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Unformatted text preview: Arachne Mythology Unit Mrs. Dale Somebody Arachne Wanted/Needed (Important Detail) But was a weaver who acquired such skill in her art that she ventured to challenge Athena, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason. Athena wove a tapestry depicting the gods in majesty, while that of Arachne showed their amorous adventures. So (Important Detail) Then (Important Detail) Athena tore it to pieces, and in despair Arachne hanged herself, the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb, Arachne herself was changed into a spider. Finally Answer Now put it all together Arachne was a weaver who acquired such skill in her art that she ventured to challenge Athena, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason. Athena wove a tapestry depicting the gods in majesty, while that of Arachne showed their amorous adventures. Athena tore it to pieces, and in despair Arachne hanged herself, the goddess out of pity loosened the rope, which became a cobweb, Arachne herself was changed into a spider. The little town arachne lived in gave her all of the supplies she needed to become good at weaving. The characters make choices that will then contribute to the plot. The plot can affect the setting by changing what the characters do which also changes the setting depending on what they do. Whatever the characters do can change the environment, for instance what if one of them ran away then the setting would be different. The plot is mostly what the characters will do or have done so whatever the plot first says about the characters could be anything. The small town Arachne lived in had all of the necessities to make herself into a great weaver. Determine the theme: What lessons about human behavior does this myth teach? You need to CITE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE to support your answer. You may want to consider: 1. What do the characters want? 2. What do the characters do to reach that goal? 3. How well do they succeed, and why? Your answers to the third question can lead you to ideas about life lessons or other big ideas (the themes) in a myth. I feel the theme was something like think before you act, because Arachne boasted about being better than Athena when she wasn’t and she was turned into a spider for doing so. “When men look at you they may remember that it is not wise to strive with Athene.” At that the body of Arachne shriveled up, and her legs grew tiny, spindly, and distorted. There before the eyes of the spectators hung a little dusty brown spider on a slender thread.” Author name: Olivia E. Coolidge Page: 66 ...
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