would forgive her. He forgave her, because he could understand why she had tested him and because he had passed the test. (MORE)
Penelope tests Odysseus to see if he is still worthy to be her husband and also to ensure that he is truly who he says he is. She is highly suspicious of him as she has not seen him in over twenty years.
Odysseus prepared by disguising himself as a beggar, and managing to enter his castle during his feast. He build up his reputation as an old man who had lost his wealth.
That she could wait for him, but only until their son Telemachus grows a beard. If this happens and he, Odysseus is still away, then Penelope is free to marry whomever she choose.
\nShe asks Eurycleia to move the bed out of the room for Odysseus. He tells her that it is impossible because the bed is attached to a tree, proving his true identity.
Odysseus' nurse recognizes Odysseus as she is bathing his feet, due to a old scar he received as a child on a boar hunt.
The "marriage" bed or more formally known as the "bridal" bed, was the bed that Odysseus made with his bare hands, and he carved it into a tree that was growing through his house. Odysseus had taken years to build the bed, and it was a gift to Penelope, as a symbol of his love for her. When Penelope… tells him the bed had been moved, he gets upset (which only Odysseus would do, because only he and Penelope even knew about the bed.) and this proves to Penelope that he really is Odysseus. . The marriage bed/bridal bed was very sacred to Odysseus and Penelope, and only the two of them knew about it. There was a tree that was growing through a small room in their house, so Odysseus built a beautiful bed (bridal bed) he carved into it flowers, and ivory, and built it all by his self and with his bare hands. Odysseus initially built his entire house around this tree, and when Penelope states that she moved the bed, meaning she cut it out of the tree, it infuriates Odysseus (which Penelope knew it would) and then she knows that it really is him. But the basic point of the bed is that only he and Penelope knew about it, so it was used as a test. (MORE)
Penelope tests Odysseus identity by cleverly suggesting that they move their bed to another room so that she can get used to Odysseus, whom has been away for so long. The test is that the bed is unmovable since it is built into the trunk of a tree, but only Odysseus and Penelope know that.
Odysseus dodn't necessarily "leave" Penelope. He was advised by Athena to fight for Ithaca in the battle against Troy. Odysseus was reluctant to do so, for his wife had just given birth to a baby boy, Telemacus. He told Penelope that if he had not returned by the time that Telemacus had a beard, he …was dead and that she would have to remarry to keep the kingdom. (MORE)
Penelope gave Odysseus a glistening shirt, a purple wool, double-lined mantle, and a gold brooch to fasten the mantle. The gold brooch had two catches for the pin, and a dog strangling a struggling spotted fawn between its forepaws on the face of it. The shirt was soft and fitted Odysseus 'like the …skin of an onion', while it glistened in sunlight. (MORE)
Odysseus makes up a story about himself being from Crete. He spins a story of meeting Odysseus before the war, and hearing about him after the war from the Thesprotians, where he is still alive, but preparing to http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_Odysseus_tell_Penelope_when_he_is_disguised_as_a_be…ggar# home. He further describes himself 20 years ago to such detail that Penelope has no doubt that he has actually met Odysseus. (MORE)
Penelope's ostensible offer of marriage and her solicitation of gifts constitute a dolos with a double aim: to keep the suitors off guard and to reassure Odysseus of her loyalty, in the well-founded belief that he has today returned in the guise of the stranger.
he doesn't. though he does leave her for 20 years, and says he loves her but has affairs with other women.
In an attempt to ensure Odysseus is who he says he is Penelope instructs the servant Eurycleia to move the marrage bed down into the great hall. This upsets Odysseus as one of the bed posts was made from an Olive tree which grew in his room and Odysseus thinks it has been broken apart. The detail Od…ysseus gives to Penelope about the construction of the bed proves to her that Odysseus is her long lost husband. (MORE)
Odysseus who was dressed up as an old beggar told Penelope that Odysseus was alive and would return soon
To tell her how there bedchamber is set up.Only Penelope and Odysseus know and a few servants bc Odysseus built it himself.
The prediction Odysseus gives to Penelope and that Odyessus (which is himself but disguised as a beggar) will return
Athena disguised Odysseus as a beggar, in order to carry out his plan to kill the suitors, and therefore he is unrecognizable to Penelope as Odysseus. Further, even after Odysseus reveals himself to Penelope, it has been 20 years since she last saw him, and she is scared that he may be an imposto…r. Finally, Odysseus pretends to be a beggar, crafting wonderful stories about his past life which included meeting with Odysseus before the war of Troy. (MORE)
Odysseus told Penelope to take the women and go to the upperchamber and do not talk to any man.
No. Odysseus and Calypso are lovers, and even have a child. However, Odysseus does retain the desire to go home, but does not see this as a valid option when a god is blocking the way.
Penelope tells Eurycleia to move the bed, Odysseus responds by saying that is impossible because he has made the bed around the Olive tree.
Since Odysseus was married to Penelope, he told her many things. Note: You may want a more specific event -> more specific answer. See related questions.
By telling the men whoever could string the bow and shoot it through all the axes was odysseyus.
When he is still pretending to be a beggar, he describes hisclothing as set out twenty years ago to fine detail.
