Polyphemus the CYCLOPS!
Today in Class:
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Journal Prompt: What is hospitality? Define it and tell me a bout a time you/your family were hospitable.
Hospitality: In ancient Greece, hospitality was not only welcomed, it was expected. Hosts had an obligation to take in guests, feed them, and house them. Guests also had a strict set of rules: be respectful and bring a gift. Ultimately, the host was responsible for their guests.
Cunning: being clever, or take advantage of people or a situation; tricky.
Tragic Flaw: flaw that will lead to the destruction or downfall of the hero or to those around him/her.
Assign parts and act out "The Monster in the Cave"
Assignment: In your groups, find 1 quote that shows Odysseus honoring hospitality rules, Polyphemus breaking those rules, an example of Odysseus being cunning, and the tragic flaw of Odysseus. When you are done, paraphrase, with your group, the curse Polyphemus prays to his father, Poseidon!
‘O hear me, lord, blue girdler of the islands,
530 if I am thine indeed, and thou art father:
grant that Odysseus, raider of cities, never
see his home: Laertes’ son, I mean,
who kept his hall on Ithaca. Should destiny
intend that he shall see his roof again
535 among his family in his fatherland,
far be that day, and dark the years between.
Let him lose all companions, and return
under strange sail to bitter days at home.’ . . .”