argus to odysseus?
Argus was Odysseus' faithful dog. The Greek name is actually Argos.
Odysseus feels really sad and then Argus dies because he is 20+ years old. Argus was just a puppy when Odysseus first left on his voyage.
Odysseus' dog Argus was neglected, and left to it's own devices. Argus was sleeping in a dung heap when he recognized his old master twenty years later. Argus then has a heart attack and dies.
he wages his tail.
Argus is neglected, and lying in piles of manure, covered in flies.
Argus the dog
No, that was meant to symbolize Argus' devotion to Odysseus-the dog refused to die until he had seen his master at least once
Argus was Odysseus' prized hunting dog that was young and in its prime when Odysseus had to leave for the Trojan war. Argus was supposed to be looked after by the servants, but was eventually tossed out on the streets to die. He lived a long time - about 20 years. His last moments were when he saw his master, Odysseus, disguised as the beggar, and knowing that he had been with his master, he took his terminal breath and died a happy death. Argus also is a symbol of how after Odysseus left, his kingdom and dog, degraded.
He died after seeing Odysseus return to his homeland of Ithica.
His Dog Argus
Odysseus' dog, Argus, recognizes Odysseus even when he is dressed up as a beggar and wags his tail. However, because he was neglected, he dies on the spot. :(
This scene would be different if Argus were younger and more vigorous because if Argus were younger and more vigourous then, well there would be no meaning or symbolism. It wouldn't mean anything if Argus didnt die when Odysseus showed.