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Bell Ringer #5: (A) 4/21 & (B) 4/22 Imagine that someone you love has been absent from home for many years. What might that person think or feel when they finally make it back to you? Write a paragraph reflecting on the many conflicting reactions your loved one could have upon reaching home.
Word Work #5: candor (n.) honesty; frankness disdainful (adj.) scornful; regarding someone as beneath you adorn (v) add beauty to; to decorate pliant (adj.) flexible 1. For the words listed above, create an antonym for each. 2. Choose TWO words and use them in a sentence.
SKILL FOCUS: IRONY By the end of class, you should be able to… explain how the use of irony creates a mood of suspense, tension, excitement, etc.
Skill Review: Irony Verbal Irony - when someone says something that they really do not mean Sarcasm (using tone or language to wound or scorn) Overstatement (exaggerated/hyperbole) Understatement (restrained on purpose) Dramatic Irony – when the reader knows or understands something that the characters do not Situational Irony – when nearly the opposite of what is expected to happen does happen
Character Preview Telemachus - Odysseus son Penelope - Odysseus wife Eumaeus - Odysseus faithful servant Argos - Odysseus faithful dog
Todays Reading Book 13 – Odysseus learns to disguise himself as a beggar Book 14 – Odysseus visits his old servant in disguise to learn about what he has missed Book 15 – Athena visits Telemachus and tells him to return home; suspense increases Book 16 The Meeting of Father and Son (p. 791) Book 17 The Beggar and the Faithful Dog (p. 794) Book 18 – Penelope greets the stranger Book 19 – Odysseus, as the beggar, tells Penelope her lost her husband is alive Book 20 – Odysseus vows revenge against the suitors and unfaithful servants Book 21 The Test of the Great Bow (p. 798) Book 22 Death at the Palace (p. 803) Book 23 Odysseus and Penelope (p. 806)
Reading Questions: 1. Describe how Telemachus treats Odysseus when he thinks he is just a beggar? What does this indirectly show us about Telemachus? 2. Describe the reactions of father and son once Athena transforms Odysseus. What mood does this create for the readers? 3. Describe how the suitors have treated Argos? What is their motivation for doing so? 4. Describe what happens to Argos upon seeing Odysseus. Label this type of irony. 5. Explain Penelopes challenge to the remaining suitors. 6. Describe Odysseus plan. What roles do others, like Telemachus, have? 7. Who does Odysseus kill first? Describe his motivation for doing so. 8. What happens to the unfaithful servants? 9. Describe two ways in which Athena helps Odysseus during these books. 10. How does Odysseus at last prove his identity to his wife Penelope? What is his motivation for the test?
Skill Review: 1. Explain one example each of situational and dramatic irony from todays readings. 2. Identify one example of imagery from todays readings. Make sure to use quotation marks and list a page number. 3. Explain one example each of internal and external conflict from todays readings. 4. Explain one example of character motivation from todays readings. 5. Identify one example each of indirect and direct characterization from todays readings. Make sure to use quotation marks and list a page number.
Exit Slip: Homers The Odyssey focuses on a mans struggle to get home to his wife, family, and life that he left behind when he left for Troy. Although we know that Odysseus will make it home, he fears that he may never return. Use your knowledge of the events that Odysseus faces and the roles of Greek gods to answer the following: 1. Describe an example of dramatic irony from the story. 2. Why does Homer use dramatic irony in this scene? Why did he want the audience to know more than the characters at that particular moment? 3. What mood did the irony create for its readers in that particular scene? How would the story have been different without it?
Odyssey Journal Assignment Choose one of the characters from The Odyssey [Suggestions: Odysseus, Calypso, the Cyclops, the Sirens, Poseidon, etc.] Create a diary of 3 entries from that characters point of view. Include the following: Entry 1: Your motivation. What is your goal in this part of the story? What is it you want? Entry 2: Your conflicts. Describe one internal and one external conflict. Entry 3: The resolution. Write a reflection from your characters perspective on how your conflicts are resolved.