The Odyssey: Writing a Character Analysis, Part 3

Read the paragraph.Trey repeated the scales. His manipulation of the keys was becoming less of a struggle, and the tuba was making sounds that were almost musical. The low notes still gave him pause, though, so he attempted them again. After countless repetitions, his room boomed with the tuba’s brassy blare. He held the last note until he was out of breath, and as he exhaled, he heard his mother say from downstairs, “That one sounded good!”Based on the evidence provided, readers can conclude that Trey is determined.
Read the excerpt from Part 1 of The Odyssey by Homer.My home is on the peaked sea-mark of Ithacaunder Mount Neion’s wind-blown robe of leaves, in sight of other islands—Dulichium, Same, wooded Zacynthus—Ithacabeing most lofty in that coastal sea,and northwest, while the rest lie east and south. A rocky isle, but good for a boy’s training;I shall not see on earth a place more dear, though I have been detained long by CalypsoBased on the evidence provided, readers can conclude that Odysseus misses his native land.
Read the excerpt from Part 2 of The Odyssey by Homer.We would entreat you, great Sir, have a carefor the gods’ courtesy; Zeus will avenge the unoffending guest.’He answered thisfrom his brute chest, unmoved’You are a ninny,or else you come from the other end of nowhere,telling me, mind the gods! We Cyclopes care not a whistle for your thundering Zeusor all the gods in bliss; we have more force by far.How does this excerpt prove that Odysseus causes his crew’s demise? by revealing his ignorant assumptions
Read the excerpt from Part 1 of The Odyssey by Homer.but on the spot I told them: ‘Back, and quickly! Out to sea again!’ My men were mutinous, fools, on stores of wine. Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle,feasting,—while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones.How does this excerpt prove that Odysseus’s men caused their own problems? by describing their neglect of orders
Which in-text citation is formatted correctly in MLA style? Odysseus’s men “bent steady to the oars” (Homer 79).
Read the paragraph.When Allison saw the advertisement for a free basketball clinic at the community center, she knew she would attend. Tryouts for her school team were still a month away, and her jump shot needed work if she wanted to be selected this year. Hours of work with her brother had improved her technique, and her layups were consistent. She could hold her own in neighborhood games of three-on-three, but her outside shots rarely made it through the hoop. Allison hoped that the instruction at the clinic would address this weakness. She marked her calendar for the event and headed out to the driveway.What can readers conclude about Allison? Check all that apply. (X)
Which in-text citation is formatted correctly in MLA style? (X) The Cyclops insists “that they care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus,” Homer (186).
Read the excerpt from Part 3 of The Odyssey by Homer.so let me tell [Circe’s] forecast: then we diewith our eyes open, if we are going to die,or know what death we baffle if we can. Sirens weaving a haunting song over the seawe are to shun, she said, and their green shoreall sweet with clover; yet she urged that Ialone should listen to their song. Thereforeyou are to tie me up, tight as a splint, erect along the mast, lashed to the mast,and if I shout and beg to be untied,take more turns of the rope to muffle me.’What conclusion about Odysseus (the speaker) is best supported by the excerpt? (X) He questions his men’s strength.
Which excerpt from Part 2 of The Odyssey best support the conclusion that Odysseus is clever? ‘My name is Nohbdy: mother, father, and friends,everyone calls me Nohbdy.’
Read the excerpt from Part 2 of The Odyssey by Homer.I would not heed them in my glorying spirit, but let my anger flare and yelled:’Cyclops,if ever mortal man inquirehow you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye: Laertes’ son, whose home’s on Ithaca!’This excerpt best supports the conclusion that Odysseus is (X) frustrated.

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