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The Odyssey By Homer -- Book 11

What lesson does Odysseus learn about himself?
How has it strengthened his resolve to return to Ithaka?

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  1. http://www.online-literature.com/homer/odyssey/11/
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    In this book there are predictions for Ulysses (Odysseus) by Teiresias, a famous seer.

    Then Ulysses talks with his dead mother's ghost, who basically asks him why he's dilly-dallying -- why hasn't he gone home to his wife and son. He sees other ghosts, some of famous men he has actually known.

    Be sure to read the book carefully in order to answer your questions.

    =)

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  2. Thanks, I have read it through, it just doesn't all connect so easily for me. I get that the conversation with his mom is important and all, but I don't necessarily see why all the other conversations with people from the Iliad made him learn a lesson. Blech. My brain isn't working today. :)

    Thanks again.

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  3. You might also find some help at http://www.sparknotes.com/lit

    and/or

    http://www.bookrages.com

    and/or

    http://www.pinkmonkey.com

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  4. Sorry -- that second one should be

    http://www.bookrags.com

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