'The suitors deserve their punishment' essay plan

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`The suitors deserve their punishment'
YES EVIDENCE
Planning of Telemachus' `there'll be a grim ending to this seatrip in search for his father'
murder `the suitors were once again devising schemes for Telemachus' murder'
Arrogant and prideful `What God has inflicted this plague on us to spoil our dinner?'
behaviour toward beggar `As Ctesippus laid his great hand on a cows hoof... and hurled it at him'
Odysseus Eurymachus `seized a stool' and called Odysseus `a miserable creature'
Disrespectful
They mock Theoclymenus, `laughing delightedly' and shouting `he is out
of his mind'
Insolent, arrogant and `The insolent suitors'
vulgar behaviour `Their laughing faces took on a strained alien look. Blood was splattered
on their food'
`The destruction of my house in an injustice'
`Eating them out of their home' suggests the vulgar, animal like
Abuse of Xenia/hospitality characteristics these men behold, where they spend all their days
Hubristic/impious selfindulging in their own desires.
`A crowd of suitors are pestering my mother'
`they will neither pay court to his widow in the regular way nor go home
Rude and mind their own business'
`A crowd of suitors are pestering my mother'
`They sit there at their ease and eat up all his livelihood in his
Greedy/selfish highhanded style'
`they slaughter beasts every single day and night'
`For our fattened hogs are eaten up by the suitors'
`Their laughing faces took on a strained alien look. Blood was splattered
Animal like qualities on their food'
They mock Athene in disguise as Mentor through proposing to `kill him
Immortals in favour of too'
suitors dying Athene helped Odysseus in battle through `making the other men's
arrows miss'
`The blessed Gods don't like wicked acts'
sexual and verbal assaults `you fleeced my household, raped my maids and courted my wide though
of Odysseus' staff I was alive'
The suitors failure to pay As the `Godlike prophet Theoclymenus was heard' the suitors react in
head to the omens and ways so disrespectful towards the God
their disrespectful attitude
to prophets
Athene had no intention of letting the arrogant suitors abandon their
caustic insults: she wished the anguish to bite deeper yet into the heart
Fate of Odysseus'
`It had no dawned upon the fools that the fate of all of them was sealed'.
Their destruction is again marked out by the Gods at their council
meeting and the omens that are presented.

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The suitors deserve their punishment'
Penelope's dream (fate) As Penelope's dream interprets `the suitors are all doomed, not one will
escape his destiny with death'
`you fleeced my household, raped my maids and courted my wide though
Courting Penelope I was alive'
`A crowd of suitors are pestering my mother'
The Homeric society's belief `The blessed Gods don't like wicked acts.…read more

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The suitors deserve their punishment'
`they all gave him food, out of pity'
All give Odysseus food as a
beggar (except Antinous)
`When they all had arrived, the assembly was complete'
True to their word/civil
attend Telemachus'
meeting
`These suitors are actually the sons of those who are your leaders here'
Noble men/high status.…read more

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