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Climax: "At sea once more we had to pass the Sirens, whose sweet singing lures sailors to their

I had stopped up the ears of my crew with wax, and I alone listened while lashed to the mast, powerless
to steer toward shipwreck. Next came Charybdis, who swallows the sea in a whirlpool, then spits it up
again. Avoiding this we skirted the cliff where Scylla exacts her toll. Each of her six slavering maws
grabbed a sailor and wolfed him down. Finally we were becalmed on the island of the Sun. My men
disregarded all warnings and sacrificed his cattle, so back at sea Zeus sent a thunderbolt that smashed
the ship. I alone survived, washing up on the island of Calypso."

Rising Action:
Falling Action:
Meanwhile, the mansion of Odysseus is infested
with suitors for the hand of his wife Penelope.
Menelaus tells what he learned of Odysseus while stranded in Egypt after
Everyone assumes Odysseus is dead. His son
the war. He was advised by a goddess to disguise himself and three members
Telemachus calls an assembly to ask for help, and
of his crew in seal pelts and then pounce on the Old Man of the Sea. If they
Zeus sends an omen of the suitors' doom. Two
could hold him down while he transformed himself into various animals and
eagles swoop down, tearing throats and necks
shapes, he would send them on their homeward way and give news of their
with their talons. Afterwards Telemachus sets sail
companions. Menelaus did as instructed and was informed that Odysseus was
for the mainland to seek news of his father.
presently being held against his will by the nymph Calypso.

In the tenth year of the Trojan War, the Greeks tricked the
enemy into bringing a colossal wooden horse within the walls of Zeus, the King of the Gods, sends his messenger Hermes
Troy. The Trojans had no idea that Greek soldiers were hidden skimming over the waves on magic sandals to Calypso's island.
inside, under the command of Odysseus. That night they emerged Though the goddess isn't happy about it, she agrees to let Odysseus
and opened the city gates to the Greek army. Troy was destroyed. go. But the raft on which he sets sail is destroyed by his enemy, the
Now it was time for Odysseus and the other Greeks to return to god Poseidon, who lashes the sea into a storm with his trident.
their kingdoms across the sea. Here begins the tale of the Odysseus barely escapes with his life and washes ashore days later,
Odyssey, as sung by the blind minstrel Homer. half-drowned. He staggers into an olive thicket and falls asleep.
Oedipus still knowing that Polybus and Merope were his parents, He went far away from
Corinth. One day in Thebes road, Oedipus and Laius and his soldiers met in the crossroads and
argued which way the right wagon until they faugth and Oedipus killed the soldiers as well as
Laius . Without knowing that Laius is his biological father. Oedipus continued walking to Thebes
but before entering the Thebes, Oedipus must answer the riddle of the sphinx. “What is the
creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the morning”. To
this Oedipus answered the “man”, Distraught that her riddle had been answered correctly the
sphinx threw herself off the side of the wall. As a reward Oedipus ruled the Thebes and marry the
Queen. Jocasta, who was also his biological mother. Thus, the prophecy was fulfilled.

Rising Action: Oedipus grow big and heard the rumor that Falling Action:
his parent is not real biological parents, but his parents denied There is a plague that is happening in Thebes due to the
the acquisition. Confused Oedipus went to an oracle to seek prophecy. Oedipus searches for Laius murderer and promises to
the truth and the oracle told that he will kill his own father and exile the ma responsible for it, to stop the plague in Thebes.
marry his own mother. Ignorantly the fact that he is the murderer. The blind prophet Tiresias
called Oedipus and revealed the truth. Oedipus accuses Tiresias of
conspiring with Creon, Jocasta’s brother. He thougt that Tiresias only
said that inorder for Creon to overthrown him. But there is only
surviving witness of the murder, to testify that Oedipus killed Laius.

King Laius and Queen Jocasta bore a child but according to Resulotion:
the prophecy their own child will kill King Laius and marry Queen In the subsequent discussion, Jocasta’s gueses the truth and
Jocasta by this Laius ordered the messenger to sent away their runs away. Oedipus found out that his wife Queen Jocasta’s also
child into the woods and kept tide but the messenger gave it to a his biological mother, hanged herself and Oedipus, upon
shepherd. The shepherd soon gave the child to King Polybus and discovering her body, blinds himself with the golden brooches on
Queen Merope as a gift and named the child Oedipus. her dress.

John Paul C. Saladaga