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The Adventures of Ulysses Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 12, Calypso Summary

Bernard Evslin
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Section 12, Calypso Summary

When Ulysses awakes on sweet-smelling grass, he believes he is dead and in the Elysian Fields. A beautiful goddess welcomes him home, but Ulysses argues that this land is not Ithaca nor is she Penelope. The woman is Calypso, and Ulysses is in Ogygia; home is where one dwells. Ulysses sleeps again and is afraid to awake on the raft. When he wakes again, he believes he is still dreaming. Calypso enters and announces that Ulysses is awake in time for his wedding feast. When Ulysses asks how he arrived on her island, Calypso explains that she was watching for him and when she saw him roll from his raft, she changed him into a fish to escape the sharks. Then, Calypso shot a gull that tried to eat Ulysses before fishing him from the sea, restoring him to his true form and nursing him...

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