The Odyssey Book 12 - Mr. Deleeuw`s English 1

January 5, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Philosophy
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Book 12 Sea Pearls and Defeat

Date ??? Characters Tiresias

Ghost of mother Circe

The Odyssey Book 12 Tells Odysseus that he and his men must practice restraint a and control or they are doomed. Tells “O” what he must do to go home. Died of grief over Odysseus not coming home. Gives “O” advice about what he should do on his way home Describes to Odysseus every conflict he will encounter

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The Odyssey Book 12


Odysseus V. The Sirens

The Sirens will sing and if Odysseus hears the singing, he will crash the boat into the rocks. The Sirens will then eat him. Circe tells Odysseus to tie himself down and listen if he must.

Odysseus V The Two Paths Home

First Way: Drifting Rocks and no one is able to pass through this, not even a bird could get through it. Second Way: Scylla and Charybdis – A difficult way to go but you will survive.

The Sirens

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Characters: Scylla Charybdis Conflicts: “O” V. Scylla and Charybdis “O” V. Circe

The Odyssey Book 12

A twelve tentacle legged, six headed monster with 3 rows of fangs , that will definitely eat some of his men. On the opposite side of the path, acts something like a whilpool. Circe tells Odysseus that although he will lose six men to Scylla, if he tries to go towards Charybdis he will lose all of his men. Odysseus doesn’t want to lose any of his men and tells Circe to only tell him how he can accomplish this Circe tells him to “Yield to the immortal Gods!” Basically, there is nothing you can do

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The Odyssey Book 12


Tells Odysseus he can’t kill Scylla because she is eternal evil itself- horror pain and chaos Just run!

Settings: Thrinacia

“O” V. Helios’ Beeves

The Island of Helios the Sun God 7 flocks of lamb, with fifty lambs in each flock Yum! If Odysseus controls himself and his men, he will survive and make it home. If they eat or kill any of them, they are dead

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The Odyssey Book 12

Odysseus V. The Sirens

“O” puts beeswax into his men’s ears so that they will not hear the song of the Sirens. He has the men tie him to the mast. When he hears the song, he begs the men to untie him, but they cannot hear him.

Heroism of Odysseus Curiosity and Quest for Knowledge O’s Men Internal Conflict

Of course Odysseus listens to the song of the Sirens. However he is cautious and prepares himself this time.

When Odysseus’ men hear the rough waters ahead, they panic and stop rowing. Odysseus encourages them to have heart. If they stop rowing, they will all die.

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The Odyssey Book 12

Odysseus V. His men’s Fear

-Tells his men that they have been in danger before this. - Reminds them that he has gotten them through it because he kept his nerve. - Gives orders to row on and this will pass and we will talk about it later. - Does not tell his men about Scylla and Charybdis because there was nothing they could do anyways to avoid it, and it would only cause them to panic.

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The Odyssey Book 12

Odysseus V. Scylla and Charybdis

-His men row on until they see Charybdis begin to erupt -First Charybdis bubbles and explodes: Like a geyser -Then Charybdis sucks the water back down: Like a whirlpool.

Epic Simile

-Scylla strikes and takes six of Odysseus’ best men. -As the men die they cry out Odysseus’ name while being eaten. -Odysseus compares Scylla to a man fishing off a rock and ripping the hooked fish out of the water.

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The Odyssey Book 12

Odysseus Internal Conflict

-Feels guilty for the deaths of these men, but there was nothing he could do. -Says it is the most he suffers on the journey.

Heroism Making the Tough Decisions and being responsible

-Leaders and Heroes have to be able to make the hard decisions. -There’s never been a war where no one was killed. -The heroes job is to choose and take responsibility when things do not go as planned.

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Odysseus V. His men

Tries to keep his men from landing on Thrinacia His men refuse Tries to tell them not to eat the cattle there His men refuse to listen

Helios V. Zeus

- The God Helios is angry because Odysseus’ men eat his cattle. - Refuses to sun until payment is made. -As payment, Zeus sinks Odysseus’ ship and all the men die, except Odysseus.

Setting: Characters: Calypso:

-Ogygia: Calypso’s island -Keeps Odysseus on her island for 7 years.

Yeah, but I’m a Supermodel. Soooooo…

All of my men are dead. Boo hoo…

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