The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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  • Men, we are heading towards an island. Prepare yourselves for adventure!
  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus' Men
  • This'll be easy as shepherd's pie!
  • Lotus Eaters
  • Are those lotus flowers?
  • It is best not to attack or pursue the natives of this island all at once! Let us have our mid-day meal while we think.
  • Camera focuses on ship and then island. Ship sails forward, Odysseus moves slightly forward as he talks, getting louder with every word. Epithet- Odysseus eager for adventure Element of Epic Poetry- Arriving on a mysterious island due to fate or intervention of the gods
  • Will you do me a favor? You and two other men, run inland and learn about the race of these people.
  • Camera pans over the walking men. Odysseus' men walk with determined and happy expressions. Odysseus himself walks ahead of the group, appearing barely taller than the rest. Literary Element- simile ("easy as shepherd's pie") Element of Epic Hero- Odysseus being strong and brave
  • Wow, they're beautiful!
  • Look! There's one!
  • Odysseus seems eager to return to the coast of the island. His men abruptly stop walking to listen, then turning around to walk back. Camera focuses on men, then after they leave, focuses on the Lotus Eater. Literary Element- foreshadowing (lotus eater) Epithet- Odysseus being careful and planning
  • Where are they? Let's hope the natives don't play any tricks on those naive men of mine...
  • As Odysseus and his men eat, the camera switches from person to person. Some men murmur. Epithet- Odysseus being a leader, commanding his men Literary Element- tension (the men are skeptical)
  • The camera starts on a lotus flower, drifting upwards towards the running men, showing another Lotus Eater in the distance. Literary Element- foreshadowing (lotus eater) Motif- the lotus flower
  • The camera starts on a lonely rock, moving upwards towards Odysseus and showing him sitting alone with remains of food on his toga. Literary Element- irony Element of Epic Poetry- dialogue overwritten
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