Tonight you should reread “The Cyclops” on pages 986-999 in your green literature textbook. Then, please respond on the blog.
We talked quite a bit at the end of class today about Odysseus’ characteristics, and what they tell us about what it meant to be a hero in ancient Greek culture and today. This evening, let’s think about what they did not value. Please paraphrase the opening lines to this section, (p. 986, lines 109-120). To paraphrase means to rewrite in your own words precisely what was said in the text. This is not a summary or an overall understanding. A paraphrase is really like a translation into your own words. After you paraphrase the speech, please explain the significance of this description and how it relates to cultural values then and now. Please be sure to consider other parts of the text as well.