Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Odyssey Book Ten Questions

Here is the place to record your questions as well as answer your classmates'. Good luck!

37 comments:

avereel said...

Why is this book called The Grace of the Witch? Does Circe the witch show Odysseus and his men mercy?

samh said...

What is in store for Odysseus and his men in this book? And who exactly is the goddess Circe?

avereel said...

Odysseus didn't go with the group to scope out Circe's island, unlike on the Cyclopes' island. Why is this?

seand said...

Why does Circe turn men to animals and then just leave them there? What purpose does that serve?

kellyS said...

why did she turn them into pigs?

avereel said...

Circe turned the men into pigs, is she plannning to eat them?

Xavia H2011 said...

What does Circe plan to do with pigs? Why pigs?!

seand said...

How does the moly plant work?

mandig said...

What does Circe's plan to do with Odysseus and his men?

Jackien2011 said...

Who is Eurylochus??? He just appeared out of nowhere in the story.

Xavia H2011 said...

If Circe is a goddess, why is she being called a witch, and why does she perform these spells?

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avereel said...

The god Hermes gave Odysseus a plant to protect him against Circe's magic and tell him to make Circe swear not to play any witches tricks. Odysseus doesn't really ever listen to advice, so is he going to listen to Hermes?

annies said...
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annies said...

Why do they keep going to these random islands? Or are they not so random?

angelicao said...

How do the men turn back into men again or do they have to stay like that forever? What does circe do with the pigs?

Jackien2011 said...

What does the moly plant do? how does it work???

kellyS said...
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avereel said...

What is Circe going to do when she finds out how powerful Odysseus is that he can remain in control after her powerful drink?

seanb said...

Why would circe want to seduce him?

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alenav said...

Why would Odysseus betray his wife and go with her?

laurene said...

Why are the gods being nice? Aren't they usually mean?

seand said...

Why would Odysseus enter Circe's bed if he had a wife that he loved at home?

alexe said...

What was the point in changing the men into pigs?

kellyS said...

What was the point of them even stopping at this island in the first place? Like Annie said. Why don't they just keep sailing home because obviously these little pit-stops aren't going so good.

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avereel said...

Is Hermes like some scorned lover of Circe. Does he help Odysseus to get back at her then tell Circe Odysseus is coming so he can get back on Circe's good side? Is there more to Hermes' character?

Anna K said...

Why did she turn them into pigs? What would she of done with them? Does she have more people on the island that she turned into pigs?

avereel said...

What is Circe planning for the rest of Odyssseus' crew? She promised no witch's tricks, but will she keep her promise?

alenav said...

Why would they go back??

kellyS said...

Were the lions and wolves in the beginning actually men, and that's why they were so tame. Or did she just make them tame but they were already those animals.

avereel said...

Is Odysseus perhaps becoming less and less of a good leader? He has certainly lost the loyalty of some of his men.

Anna K said...

What did the rest of his crew do who didn't come with them onto the island?

alenav said...

How do they not realize that they have been there for years?