Orel Fligelman Professor Coon First Essay 10/4/11 1) The Story of Agamemnon and the Odyssey The story of Agamemnon’s murder and his son’s subsequent revenge is repeated time and again throughout the Odyssey. This repetition serves several functions. It serves as a contrast between the tragedy of Agamemnon and the triumph of Odysseus. The audience of Homer was fond of such happy endings, and so the frequent mention of this sad story serves to enhance the happy ending of Odysseus’ triumph. Moreover, the contrast of Odysseus’s story with Agamemnon’s gives the reader insight into the character traits of each, exposing their strengths as well as flaws.
He also appealed to pathos through visual elements, audio track, personal anecdote, and through humor. From the beginning, I strongly got the impression that Al Gore was a rich and important person. The visual elements, the audio track, and through written text, he constantly appealed through ethos, suggesting his power and trustworthiness. This was a very important part of the movie, because ethos eliminates any skepticism from the audience as to whether the argument is credible or not. Al Gore proves himself trustworthy by informing the audience about his trips to the North Pole and South Pole.
Another god I believe plays quite an effective role in the Odyssey is Hermes. Hermes is the god who asks Calypso to release Odysseus from Calypso’s island. So, in a sense, Hermes is a hero for releasing Odysseus, which relates to him because he is often described as a hero for all the suffering he has been through. The next god I shall mention is Poseidon. Poseidon is Polyphemus' dad and after Odysseus blinds his son, he develops a passionate hate for Odysseus, which results in a 5-part curse being placed on him.
A chance to fulfill arête, through competition with others. According to Aristotle, the best of the tragic hero would be art that should imitate life, in that people should be able to identify with the hero’s character in a play. People, as well as the gods, should be excited by either fear or pity. Aristotle did not feel that a true tragic hero was neither all good nor all bad; he felt that the average citizen had to be able to see themselves in such a person in order to be able to identify with them. Plato’s
Why having a large vocabulary is good.? Having a large vocabulary isn’t only good but it’s also important. There are so many reasons why it’s so important to have a large Vocabulary. It opens up doors in jobs, schools and it up brings your inclinations. It helps you procrastinate, it sharpens your communication and it tells the rest of the world about your persona.
For example, the educated, the heroes, the icons, and those with a good head on their shoulders are always more believable. Any author that can play on the emotions of the heart, has a golden technique in the art of persuasion. Using emotional appeal can and will enhance one's argument. Of the appealing writing techniques, the ability to reason is the most important. Logos is a Greek word that refers to the internal consistency of a piece of literature.
The Stranger by Albert Camus Motif: A recurring device, formula, or situation that often serves as a signal for the appearance of a character or event. It can also show the fundamental idea the author is trying to portray, or can be used to illuminate the story’s meaning. A motif helps give a story greater unity and in creating the mood and setting. Example: “There was the same dazzling red glare. The sea gasped for air with each shallow, stifled little wave that broke on the sand.
Essay Topic: 2 Literature is an effective manner for an author to communicate to a select audience. The stories: “Arm Wrestling with my Dad”, “Shooting Dad”, and “A&P”, all impact the readers through their use of writing and powerful conclusions. The choice of the authors’ writing style greatly impacts the interpretation of the passage. An underlying similarity that the three authors use effectively to further enhance their stories is how they approach the relationship between the main character and interactive character(s) to impact the conclusion. Manning, Sarah Vowell and John Updike each use elements in their writing to further engage the audience in their respective stories, while depicting a powerful relationship to create a more dramatic conclusion.
Words such as furious, frantically, monsters all make the text that much more interesting including them. Effectively using adverbs and adjectives can also position the reader much more easily as they are more intrigued reading it. In addition to adding interest to the text, using these text conventions also create mood in the text, by doing so, the reader can feel like what is was actually like and it helps create image in their heads. By using these simple text conventions, Zahra has made the text a lot more interested and has positioned the reader/viewer with much more
He wears a full suit of Greek armor, untarnished and drawn with subtle details. This gives the audience the first impression that war is a remarkable, glorious spectacle featuring strong-willed heroes who take what they want and bring honor home along with their spoils. This is a common theme in many ancient depictions of war, which focus on the glory of battle, the prowess of the victors, and the inferiority of the defeated. These kinds of art often serve as something akin to propaganda. However, after this initial snap judgment by the audience, a closer inspection of the surrounding details reveals that there may be quite a bit more transpiring in the scene than previously suspected.