How does the author use the actions of neptune over the course of the text to develop the theme? a) neptune goes out of his way to bless ulysses and his men in their attempts to journey home. b) neptune speaks to the other gods throughout the excerpt and warns them about problems caused by ulysses. c) neptune caused the deaths of the sailors by placing them in the way of the cattle of the sun-god hyperion. d) neptune causes trouble for ulysses throughout the excerpt, making it impossible for him to settle down with family.
D. Neptune causes trouble for Ulysses throughout the excerpt, making it impossible for him to settle down with family.
When it comes to Greek mythology, "Neptune" is considered the "God of the Freshwater and the Sea" while "Ulysses" is also known as "Odysseus," the King of Ithaca. Their relationship is shown in Homer's Odyssey.
The actions of Neptune were used in order to develop the theme of the text. In this case, it was used to show how Neptune caused trouble for Ulysses. The trouble started when Ulysses blinded Polyphemus who was a son of Neptune. This angered Neptune and hence, the conflict between them started. Such kind of interaction was deemed impossible because Neptune was a god and Ulysses was a human. The conflict prevented Ulysses from settling down with his family because he got lost when he was about to go home after the Trojan War. Even after many years, Neptune was still angry at Ulysses.