The Odyssey

 

Book 4

The best part about book 4 is how Menelaus tells Telemachus about how he knows where Odysseus is and how he had to squeeze the Old Man of The Sea until he turned into man.

The most effective visual technique is when ajax is standing on the rock and the rough seas is beneath him the have used vectors and have used the dark and grey colours to make you feel scared and worried.

Book 5

The best part is how Odysseus is fleeing away from Calypso and Poseidon sees him and tries to kill him from taking his son sight.

The most effective visual technique is when Odysseus is sitting by himself on a island. This shows isolation and loneliness.

Book 6

The best part is when Odysseus prays for the help of Athena and she appears and helps him on his way to see the king and queen of the Phaeacians.

The most effective visual technique is on page 77 when you see the path way the Odysseus has to travel. This is a great use of vectors.

Book 7

The best part of book 7 is when Odysseus finds his way to the king of the phaeacians and you get to see all of the people and what they do.

The most effective visual technique is on page 80 and you are looking from Odysseus eyes and what he is seeing from the crowds in the phaeacians village.

Book 8

The best part of book 8 is how they are all so talented at sports, dancing and many other things. This is one of my favourite books in the odyssey.

The most effective visual technique is when Odysseus goes to grap the rock on page 85 and you can see how agrivated he is with the tension of his veins and the strength of his grip.

Book 9

The best part in book 9 is when Odysseus tells the story of him and his sailing team being caught in a cave with a man eating Cyclops. This book leaves you on the edge of your seat and wants you to read more.

The most effective visual technique is the darkness of the caves that the Cyclops lives. This makes you feel worried for Odysseus life and wants you to try and save him.

Book 10

The best part of book 10 is how The team that Odysseus is sailing with take advantage of when he is asleep and opens the bag of wing which sends them right back to Aeolia where they started and also when Odysseus team gets turned into pigs.

The most effective visual technique is when Hermes leaves odysseus by himself in the bush and the angle of the camera makes him look vulnerable and lonely.

Book 11

The best part is when Hades is towering over all of the people in the after world.

The most effective visual technique is on page 127 when Odysseus and his mates are walking along a huge cliff. They are small in size compared to the cliff. This makes them look vulnerable and unsafe.

Book 12

The best part is when Scylla, 6 headed monster, kills 6 of Odysseus men.

The most effective visual technique is the use of vectors on page 144 when Odysseus wakes up and sees his men cooking Helios’ cattle.

Book 13

The best part is when Odysseus is left on an island which he doesn’t recognise. It was Ithaca. Athena comes and guides him.

The most effective visual technique is a vector on page 153 when Odysseus is asleep alone on the beach and you see his face then the boat in the background.

 Book 14

The best part of book 14 is when Odysseus nearly gets eaten by dogs.

The most effective visual technique is the darkness of the peasant’s house. This shows he is not as rich as everyone else and he is struggling.

Book 15

The best part is that you know telemachus is home safely

The most effective visual technique is the clear water around Ithaca which makes it look safe and happy.

Book 16

The best part is when Odysseus turns back into his normal form and him and his son reunite and plot a revenge on the suitors.

The most effective visual technique is the use of vectors when you can see Athena’s eye and you follow it to see Odysseus and Telemachus talking yet you don’t know that it is Odysseus.

Book 17

The best part is how Odysseus realises how poorly the servants are treated. He gets a stool thrown at him.

The most effective visual technique is on page 174 it makes you follow the path to the men.

Book 18

The best part is when Odysseus knocks out the fat guy.

The most effective visual technique is the angle of the camera on page 184. This shows how vulnerable all of the suitors are.

Book 19

The best part is when Penelope’s maid realises the Odysseus has returned.

The most effective visual technique is the shock on Penelope’s maid’ face when she sees the scar.

Book 20

The best part is when Odysseus gets a cows foot thrown at home by a suitor.

The most effective visual technique is the use of vectors on page 200 when the speed of the horse foot creates a visible vector.

Book 21

The best part is when Odysseus shoots the bow and arrow throw al of the axe heads.

The most effective visual technique is how the illustrator uses speed waves to make it look as if the bow is going faster the light.

Book 22

The best part is when Odysseus starts killing all of the suitors.

The most effective visual technique is when everything that Odysseus shoots or does makes a big impact in the deaths. This shows power and strength.

Book 23

The best part is when Odysseus and Penelope are back together.

The most effective visual technique is when Penelop0e and Odysseus kiss. You can se the lines of love, happiness and safety around them.

Book 24

The best part is when Athena come and settles the war that had begun.

The most effective visual technique is when Odysseus father is on the ground and Odysseus look like a gold warrior which tells us that the king is back and that he will save them all.

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