Briefly describe the events that happen in book 23 of the Odyssey (10)

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Briefly describe the events that happen in book 23 of the Odyssey (10)

Eurycleia runs up the stairs, chuckling to herself how Odysseus is home, to call Penelope, who has slept through the entire fight. She wakes Penelope up with the idea, however Penelope refuses to believe anything Eurycleia says. Penelope remains in disbelief when she comes down the stairs and sees Odysseus with her own eyes. Penelope and Odysseus sit opposite each other, and do not say a word. Penelope remains trying to figure out whether it really is Odysseus. Telemachus rebukes his mother for not greeting Odysseus more lovingly after his absence. Odysseus however tells Telemachus to leave it as they need to plan what to do with all the suitors. He decides that he and his family ill need to lay low at…

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