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The Stages Of an Epic Cycle.

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Aana Ashford

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of The Stages Of an Epic Cycle.

Stages of the Epic Cycle
By Aana Ashford (: 1. The hero has supernatural abilities. Odysseus's supernatural ability is his intelligence. He can get himself out of any situation. 2. The hero has a guest. In "The Odyssey" Odysseus's guests are his men/warriors. 3. The hero in the epic is tested. Odysseus is tested many times. Having to fight many mythical beings, and overcome various challenges. 4. The hero encounters many mythical beings. Odysseus encounters mythical beings such as the Cyclopes, Circe, and Scylla. 5. The hero goes to one or more supernatural worlds. Odysseus travels to many different supernatural worlds. He travels to Aeolus, Ithica, and The Underworld. 6. The hero reaches a low point. Odysseus reaches a low point after he loses all of his men fighting Scylla and Charybdis. 7. The hero has a resurrection. Odysseus has a resurrection when he is brought back home. 8. A restitution occurs. Everything comes back together for Odysseus when he makes it home and he is back on his throne. 9. A lesson is learned. Never give up on someone/something important to you. "My name is Nohbody: mother, father, and friends, everyone calls me Nohbody." (pg.906 line 275) "In the next land we found were cyclpes, giants,louts,without a law to bless them" (pg. 898 line 56-57) "But in one stride
he clutched at my
companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor." (pg. 903 line 190-194) "In the entrance way they stayed to listen there: inside her quiet house they heard the goddess Circe." (pg.918 line 12-14) "Odysseus and his men visit
the underworld, where the
shades, or spirits of the dead,
reside." "Only instruct me, goddess, if you will, how, if possible, can I pass Charybdis, or fight off Scylla when she raids my crew?" (pg. 930 lines 72-74) "O'Cyclops! Would you feast on my
companions? Puny am I, in a caveman's
hands. How do you like the beating we gave
you, you damned cannibal? ( page 910; lines 390-394) "Greathearted, Odysseus,
home at last, was being bathed
now by Eurynome and rubbed
with golden oil."
(pg 360-363")
"Odysseus has a tearful
reunion with his son, Telemachus....."
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