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Transcript of Allusions
Hector was the hero of Homer's Iliad and led the Trojans against the Greeks. He died in battle against Achilles, who after killing him dragged Hector's body behind his chariot and refused to give him a proper burial until the Gods intervened. Hector was originally used to refer to a "valiant hero" however toward the end of the 17th century his name began to be used by gangs of wealthy young men in London who called themselves "Hectors" because they considered themselves to be gallant warriors; however, they terrorized the streets of London, frightening innocent passersby, giving the name a negative connotation. HECTOR Definition:
to badger, bully, or intimidate others HECTOR Examples: The fourth grader felt it was okay to hector the third graders by taking their lunch money because he was bigger than them.
The hector had nothing better to do then hang around the street corner waiting for a weak unsuspecting victim to mug. HECTOR HELEN (OF TROY) Origin: (Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who
was abducted by Paris; the Greek army sailed to Troy to get her back
which resulted in the Trojan War. Definition: (noun) Bright, shining one; a face for which wars were fought. HELEN (OF TROY) Example: Her qualities represented those of Helen of Troy; when she
walked into a room, everyone was awe-struck. HELEN (OF TROY) Everyone playing forms a circle. The object of the game is to go around the circle, having each person say one word, to form a sentence. Each person says one word, and only one word.
But there's a catch! The sentence must be an example of one of the allusions used correctly. THE SENTENCE GAME