Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mythology class update - October 3

We read 2 stories today - "Narcissus and Echo" and "The Inventor's Apprentice."

In the first we learned how the Greeks might have used mythology to explain events in nature - but there is more to the story than that.  The story delves into two types of love - love of self (narcissism) and then unrequited love (the "love" that Echo feels for Narcissus).  This story with a tragic ending is more typical of mythology than the play we read last week.

Our next play focused Daedalus as he is trying to make a name for himself in Athens - long before he designed the labyrinth for King Minos. 

Homework:
  • We will continue with "Daedalus and Icarus next week" - you don't need to complete the play or do the discussion questions.
  • Do answer the discussion questions at the end of "Narcissus and Echo" and "The Inventor's Apprentice."  Make sure that your sentences are complete and well thought out.

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