1
Penelope grabs Odysseus' bow out of storage room; announces she will marry suitor who will string bow and shoot its arrow through twelve axes
2
Telemachus sets up axes; tries to shoot bow; fails in attempt to string bow
3
All suitors attempt to shoot bow and arrow; all suitors fail
4
Odysseus follows Eumaeus and Philoetius outside; Odysseus ensures their loyalty; shows them scar on his foot
5
Odysseus has now reveals his true identity to Eumaeus and Philoetius; asks them to fight on his side against suitors; they accept offer
6
Odysseus returns to palace; Eurymachus has bow and arrow; Eurymachus discouraged b/c he can't string the bow
7
Eurymachus knows b/c he can't string bow, he is inferior to Odysseus; Antinous suggests they take a break for the day
8
Suitors want to sacrifice to Apollo before trying again next day; beggar (Odysseus) asks for bow; suitors complain b/c they know he will succeed
9
Antinous accuses beggar of being drunk off of wine; Antinous tells beggar he will bring disaster upon himself
10
Telemachus takes control; orders Eumaeus to give bow to Odysseus; Odysseus takes bow; easily strings bow and shoots arrow through all twelve axes
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