Homer Assignment II
Read three of the books from The Odyssey including Book I. Choose one character and trace that character’s traits throughout your reading assignment. Write a five-paragraph character analysis-interesting insights about the character-of the character of your choice.
Choose from the books listed below:
Book I: You MUST read Book I. Invocation and part summary –council of the gods- Athena visits Telemachos in Ithaka and urges him to go in search of his father-the suitors feast in the house of Telemachos.
Book VIII: Odysseus at the games of the Phaiakians- he is asked top tell his name and his story.
Book XIII: Return of Odysseus to Ithaka- hi is landed, alone- strange return of the Phaiakian ship-Athena comes to Odysseus and advises him.
Book XVI: Telemachos visits Eumaios-Odyssues reveals himself to Telemachos-Penelope and suitors learn that Telemachos has returned- night at the house of Eumaios.
Book XXI: The test of the bow-the suitors fail-Odysseus succeeds.
Book XXII: The killing of the suitors-punishment of the faithless maids and thrall.
Book XXIII: Recognition of Odysseus by Penelope-reunion-Odysseus goes to Laertes’ farm.
Instructions for the Character Analysis
The Character Analysis is the same as the Literary Analysis. You already have instructions on writing a literary analysis. Please refer to those notes before you proceed with the assignment.
To proceed with the assignment, please remember that this is an essay; therefore, you will need a good introduction with a strong thesis statement, followed by three body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.
The character analysis will focus on one particular character and prove that the character changed, grew, matured, or remained the same throughout your reading.
You will use direct quotes from the textbook to support your argument. The direct quotes must be cited properly by placing the book number and line number(s) I parenthesis at the end of the sentence where the quote is used. Please do not quote more than three lines at a time because quotes have to be explained by you.