Body Paragraph 3: Women use trickery Constantly throughout the epic. many women use trickery in order to gain power. A prime example of a women using trickery is when Penelope leads to suitors by saying once she finishes her blanket then she will re marry. Penelope nevers finishes her blanket because she does not want to re marry, she wants to wait for Odysseus. Another example is when Athena changes forms so Odysseus can listen to her.
Counter Argument: Bad outweighs the good In this epic, some women are actually good, but those women get looked over and given a bad reputation due to women like Clytemnestra. Some women are very loyal and helpful to Odysseus such as Calypso and Penelope. Calypso helps Odysseus by helping him build a ship to get back home to Ithaca. She says to him “take bronze tools, cut your lengthy timbers” (V.180). She is giving him all the necessary supplies to get home, but since she was known for seducing Odysseus