The Parisian Snow Puppet (laurel_blossom) wrote in odyssey_fans,
The Parisian Snow Puppet

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Discussion question number four and new icon

I have made an Odysseus/Penelope icon for this community!

Click here to see it!

Please don't mind me. This is my first ever animated icon and I'm extremely proud of it. *glee*

As always, an online copy of the "Odyssey" can be found here.

SUMMARY: At Sparta Telemachus is joyfully received by Menelaus and Helen, who recount stories of Odysseus. Menelaus describes their own many adventures on the return home from Troy. He reveals that the god Proteus has told him that Odysseus is a prisoner on Calypso's isle. Back in Ithaca, the suitors, learning of Telemachus' journey, plan to murder him. Penelope hears of it and is terrified. Athene sends vision to Penelope to assure her that her son will come back safely.

QUESTION: Do you think Menelaus did the right thing, knowing where Odysseus was, but doing nothing about it? Should he have gone to rescue Odysseus? Or was it wise of him to steer clear of Calypso's island, as he could have made things worse? If you had been with Menelaus, what would you have advised him to do?

Hope you enjoyed! If you'd like to volunteer to summarize book four, please don't hesitate to email me at Thanks!
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