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Hubris Excessive or arrogant pride
Bringing Stories to Life Act out story or present story with dramatic retelling. Hit main points Names and dialogue should be used Narrator may be used to fill in action After retelling of story each group needs to: – Explain the metaphor of the story – Lessons? – What does the myth explain> – How are characters guilty of Hubris (arrogant pride)
Homework For Monday, April 30 Read Myth of Phaethon Myth of Daedalus and Icarus Read Pegasus and Bellerophon Answer all the questions on Study guide (there are none for Pegasus and Bellerophen.)
Orpheus and Eurydice Listen to the gods: trust the gods and don’t doubt them. Let go of the past Never look back Lack of self control The importance of trying something, if you don’t succeed.
Main points Venus became jealous of Psyche Cupid falls in love with Psyche and does not follow his mother’s orders. Apollo helps cupid- winged serpent Didn’t listen to Cupid Sisters psyched her out- told her her husband would devour her someday Burns husband Becomes immortal
Tasks given to Psyche by Venus Sort seeds (ants helped Fetch golden wool of sheep (reed) Fill flask with water from Styx (eagle helped) To fill box with beauty tips from Persophene – Opened box and fell asleep
Lessons? Love can’t live without trust Can’t keep love imprisoned (Cupid flies out the window. Listen to the gods. (Psyche didn’t listen to Cupid and brought woe upon herself) Love (Cupid) and soul (psyche) can never be broken.
Pyramus and Thisbe Love can’t be forbidden The more the flame is covered the hotter it burns. Don’t make rash assumptions Explains how the mulberry bush got its red berries
Pygmalion & Galatea Learn to love the things we hate Falling in love with the things we create
Bellerophon Don’t think thoughts too great for man Hubris: arrogance Code of hospitality also shown here. Kings couldn’t kill Bellerophon because he had already eaten at their table. The wife was angry because Bellerophon refused her advances.
Schedule Homework For Tuesday: Read stories and answer questions on handout: King Midas, Arachne, Tantalus, Sisyphus Tuesday: Poem activity in class Pass out new writing assignment: due May 11 Thursday: Lecture Hero Journey Homework for Friday: Read The Quest of the Golden Fleece and answer questions (122) Friday: discuss Jason & Golden Fleece
Bellarophon Success led him to think thoughts too great for men Also teaches us about the code of hospitality
Homework For Friday: Jason and study guide For Tuesday: test on same material plus Icarus, Phaeton, Belleropon and love stories Also for Tuesday: Read Perseus (study guide is optional)
Icarus: immaturity and youthfulness Daring, trusting and became emotionally carried away with the joy of flying or the joy of thwarting authority Lived in the present- became carried away with the flight. Willing to sacrifice future gain for present pleasure
Icarus Keep a middle course
Daedalus Used judgment and wisdom Had foresight and understood the dangers as well as the potential of his invention “Keep to middle road” Human invention dependent on necessity A creator must want to soar Sometimes creators are punished for bringing new ideas to humankind.
Together they are a metaphor for: Internal conflict between achieving great heights by throwing caution to the winds and overreaching. (Icarus And understanding limits and reality (Daedalus)
Phaeton Greatly he failed, but he had greatly dared Explains why there are deserts and bare mountain tops
Phaeton Greatly he failed but he had greatly dared.
Tantalus Rule of hospitality ignored Word Tantalizing: tease or torment
Arachne Warns of claiming equality with the gods The word arachne means spider Arachnophobia: fear of spiders
Represents the repetition in life Also: The struggle itself gives life meaning. The rock=the chore/fate Accept your fate and you will find meaning. Find meaning in the chore.
Narcissus Narcissistic: In love with one’s self
Hyacinthus Apollo killed his friend by mistake with a discus
Adonis Loved by both Aphrodite and Persophone Divided time with both Killed by a bore The anemone represents his blood
People to know for test All the Olympic gods: Greek and Roman names symbols, domain. (Look up Eris and Charon) Names of main Titans already discussed. Look at Quiz #1 Tantalus, Sisyphus, Arachne, Narcissus, Hyacinthus, Argus, Midas, Lovers, flowers, Icarus, Phaeton, Bellerophon, Orpheus, Eurydice