Penelope asks Anticlea to move her bed to another room. Since the bed is built into an oak tree, this implied that the bed had either been heavily damaged so that it could be moved, or that the fine bed that Odysseus had crafted himself had been destroyed and replaced.
If you mean "WHAT does Odysseus make Penelope promise" is that if he doesn't come back by the time their son is a man, Penelope has to get remarried. That's how I heard it. If that's not right, then, Sorry!!
Both are really strong. Penelope always think positive and didn't lose hope. She believe that Odysseus will be back home. Odysseus also think that he'll be back home sooner or later.
The bed was built around an olive tree, using the tree as the center post. Moving the bed would require uprooting the tree, or cutting it down.
Odysseus was not strictly faithful to Penelope, but was faithful to her 'in his heart.'
While Odysseus is away from Ithaca, several of the lords andchiefs are heading over to where Odysseus has built his homebecause they believe that their King is dead. The begin to try andget Penelope to marry them and anger Telemachus who believes thathis father is still alive. Athena eventually come…s and tellsTelemachus that his father is in fact still alive and then tellshim what he must do to get the suitors to leave. (MORE)
Odysseus tells her so directly. Penelope then tests Odysseus, and he passes her test, confirming his identity.
She did nothing. She just tested him with it. He had built the bed around a tree in their bedroom. No one knew about it but them.
No. Penelope was completely faithful to Odysseus even after 20 years of not seeing him. Penelope is often equated with faithfulness.
Due to this being an opinion question, there is no right or wrong answer. Here is my view: I believe Odysseus suffered more. Although Penelope did face mental and emotional pain, it was only for the last three years. Odysseus had 20 years of fighting the war, beats, hunger, and other obstacles o…n the way back home. He lost all of his men and simply wanted to get back home to his family. Penelope did have to sleep alone, but she had her son and servants in the safety of her palace. (MORE)
Penelope finally is convinced that it is Odysseus when Odysseus tells her how their marital bed was made from the trunk of an olive tree.
When he came back from The Trojan War/his journey after 20 years she didn't believe it was really him, she thought it was someone pretending to be him. Since so many people had tried to trick her before.
they tried to take his wife and his throne, as well as living in his palace and drinking his wine and eating his livestock.
Odysseus had been many years - some say as many as ten, or more - away from Penelope - their son had grown up, but his life had aged him, as well that he went in disguise.
No. He was concerned that she had 'moved on' from their relationship. Not likely that the man who had battled with the likes of Hector and Ajax (the greater) would be afraid of a mere woman.
Athena begs her father Zeus to allow her to aid Odysseus, so he can go home to his family. She says,"My own heart is broken for Odysseus". Athena goes as far as enhancing his appearance so that Princess Nausikaa will be sure to help him reach home. Once Odysseus reaches the city that Nausikaa leads …him to, Athena "pours a sea fog" around him to protect him, and she takes on the form of a small girl in order to show him the way to the palace. Once Athena leads Odysseus home to Ithaka, she disguises herself as a sheperd boy and makes conversation with her beloved Odysseus. However, she eventually transforms herself into her natural state. (MORE)
yes, he came back to her and his son even after twenty years, during that time he was fighting the wrath of gods and goddesses and even fighting cyclops' and sea monsters.
She doesn't. She waits for him patiently and keeps her suitors who are after her, her son, and her husbands lands, riches and belongings. She does not directly help or hinder him in his adventure, as Circe, Calypso, and Nausicaa do (the other major females in the Odyssey), but she does keep his belo…ngings and home safe for him until he returns. (MORE)
she was hesitant because it's been so long since she's seen him, she's not sure of its really him or not.
Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, the king of the Greek island-nation, Ithaca. He fought in the Trojan War and struggled home from what is now Turkey across the Mediterranean Sea to Ithaca. Also, contrary to popular belief, Odysseus was not striving to see his wife, and The Odyssey is not a love… story. Ancient Greeks viewed their wives as baby-makers and house-carers. Romance was made popular by the Romans. Odysseus simply wanted to go home and enjoy his estate. (MORE)
Penelope orders the removal of her marriage bed. Odysseus knows it cannot be removed as one of the 'legs' is a growing tree which he himself planted when he built the bed. He reminds Penelope that only he, she and one maid have ever entered the room.
Terrible! Her new husband, who she JUST had a son with (Telemachus) has just went to war! How would you feel if you knew you probably wouldn't see your boyfriend/girlfriend for a long time, not to mention that they might die. BTY, he was gone for 20 something years before she saw him again. I'd feel… sad if I were her (MORE)
Believing him to be dead, Penelope sets up a contest where shedecides the person who can string Odysseus' bow and shoot an arrowthrough twelve axe shafts can have her hand. Odysseus is the onlyone who can string the bow and do this. When he reveals hisidentity to her, she believes it's one of the go…ds playing a trick,and asks him to move the bed. Odysseus knows this cannot be done,since he built the bed and knows one of the posts is a living olivetree. (MORE)
Believing Odysseus dead, suitors ostensibly wooing Penelope descended on Odysseus' home, and began eating and drinking him out of house and home.
penelope was very loyal to odysseus as most traditional housewivesare in almost every way. she kept the house for odysseus and gavehim a home to return to.