Dearest Mythology Students,
I'm sorry that you missed class! If you are ill, please take care of yourself, if you decided to "avoid" class, then YOU ARE GOING TO HADES WITHOUT AN OBOLUS! SHAME ON YOU, my young friends!
We completed the following:
1. Journal #1 entitled "Hope"
Please consider the following quote by Freidrich Nietzsche. "Hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs the torment of man."
"Talk" to me about this. Do you agree or disagree with Nietzsche?
Explain why? Possibly you see his point of view, but you also view
"hope" as a positive entity, as well. Please support your opinion with a
2. You were introduced to Prometheus and Pandora. We read both nature myths in class.
Instructions for "Modern Day God" Assignment:
our class discussions, each student should have a greater
understanding concerning the Olympians. Please select ONE Olympian and
connect him/her to an individual from past or present society. The god
you select does not need to be the same one you research regarding your
2.All of the
god's attributes do not need to be obvious in relationship to the
individual chosen for connection; however, you must be able to relate
at least one (obviously) attribute that both possess. Please go beyond
the obvious, by focusing on intrinsic characters rather than
3.In order to obtain
enough information regarding your chosen connection, you will need to
complete some research. Please note the citation examples below
concerning a book or Internet source.
BOOK: Carter, Joseph. The Life of Mark Twain. Scott Foreman, Pub., New York, NY.
INTERNET: William, Jacob. “Mark Twain.” The Mark Twain No One Knew. August
17th, 2001. September 11, 2008.
begin your response by indicating the connection between the god and
your chosen individual (Introduction). Your next paragraph needs to
indicate aspects concerning the god (Body Paragraph #1). The third
paragraph will focus on the individual chosen for comparison (Body
Paragraph #2). Finally, your fourth paragraph will justify why you
elected to compare the two characters (Conclusion)
5.Please use ACADEMIC VOICE for your response.
Format regarding structure and citations also needs to be used. Double
space your response, using Times New Roman print, and 12 point font.
7. Please incorporate an image of your “modern day” comparison in your paper.
. FOR HOMEWORK:
1. Please read "Demeter and Persephone" ( I gave everyone a copy of this
myth). It won't work as a PDF, so I have left several copies outside
my room on the bulletin board.
2. Please read "Demeter" (located on pgs. 50-55) in your book.
Note: Both #1 and #2 are the same myth; yet, they have some distinct differences
3. QUIZ on FRIDAY covering "Prometheus," "Pandora," and "Demeter and
Persephone." Your quiz is a "take-home" quiz. Make sure you have your
myths to exchange for the quiz.
4. Remember your "Modern Day God" assignment is due on October 4th, 2012