Odysseus Unmasks Essay

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Odysseus Unmasks



July 7, 2000
Odysseus Unmasks
In Robert Fitzgerald's translation of the Odyssey, many scenes exist that parallel,
predict, and contrast each other in various ways. For example, the self-revelation scene
in book IX from line 548 to line 592 where Odysseus announces his name to the Kyklopes,
and also in book XXII from line 36 to line 84 when he reveals his identity to the suitors
in his great hall. These two scenes closely relate to one another in both similar and
contrasting ways. Both scenes are based primarily on the self-revelation of Odysseus and
tend to differ regarding the times at which Odysseus introduces himself, and the overall
effect the revealing aspects have on Odysseus, be it positive or negative; however, they
are also similar in that they both result in identical responses from his adversaries and
portray the glory of battle. In order to completely analyze these two closely related
scenes, one must consider both the differences between them as well as their similarities.

One of the primary differences between the scenes in which Odysseus reveals his identity
to Kyklops and to the suitors is the time at which Odysseus chooses to do so. When
dealing with Kyklops, he does not reveal himself until after he has already defeated the
giant and is almost free from danger. This luckily turns out to be beneficial to him due
to that fact that Kyklops had been warned about the harm that great Odysseus would be
certain to bring him. If he had learned Odysseus' name when he could catch him, Odysseus
would have been one of the first men to die. Conversely, Odysseus chose

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to reveal his true identity to the suitors before he fought them to the death. This also
worked to his favor in that upon realizing who he was "sickly green fear pulled at [the
suitors'] entrails, and their eyes flickered looking for some hatch or hideaway from
death" (22.44-6). This fear incurred doubt into the suitors' minds and would definitely
have weakened their collective ability to fight with all of their strength. In other
words, they automatically knew that death was coming for them upon realizing the presence
of King Odysseus, and this likely aided in his odds against them. Even still, Odysseus
was not the only ones to react to his dramatic self-revelation in each of these instances;
his shipmates and comrades in arms displayed strong emotions as well.

The contrasting effects of Odysseus' self-revealing actions in both scenes again clearly
illustrate the differences in these two seemingly similar scenes. Upon learning Odysseus'
true identity, Kyklops prays to Poseidon, "should destiny intend that he shall see his
roof again among his family in his father land, far be that day, and dark the years
between" (9.580-3). Had Odysseus not revealed himself, Kyklops would never have guessed
who he really was (he was looking for "some giant, armed in giant force" (9.560-1)) and
consequently the gods may not have punished him and his men. He possibly would have made
it back to Ithaka many years earlier than he did saving himself and his family from much
of the emotional torture they endured during his absence. On the other hand, unmasking
himself to the suitors in book XXII gave Odysseus an advantage over his adversaries.
After he confidently identified himself to the suitors, Odysseus then challenged all of
the suitors to "fight [the suitors'] way out, or run for it" (22.69-70), he also informs
them that "there will be killing till the score is paid" (22.68). With this, they

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"felt their knees fail, and their hearts"(22.72), and entered into battle with Odysseus in
fear, which swayed the odds in his favor. This was the right time for Odysseus to reveal
himself in that it struck fear into their hearts bringing a lack of confidence on the
suitors' parts. Revealing himself and starting the fight at this time also forced them to
fight him without any weapons or a way out. Had he waited for another time or place, the
suitors may have been able to flee or reach for their spears and shields immediately.
Although these two scenes which concentrate on Odysseus' self-revealing moments tend to
differ in a couple of ways, they also tend to contain certain similarities between them.

The reactions of Odysseus' adversaries upon learning his identity in both of these scenes
are almost exactly alike. When Odysseus reveals his name to Kyklops, Kyklops first
recognizes the danger associated with Odysseus as taught to him in a prophecy given to by
Telemos. He then offers to be nice to Odysseus when he says, "come back, Odysseus, and
I'll treat you well, praying the god of earthquake to befriend you - his son I am"
(9.564-6). The same reaction is seen in the suitors as they first recognized Odysseus
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