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...ty will cause him to show his true character, question the authority gods, and strain him beyond belief. Odysseus could not have completed this journey on his own he gained strength through this journey indirectly and directly by his relationships with others. His actions throughout the course the epic led up to the final battle between Odysseus and the suitors. Although he had been missing for a long time he still had loyal followers to his reign and that would come in handy in the final showdown. “Telemachus, Philoetius, and Eumaeus, assisted by the disguised Athena, kill the suitors. When all the suitors are dead, the disloyal maids are hanged, and Melanthius is punished. The loyal servants begin to clean the palace after the slaughter” (Constantakis). Odysseus’ reign was restored and his epic would continue his legacy and teach people valuable life lessons.
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