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Transcript of IMAGE MAKERS
In Greco-Roman mythology, was a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, and was transformed into a spider. Spiders are called "arachnids" after Arachne.
How did Arachne try to fight her fear and carry out the conditions of the challenge?
Instead of being frightened, she was angered and therefore, thought of an evil way to insult Athena.
What prevailing mood conveyed in “Arachne”?Find words/phrases in the selection that convey that mood clearly.
What caused Arachne’s fears and failures?
When she was defeated be Athena.
How does she feel about her weaving skill?
She feels proud and confident about her weaving skills.
Never before had Arachne been matched against anyone whose skill was equal, or even nearly equal to her own. As she stole glances from time to time at Athene and saw the goddess working swiftly, calmly and always a little faster than herself she became angry instead of frightened, and an evil thought came into her head. Thus as Athene stepped back a pace to watch Arachne finishing her work, she saw that the maiden had taken for her design a pattern of scenes which showed evil or unworthy actions of Gods, how they have deceived far maidens, resorted to tricky, and appeared on Earth from time to time in the form of poor humble people. When the goddess saw this insult glowing in the dark colors on Arachne’s loom, she did not wait while the cloth was judged, but stepped forward , her gray eyes blazing with anger, and tore Arachne’s work across. Then she struck Arachne across the face. Arachne stood there a moment, struggling with anger , fear and pride. “I will not live under this insult” she cried, and seizing a rope from the wall, she made a noose and would have hanged herself.
What tone is used in the selection? Cite paragraph/s that support your contention?
As she stole glances from time to time at Athene and saw the goddess working swiftly, calmly and always a little faster than herself she became angry instead of frightened, and an evil thought came into her head. Thus as Athene stepped back a pace to watch Arachne finishing her work, she saw that the maiden had taken for her design a pattern of scenes which showed evil or unworthy actions of Gods.
Describe how the mood and the tone contribute to the total effect of the story.
The mood and tone has a large impact on the story because it expresses the emotion of the characters and it shows the competition between the two rivals.
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