The Odyssey   Book 16 - Zeus send an Omen   By: Kirstyn and Sharon
Book 16 (In a Nutshell) <ul><li>Odysseus receives a good omen from Zeus after praying for the God’s blessing. </li></ul><u...
Significant Characters   <ul><li>Major Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Athena- Goddess and mentor type figure to Odysseus </l...
What Happens… <ul><li>After finding out about Penelope’s plan to choose a new husband, Odysseus awakes the next morning an...
… What Happens Next… <ul><li>While planning the murder of Telemachus, The suitors (lead by Amphinomus) are sent a bad omen...
… And then, after that… <ul><li>The suitors continue to mock and taunt Telemachus, telling him that his mother will be mar...
Close Reading Passage <ul><li>““ Father Zeus, it has been your will to bring me at last over the sea and to my own country...
And That Relates to the Story Because… <ul><li>It represents the theme of this chapter  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The theme is...
Visual Representations <ul><li>A Sign from God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Simpson's Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dramatic B...
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The Odessey Book 16 Summary

  1. 2. The Odyssey Book 16 - Zeus send an Omen By: Kirstyn and Sharon
  2. 3. Book 16 (In a Nutshell) <ul><li>Odysseus receives a good omen from Zeus after praying for the God’s blessing. </li></ul><ul><li>The suitors also pray for Zeus’ blessing for their plot to kill Telemachus, though he does not grant it and sends them a bad omen. They decide to delay their plans. </li></ul><ul><li>A prophet comes to the suitors during dinner and predicts their doom and deaths. </li></ul><ul><li>*WE’LL GET BACK TO THIS* </li></ul>
  3. 4. Significant Characters <ul><li>Major Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Athena- Goddess and mentor type figure to Odysseus </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus- The Main (highest) God. It was believed that one needed his permission to do almost anything </li></ul><ul><li>Amphinomus- The leader among the suitors who are planning the death of Telmachus </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Characters </li></ul><ul><li>Theoclymenus- the prophet who foresees the doom of the suitors </li></ul><ul><li>Servant Woman- Delivers a sign from Zeus answering Odysseus's prayer </li></ul>
  4. 5. What Happens… <ul><li>After finding out about Penelope’s plan to choose a new husband, Odysseus awakes the next morning and immediately asks Zeus for permission to kill the suitors and take back his home. Odysseus asks for Zeus to send two signs for conformation </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus answers his plea by sending the signs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign one: A bolt of lightning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign two: A verbal conformation through a servant girl </li></ul></ul><ul><li>These are both good omens signaling Odysseus’ victory </li></ul>
  5. 6. … What Happens Next… <ul><li>While planning the murder of Telemachus, The suitors (lead by Amphinomus) are sent a bad omen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A bird lands on his left hand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The left hand is representative of bad luck, meaning that Zeus does not favor their plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Because of this signal, the suitors decide to suspend their plot </li></ul>
  6. 7. … And then, after that… <ul><li>The suitors continue to mock and taunt Telemachus, telling him that his mother will be married off any day now </li></ul><ul><li>A prophet named Theoclymenus predicts the doom that is already beginning to descend around the city </li></ul><ul><li>The suitors laugh the man off and decide to totally disregard his warning </li></ul>
  7. 8. Close Reading Passage <ul><li>““ Father Zeus, it has been your will to bring me at last over the sea and to my own country Till now you have put me through many trials, and I wonder whether at last I have your favor”…He thundered in answer, and Odysseus was glad. A woman nearby, who was indoors grinding barley and wheat, spoke the omen Odysseus asked for…” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(177-178, last Paragraph/1st paragraph) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. And That Relates to the Story Because… <ul><li>It represents the theme of this chapter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The theme is the idea of divine intervention and to show that Odysseus has the favor of Zeus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Could this be foreshadowing for a possible victory for Odysseus? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This passage also represents the tone of the story which is optimistic and hopeful (at least from Odysseus’ point of view) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Visual Representations <ul><li>A Sign from God </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Simpson's Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Build Up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dramatic Prairie Dog </li></ul></ul>

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