Odyssey - Book 9 Comic Strip
Updated: 5/15/2020
Odyssey - Book 9 Comic Strip
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  • "I am Laertes’ son, Odysseus."(7) What I would have drawn was Odysseus talking to King Alcinous in his palace. The line I chose fits the exposition because Book 9 starts off with Odysseus identifying himself and telling the story of his wanderings. The line I chose is the first line said by Odysseus to identify himself in Book 9.
  • "I drove them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches, and called the rest: ‘All hands aboard; come, clear the beach and no one taste the Lotus, or you lose your hope of home.’"(48-52) What I would have drawn was Odysseus coming to get his men on the land of the Lotus-Eaters. The lines I chose fit the conflict because the men did want to go back to the ship, but stay. This event or conflict eventually leads up to the rising action..
  • "As we rowed on, and nearer to the mainland, at one end of the bay, we saw a cavern yawning above the water, screened with laurel, and many rams and goats about the place inside a sheepfold—..."(80-86) What I would have drawn is a cavern right next to water with rams and goats on it. The lines I chose fit the rising action because it is the turning point. It eventually leads up to the climax.
  • "Neither reply nor pity came from him, but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor..."(191-202) What I would have drawn was Cyclops having two men in his hands. The lines I chose fit the climax because it is the highest or most intense point in the story. The event or climax eventually leads to the falling action.
  • "So with our brand we bored that great eye socket while blood ran out around the red hot bar.Eyelid and lash were seared; the pierced ball hissed broiling, and the roots popped."(296-299) What I would have drawn is a sharp wooden shaft in the eye of Cyclops, while it is bleeding, and Odysseus and his men looking on. The lines I have chosen fit the falling action because the main problem of the story is resolved. Also, it leads towards closure, which is the resolution.
  • "‘O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? Puny, am I, in a Caveman’s hands? How do you like the beating that we gave you, you damned cannibal? Eater of guests under your roof! Zeus and the gods have paid you!’"(390-394) What I would have drawn is Odysseus and his men sailing away, while Odysseus is taunting Cyclops, and Cyclops praying to Poseidon far away. The line I chose fits the resolution because the main problem is resolved. Also, it ends the story.
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