Jessie R.

asked • 12/12/19

Is Book 24 of The Odyssey of Homer Needed?

For two thousand years, scholars have argued that Book 24 was not originally included in Homer's The Odyssey and perhaps added at a later time to appease readers who felt like the original ending felt unfinished and left many unanswered questions/problems. After reading Book 24, do you think it is needed or would it have been better to end the epic after Book 23? In your response, be specific and include elements from both Book 23 & 24 to explain your answer, regardless of the direction you choose to go.

1 Expert Answer


Krislyn H. answered • 12/13/19

M.S.ED Grad Student/B.A. English Literature + 2 year English Teacher

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