“We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing of the world. We give little thought to the machinery that generates the sunlight that makes life possible, to the gravity that glues us to an Earth that would otherwise send us spinning off into space, or to the atoms of which we are made and on whose stability we fundamentally depend. Except for children (who don’t know enough not to ask the important questions), few of us spend much time wondering why nature is the way it is; where the cosmos came from, or whether it is always here; if time will one day flow backward and effects precede causes; or whether there are ultimate limits to what humans can know.”
-Carl Sagan from an introduction to A Brief History of Time By Stephen Hawking
hearing and reading your peer's reactions during class about the listed
quotation, what new insight can you add to this quotation analysis?
Please respond. (Blog Response Due By Thurs., Jan. 18th at 2:30p.m.)
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
After listening to the Psychiatrist Counsels Vets With Odyssey Audio, what are you thinking about the The Odyssey? Please specify your thoughts using a dynamic topic sentence and supporting evidence. After listening to the audio clip, please respond during class.
What subtle or overt differences did you notice regarding the Book IX The Odyssey reading and The Odyssey film clip of the Cyclops episode? Explain, note, argue, quote, and defend. Anything regarding the Heroic Code, Guest/Host Relationship, or hubris? After watching the film clip, please respond during class.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Is there a mythology to Star Wars? If anything, what patterns do you see regarding Greek Mythology and Star Wars? What will you take with you to other subjects regarding Greek Mythology? Final observant thoughts to ponder about Greek Mythology? Please complete this blog response by 2:30p.m. on Tues., Dec. 12th.
How is The Simpsons' video clip (Simpson's Video Clip) a parody and/or satire of The Odyssey and heroes in Greek Mythology? Please list at least one specific from the Heroic Code as you explain and defend your assessment and thinking. This response is due by 2:30p.m. on Tues., Dec. 12th.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
What significant idea presented within The Iliad Educational Portal Link Video helps you establish a better understanding of the Heroic Elements: Heroic, Hubris, Guest/Host (Xenia)? Why? Please explain and defend your thinking using references to the video's content. This blog response is due by 2:30p.m. Thur., Nov. 30th.
Monday, November 27, 2017
With reference to The Iliad/Odyssey Video, what did it make you contemplate regarding archetypal patterns? Homecoming? Pride? The hero? Divinities? Heroic Code? Guest/Host? Hubris? Other? Please quote from either text or the video. Please complete this blog response by 2:30p.m. on or before Nov. 30th.