What object represents Odysseus? Why is it so representative of him? What object represent/ symbolizes you? Explain how this thing is so representative of you, like the connection Odysseus has to his object.
Throughout Odysseus' travels, they were delayed by multiple monsters/ gods/ goddesses and distractions - have you ever been diverted from achieving an important goal by something that temporarily seemed more attractive? What did you need to overcome the distraction? Explain.
In Book 11, what are two rituals that Odysseus has to perform in Book 11? What are some 'rituals' that people do in society today? Are there any rituals that you perform or stick to everyday, every week, or every year?
After reading Book 9 and discussing, respond to the following prompt: What do you think of Odysseus’ plan for escaping from Polyphemus? How else could he have escaped? Remember to think back to the qualities of an epic hero, and the qualities we outlined in class.
For this response, reflect back on your illustration during class. What does a monster look like to you? Is it from the movie Monsters, Inc? Is it a person or an idea? Explain why this is a monster and what personality traits they posses.
After watching the beginning of the movie and reading Books 1 and 5, what is your first impression of Odysseus? Which of the qualities and values seem most admirable to you? Provide a specific example from the movie or the books.
In prompt one, you reflected on a personal experience where you handled an obstacle. For this prompt, think about teenagers in general; what obstacles do your peers/ teenagers face everyday? How do you (teenagers) handle these obstacles? What advice do you have for your peers?
In the section below, name a time where you encountered and overcame a difficult obstacle. Consider the following questions to help you brainstorm:
How old were you when you experienced this?
Is it something everyone in your family has experienced?
Are you still working to overcome this obstacle?
What have/ did you learn from it?
What advice do you have to offer, based on what you have learned from this?
Instructions: Read the journal prompt for the day and respond. Your paragraph should be at least 5-8, well thought-out sentences.
After you have made your post, go back through and comment on TWO other classmate's post. Your comment should be 2-3 sentences. **Be sure to put your full name when prompted so you receive the credit.