Question wk of 11/15 – THE ODYSSEY Book 9
Please answer the following option in ARGUMENTATION BEFORE 3 p.m. Sunday in order to earn credit for the week. Please include your first name, last initial, AND the hour you have English in. This week, you are not allowed to agree or disagree with another student.
Who – Odysseus or Polyphemus – is most responsible for the deaths of Odysseus’ men in Book 9 of The Odyssey? You must use a quote from the epic, cite the book and line number correctly, AND write your answer in argumentation. Minimum of 5 sentences.
Sample Answer in Argumentation: I am using a character NOT available to you for demonstration purposes only.
Odysseus’ crew is most reponsible for the deaths in Book 9 of The Odyssey. After the men view Polyphemus’ cave they tell Odysseus, “‘Why not take these cheeses, get them stowed, come back, throw open all the pens, and make a run for it?” (9:126-128). Even though Odysseus denied their request, they should have insisted. If they would would have, they would have survived. This is why the men are most responsible for the deaths.