Odysseus, heroic king of Ithaca, has been lost at sea for 20 years,
Start: PENELOPE: Telemachus! Thank the Gods! You’re safe! [She hugs him. Penelope pulls away, She shakes him. ] What were you thinking? You have the brains of a newt!
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End: TELEMACHUS: Actually, Helen did look quite old. Way older than you. Sort of worn out. All wrinkly. Like an old mushroom. And her teeth are yellow. Actually, some of them have fallen out. It was only after I’d had a lot to drink that she looked beautiful.
PENELOPE: Thank-you, my son. Goodnight.
For full scene, please refer to the script edition cited here: Atwood, Margaret, The Penelopiad, Faber and Faber, 2007, pp. 60-63.
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