What does the dog symbolize in the Odyssey?
Subsequently, one may also ask, how does Argos symbolize Ithaca?
Argos symbolizes Ithaca because he too like Ithaca has gone through many changes and been treated so poorly that he is now old, unrecognizable, and neglected since Odysseus his master left.
Likewise, how did Odysseus feel about seeing his old dog? Odysseus feels bad about what became of his dog and he hides his tear to keep it together and not seem weak. Briefly summarize what Eumaeus says happened to the dog and his owner.
Also know, what happened Odysseus dog?
The dog recognizes his master, thumps his tail, but is too weak to move toward him. Odysseus, too, recognizes his dog but knows he cannot show it. He turns away to hide a tear as the old dog dies. At the great hall of the palace, Odysseus has more need for judgment, prudence, and restraint.
What are some symbols in the Odyssey?
The Odyssey Symbols, Allegory and Motifs
- Odysseus' bow (symbol) The mighty bow of Odysseus, which only he can string, is a symbol of his rightful place as king of Ithaca and husband of Penelope.
- Odysseus' dog, Argos (symbol)
- Hospitality (motif)
- The Transfiguration of Odysseus' men by Circe (allegory)
- The final journey of Odysseus (symbol)