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
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