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The Odyssey

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A Goddess and a Brave Man

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Book XX ends with the following line

The dinner indeed had been prepared amid merriment; it had been both good and abundant, for they had sacrificed many victims; but the supper was yet to come, and nothing can be conceived more gruesome than the meal which a goddess and a brave man were soon to lay before them- for they had brought their doom upon themselves.

What effect does this have? Select all that apply.

A

The line creates a metaphor whereby a meal represents justice.

B

The suitors will face consequences for disobeying the customs of the land.

C

What happens to the suitors is an unlucky fate arbitrarily given by the gods.

D

The underlying motivation for Ulysses to act is illuminated here.

E

The line foreshadows that the suitors will be defeated.