“Come, my friends, it is not too late to seek a newer world”

Today we wrapped our study of The Odyssey with a reading of Tennyson’s poem Ulysses.  We discussed why Odysseus (Ulysses) would be bored with life in Ithaca.  After his incredible adventure, life on the throne with Penelope is a little boring. He is just like one of the men in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.  He has seen the world outside his own, so he knows there is “more out there.” Just wait until you read Huck Finn in 11th grade and you’ll see the same thing.

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No homework tonight

Today’s “shout out” goes to Jack L.  Amazing work in class. Keep it up.