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Disguise and Deceit: the Pathway to Revenge

Summary: In The Odyssey, the revenge of Odysseus would not have been as justified, or as successful, if he had not used disguise and deceit. He would have killed those who had done no wrong, and it would have been only his son and him against the whole crowd of me, instead of having the help of the cowherd and the swineherd.
In books XVII-XXII of Homer's epic, The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus uses disguise and deceit to complete his revenge upon the suitors of his wife, Penélope. The disguise was part of a plan formed by the goddess Athena. Athena was partial to Odysseus and wanted him to be wise in his quest for revenge. Because Odysseus was disguised as a beggar, he was taunted and assaulted by the suitors, often due to Athena's instigation. In book XVII, lines 600-607, Odysseus takes a blow to the shoulder from a stool thrown by Antínoös. However, it was originally Athena who told him to go beg to the suitors, (book XVII, lines 468-473). It becomes Athena's plan to further enrage Odysseus so that his revenge will be successful. In book XVII, lines 427-429, it is explained that the suitors, ."..could not now be...

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