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The Odyssey

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Penelope's Trick

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Why did Penelope do needlework all day just to undo her work at night?

A

To buy herself more time before the suitors would force her to choose a new husband.

B

To give herself more time to grieve for the dead Ulysses.

C

To have more time to get to know the suitors before she chose.

D

To have more time with the suitors because she enjoyed their attention.

E

Because the weaving is a metaphor for the cyclicality of life.