Read pp.201-210 in Hamilton and pp. 181-187 in Bulfinch’s Mythology.
Then, describe the conclusion of the Trojan War. What atrocities were committed? What can we learn from these events? How do they shape our understanding of the culture from which these tales arise? Use ample text-based details to support your opinions.
As always follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, and spelling in your writing. Also, be sure to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.
Mythology blog #6
Thetis Receiving the Weapons of Achilles from Hephaestus is a 1630-32 painting by the Flemish painter Anthony van Dyck.
First, read pp. 197-200 in Hamilton and read pp. 174-181 in Bulfinch’s Mythology.
Then, discuss the roles of Achilles, Patroclus, and Hector in battle and how these characters affect events as they unfold toward the end of “The Trojan War.” Be sure to use many text-based details to support your answer. In addition, please feel free to address any other issues of characterization, plot, theme, or motif and symbolism that may be interesting.
As always, be sure to follow the rules of standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation. Also, be sure to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.
Mythology blog #5
First, read from the bottom of p. 186 – the top of p. 197 in Hamilton and then read p. 171 – to the bottom of 174 in Bulfinch’s Mythology.
Then, discuss the Trojan War up to the point where Patroclus takes Achilles’ armor. What interesting plot developments, characterization, themes and motifs, etc., strike you as interesting or illuminating?
As always, please be sure to follow the rules of standard English grammar. Also, please don’t forget to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.
Mythology blog #4
The story of the judgment of Paris, which you have read in Hamilton and Bulfinch, is one of the most important in all of Homer. (Homer the great epic poet, not our friend Homer Simpson.)
What is this story? What is the significance of the story to the rest of this epic, to history, to art, to life?
Remember also to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.
Mythology blog #3
Read the preface of Bulfinch’s Mythology (which we did in class) and the introduction to Edith Hamilton’s Mythology (pp. 13-21).
Then discuss: Compare and contrast the reasons that Bulfinch and Hamilton give us about the need to study mythology. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?
As always, be sure to include many specific details from each text to support your opinions and follow all the rules of standard written English. In addition, remember to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.
Mythology blog #2
After reading JK Rowling’s speech, what do you think the meaning of it is?
P.S. – This is just so there’s a place to do the HW.
P.P.S. – Please do not get angry Ms. Quinson if you do not like the question I put up on this.
Why on earth would I be angry??? You all rock! :)Ms.Q
Mythology blog #1