The Adventures of Ulysses - Section 7, Circe Summary & Analysis

Bernard Evslin
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The Hellenes sail northward and come in sight of land. Running low on food and water, they dock in the waters near the island while Ulysses goes ashore alone to prevent harm from coming to his crew; he decrees Eurylochus captain if he fails to return by nightfall. Ulysses climbs a tree and sees smoke. Venturing nearer, he sees a castle and hears strange howling sounds. Unnerved by these sounds, he heads back to the beach, intending to seek food elsewhere. On his way, he sees a proud, white stag which he shoots and drags to the beach. Ulysses summons his crew, and they eat the stag. Ulysses guards his men as they sleep on the beach. During the night, Ulysses becomes more optimistic and decides to explore the island hoping their luck has changed and they will be able to provision their ship. In...

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