The Odyssey 9 to 12 Episodes Discussion

Please describe three episodes from Books 9-12 of the Odyssey that illustrate one of the five main themes. Describe what happens in the episode, describe how this episode illustrates one of the five main themes, and explain how the episode asks us to extend or revise our understanding of the theme based on what we saw in books 1-4 (i.e. is the presentation of guest friendship good or bad, is Odysseus’ absence from his home problematic or an example of him experience the joys of the road, is someone being clever or too clever for their own good, etc.)

Your descriptions of these episodes should each be approximately one page long (200 – 250 words each, 600-750 words total).