Today's vocabulary word was indubitably and the journal prompt was Think of a time when you had to make a difficult decision. Why was the decision difficult? How did you make your decision? Consider what you know about Odysseus. How do you think he will make an important decision based on his previous actions?
We took some notes about archetypes, which you can get by downloading the file here.
Today we read pages 1064-1074 of The Odyssey, regarding Odysseus's adventures with the sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and the cattle of Helios. We watched a video clip of the Scylla and Charybdis scene, which you watch at the link below.
Your assignment is to answer questions 1-3, 6, 7, 9, and 11 on page 1075. This is due next time.
1. Whom does Homer ask to help him tell the epic?
2. From what war is Odysseus trying to return? What god causes Odysseus to lose course when he sets sail for home?
3. What does Odysseus learn about his destiny from blind Teiresias in the Land of the Dead?
6. What do you think the land of the Lotus Eaters might symbolize? Cite lines from the episode to support your interpretation.
7. What conclusions about the deceptive nature of beauty can you draw from the Circe episode?
9. What qualities does Odysseus embody? For example, is he generous, foolish, or quick-tempered? List three qualities, and give one example from the text that illustrates each.
11. What sort of internal conflict does Odysseus undergo while he is with Calypso? Does this conflict make him seem less heroic? Explain.