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Justice In Odysseus The King

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Odysseus’ slaughter of the suitors was an act of justice and revenge. The act was revenge because slaughtering 108 men for courting your wife and eating your food is insane. If someone did that present-day, society would frown upon the person who committed such an act. It would be considered mass-homicide and the person would be jailed for life. On the other hand, the act is a form of justice because of the setting of the story. Considering that a god, Athena, helped Odysseus, has to make the act right. The Greeks believed that Athena was the goddess of wisdom. There has to be some justice in killing 108 men with the gods helping you. It could be thought that the suitors were dangerous in society, they planned the murder of Telemachus. Getting
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