98 pages 3 hours read

Bernard Evslin

The Adventures of Ulysses

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1969

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“Ulysses’s Adventures in Art”

After reading The Adventures of Ulysses, students demonstrate their understanding of plot and theme by evaluating artistic representations of 3 of Ulysses’s adventures.

Ulysses’s adventures are the subject of many paintings, sculptures, comics, and other forms of art. For this project, you will choose 3 of his adventures and find pieces of art that portray each adventure. Then, you will write brief explanations of how well each piece of art portrays the plot and theme of the original adventure.

  • Choose 3 adventures to focus on.
  • Find artistic representations of these 3 adventures. The art you choose should be still images—paintings, a series of comic panels, etc.—not moving images (film, GIFs, animated cartoons, etc.).
  • Create a document that has the following parts for each work of art:

o The title of the artistic work and its creator’s name

o An image of the artistic work, along with a citation of its source in MLA style or another accepted style

o A paragraph-length explanation, supported by evidence from The Adventures of Ulysses, of whether the artistic work does or does not accurately portray the plot and theme of the adventure it represents