Odysseus & Gerald

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  • 1. Background Check: Odysseus  King of Ithaca  Husband to Penelope  Father of Telemachus  Really old  Has a lot of pride  Call- Battle of Troy
  • 2. Background Check: Gerald  From the book Forged by fire  Lives with his Aunt Queen  Fairly young  Plays basketball  Call- had to move back in with Monique
  • 3. Thesis The Journeys between Odysseus and Gerald have a lot in common, including their homes, their final battle and their return. They both work to restore peace in their home.
  • 4. The Journeys
  • 5. Home Sweet Home  Very peaceful  At ease  Odysseus loved by people of Ithaca  Gerald loved by Aunt Queen
  • 6. Challenges Odysseus  His journey home ○ Cyclops ○ Aeolos ○ Circe ○ Charybolis and Scylla
  • 7. Challenges  Gerald  Monique’s house ○ Her drug addiction ○ Her terrible husband ○ Loss of Rob Washington ○ Angle’s harassment
  • 8. Final Battles Gerald Odysseus In the In his home apartment Physical fight Physical fight between with the Jordan suitors Gerald is the Odysseus is victor the victor
  • 9. Transformation  Odysseus Arrogant He had a lot of pride Humble He was disguised as a beggar
  • 10. Transformation  Gerald Boy Returning to Monique’s house Man Learning to care for himself and Angel
  • 11. Elixir  Odysseus  Gerald  Restoring peace  Restoring peace ○ Came after final ○ Came after final battle battle  Odysseus learned to  Gerald learned that be humble to defeat hating his mother suitors would only make  Reunited with things worse for Penelope himself and his sister  He forgave his mother and started a new relationship
  • 12. Let’s Put It All Together  Called to leave peaceful homes  Had a lot of challenges and obstacles  Really big final battle  Learn valuable traits to return with  Restoration of peace
  • 13. Sources  draper, sharon. forged by fire. new york, new york: simon and schuster children's publishing division, 1997.  http://library.thinkquest.org/19300/data/ Odyssey/virtodyssey1.htm  http://mythweb.com/heroes/heroes.html
  • 14. Picture Sources  http://www.operations.mod.uk/fresco/images/13nov_crawley1.jpg  http://media.photobucket.com/image/little%20black%20boy/nappiej ean/African20American20Boy.jpg  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/Head_ Odysseus_MAR_Sperlonga.jpg/450px- Head_Odysseus_MAR_Sperlonga.jpg  http://www.greeka.com/ionian/ithaca/ithaca-greece/ithaca.jpg  http://www.unitedcountry.com/picturesx/15006-08051-1318917.jpg  http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/commons/0/0e/Polyphemu s.gif
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