This shows that in addition to being in charge of her own island, Kalypso is a fairly skilled magic user. Her mastery over magic is displayed again when she “conjured a warm landbreeze to blowing...” (5. 277). In contrast, Penelope is powerless without the presence of her husband by her side, even begging to “be blown out by the Olympians!/ Shot by Artemis” so that she “still might go and see amid the shades/ Odysseus in the rot of underworld” (20. 89-92).
I assumed Atwood’s diction would be similar to Homer’s since her story is virtually a retelling of The Odyssey from a different point of view; however, this is not the case—Atwood’s diction is very refreshing. The many similes and metaphors scattered throughout the narrative are not only entertaining, but they also paint very unique and specific images for the reader. My personal favorite simile comes when Penelope is explaining how she is able to visit the land of the
(Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature) Perseus' action represents an act of heroism. Saving Princess Andromeda from a deadly sea creature took a huge amount of courage and was a danger to his own life. Perseus wasn't required to save her and could have died in the process, but did it nonetheless, earning the title as a hero and having the action being recognized as an act of heroism. Perseus' experience brought forth many lessons as well nature's control of life and an act of
Re-reading this book was a joy. I do like the book because it keeps you on the edge of your seat and I have always found Greek mythology particularly interesting; this series is one of my favorites. I think the author’s message is that things can and will get better in the end even after everything life throws at you; all the monsters that Percy has to fight can be a metaphor for all the situations in life that ‘attack’ you. Overall, this is a great book and I would highly recommend it to
The myth started out with two brothers named Epimetheus and Prometheus. During that time, only men roamed the Earth. Zeus created women later because of his anger that Prometheus cared so much for mankind. Even though Zeus declared that man did not deserve fire, Prometheus still decided to steal fire for them. He also arranged that men should get the best part of any animal sacrifice and that the gods should get the worst.
("Persephone") Persephone's opinion on Hades and let living in the Underworld is never mentioned. Hades disregards Persephone in the same way Zues does Demeter. When Persephone was taken to the Underworld, where she would live was decided completely by her father. ("Persephone") In the story of Pirithous, Pirithous decided that he wanted to steal Persephone as his wife. (Hamilton 218) Persephone is regarded as a prize once again.
They resorted to philosophy for morality, such as the Greeks and Romans for a moral and ethical guide to life. Civilization flourished even after all the human potential taken away by the black plague. After analyzing all of this we can conclude that Boccaccio and Chaucer's works of literature were more in accordance with Greek & Roman Pagan worldviews. Literature is an expression of the reality surrounding us at the time, and we can be assured that after such a devastating tragedy such as the black plague, people would not be so content and their
When the reader can imagine and picture the scene while reading the story because of the vivid detail and suspense, you know that the what you are reading is a work of art. These wonderful qualities are present in every line Edgar Allen Poe 's horror story, "The Tell-Tale Heart". Imagine you 're watching a horror movie in 3D, Stories like "The Tell-Tale Heart" by authors like Edgar Allan Poe have the same effect, by making it so easy to visualize the scene, he makes us feel like we are in the story waiting for the suspense to finally break. By explaining just how slowly he was going made the reader start to worry what would happen when he was finished, "It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed." lines 29-31 of "The Tell-Tale Heart".
She is jealous of Ashputtle. Psyche has got the box and disregards what Venus says and she open the box. Soon Cupid slips away from his mother and he goes to where Psyche is lying and states, “Again, hast thou almost perished by the same curiosity. But now perform exactly the task imposed on you by my mother, and I will take care of the rest” (Benson 851). Cupid and Psyche live happily ever after and they live forever.
However, Athena is known for being a compassionate and generous goddess, who fights for just reasons. Throughout the years, many gods and goddesses have been forgotten, however, Athena will never be forgotten because of her compassionate heart and heroic figure. Athena was born in a very unique way, through Zeus’ forehead. Zeus came to
My favorite part of the book was that Hole in my life is a true story which makes the farfetched events plenty more exciting. I enjoyed the ending because he finally got what he wanted, to write. The ending gave a sense of fulfilment and it was very satisfying. My favorite part would be when he was in the drug industry, the entire time he was on edge, the story became very suspenseful and edgy. I would recommend this book to everyone, The book is exciting and a real page turner to say the least.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini is a spectacular story that I highly recommend to anyone dealing with depression or any other mental illness. Even if you don’t have any mental illnesses yourself, I would still encourage you to read this novel because Ned Vizzini will truly open your eyes on how mental illnesses can destroy people. The novel is a touching and inspirational story that follows Craig’s journey on getting help and finding himself. The title describes the book perfectly, “It’s Kind of a Funny story”. The way Vizzini is able to tell a story about mental illness in a way that’s not at all depressing is truly amazing.
I adore the characters in the book it’s a very enjoyable book. The mystery in this book is very admiring because there are very different elements that can make it a great book. The fact that Justice Lawrence Wargrave ended up being the killer came to a surprise to me. Usually I am not one for reading but I highly enjoyed this book because the characters all had different personalities that helped support the book being such a great read. My favorite character had to have been Vera Clawthone because mostly she was the protagonist and that means that she was the main character in the story although I also liked philip lombard too.
Fresh Bait was one of the best stories that was read out of all of the Top Stories 2. Fresh Bait was enticing to read and I would recommend reading the story. It’s simple to read but continues to make the story interesting for everyone to read. Throughout the story the reader was kept in suspense and keeps the reader