Summary: Invictus OUT of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance 5 I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, 10 And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, I am the master of my fate: 15 I am the captain of my soul. This is a poem that was an inspiration to Nelson Mandella while he was locked away in prison for 27 years. It is also the name of the movie that we are watching this week. Homework is this: There are 16 lines in the Invictus poem. Read two lines and write down in your own words what you think in means. Then go to the next two lines and write down what you think those lines mean. Continue until you get through all 16 lines. When you finish you should have 8 opinions. Homework is due on 10-05-12, Friday.