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The Odyssey Books, Most Effective & Best Parts 1-24

The Odyssey

 

Book One

The best part about book one is: Finding out what the whole book was about. I also found interesting the discovery of what characters where important and the meaning of those characters.

The most effective visual technique in the book: Was the colours used, e.g. the glow that surrounded Athena

 

Book Two

The best part about book two is: Knowing who was good and evil. Why there was good and evil and their purpose for being apart of the story.

The most effective visual technique in the book: The shot angle, to show the characters emotion.

 

Book Three

The best part about book three is: was certainly reading the story of the time in troy, it gave another perspective.

The most effective visual technique is: the speech bubbles. Because the characters told stories throughout this book, I found how the text and bubbles were positioned, beckons the viewer into the book, and story.

 

Book Four

The best part about book four is: Reading the story of the man when he was stranded on the island. I also found interesting when the crewman are disguised as a seal to capture old man of the Sea.

The most effective visual technique is: the use of layout (how big the images are). It represents how important these situations are.

 

Book Five

The best part about book five is: discovering that Calypso is ordered to release Odysseus. This done is by Zeus’ order. I also found how Calypso obeyed Zeus’ orders; it really told viewers how dominant he is.

The most effective visual technique is: I found the size of which Poseidon is portrayed to demonstrate how powerful he is.

 

Book Six

The best part about book six is: Seeing the difference of contrast in colour, turning the page from book five to six. It is really refreshing and engaging.

The most effective visual technique: Certainly the bright, fresh colours which demonstrate how the story is changing from Odysseus bad fortune (being trapped on the island by Calypso) to his journey home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Seven

The best part about book seven is: the care and generosity the queen and king have towards Odysseus, which whom they think is just a stranger without food and shelter.

The most effective visual technique is:

Book Eight

The best part about book eight is: At the games, when Odysseus shows the young men his strength to show them up. I also found the part when Demodocus plays a song from Troy which triggers’ a memory from this time for also Odysseus, I found this really fascinating.

The most effective visual technique: The use of emotions in the way characters express themselves. It gave an understanding of how they really felt. (Example, when the king and queen discover who the stranger really is)

 

Book Nine

The best part about book nine is: reading and experiencing the story which Odysseus recalls. I also found reading this story again, I understand that the Cyclopes is Poseidon’s son, and this is why Poseidon enforced rough waves when leaving the island he was captured on.

The most effective visual technique: The colours used in this book, the redness represent horror and death.

 

Book Ten

The best part about book ten: Reading about Odysseus’ journey. After finally escaping the Cyclops they come to the home of Aedus. I also found that the mystery, of which characters will help Odysseus back home, was fascinating. The discovery of Circe, a powerful immortal, was also really interesting because she gave Odysseus advice on how top travel home safely.

The most effective visual technique: The use of onomatopoeia in the sense of ‘eeeeyaaaagghhh’ representing the cries of the two crewmen.

 

Book Eleven

The best part about book eleven: the adventure of going to the land of the dead.

The most effective visual technique: Certainly the use of colour (shades) to represent the dead. It was intriguing because the story hasn’t had a book when it was that dark before.

 

Book Twelve

The best part about book twelve: is the tension of how they are going to surprise the obstacles during the journey. (Example: The sucking mouth called charybolis and the evil sex headed monster)

The most effective visual technique is: The use of colour when representing the lush green grass on the island of Thrinacia, it shows how tempting and cruel the situation is.

 

 

Book Thirteen

The best part about book thirteen: the arrival of the Odysseus to his home area. (Finally!)

The most effective visual technique is: the use of large images and no conversation, emphasises, how important this time is.

 

Book Fourteen

 The best part about book fourteen is: Reading what Eumaeus had to say about Odysseus arriving back home, the hope he had that Odysseus would actually come home.

The most effective visual technique is: the colour (pale) which is used through the whole book fourteen. I also found the camera angles effective. At one point it is pointed to so Odysseus seems week.

 

Book Fifteen

The best part about book fifteen is: The help from Athena to Telemachus for him to find his father.

The most effective visual technique is: Shot angle which gives an idea to the viewers of how large the land is.

 

Book Sixteen

The best part about book sixteen is: The Reunitemeant between Odysseus and his son after seven long years.

The most effective visual technique is: Foreground, midground and background.

 

Book Seventeen

The best part about book seventeen is: We experience how much the city depends on Odysseus and the hope that he returns home because they are fed up with the suitors. Example; on page 174 ‘Father Zeus, hear my prayer: bring Odysseus back to teach all these swine proper manners’

The most effective visual technique is: the use of the blue which highlights Athena.

 

Book Eighteen

The best part about book eighteen is: The fear that Irus has once he sees the power in his opponent (actually Odysseus)

The most effective visual technique is: onomatopoeia, which occurs when Irus and Odysseus are in the ring together.

It really emphasised how powerful the punch was, and engages readers.

 

Book Nineteen

The best part about book nineteen is: The realization the old maid, Eurycleia has when she finds out that the old man is actually Odysseus. I also found interesting and stimulating for the next chapter is the contest Penelope sets to find her new husband.

The most effective visual technique used is: The variety of colours that are used through the book. Even though it is night time we see different colours to highlight different images. We see Athena in the book once again, providing light to Odysseus and Telemachus, to help them with their plan to attack the suitors. We then see a dream from Eurycleia when she comprehends that the old begger is Odysseus.

 

Book Twenty

The best part about book twenty is: How cruel the suitors are towards an old begger, (throwing a cow’s foot at him) it really shows how harsh they are.

The most effective visual technique is: The use of colour which shows terror is coming. Also the way the scenes transfer, tearing it to represent shock and horror.

 

BookTwenty One

The best part about book twenty one is: The competition Penelope has set to find her new husband, causes tension and mystery which interests readers. Also the tension and curiosity of how the plan is coming together, ready to attack the suitors. 

The most effective visual technique used is: The shot angle is very effective and dominant in this book as it shows the characters emotions.

 

Book Twenty Two  

The best part about book twenty two is: There are many ‘best parts’ in this particular book, because this is when the suitors find out the old man is Odysseus, also when Odysseus and Telemachus start their battle against the suitors and they find out which maids and men betrayed them.

The most effective visual technique is: On some pages we see just images, no dialogue; this engages us to look more at the images. 

 

Book Twenty Three

The best part about book twenty three is: when Penelope is finally reunited with her husband. Another part that is intriguing for the next book is what is going to happen at the end, and how Athena will help Odysseus.

The most effective visual technique is: The spotlight which surrounds this special reunion of Penelope and Odysseus.

 

Book Twenty Four

The best part about book twenty four is: The conclusion of the story, how Odysseus takes power and battles the suitors fathers (ally’s) but most importantly how Athena appears and orders them to stop.

The most effective visual technique is: The use of onomatopoeia which best describes the force and power of sound during this particular book.