Odysseus In Siren Song Analysis

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Odysseus, or Ulysses is a Greek hero from the Iliad, and The Odyssey. The Greek poet, Homer, is thought to have created both the Iliad, and The Odyssey. According to homer, Odysseus was born to Laertes, and Anticleia. When he became a man, he became the king of the small Greek island, Ithaca, Ithaka, or Ithica. He also has a wife, Penelope, and a son, Telemachus. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is returning to his homeland, Ithaca, when he comes to a trial where singing mermaid-like creatures' song makes sailors jump overboard the ship. Homer portrayed Odysseus as an astute, resourceful, and immensely eloquent. Both Ulysses and the sirens by John Williams Waterhouse and Siren Song by Margaret Atwood use the myth of the Sirens in the Odyssey
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In Siren Song, it says that: “everyone would like to learn [the song of the Sirens], and “the song is irresistible.” this shows that everyone wants to learn the song, but they don't know that everyone who has ever heard it has either jumped overboard, or is unable to remember it. Towards the end of the poem, the sirens seamlessly lure the reader into the “trap”, then ending the poem by the siren saying “it works every time.” This implies that the cry for help actually exploits the basic human interaction to aid…show more content…
When Waterhouse was growing up, his father worked as a painter, who would later inspire his painting style. In the eighteen-fifties, his family moved to England where they resided once before. In the eighteen-seventies, and the eighteen-eighties, Waterhouse made several trips to Italy, where he painted genre scenes. Waterhouse primarily painted in oils, yet he was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor, in eighteen-eighty-three. He later reigned from the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolor in eighteen-eighty-nine. Despite suffering from increasing weakness during the final decade of his life, Waterhouse continued painting until his death in
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