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Odessey

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Tom Franklin Cruz

on 10 September 2011

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PLOT Wrote the Illiad and the Odyssey Odysseus MAJOR CONFLICT RISING ACTION CLIMAX FALLING ACTION ODESSEY HOMER'S - stories about the war between the Trojans and the Greeks which had happened between 900 and 700 B.C.E Odysseus must return home and vanquish the suitors who threaten his estate; Telemachus must mature and secure his own reputation in Greek society. The return of Odysseus to Ithaca; the return of Telemachus to Ithaca; their entrance into the palace; the abuse Odysseus receives; the various omens; the hiding of the arms and locking of the palace doors; Penelope’s challenge to the suitors; the stringing of the bow The beginning of Book 22, when the beggar in the palace reveals his true identity as Odysseus Odysseus and Telemachus fight and kill the suitors; they put to death the suitors’ allies among the palace servants. The story of the journey of Ulysses and his men trying to get home after the Trojan War. 10 years
an epic about humans on the journey of life overcoming temptations along the way. genre · Epic Team ready Beta out HOMER Polyphemus BOOK IX characters
Odysseus reveals his identity to the Phaeaceans, and then begins recounting his tales from the time of his departure from Troy. Sailing to the northwest along the coast of the Aegean Sea Odysseus and his fleet of twelve ships raided the Ciconian people, taking much booty and plunder. However, despite Odysseus’ entreaties for his men to take to sea, his men did not obey him. The coastal Ciconians summoned... ! ODESSEY IX revered as the greatest ancient Greek epic poet.
author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
lived around 1200 B.C.E
language ·
Ancient Greek (Ionic dialect mixed
with archaic forms and other dialects) narrator · The poet, who invokes
the assistance of the Muse;
Odysseus narrates Books 9–12. SUMMARY themes · The power of cunning over strength; the pitfalls of temptation; the tension between goals and obstacles; the misery of separation; maturation as a journey
motifs · Disguises; storytelling; seductresses The protagonist of the Odyssey. Odysseus fought among the other Greek heroes at Troy and now struggles to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. Odysseus is the husband of Queen Penelope and the father of Prince Telemachus. Though a strong and courageous warrior, he is most renowned for his cunning. He is a favorite of the goddess Athena, who often sends him divine aid, but a bitter enemy of Poseidon, who frustrates his journey at every turn. One of the Cyclopes (uncivilized one-eyed giants) whose island Odysseus comes to soon after leaving Troy. Polyphemus imprisons Odysseus and his crew and tries to eat them, but Odysseus blinds him through a clever ruse and manages to escape. In doing so, however, Odysseus angers Polyphemus’s father, Poseidon. The 9th Book of the Odyssey begins with Odysseus answering Alcinous' question about his identity. Odysseus then starts the saga of his adventures since leaving Troy Kikones

The first hurdle comes when the Greeks in Odysseus' company plunder the land of the Kikones and then decide they want more. By dawdling, they allow time for armed men to arrive and kill a number of Odysseus' men. Lotus-Eaters

The survivors go to the land of the Lotus-Eaters. The lotus is a powerful narcotic-type plant that makes those of Odysseus' men who eat it not want to leave the island. Ordering the rest of the men not to touch it, Odysseus binds those who have already eaten it and sails off.
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