Odysseus The Sirens

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In Waterhouse’s painting, it shows a number of sirens all facing towards Odysseus, who is tied up against a mast, in a position of attack. This could seem threatening because the sirens surround Odysseus so that he may not escape from them. The color of the sirens body is a dark color, which could symbolize how they are dangerous and powerful they are. The painting also shows all the sirens facing Odysseus with a look of anger because he is not falling into their trap as the others have done. Odysseus’ men blends with the boat so the focus is mainly the sirens and Odysseus, which is threatening because it seems as if he is alone with more than two sirens. Another tone that this painting could perhaps be is curious. The sirens are intrigued
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