Focus Questions:

  1. Summarize (5-8 sentences) what happens in this part of Odysseus's journey.
  2. How does the experience and wisdom that Odysseus has gained help him to defeat the suitors?
  3. What is revealed about Odysseus through his acceptance of Athena's help in this episode? Why is this so very important?
  4. Why does Odysseus kill the suitors? Does he kill them out of revenge (pride) or because of justice?
  5. Describe in one paragraph (5-8 sentences) the stage of the hero's journey known as The Master of Two Worlds.
  6. How do the events of this episode with Suitors fit this stage of the hero's journey?

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