The Song of Achilles Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Madeline Miller
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 130 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapters 1-4

Note: The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Miller, Madeline. The Song of Achilles. HarperCollins, 2012. First edition, hardcover.

Chapter 1

• The narrator, who is as yet unnamed, recalls having been born of a great king and a ‘simple’ mother.

• When his father hosts the Olympic games, the narrator admires the young Achilles, who wins the race he competes in.

• The narrator recalls a moment on the beach with his mother, skipping stones on the sea, and says that it is his only memory of his mother.

Chapter 2

• The narrator’s father tells him that he will put himself forth as a suitor to Helen, the daughter of Tyndareus, and they ride to Tyndareus’ hall with gifts.

• At Tyndareus’ palace, the suitors offer their gifts, and Odysseus tells Tyndareus that he has set up a dangerous situation in which the suitors will...

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