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Ulysses makes up a story of his identity to tell Eumaeus. However, some parts are similar to Ulysses' actual journey. For example, the following quote emphasizes which problem that Ulysses actually faced?

These men hatched a plot against me that would have reduced me to the very extreme of misery, for when the ship had got some way out from land they resolved on selling me as a slave.


The battle to gain and maintain the loyalty of men.


The unpredictable nature of the gods in their interactions with humans.


The necessity of securing wealth and status in order to gain respect.


The challenge of using intellectual cunning over physical strength.


The problem of supernatural beings interfering in plans.

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