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Writing from The Odyssey

Write a scene from a one-act play [mainly the dialogue], describing your encounter with Odysseus. [Briefly give the setting.] Odysseus has arrived in your time through some accident' of the gods, he thinks. While you are talking, you realize that since he is a master tactician, that you can ask him about how to solve some problems that you are having in your life. The scene should cover your questions, his solution[s] to your problems, and your reactions to his solutions, depending on whether it fits your needs and our time period.

Note: Keep Odysseus in character' with the Odyssey. Add specific details from your life and Odysseus' life to make the scene more realistic and forceful.

Write on one side of the paper, in ink, skipping lines.

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