The Character Of Odysseus In The Odyssey's Siren Song

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More and more modern stories are incorporating Sirens into their books. These authors and stories include Kiera Cass’ The Siren, Siren’s Storm, by Lisa Papademetriou, and Sirens by Janet S. Fox. However, one of the first stories with Sirens was Homer’s The Odyssey, where Sirens attempt to charm Odysseus off his boat to join them. Margaret Atwood writes her own twist on Sirens and their mythical abilities in the poem “Siren Song”, which is a narrative from a Siren about the song she sings. The poem “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood helps reinforce Homer’s character of Odysseus in The Odyssey by emphasizing Odysseus’ heroic traits portrayed in the epic poem. “Siren Song” helps develop the character trait of bravery in Odysseus in The Odyssey.
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