The Odyssey Book 21 and 22 (Book 21 (Plot (Odysseus reveils himself to…
The Odyssey Book 21 and 22
Penelope takes down Odysseus' bow down and remembers how he gained it. Odysseus became friends with Iphitos in Messene because he was there to reclaim some stolen sheep. Iphitos has some mares but gets killed by Hercules because he wanted one. Iphitos gave odysseus a gift because he gave him a sword.
Penelope announces that she will marry a suitor who can string the bow and shoot through 12 axes.
Eumaeus and Philoteus present the wepons but break down crying because their master is gone. Antinous mocks them.
Telemachus attempts to string it but fails and Odysseus tells him to stop.
Melanthios is ordered by Antinous to bring over some lard cake to grease the bow and to build a fire.
Odysseus reveils himself to Eumaeus and Philoteus. THey have a joyful reunion
Antinious attempts to delay his shooting by dinner.
Odysseus as the beggar wants to shoot, but they all say no because of his strength. Penelope knows he doesn't want to marry her, but still asks them to give him a chance.
Telemachus tells his mother that the men should handle it. This makes the suitors like him.
As Odysseus preps his bow, Telemachus tells the women to hide in their rooms and not come out no matter what they hear.
Odysseus successfully strings and shoots the bow. Despite all of the insults.
Odysseus strips off his clothes and shoots down Antinous with a second arrow. The suitors beleive that it was a mistake that Odysseus shot Antinous.
Odysseus reveils himself and the suitors beg for mercy because they claimed that Antinous was the worst of them all. Odysseus refused bribes and decided that they would have to pay. They tell of his plan to kill Odysseus' son.
Odysseus locks everybody in. First Eurymachus tries to reason, but then he tries to turn people against him, but Odysseus shoots him too.
Telemachus kills Amphinomus
Telemachus gets more weapons to arm the four men on Odysseus's side.
Melanthius follows so that he can arm the suitors, but Odysseus is not happy and sentences him to torturing and being locked in the room.
A battle begins in the hall now. Athena disguises as Mentor and though the suitors beg that she not fight with him, she advises Odysseus to use his skills from troy, but she doesn't fight at first.
Athena joins and and the suitors realizes that there is godly help, but spares nobody. That is except for Phemios the singer and Medon the town crier because Telemachus has trust in them.
Even the preist is not spared and Odysseus brutally kills him.
Odysseus wants Euryclea to bring all of the false maids in. He forces the 12 unloyal ones to drag out the bodies. Telemachus is ordered to hack them, but he wants to hang them because the prior way was too noble.
They then clean the hall and cry.