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Yr 8 poetry/classics: PENELOPE. The story so far…. Fast forward… Odysseus gets home to find Penelope, his wife being pursued by all the local noblemen She refuses to marry and has delayed any need to make a decision for the 20 years of his absence

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the story so far
The story so far….
  • Fast forward…
  • Odysseus gets home to find Penelope, his wife being pursued by all the local noblemen
  • She refuses to marry and has delayed any need to make a decision for the 20 years of his absence
  • Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar and…
biography
BIOGRAPHY:
  • Wife of Odysseus and mother of Telemachus
  • Remains faithful for 20 years while Odysseus is at war
  • Tricks the suitors by promising to make a decision about marriage when she has finished weaving a carpet.
  • Every night she unpicks the work and the carpet is never finished
  • Tricks the suitors into entering the bow-stringing competition.
activities
Activities
  • Formal assessment by essay
  • You will read 2 versions of the story – Homer’s and Carol Anne Duffy’s
  • Penelope is shown rather differently in the two versions – you will compare them and decide which you think is the more convincing.
  • You will be introduced to a FEMINIST reading of an ancient text
think
THINK…
  • If a man goes to war and is absent for 20 years with no contact with his wife, can she consider remarriage?
  • Can we legitimately expect Penelope be thrilled to see Odysseus after 20 years?
  • Might she be permitted to wonder why it took him 10 years to get home?