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1 The Homecoming from the Odyssey Introducing the Epic Poem Epic Poem by HomerTranslated by Robert FitzgeraldIntroducing the Epic PoemwithLiterary Analysis: Characteristicsof an EpicReading Strategy: SummarizingVocabulary in ContextVIDEO TRAILER
2 How does it feel to come HOME again? INTRODUCING THE EPIC POEMHow does it feel to come HOME again?If you spend enough time at any airport or bus station, you’re bound to witness an emotional scene.A long-awaited homecoming can touch us more deeply than almost anything.
3 How does it feel to come HOME again? INTRODUCING THE EPIC POEMHow does it feel to come HOME again?Imagine a traveler who’s been away for years, whose family thought he might never return.What kind of scene might you expect at this homecoming?QUICKWRITERecall a time when you or someone you know returned home after some time away.Write a brief description of the scene, and explain the emotions that went along with it.
4 The Homecoming from the Odyssey Click on the title to play the trailer.The Homecomingfrom the Odyssey
5 Characteristics of an Epic In the simplest terms, an epic is a long adventure story.Often an epic plot spans many years and involves a long journey.An epic setting spans great distances and foreign lands.
6 Characteristics of an Epic Epic themes reflect timeless concerns, such as courage, honor, life, and death.Epics also contain archetypes, or patterns found in works across different cultures and time periods.As explained in Part 1, the epic hero is an archetype.So is the notion of a heroic journey.King ArthurPerseusRobin Hood
7 Characteristics of an Epic Other archetypes are also found in the Odyssey.interventionby godsfloods and storms
8 Characteristics of an Epic descent into the underworldheroic battlesagainstmonstersAs you read the second part of the Odyssey, look for these and other archetypes. Consider where else you might have encountered them in literature, art, or film.
9 SummarizingWriting a plot summary—a brief retelling of a story—is a good way to make sure you’re following the events of a narrative.An epic consists of many episodes, each with its own set of characters, conflicts, and resolution.Book 5: Calypso keeps Odysseus captiveBook 10: Circe turns Odysseus’s men into pigs.Book 11: The crew visits the Land of the Dead
10 SummarizingAs you read, record information that will help you summarize each episode.Episode:Father and SonCharacters:Setting:Odysseus, EumaeusOdysseus’s homeland of IthacaConflict:Resolution:
11 adversityaloofcommandeercontemptibledesolationimplacablerestitutionrevelryrevulsiontremulousReplace the bold-faced words in the sentences below with synonyms from the list of words in the box.1. It’s disgusting to be shaky in the face of hardship.[contemptible, tremulous, adversity]2. He felt an unforgiving hatred for his captors.[implacable, revulsion]3. Don’t act distant; forget sorrow and join thecelebration.[aloof, desolation, revelry]4. He could seize enemy ships as repayment for wrongs.[commandeer, restitution]
12 adversity n. hardship; misfortune aloof adj. distant; remote; standoffishcommandeer v. to take control of by forcecontemptible adj. deserving of scorn; despicabledesolation n. lonely grief; miseryimplacable adv. impossible to soothe; unforgiving
13 restitution n. a making good for loss or damage; repayment revelry n. noisy merrymaking; festivityrevulsion n. a sudden feeling of disgust or loathingtremulous adj. marked by trembling or shaking