Themes in the odyssey include respect for the gods, revenge, pride, the power of intelligence, and the pitfalls of temptations look smart by bringing up these themes in your next class discussion. The suitors then take their turns, their early efforts failing dismally as the suitors contend, odysseus meets outside with eumaeus and philoetius, his faithful servants and reveals to them his true identity and enlists their support in his plan. The theme of revenge in the odyssey reaches its climax in book 22, and this passage represents a pause between two acts: odysseus' revenge upon the suitors, and telemachus' revenge upon the serving women. The odyssey name: who waste your master's [odysseus'] property (181) he also throws the beggar what greek omen foreshadows the demise of the suitors.
The problem isn't just that the suitors aren't eating up all of odysseus' goats it's also that they haven't done the right thing by approaching penelope's dad they're totally ignoring the proper family structure—just one more reason they're in for a bloody demise. The suitors laughed, but were amazed to see him string the bow with ease and fire it all the way through the 12 axes the beggar then turned his weapon on the suitors and shot them one by one. Odysseus was a legendary hero in greek mythology, king of the island of ithaca and the main protagonist of homer's epic, the odyssey the son of laertes and anticlea, odysseus was well known among the greeks as a most eloquent speaker, an ingenious and cunning trickster. The suitors meet their demise after they are trapped in a room and killed by the ithacan king all in all, power hunger, and lust feel upon odysseus and his crew as well as the suitors, all suffered for their own doing.
The suitors believed they would surely ambush telemachus, though, as they surmise, heavenly help prevented it odysseus and telemachus are now planning their own ambush by hiding the weapons in the house and disguising odysseus as a common beggar. Odysseus's revenge essay zokhrabova 1 zokhrabova, rossana mr - odysseus's revenge essay introduction harris mythology, 4 4, december 2012 judgment of odysseus in homer's the odyssey, odysseus returns home to find that 117 rowdy suitors, believing odysseus to be dead, had overrun his palace, courting his faithful though weakening wife, penelope, and going through his stock of food. But odysseus taunts polyphemus, telling him his real name, allowing zeus to find out and seek revenge on odysseus for blinding his son book 9 (2 short stories 1 long story) the men sail to the island of aeolus, who provides odysseus with a bag of wind to expedite the return to ithaca. Odysseus is outraged and takes his revenge out on the suitors and maids by massacring them with a horrible end even though killing anyone sounds like a cruel and unjustified punishment, odysseus needs to show that he is a strong leader.
This revenge was also taken out upon the servants and maids who had been unfaithful to penelope and had slept with the suitors some may say this punishment was too harsh, and made odysseus less than an honorable man. Halitherses, the elder prophet, argues that the suitors merely got what they deserved for their wickedness, but eupithes, antinous's father, encourages the parents to seek revenge on odysseus their small army tracks odysseus to laertes' house, but athena, disguised again as mentor, decides to put a stop to the violence. Odysseus is angered and gets his revenge on all the suitors he kills antinous first because he was ridiculing odysseus and was the strongest of all the suitors so when antinous goes to sip his wine, odysseus kills him by shooting him in the throat with his arrow. Further, like a true support character, mentor is dealt the lesser role of having to face the arrogance of the suitors and the indifference of his fellow ithacans as part of a dramatic crescendo that culminates in odysseus' return and revenge. Odysseus begins plotting his revenge once he learns of the suitors, but he does not start killing them until book xxii, after threading his bow, and shooting it through the tw elve axes' handles.
The first rich source of information on odysseus was homer's account of the trojan war in the iliad in which our hero is a protagonist odysseus was involved in several important episodes and his intelligence, wise counsel, and wits proved crucial to the eventual greek success in the war. Revenge is the main theme in the iliad, with achilles' revenge on agamemnon and hector, and in the odyssey, with poseidon's revenge on odysseus and odysseus's revenge on the suitors, and show more. Odysseus's revenge after the challenge, odysseus reveals his true identity he tell the suiters that his is done with their games after the other suiters ignore him, odysseous fires his bow at antinous and kills him. Odysseus and his crew escape, but odysseus rashly reveals his real name, and polyphemus prays to poseidon, his father, to take revenge they stay with aeolus , the master of the winds, who gives odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, except the west wind, a gift that should have ensured a safe return home.
Once odysseus returns home (whom athena initially disguises as a beggar so he can plot his revenge in secret), his son telemachus tells him that there are 108 suitors: 52 from dulichium, 24 from same, 20 achaeans from zacynthus, and 12 from ithaca. The short story of odysseus's revenge on the suitors boils down to a few details: he didn't return from the trojan war in a timely manner, so his community assumed he was dead. The suitors steal and plunder odysseus' hall, feast on his food, take his maids to bed and all the while, each trying to take penelope's hand in marriage1 when odysseus returns, he knows all about the suitors, and schematically kills all of them with no mercy.