The Elements of an Epic
By: Ali Nance
A hero is the center of the plot
The Hero's Journey
Supernatural aid: Zeus and Athena
Threshold Guardian: Telemachus
Threshold: Ithaca, home of Odysseus
Mentor or helper: Athena
Challenges and temptations: the cyclops and sirens
Transformation: Odysseus is emotional when he returns home to see his dog, his son, and his wife.
Atonement: He tries to makes up for the time he has missed in his wife ans son's life.
Return: Odysseus is home.