Startup: Hospitality is very important to the Greeks. We see this with Odysseus going to the Phaeacians. Think about your own ideas of hospitality today. What are the customs in American society as a whole?
Looking back to the beginning of the text, when was another time Odysseus' companions disobeyed him? __________________________________________________________________ The Lotus Eaters
Lotus - A honey-sweet flower. Those that ate of it would lose all memory of how things were.
Partner 1 read lines 197 - 218.
1. Referring back to his leadership. What does his caring for his men show you about his character? Support your response with textual evidence, and a warrant.
2. What message could be learned from the Lotus Eater story? Explain. __________________________________________________________________ Take out your character chart
Cyclops - Meaning the Wheel-eyed, because they have one enormous eye, as round and as big as a wheel, in the middle of the forehead. They are gigantic and extremely powerful. Originally there were three of them children of Heaven and Earth. After Zeus conquered the monsters of old, he allowed the Cyclops to stay on earth. Zeus gave them a home that had vineyards, corn land, great flocks of sheep and goats. Polyphemus is the Cyclops we meet, and in this story he is considered to be Poseidon's son. __________________________________________________________________ I'll read the summary. __________________________________________________________________ Partner 2 read lines 219 - 241.
How does Homer make it clear that Odysseus faces a formidable opponent in the Cyclops. Support your response with textual evidence and a warrant.
__________________________________________________________________ Part 1 of Odysseus and the Cyclops
Write an Objective Summary of the video clip.
Share out __________________________________________________________________ Think on the character traits of Odysseus.
He has a trait that is a downfall. What is it? Support your response with textual evidence.
Share out __________________________________________________________________ Part 2 of Odysseus and the Cyclops
Write an Objective Summary of this video.
Share Out. __________________________________________________________________ Think about Odysseus' downfall. Give another example of this trait from the second video.
Share Out __________________________________________________________________ How does this character trait contribute to Odysseus' tragic journey?
Share Out __________________________________________________________________ Partner 2 read lines 529 - 538.
Polyphemus cries out to his father for help. Predict. How will this prayer affect Odysseus? How do the specific words in the prayer add to the outcome?