Circe Questions and Answers

Circe

In Madeline Miller’s retelling of the classical Greek tale, Circe rather than Odysseus is the hero. The primary conflict types are the individual versus society, as Circe finds herself pitted...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2020 5:03 am UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

In Madeline Miller’s telling, Circe is a dynamic character who undergoes numerous changes. As a child, she is insecure because her father, Helios the sun god, does not appreciate her. He deems her...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020 12:36 am UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

The relationship between Circe and Penelope develops into one of understanding and trust. When Circe first shows Penelope her complicated loom, she observes that Penelope “seemed to absorb the...

Latest answer posted January 9, 2020 5:07 am UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

That's a very good question. In Circe, Madeline Miller suggests that witches are made, not born. In particular, they're made by ancient society, molded by the many restraints that society places on...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2020 1:55 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

As a young girl, Circe worships her father. At the same time, she knows that she is a disappointment to the great sun god and his wife. In the first lines of the novel, Circe alerts readers to the...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2020 11:49 am UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

Telegonus plays a significant role in Circe, but he does not appear in the text of the Odyssey itself. The mythical figure of Telegonus is the son of Circe and Odysseus. According to some ancient...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2020 10:50 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

Circe's early life is defined by a continual abandonment and rejection by her family. Born a girl, and without the radiant beauty of the other nymphs and goddesses, Circe is seen as having little...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2021 5:16 pm UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

Witches and their earth-based ways of living and healing came under intense persecution by patriarchal and christian-dominated societies beginning around the 15th century. Persecution was...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 1:09 am UTC

1 educator answer

Circe

In Greek mythology, Helios is the sun god. The Romans identify Helios with Sol, their personification of the sun god. Helios is the son of Hyperion and Theia. His siblings include Selene and Eos....

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 8:13 am UTC

1 educator answer