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addition, Penelope consistently weeps for the loss of her husband, but also
constantly reminds herself that she belongs to this household, and that she is
Odysseus’s wife. In contrast to Penelope, Helen uses drugs for Telemachus and
her husband to forget the sadness and repercussions that are caused by the
Trojan War. The drug makes them shut out their feelings and emotions of their
loved ones and their families, which consequently leads them to neglect their
identities and their responsibilities and to intoxicate in them false and
short-lasting happiness.  Nevertheless, Penelope
grieves over her husband like a widow, retaining her identity as Odysseus’s
wife. In Homeric’s society, women incline to hide behind the guilt and prefer
to forget about their sadness. Even Athena informs about the nature of the
women when she is telling Telemachus to speed back to his home: “You know how
the heart of a woman always works:/ she likes to build the wealth of her new
groom-/ of the sons she bore, of hear dear, departed husband,/ not a memory of
the dead, no questions asked” (Homer, The
Odyssey, 15.23- 26). For the wives who lost their husbands in the war, they
are more likely to marry another man and live in peace and tranquility as they
would not have to burden so much responsibility. Nevertheless, Penelope remains
so loyal to Odysseus and suffers all the trouble and despair that the suitors
cause when she could have married another man to eliminate all the chaos in the
household. She remains faithful to her husband in the time of difficulties, and
she perseveres in attempt to keep her identity. She continues her role as an unhesitating
loyal wife by carrying the burden of keeping the household together while
patiently waiting for her husband to come back home. 

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