Week of 12/4 – THE ODYSSEY Book 9
Choose ONE of the following options to answer as thoroughly as possible BEFORE 3 p.m. Sunday in order to earn credit. Include your first name, last initial, and the hour you have English. Remember: At least four sentences are required.
Discuss at least TWO qualities of Odysseus’ character as revealed by his behavior in the land of the Cyclopes. These qualities could be both positive, both negative, or a combination. Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
From the characterization of Polyphemus, what qualities do you think ancient Greeks considered barbaric, monstrous, or civilized. You must discuss at least TWO qualities. Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Based on book 9, is Odysseus an epic hero? To answer this question, you must pull out your note cards and refer to the official 4-part definition I gave you in class. Choose TWO parts of the definition and discuss specific examples from the book to support your answer. (And no, you may not prove that Odysseus is a man.)