Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious math student who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Algebra 1. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his grade safely home; but do what he might he could not save his sanity, for it perished through it’s own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented it from ever reaching sanity. Tell me, too, about all these things, O daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them. (Homer, The Odyssey, Book I) Your task is to recreate your journey through the year of Geometry. You are Odysseus, and your travels are through Geometry. You have encountered many challenges along the way. Treat these challenges as those of Odysseus, tell me, Poseidon, of what you have faced and conquered. What are the Lotus Eaters, what is on Cyclops Island, What was your Scylla and Charydbis? What was your Sirens or your Circe? I am wanting to see what bothered you, what made you have that internal battle of mind over matter. How did you overcome the struggles of Geometry? I am asking for a 2 to 5 minute movie of your Odyssey. You can have a group of up to three people. You may go this journey alone, it is of no bother to me. Now, for the return voyage home. This project will be done on your time, you may use the green screen room before and after school, and may borrow for the weekend if you need to. However, once you have borrowed it, it is no longer able to be borrowed by your group. Thus, remember to travel wisely as you create and document your travels. The project will be due to your instructor by Friday, May 3 of our lord 2013. We will show the movies beginning on May 6th and finish showing by the 8th of May. This project will be worth 200 points. You must have a story board turned in no later than Wednesday, April 10 of our lord 2013. The story board is worth 50 points (25% of the grade). Your story board will be created in pages using the…
Odyssey a man named odysseus shows that he can be a modern day hero.
In the fifth book Odysseus gets captured by the goddes calypso, although he's being held captive, he was being treated more fairly, so he would be anticipated to stay on the island. "Son of laertres, versatile Odysseus, after these years with me, you still desire your home?" (Homer 1109, lines 69-71.) Odysseus denied to stay, and he is determined to return to his home without anything stopping him. When Odysseus denied to stay…
Odyssey”, Odysseus progresses from being egotistical to miserable and finally to being patient through the obstacles he encounters on his voyage home.
In the beginning of this epic poem, Odysseus conveys himself as egotistical. He is arrogant and underestimates others leading him to have an overdose of self-importance. The first time he portrays this trait is when he escaping the land of the Cyclops. “Cyclops, if ever mortal man inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus raider…
The Epic Hero Odysseus
The Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer about a hero named Odysseus and his long journey. Odysseus, the king of Ithaca goes to fight in war and does no return home for twenty years. Along the way, he faces many struggles and battles and has to use his heroic qualities and the help of gods to find his way home. A hero is a leader who is a strong and wise fighter, someone who impacts other people lives, and never gives up, and Odysseus does all these things. Although…
Odysseus/Ali Essay Overview
These are two possible outlines for the essay about the Odyssey. Here they are. You may deviate from these outlines; however, you must get approval first.
Outline 1 (Passage Analysis)
1 - Introduction - Heroes then and now with quoted Odyssey passage
2 - Summary/Character Analysis of Odysseus based on passage
3 - How does this tie to heroics?
4 - How does it relate to today (specifically Ali)
5 - Conclusion
Outline 2 (Character Analysis of Odysseus or…
Nathaniel Mc Intyre
Odyssueus the Man
Odysseus yearns for his Ithaca. The great hero of the Trojan war knew he wanted to see his land, feel his soil.Odysseus though being a thinking man he was still but a man that was emotionally and physically torn due to the missing of his beloved kingdom, his son he has never set eyes upon, and the lack of embracing the true love his wife.
Telemachus, His son causes great disappointment. Without a father, his son strives to grow and mature…
The odyssey takes place ten years after the fall of troy. The story is about the main character Odysseus. Odysseus exhibits both negative and positive attributes through out the story; some may even consider Odysseus as a hero.
Odysseus is the ruler of Ithaca and still has not returned since the war. Suitors have tried to take over the kingdom and Odysseus’s wife Penelope while Odysseus has been away. Odysseus wants to get back to Ithaca but Calypso who is in love with him has trapped him on the…
Narrator: Odysseus is finally home in peace and he has Athena turn him back to his old self as he is being massaged by Eurynome.
(Athena transforms Odysseus into his old self as Eruynome massages him)
Odysseus to Penelope: Strange woman, the immortals of Olympus made you hard, harder than any. Who else in the world would keep aloof as you do from her husband if he returned to her from years of trouble, cast on his own land in the twentieth year? Nurse, make up a bed for me to sleep on. Her heart…
Odyssey, a war hero by the name of Odysseus attempts to return to his wife and son in Ithaca. Littered throughout the poem are short anecdotes told by humans, bards, and gods. From the suicide of Ajax to the revenge of Orestes, these recounts serve to enrich The Odyssey’s already fantastical and mythical tone. Interestingly, several of these tales share a common theme: the unfaithfulness of a woman, and the subsequent vengeful response of her husband. When Odysseus visits the Phaecians in Scheria,…
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The Odyssey opens in the country of Greece nine years after the Trojan War ended. Because of Odysseus' absence, several suitors want to marry his wife, Queen Penelope. However, she believes that her husband will return, so she does not want to marry. Odysseus' son, Telemachus, also believes that his father is still out there alive. Meanwhile, Odysseus is trapped on Calypso’s island without any transportation, and without…