' Siren Song, And Siren Song By Margaret Atwood

930 Words4 Pages
One of the most famous works of literature was written near the end of the 8th Century BCE. This work of literature takes the reader through the long, harsh journey Odysseus had through to return home. During his journey, Odysseus goes through many challenges which includes escaping from the Sirens. While escaping from the Sirens, Odysseus told his men tied up on a sail of a boat, and not to untie him even if he begs, and his men had beeswax in their ear to block the Sirens and Odysseus voices. Since Odysseus was so intimidated by the Sirens causing his hubris to disappear. In the painting Ulysses and the Sirens, John William Waterhouse use the image of the sirens all in Ulysses and his men faces to show that no matter how intimidating a person feels about others bad intentions, people should just push through it and ignore it, while in her poem “Siren Song”’ Margaret Atwood uses the same scene to show how sometimes people make another person feel special for they can hoax someone into doing something. In the poem “Siren Song”, Margaret Atwood uses the tone of bitterness and scornfulness which demonstrates the idea that humans will do things if they feel special even if the task is dangerous. The poem displays a group of women with bird bodies, singing a beautiful song to a group of men on a boat to that “forces men to leap overboard in squadrons even though they see the beached skulls” but it is also “the song nobody knows because anyone who has heard it is dead, and the

More about ' Siren Song, And Siren Song By Margaret Atwood

Open Document