Odyssey And Book Comparison Essay

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There is a big difference between reading Dr.Seuss books and reading the Odyssey. Although some may argue they 're more similar than you may think. Authors slide in subtle writing techniques and themes to portray the moral or message they are trying to convey. No matter the level of writing or the type of story line similarities can always be found. This semester we have looked at many pieces of writing, including “Okay”, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, Antigone Now, “Civil Disobedience”, and “The Ones Who Walk Away”. We analysed all of these pieces looking for themes addressing responsibility and found that even though each is quite different the authors use very similar writing techniques. Multiple writings shared the writing techniques pathos, the individual versus a community, and family to convey responsibility in the texts. The most impactful literature is the ones that pull at our heartstrings. Provoking emotion in a reader sucks them into the story. Pathos is a literary technique that sparks pity or sadness in the…show more content…
We put ourselves first even if it is at the expense of others. There is a meme on the internet that says would you break your best friend 's arm for a million dollars, most people including myself say that they would. People have to weigh the options with the severity of the outcome. If asked would you kill your best friend for a million dollars I would say no. However depending on the severity of an outcome Humans have a responsibility to put others above themself. In the short story, The Ones Who Walked Away, the society 's happiness comes at the cost of a child. “To exchange all the goodness and grace of every life in Omelas for that single, small improvement: to throw away the happiness of thousands for the chance of the happiness of one: that would be to let guilt within the walls indeed” (Le Guin). The story uses the idea of society versus the individual must make sacrifices for the good of
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