The All Too Human Gods Analysis

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“There is a lot of talk these days about dysfunctional families. These are families that simply don't work, that are troubled in one way or the other. They do more harm than good, we are told, and they are a blight on our time. From all the hype about families lately, one might think they are a fairly new thing.” This quote from The All Too Human gods, written by Rebecca Christian and Linda Mazunik, an elucidative piece about the Greek and roman gods being a dysfunctional family shows that even the best of people can be imperfect. The theme in this expository piece is that no one is perfect. The tone in this expository piece affects the theme because it shows the author's purpose, demonstrates the author’s attitude, and helps us understand the mood of the story.…show more content…
“His wife, Hera (who was also his sister, by the way), was understandably jealous”(Christian and Mazunik 9). This quote shows that the author is explaining how the gods are dysfunctional. No one nowadays marries their own sibling. The tone that that the author helps us helps us figure out her purpose, and by figuring out her purpose, we can figure out the theme. In this myth, she uses a very comical tone, as if she is making fun of the gods, to highlight their flaws. The author’s purpose is to convince us that even the greatest, were abnormal. The tone affects the theme in this story because it helps us understand the mood of the story. “From all the hype about families lately, one might think they are a fairly new thing”(Christian and Mazunik 9). This sentence uses the word “hype.” Hype is a very informal word therefore indicating that the mood of the story is relaxed and not formal. The theme is that no one is perfect. The gods are informal, just like the tone and mood. The mood of the story helps us understand that even the gods that rule us can be
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