Day 3

Mythology Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Describe some apparent contradictions in Hercules's character and how they play out in specific stories.

    Hercules often reacts to other people and situations with ambivalence and anger. He often reacts rashly and angrily and then regrets his actions, volunteering to undergo acts of penance in response. For instance, after he kills Megara and his family, Hercules runs away, feeling shame for what he has done.

  2. 2

    What about Theseus made him such an appealing hero to Athenians?

    Theseus was prized by the Athenians because of his intellect, his compassion, and his sense of fairness. Strong discussions will provide examples of those qualities, such as his...

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