Focus Questions:

  1. Summarize (5-8 sentences) what happens in this part of Odysseus's journey.
  2. Does Odysseus initially want to go to war? (Why, or why not?)
  3. What is revealed about Odysseus because of his decision to go to war?
  4. What is Odysseus's part in defeating the Trojans?
  5. What does this reveal about Odysseus's character?
  6. What heroic flaw is revealed in Odysseus's character at the end of this episode?
  7. Describe in one paragraph (5-8 sentences) the first stage of the hero's journey known as The Call.
  8. How do the events of The Trojan War fit this stage of the hero's journey?

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