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Penelope is too good to be true
YES EVIDENCE
`Penelope went upstairs and there she wept for Odysseus'
Unconditional loyalty `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss of Odysseus that even her
dreams are haunted by his absence.'
Unconditional love `Penelope suffers so painfully for the loss of Odysseus that even her
dreams are haunted by his absence.'
`Here's another example of her duplicity of her loom...'
`while she had other things in mind'
Intelligence, cunning, `The shrewd Queen'
resourcefulness `The thoughtful queen'
"...this test will try the suitors' craft... "
`I would weave that mighty web by day; but then by night, by torchlight,
I undid what I had done'
`I have to devise tricks to deceive them'
`I too know well enough that my wise Penelope's looks and stature'
`Wise Penelope'
Wisdom `In your wisdom, you are supreme among women'
`The prudent Penelope'
`So Queen Penelope...filled a basket with sacrificial grains, and prayed to
Piety Athene'
Penelope had the sudden idea to `confront her suitors in all their brutal
pride'
Bravery "How dare you plot against Telemachus ' life and dishonour the
obligations that a past act of mercy imposes--bonds that are ratified
by Zeus himself and make all enmity between you two a sacrilege?"
'But tell Autonoë and Hippodameia to come, so that they can stand at
my side in the great hall. I will not go alone among men. I think that
Respectable immodest.'
`in your wisdom, you are supreme among women'
`The noble queen'
Noble `in your wisdom, you are supreme among women'
`I too know well enough that my wise Penelope's looks and stature'
'Eurymachus, all my excellence, my beauty and figure'
"among all women, none can find the likes of you in grace, in height, in
Beautiful mind"
`The great goddess then endowed her with immortal gifts to make the
Achaeans marvel at her beauty'
`She cleansed her fair cheeks with a divine ointment... she made her
taller and fuller in appearance, and her skin whiter than newly sawn
ivory'
`The suitors went weak at her knees'

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Good treatment of servants `Melantho...whom Penelope had reared and looked after as tenderly as
her own child, giving her all the toys she could desire'
`And there she wept for Odysseus, her brave husband, until brighteyed
Helped by immortals Athene closed her eyes in sweet sleep'
`she shed sweet drowsiness on Penelope'
`The great goddess endowed her with immortal gifts'
`This is an uncharacteristic moment of weakness for the usually patient
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Hard hearted `For my wife's heart is as hard as iron'
`Here's another example of her duplicity of her loom...'
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`I wish holy Artemis would grant me a death'
'How I wish chaste Artemis would give me a death so soft, and now, so I
would not go on in my heart grieving all my life, and longing for love of a
Over dramatic/selfpitying husband.…read more

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