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These questions are mainly for book five, pertaining to Calypso's Island.
How long does Odysseus stay on Calypso's island? In the Odyssey, Odysseus stays on the Calypso's island of Ogygia for 7 years.
What is the source of Calypso's power over Odysseus? Calypso is a nymph, so she is supposed to have magical powers—also the fact that Calypso has the gift of immortality.
What do we learn of Calypso's feelings for Odysseus? We learn that Calypso loves Odysseus and will do ANYTHING to keep him with her.
What will Calypso give Odysseus if he stays with her? Immortality.
Calypso asks Odysseus to compare her with Penelope; does Odysseus respond satisfactorily? Odysseus says that Penelope is neither as tall nor fair as Calypso, nor is she an immortal. Nevertheless, he wants to get home and will let nothing stand in his way.
How would you characterize the making of the raft, and the departure of Odysseus? The departure of Odysseus from Calypso’s island symbolizes what he is willing to give up in order to return home. Even though he is warned about the perils he will face, he is willing to give up a life of immortality to face those perils and return to his wife.
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