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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Book Figurative Language Themes/Motifs Symbols Book XIV of the Odyssey Hospitality and Loyalty Pace When Eumaeus states, " you stand like one of the immortals," he is using a simile to illustrate Odysseus's hubris by comparing him to a god. Simile Athena disguised Odysseus as a beggar in the previous chapter, so when Eumaeus longs for Odysseus's return to the beggar, he is really saying it to Odysseus, using dramatic irony to demonstrate the theme of disguise/deceit. Dramatic Irony Homeric Epithet Odysseus, man of many wilesEumaeus, however, doesn't have a homeric epithet because he isn't seen as if he had importance, as he was a servant of Odysseus, showing the hierarchical society of Greece. "The north wind dropped, and night came black and wintry. A fine sleet descending whitened the cane like hoarfrost, and clear ice grew dense upon our shields the other men all warpt in blanket cloaksbut I left my cloak with my friends at camp." Imagery The pace of the book starts to slow down at the start of the 13th chapter. The adventures are now less fantastic and chapters 13-24 are focused on Odysseus's return and the themes: hospitality and loyalty. Even though this book isn't like the other books because of it's lack of adventure and Odysseus doesn't haveto face a monster of some sort, but it does give Odysseus one final obstacle: to save his son, wife, and kingdom from the control of the suitors.
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