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English 9B Unit 1 Ms. Noto The Odyssey: Part 3 Summary Study Guide Directions: Below, you will find a summary of Part 3. The summary will guide you through what happens in Part 3 of the Odyssey by showing you what is happening page by page as you read 506 to 520 in your textbook. Furthermore, you will see questions in yellow boxes to answer throughout the summary. These questions will ask you about the text, as well as point you to important lines to help you determine your response. You can type your answer directly after the questions. While this study guide is not an assignment you are required to complete, using the study guide as you read will help you understand the Odyssey. The Odyssey is a super fun, epic story! However, given it was written CENTURIES ago, the language (even when translated!) can be difficult to understand. Using this study guide as you read will help you better grasp the plot of the story, focus on its important themes, and look closer at its use of figurative language. Moreover, if you choose, you may complete the study guide and turn it in for 10 points (which I highly recommend!). To earn all points, you must write a response of 2-3 sentences in each text box. Study guides must be turned in by Webmail by Thursday, February 4 th . Summary and questions
English 9B Unit 1 Ms. Noto Pages 506-508 - Remember: one of the main traits of Greek heroes is that they go on a journey; throughout the story, Odysseus has been wanting to get back to Ithaca, his home. At this point in the story, he has been gone for 20 years. 10 of those years, he was in the war. For the other 10, he was sailing about. - After those 20 years, Odysseus finally reaches the shore of Ithaca, where his son and wife, Penelope, await him. - In Odysseus’s absence, Penelope has put off suitors the best she could. - When Odysseus comes to Ithaca, he is met by Athena, who tells Odysseus that his palace is overrun by suitors interested in Penelope and his fortune. Question to ponder: Look at the second-to-last paragraph on 506. What does Athena instruct Odysseus to do?
Question to ponder: Look at the following excerpt from page 507, lines 1-4: Now Penelope sank down, holding the weapon on her knees, and drew her husband’s great bow out, and sobbed and bit her lip and let the salt tears flow How does Penelope feel about having to marry another suitor? What actions of Penelope’s lead you to this conclusion? What does this reveal about her loyalty to Odysseus?

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