Common Mistakes on your Writing Assignment Heading and Page Layout Citations Christina Lufrano Hero Writing Assignment December 13, 2010 Period 4 Chain of Conflict Going against the theme of hospitality in The Odyssey caused a chain of conflicts that prolong Odysseus’ journey home. The epic The Odyssey hospitality is one of the major themes throughout the epic. When entering the Cyclops’ cave enter Odysseus and his men are intending to be shown the same hospitality as done to them at home. The Cyclops says to Odysseus, “‘you are a ninny, or else you come from the other end of nowhere, telling me, mind the gods! We Cyclopes care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus or all the gods in bliss; we have more force by far’” (Homer 846). Because the Cyclops doesn’t share the customs Odysseus and his men are trapped in his cave preventing them from staying on course as planned. Soon Odysseus found a way to The Cyclops showing ignorant behavior along with Odysseus being boastful in others displeasure cases the crew and Odysseus a struggle through the seas. Quotes don’t stand alone. o Odysseus roared, o Angrily Helios ordered, o The taste of blood was on Odysseus’ tongue when he stated Contractions need to be written out- is not. Don’t use examples that restate your statements o Cyclops didn’t believe in what the gods said about the laws of hospitality. The text states, “We Cyclopes care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus or all the gods in bliss; we have more force by far’” (Homer 846). Remember you aren’t telling events that happened, but how the theme emerged. Stick to one tense throughout your essay. Topic sentence-transitions into your paragraph as the link between thesis and statements Wrap up sentence-transitions out of a paragraph and links to the next.
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