ENGL 251 MIDTERM PAPERS PART I AND II OUTLINES/DRAFTS WITH PROMPT
ENGL 251 MIDTERM PAPERS PART I AND II OUTLINES/DRAFTS WITH PROMPT ENGL 251- 03
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Taylor 1 Sierra S Taylor Dr. James Cushing ENGL 25103 4 May 2016 Creative Title Prompt: Look closely at 4: 24126 (from “The travelers, Nestor’s shining son and Prince Telemachus” to “a boy he left a babe in arms at home”). Most of this passage is a monologue spoken by Menelaos, one of Odysseus’ brothersinarms during the Trojan War. What examples of xenia, nostos and kleos are displayed in this scene, and how do these themes work together? Intro: Grabber: Fluff: Thesis Statement: P1: What examples of xenia are displayed in this scene? “Just think of all the hospitality we enjoyed at the hands of other men before we made it home, and god save us from such hard treks in years to come” (Book 4, lines 3840) Menelaus to Eteoneus. “Quick, unhitch their team. And bring them in, strangers, guests, to share our flowing feast” (Book 4, lines 4142) Menelaus to Eteoneus. attendants took the boys horses, tethered them to stalls and fed them, cleaned their chariot, and hurried the boys inside “When woman had washed them, rubbed them down with oil and drawn warm fleece and shirts around their shoulders, they took up seats of honor next to Atrides Menelaus” (Book 4, lines 56 58) maid brings water for the rinsing hand ritual housekeeper brings bread, appetizers, platters of meat, and golden cups for wine “Help yourselves to food, and welcome! Once you’ve dined we’ll ask you who are” (Book 4, lines 6869) Menelaus to Telemachus and Pisistratus Taylor 2 Menelaus gives them the best piece of meat of which the servants had cut up for him P2: What examples of kleos are displayed in this scene? “But among men, I must say, few if any could rival me in riches” (Book 4, lines 8990) Menelaus to Telemachus and Pisistratus, acknowledgement of kleos went on a journey to bring treasures home for eight years traveled Cyrus, Phoenicia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Sidonia, and Erembia while he was away on his journey his brother was killed “thanks to the cunning on his cursed, murderous queen!” and no he has no one to share his wealth with and rules as the one man of his homestead (Book 4, line 103), Menelaus to T and P “You must have heard my story from your fathers, whoever they are what hardships I endured” (Book 4, lines 104105), M to T and P Menelaus fought with Odysseus in Troy and sees him as his favorite comrade, he misses him the most, feels for his suffering, and feels bad that he left behind Penelope and Telemachus P3: What examples of nostos are displayed in this scene? “Believe me, much I suffered, many a mile I roved to haul such treasures home in my ships.” (Book 4, lines 9091), Menelaus to Telemachus and Pisistratus, acknowledgement of nostos grieves for lost men, especially Odysseus, because he is one of the few who made it home P4: How do these three themes work together? Conclusion: Restatement of Thesis: Taylor 1 Sierra S. Taylor Dr. James Cushing ENGL 25103 4 May 2016 Creative Title Prompt: Homer is quoted or mentioned eight separate times in The Symposium, so it’s natural to wonder what the guests might have had to say about the role Eros plays (not literally, but figuratively) in the Odyssey. After all, if Odysseus’ nostos centers on a reunion with his beloved Penelope, then Eros is the driving force in the epic – and we mentioned more than once in class how Aristophanes’ idea of the “other half” applies to Odysseus and Penelope. But are there useful connections between these texts other than this one? For part one, choose one or two (no more than two) Symposium speeches, not necessarily ones we discussed in class, and apply their insights to one or two (again, no more than two) examples of love you see displayed in Homer’s epic. Do not write about how Odysseus is Penelope’s “other half” – we already get that – but take your thinking deeper. Symposium Speech: The Speech of Pausanias 2 kinds of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. 1. Heavenly Aphrodite: daughter of Uranus (Hesiod recounts she was born through Uranus’ genitals, therefore has not mother so this love only pertains to the love between men) often between young growing boys and an older and wiser man relationship: Eumaeus and Telemachus; Eumaeus becomes a father figure to Telemachus in Odysseus’ absence. focuses on moral and mental development xenia: the purpose of travelling and using others for help for a greater good, not malicious or manipulative motives (can devote a paragraph to xenia and how it can distinguish good from bad men, both in the host and stranger form) main purpose of love is to produce virtue lovers should want to improve their loved ones, and loved ones should want to gain wisdom for their lovers (help and get helped) Taylor 2 lovers do expect sexual gratification in turn for wisdom and virtue ok because of Heavenly Love 2. Common Aphrodite: daughter of Zeus and Dione, younger than Heavenly Aphrodite, “Common Love” bad because love is sexualized with the body rather than an intimacy between two minds Odysseus and Circes want unintelligent prey in order to control easier this brings a bad name to love and sexual pleasure recommends laws against it dishonorable love physical gratification Heavenly Quotes: “The one, surely, is elder, the motherless daughter of Uranus, whom we therefore name Ourania, Heavenly” (Plato, 120121). “Thus, then, not all loving and Eros are beautiful nor worthy of an encomium, but only the Eros that turns us toward loving beautifully” (Plato, 121). “it is the Eros for boys” (Plato, 121). “This is why those inspired by this Eros turn to the male, delighting in what is by nature stronger and possessed of more intelligence” (Plato, 121). “for they do not love boys except when they begin to get intelligence, that is, when they are on the verge of getting a beard” (Plato, 121). Taylor 3 relate to how Penelope said she would marry again if Odysseus did not return home before Telemachus has grown facial hair; he has grown facial hair before Odysseus has come home because in his father’s absence he had been mentored by Eumaues. Common Quotes: “The other is younger, the daughter of Zeus and Dione, whom we call Pandemus, Popular or Vulgar” (Plato, 121). “First, such men love women no less than boys; next, they love their bodies rather than their souls; again, they love the stupidest they can find, looking only to the act, careless of whether or not it is done beautifully” (Plato, 121).
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