Circe • In a few words, describe Circe • Find 3 pieces of evidence from book X (lines 220 to the end) to support your description
Circe’s Duel Nature (juxtaposition) • “soft spell” vs. “drug of evil” (171) • “Lowshesang in her beguiling voice” (171) • “Here is a young weaver singing her pretty song…adding her own vile pinch to make them lose desire” (172) • “singing before her loom a chill, sweet song” (172) • “Goddess or girl the could not tell” (172) • “She stepped through the shining door…like sheep they followed her, but I saw cruel deceit” (173) • “She will infuse to charm your sight…when she turns cruel” (174) • “mixed a golden cup of honeyed wine adding in mischief her holy drug” (175). • “your dangerous bed” (175) • “flawless bed of love” (176) • “the loveliest of goddesses replied” (180).
Thesis • a proposition (interpretation) stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved
Analytical Essays • Sometimes you may have to write about multiple texts • Create an introduction that references both texts • Create a thesis that encompasses both texts • Use supporting evidence in body paragraphs from both texts • Do not use personal pronouns! Write it, don’t announce it. (I think the best representation is….) (The best representation is…)
Practicing with art as a “text” • Look at the following paintings that have been created of Circe. • Write an intro paragraph and an outline of two body paragraphs that answer the prompt: Write a well-developed introductory paragraph and outline 2 body paragraphs explaining which painting of Circe is the best representation of her based on your understanding of her through The Odyssey