STOP MISSING CLASS, MY YOUNG FRIENDS, and if you DO, always BE PROACTIVE about finding OUT WHAT YOU MISSED!
We completed the foundational information regarding Hades. Please communicate with a friend regarding the sinner named "IXION" and the Greek fates!
For your underworld assignment, I am asking you to consider your value system, and then devise punishments, just as Dante has done in his Inferno, and the Greeks have done for the sinners in Tartarus, that are symbolic of the crime. I have included some images below of Dante's Inferno.
This image depicts the nine levels of Dante's Underworld.
This image depicts those that committed suicide. Dante felt that because they had not valued their human form while living, they would therefore be turned to trees.
The following example was submitted several years ago by a previous student.
Wesley's Well of Woes
1. Students are asked to write an analysis in one paragraph of the following poem. The prompt is "What is the poet's purpose in using the mythological allusions that he does? What is the poet trying to say through the allusions?"
The poem is called "Child" and the poet is Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Child, when thou wert gone.
I envied human wives and nested birds,
Yes, the cubbed lioness...I went in search for thee.
"Where is my loved one?"
I asked three grey heads,
"Where?" and I heard one voice from all three.
"We know not for we spin the lives of men."
Then I cursed the gods of heaven, and he...he brother of
this darkness, He would is still highest, glancing from his height."
On earth a fruiless dungeon, and prayers from men, for
nine white moons of each whole year with me, three dark ones
in the shadow of they king."
Please use MLA format...double space, Times New Roman, 12 pt font
2. Please develop a list of behaviors that you consider sinful. DO NOT SELECT MURDER, as we all agree that murder is a crime. List the sins, and then develop punishments that are symbolic of the crime. This can be rough, but your ideas need to be on paper. Remember that a "sin" affects more than just you. A pet peeve is not a sin, as it is so insignificant.
FYI...Questions 4, 5, and 6 should have been on the back of your journal sheet. It appears that the questions were not copies. Let me offer them to you here:
The question is the same for each question. WHAT IS THE POET ATTEMPTING TO CONVEY THROUGH THE USE OF THIS MYTHOLOGICAL ALLUSION?
I look forward to seeing you on Monday! STOP MISSING CLASS!