Keeper of the Winds



external image ulysses_ship-781631.jpg

Ulysses ship traveling through the oceans to Ithica.

Summary

Ulysses and his men are trying very hard to sail home but they come across a huge bronze wall. Ulysses and his crew are confused but then they meet Aeolus. He is the keeper of the winds .As Ulysses was walking onto the island, he and his crew come across a great feast. He and Aeolus make a deal that if Ulysses told him some stories about his adventure he would give them food and get them. home. So, Ulysses and his crew feasted with Aeolus and told him about his journey about the Trojan War. Aeolus was very entertained by his stories and seemed to really enjoy them. As Aelous agreed to give them food and a way home he gives Ulysses a bag of winds. This bag contained North, East and the South winds. Aeolus says to Ulysses that he should guard the bag and let none of his men will touch it. The bag was very delicate and if it were to be opened the winds would blow a tremendous amount and blow everything out of proportion. When Ulysses goes to sleep from his long feasting and very eager to get home, two of his men betray his orders and open the bag. The crew thought that inside this bag was coins of gold and jewels. They were to think that Ulysses betrayed they and Aelous gave him money and he wouldn’t give it to the crew members. As the winds sprung out from the bag, the ship was being blown in the wrong direction. They were only one hour away from Ithaca but the winds took them back all the way to the other side of the sea. When Ulysses woke up from his deep sleep he noticed that they were exactly where they had started. Divestated and depressed with his crew, Ulysses and his men went to sail back home, all the way at the other side of the sea.

external image bag_with_coins.jpg
Bag of Winds

Characteristics- Ulysses is ....

betrayed -when two men opend his bag of winds when they knew he told them not to.

Homesick-anxious, wants to get home.

irresponsible- he falls asleep when he should be gaurding his precious bag of winds.

....................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Conflict- Ulysses and his men are trying to get home when two men open the bag of winds when they were only an hour away from home. This took them all the way back to where they started.

Climax- Two men opened the bag of winds, when they were only an hour away from home. The winds brought him all the way back to the other side of the sea.



Figurative Language- “They ate like starved men.” Simile “You’re a sharp one, you are…” metaphor “Look, he sleeps like a babe.” Simile “And you were right, a thousand times right” hyperbole “His sword sleeps in its sheath.” Personification “Aeolus was an enormously fat demigod with a long wind-tangled beard and a red wind beaten face.” Imagery

Lessons Learned- Ulysseus men learned to listen to what Ulysseus tell them even if they are suspicious about what was in the bag. They shouldn’t have betrayed Ulysseus and the crew should listen to him more often.



Connections to modern day- If someone tells you not to do something, you should listen to them even if you are very curious or suspicious. You should always trust your friends and not betray the.