How does Odysseus convince Penelope he is Odysseus?
Odysseus makes his long-awaited return from his travels after a twenty-year absence. Penelope is looking to make sure the man is Odysseus. Twenty years have transformed the man.
She therefore comes up with a ploy to verify the stranger’s identity. The main character requests the use of their marriage bed. She was aware that Odysseus had constructed their bedroom’s bed around an olive tree.
Penelope believes that only her husband will pass the test because of this.
Odysseus had a lot of adventures. His character was altered by his absence for twenty years. It was sufficient for his wife to fail to identify him. Specifically, the heroine thought her husband was long gone. Penelope is a responsible and devoted wife. She wants to make sure that Odysseus is the unidentifiable stranger. Penelope is awakened by a maid to meet her husband when he arrives. Even so, the protagonist is not persuaded.
Penelope creates the excuse of needing the stranger to take a break. She requests that her maid bring their shared bed. Odysseus grows furious by this demand. He is aware that moving the bed is difficult. Then the character starts to give explanations. He explains how he constructed a chamber first around the trunk of an olive tree that was growing in a garden. Penelope is persuaded that the man is Odysseus by this disclosure. The secret was kept to himself only.
Odysseus persuades his suspicious wife by responding to her trick. Although he is unaware of it. Penelope found it hard to comprehend that her husband was still alive. She was concerned that it might be a deity-designed trap.
Eventually, the character’s irate response to Penelope’s request is sufficient proof of his identity.