Recognition Of Patterns In Homer's Odyssey '

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Scout Coberg Ms. Fitzgerald AP Lit 8.14.15 1. Introduction: How’d He Do That? When reading literature, memory allows you to apply old texts to what you are reading, recognizing similar themes and plots. Reading symbolically opens your mind to seeing things as existing in themselves while simultaneously representing something else. Using pattern recognition while reading helps the reader step back from small details and focus on the big picture of the plot. Recognition of patterns make it easier to read complicated literature because 2. Chapter 1: Every Trip Is a Quest (Except When It’s Not) • A quester • A place to go • A stated reason to go there • Challenges and trials • The real reason to go In the Odyssey, Odysseus is the quester. He is returning home from a military expedition to reunite with his wife and son. Cyclopses, sirens, poseidon, calypso, scylla, and other creatures challenge his journey home. The real reason he went through this was that it …show more content…

8. Chapter 7: or the Bible In the second paragraph, the garden with the apple tree at its center alludes to the Garden of Eden. The way that the young boy falls for the girl and this loss of innocence also greatly resemble the story of Adam and Eve. 9. Chapter 8: Hanseldee and Greteldum Harry Potter reflects the fairytale Cinderella. Both main characters have awful relationships with their step parents and are desperate to get out of their house. In Cinderella a fairy godmother comes to save her. In Harry Potter, Hagrid shows up as a fairy godmother of sorts and rescues him from his step parents. Dumbledore is seen as a Prince Charming figure here because he takes Harry to Hogwarts Castle. The irony, however, begins here, because Cinderella lives happily ever after with her Prince Charming, while Harry faces the challenges and trials of Lord Voldemort and seven more years of schooling. Chapter 9: It’s Greek to Me Haiku about Hercules: Hercules: strong, demigod One son of the great God

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