Focus Questions:

  1. Summarize (5-8 sentences) what happens in this part of Odysseus's journey.
  2. What marks Odysseus's return to normal life?
  3. How does Odysseus share his experiences and the wisdom gained from them?
  4. How is Odysseus received by King Alcinous and his people?
  5. What becomes of Odysseus's heroic flaw during this episode?
  6. Describe in one paragraph (5-8 sentences) the stage of the hero's journey known as The Crossing of the Return Threshold.
  7. How do the events of this episode with King Alcinous fit this stage of the hero's journey?

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