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Chapter Twenty-One Lecture Two. The Odyssey Continued. Odysseus. A different kind of hero Trickster, folk hero Like “Captain Kirk . . . the only cadet ever to have beaten the "no-win" Kobayashi Maru scenario, which he does by cheating the program. The Passages.

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chapter twenty one lecture two

Chapter Twenty-OneLecture Two

The Odyssey Continued

odysseus
Odysseus
  • A different kind of hero
  • Trickster, folk hero
  • Like “Captain Kirk . . . the only cadet ever to have beaten the "no-win" Kobayashi Maru scenario, which he does by cheating the program
the passages
The Passages
  • Books 1–4: about Telemachus in Ithaka; the Telemacheia
  • Books 5–12: Odysseus tells his story while a guest at the Phaeacians
  • Books 13–20: In Ithaca in disguise
  • Books 21–3: killing of the suitors; reunion with Penelope
  • Book 24: End to Odysseus’s travels
lotus eaters polyphemus
Lotus Eaters | Polyphemus
  • Lotus Eaters
    • First of the threats to his purpose – make him forget about his duty and purpose
    • Star Trek (TOS) “This Side of Paradise” (VHS Cassette)
  • Polyphemus
    • Comparison with civilized peoples
    • Shows both Odysseus’s cleverness and his rashness
other adventures
Other Adventures
  • Aeolus
    • The disobedience of his men
  • Laestrygonians
    • A folktale doublet for the Phaeacians and Nausicaä
  • Circê
    • Another threat to his duty
after his visit to the underworld
After his visit to the underworld
  • Sirens
    • Another threat to his duty
  • Scylla and Charybdis
    • Problems of leadership
  • Cattle of Helius
    • Disobedience of his men
  • Calypso
    • Final threat to his duty
alone
Alone
  • Odysseus’s tales in the Odyssey begin here
  • The gods finally agree that Odysseus must return home
  • They send Hermes to Calypso ordering his release
  • He is washed up on Scheria and rescued by Nausicaä, the princess
key moments at ithaca
Key Moments At Ithaca
  • Argus
  • Euryclea
  • Battle with the Suitors
  • The final test: the bed
  • Continuation:
    • The final duty
    • The deus ex machina
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