Pointless Literary Overachieving

In my high school freshman English class, we were broken into groups and given the assignment of acting out scenes from The Odyssey by Homer. Being absolutely insane, I decided to memorize a three page section of the book.

Ulysses and Sirens by Herbert James Draper

Ulysses and Sirens by Herbert James Draper

In my high school freshman English class, we were broken into groups and given the assignment of acting out scenes from The Odyssey by Homer. Being absolutely insane, I decided to memorize a three page section of the book. My vision was to stand to the side of the “stage,” Ancient Greek theater style, and recite while my fellow classmates acted the scene out.

It took so long to memorize those pages. The presentation took five minutes, and mostly inconsequential in the scheme of the entire class. What a waste of time.

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