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WOMEN IN THE ODYSSEY

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Thomas Wheeler

on 13 September 2016

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WOMEN IN THE ODYSSEY
L.O. - To use your Summer Reading to inform alternative readings of The Odyssey.
Your Summer Work
From your reading, which do you think was the most significant theme in The Odyssey?

Justify it to your group!
Applying it to Society
What do you think that the treatment of women by Homer suggests about the life they led in Greek Society?

How active would they have been?
What rights would they have had?
Which characters do you think are sensible to use as a reference?
Women In The Odyssey
In your groups I want you to write down the names of as many female characters as you can recall from The Odyssey.

If possible, any contextual information about them (who they are/where they live etc.) can be added.
Empathy/Sympathy
Who do we feel more Empathy for out of:

Penelope
Athena
Calypso
Nausicaa

What about sympathy?
Characteristics and Duties
With the collection of female characters you now have written down, I want you to try and describe each of them as best as you can.

Look at the roles they take, the actions they perform and how they are viewed by other characters etc.
Mortal & Immortal
Taking your now expanded list of women, I want you to divide them into the Mortal and Immortal characters.

Is there a notable difference in their characteristics and actions?

Do you think that Homer gives permission for one group to do more than others?
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