Meanwhile the suitors, in their home, is trying to force her to marry one of them. The test involves stringing Odysseuss huge bow, an impossible feat for anyone except Odysseus himself 21, pg.
In "O' Brother Penelope is a representative of loyalty in this epic novel. Women participated in the affairs of the world only when they had the permission of the men who directed their lives. Odysseus was willing to sacrifice himself to save his friends because he had loyalty.
The role of the goddess Athena was an essential part of Odysseus's journey back to Ithaka. Odysseus tries to warn his men about the cattle because he is trying to keep them from destroying themselves out of loyalty.
Only a strong woman could sustain the stress, anxiety and confusion resulting from the chaos of a palace with a missing king whose fate is unknown. The other, Snow White, is a pure, innocent damsel entirely devoid of will.