Study Guide

Jason and the Golden Fleece Perseverance

Perseverance

Jason's quest to fetch the Golden Fleece required some serious stick-to-it-ivness. For one, he and the Argonauts had to travel a really long way to achieve their goal. This was no kiddy sailing trip. Traveling long distances over seas was almost always involved facing some major danger. Jason and the Argonaut's journey is particularly perilous because they have to face a zoo of supernatural enemies like Harpies and Sirens. To beat the odds stacked against them, Jason and the Argonauts have to be seriously committed to seeing their quest through to the end.

Questions About Perseverance

  1. How does Jason succeed or fail to exhibit perseverance? Is he motivated by external factors, or is he trying to achieve a goal for its own sake?
  2. Why do you think the Argonauts go on the quest with Jason? What reason do they have for being so persevering?
  3. Do any of the Argonauts show a lack of perseverance? Why do you think so?
  4. What do you think is the difference between healthy perseverance and unhealthy obsession with a goal?