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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.


The line creates a metaphor whereby a meal represents justice.


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


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


The underlying motivation for Ulysses to act is illuminated here.


The line foreshadows that the suitors will be defeated.

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