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The Odyssey

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Penelope Speaks Up

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When the suitors treat the beggar disrespectfully, Penelope speaks up on his behalf because he is Telemachus’ guest. What does this reveal about Penelope?

A

She already knows the beggar’s true identity.

B

She does not want to risk the beggar winning the ax challenge.

C

She values getting attention from the suitors.

D

She wants to anger Telemachus by undermining his authority.

E

She upholds the custom of hospitality no matter the guest’s appearance.