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Motifs in The Odyssey!

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Lauren Erdmann

on 17 October 2016

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Transcript of Motifs in The Odyssey!

Motifs in The Odyssey!
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Circe, Calypso, Sirens- their love becomes an obstacle for Odysseus' return.
Power of Cunning (trickery) over Strength
- Athena, Tele. Ship and Crew, Odysseus- "man of twists and turns"--He is quick, clever, calculating (natural master of disguise).
Respect for the Gods
Importance of Lineage
- almost every time we meet someone new, we learn of their lineage. Frequently includes a God.
- Penelope to Odysseus
Athena to Odysseus and vise versa
Loyalty of Eurycleia
Pride and Honor
- Preordained by a power even beyond the Gods.

Book 5
Literary Circles!
Break Out Into GROUPS!
Motif: A recurring subject, theme, or idea in a literary work.
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