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Which quote BEST illustrates the idea that a mortal is at the mercy of the gods?

A

There he is, lying in great pain in an island where dwells the nymph Calypso, who will not let him go; and he cannot get back to his own country, for he can find neither ships nor sailors to take him over the sea.

B

Mercury, you are our messenger, go therefore and tell Calypso we have decreed that poor Ulysses is to return home.

C

Nevertheless I had to come, for none of us other gods can cross Jove, nor transgress his orders.

D

"You gods," she exclaimed, "ought to be ashamed of yourselves. You are always jealous and hate seeing a goddess take a fancy to a mortal man."

E

Jove commands you to send him swiftly on his way: it is not his fate to die here far from his friends: he is destined to see those friends again, and reach his vaulted house and his native isle.

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