Analysis of Odysseus and Implications of the Cyclops Episode.docx - Craig 9th Literature\/Composition \u2013 Honors Homer\u2019s The Odyssey Drawing Inferences

Analysis of Odysseus and Implications of the Cyclops Episode.docx

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Craig 9 th Literature/Composition – Honors Homer’s The Odyssey : Drawing Inferences about Character and Symbolism Part I: Odysseus’s Character in Books 1 and 9 List five character traits implied about Odysseus from Book 1 and Book 9 and support them with evidence from the text: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Part II: The Significance of the Cyclopes (Book 9) Review Page 374, Lines 56-67, at the description of the Cyclopes. Identify seven descriptions and what they imply about this race of beings. DESCRIPTION/LINES FROM TEXT IMPLICATION 1. “Cyclopes” – one eye 1. single vision, lack of 2. “without a law” 2. no rules or guidance of behavior 3. 3. a 4. 4. 5. 5. 6. 6. 7. 7. Based on these implications, what do the Cyclopes represent?
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Part III: General questions about the visit with the Cyclops. 1. What do preparations for meeting the Cyclops does Odysseus make? What do these
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