Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

(Eumaios:) 'All too much with enduring heart she does wait for him there in your own palace, and always with her the wretched nights and the days also waste her away with weeping.' (16.37-39)

Penelope gets an A+ in weeping: she cries all day and all night. Well, that's one kind of perseverance. Is it the only kind that women can do?

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