Grim Themes In The Odyssey

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Poem + Painting = Grim Theme The Mythological tales of the past have put a significant impact on today’s world of literature. Different myths and tales tell their own story and teach their own moral lesson unique to that specific tale. For example, The myth The Odyssey follows the life of Greek war hero, Odysseus on his journey back home to Ithaca through all the hardships he faced to find his way home. Odysseus became a war Hero of the Trojan War after he leads the attack with the famous Trojan Horse. So, not only must he bring himself home, but his many ships filled with his loyal warriors. Artist Johann Heinrich Tischbein uses the myth of Penelope and Odysseus to show that people can raise tension between others that they know and love,…show more content…
Penelope is describing how everyday she is coming home to all the annoying suitors, and also wondering if Odysseus is even alive. As well as the final three lines as they speak about Penelope wondering what their son, Telemachus is gonna be when he gets older. “You leave each morning, soon our son will follow”. Penelope also is worrying about their son and how his life is going be in future. Linda Pastan uses a grim tone to describe how Penelope feels about her son and Odysseus. This is how Linda Pastan uses this theme to enhance her grim tone. Linda Pastan was born in May 27th(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org), 1932( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation). Linda was born in Bronx, NY to a Jewish family(“Poet Linda Pastan.”…show more content…
“Poet Linda Pastan was raised in New York City but has lived for most of her life in Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington D.C.’’( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation Linda received a Master's degree from Brandeis University.(Thalman Mark “Linda Pastan.”) During her senior year at Radcliffe college, Linda won the Mademoiselle Poetry Prize.( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) After graduating college, Linda gave up her poetry to focus on raising her family.( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) “She was a recipient of a Radcliffe college Distinguished Alumnae award.”(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org) “After Ten years at home, her husband urged her to return to poetry.”( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation Her first book was A Perfect Circle Of Sun, published in 1971.(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org) Linda has been producing poems since the early 1970s.( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) Her poems main ideas are centered around the anxieties from everyday life.( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) “Pastan has produced quiet lyrics that focus on themes like marriage, parenting, and grief.”( “Linda Pastan.” Poetry Foundation) “From 1991 to 1995, she served as the poet Loureate of Maryland,”(“Poet Linda Pastan.” Poets.org) “She lives with her husband in Potomac, Maryland.”( Thalman Mark “Linda Pastan.”) Linda and her husband have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.(Thalman Mark “Linda Pastan.”) Two of Linda's books have been finalists for the National Book award.(Source E) The imperfect
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