The Odyssey: Theme Development, Part 6

A theme is the ____ conveyed in the text. message
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey about Odysseus and his son in battle.Telemachus swerved around him, leaving the long dark spear planted in Amphinomus. If he paused to yank it out someone might jump him from behind or cut him down witha swordat the moment he bent over. So he ran—ran from the tables to his father’s side and halted, panting, saying:”Father let me bring you a shield and spear, a pair of spears, a helmet. I can arm on the run myself; I’ll give outfits to Eumaeus and this cowherd. Better to have equipment.”How do Telemachus’s actions in battle compare to his father’s? Both Telemachus and Odysseus are quick-thinking in battle.
One theme found throughout The Odyssey is that help often comes when least expected.Which lines from the text best support this theme? Some god guided usthat night, for we could barely see our bowsin the dense fog around us
Odysseus is called to adventure when he leaves home to join the Trojan War
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Few men can keep alive through a big surfto crawl, clotted with brine, on kindly beachesin joy, in joy, knowing the abyss behind: and so she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband,her white arms round him pressed as though forever.From which part of Odysseus’s epic journey is this excerpt taken? his return home
Odysseus is an example of a dynamic character because he changes in important ways over the course of his journey.
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.But the man skilled in all ways of contending,satisfied by the great bow’s look and heft, like a musician, like a harper, whenwith quiet hand upon his instrumenthe draws between his thumb and forefingera sweet new string upon a peg: so effortlesslyOdysseus in one motion strung the bow.According to this excerpt, how has Odysseus changed over the course of his adventure? He has become more humble and patient in battle.
Being reunited with Penelope is which part of Odysseus’s epic journey? his return home
Learning patience and humility is which part of Odysseus’s epic journey? his transformation
Which themes are found in The Odyssey? Check all that apply. Too much pride is dangerous.A great leader is responsible.Great journeys often lead back home.

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