The Role Of Penelope In Homer's Odyssey

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Myrsiadesr compares Penelope’s early recognition in book 19 to a game that only she and Odysseus are playing. Throughout this game only Penelope is aware of it, so she is able to make all of the rules. Odysseus is not aware that his wife recognizes him, before he relieves his identity to her. She is signifying throughout this entire game that she is the one in power. Which is why even after his identity is relieved she continues to test her husband to indicate she is the one in power. Myrsiadesr believes that Vlahos made many valid points in his journal about early recognition. However Myrsiadesr does not believe that the recognition occurs until book 19, and this is where the game between husband and wife begins. The game does not end until
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