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The Odyssey

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Ulysses Reveals his Identity

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Ulysses shoots and kills Antinous, but the suitors still do not recognize him. He then says

"Dogs, did you think that I should not come back from Troy? You have wasted my substance, have forced my women servants to lie with you, and have wooed my wife while I was still living. You have feared neither God nor man, and now you shall die."

What is the significance of this line?

A

It increases the suspense of the battle scene.

B

It functions as the climax of the work.

C

It develops a new facet of Ulysses’ character.

D

It contrasts with Telemachus’ inexperience.

E

It emphasizes the lapse in time across the narrative.