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The Odyssey Essay

  • Submitted by: hoganater
  • on February 3, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 373 words

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The Odyssey - Study Guide

Introduction/ Background

1 How are the Gods in Greek Culture similar and different to humans?

2 What is a myth?

3 What is an epic poem? What elements of Homer’s The Odyssey show that it is an Epic poem?

        D. Why do we still read the Odyssey today?

Book 1

1 Why does Homer call upon the muse?

2 Where is Odysseus when the book begins and why?

3 Which God defends Odysseus to Zeus?

Book 2-4

1 Who does Telemachus have to go speak to in order to learn about his father’s journey?

What possible peril waits for him at home?

Book 5

1   Who does Zeus send to tell Calypso a message and what is that message?

2   Why is Calypso mad about Zeus’ message?

3   What does Odysseus have to do to get home?

Books 6-8

1   Where is Odysseus?

Book 9

1   List the places mentioned in this book only that Odysseus went to.

2 What type of person is Odysseus portrayed as when he is on the island of the Lotus Eaters?

3 What type of person is Odysseus portrayed as when he is on the island of the Cyclopes? (Hint:there are 2 different characteristics shown)

4 Identify two points while on the island of the Cyclopes where Odysseus ignores the advice of his men with negative results?

5   What is foreshadowed in this section?

Book 10

1   What does Circe turn the men into?

2 Why is that significant?

3   What does Odysseus have to do in order to get Circe to turn his men back into humans. (The entire process, and be accurate but also appropriate).

Book 11

1   Where is Odysseus in this book?

2 Who must he speak to here?

3 What does Elpenor ask of him?

4   How did Elpenor die?

5   How did his mom die?

Book 12:

1   List in order the events in book 12:

2   What plan does Odysseus devise in order to resist the sirens but allow him to still listen?

3   How is Odysseus characterized during the...

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