1. Is Odysseus an effective leader? Why or why not? Tell what traits he demonstrates that support your answer.
2. Is Polyphemus a savage brute or a haplss victim? Explain your answer.
3. Is Oysseus a hero? Is he admirable? Why/why not?
4. Is Odyssus worthy for Penelope's faithfulness? Explain your thinking.
5. What role do women play in The Odyssey? For what characteristics are women prized? Do you think this represents roles from Ancient Greece?
6. Explain how the struggles of Odysseus to return home are a contest between Poseidon and Athena.