The Adventures of Ulysses - Study Guide Section 5, Keeper of the Winds Summary & Analysis

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As the ships sail northward, Ulysses dreams of his wife and son. The Hellenes encounter a wall of bronze which they circle until they fall into an enchanted sleep as they are sucked in at the gate in the wall. Unknown to Ulysses, the Hellenes have reached the Island of the Winds, where Aeolus lives in his fortress which contains the winds. When the Hellenes awake, Aeolus greets his guests and asks Ulysses for a story. Aeolus recognizes Ulysses' name from tales of the Trojan War. Ulysses tells Aeolus about the Trojan War and his adventures since leaving Troy; Aeolus is pleased because he dislikes Polyphemus so he grants Ulysses a favor. Ulysses asks for help in returning to Ithaca so Aeolus gives Ulysses a bag of winds, telling him not to let anyone else open the bag. As...

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