Compare and Contrast Homer’s "The Odyssey" to Artwood’s "Siren Song"

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Compare and Contrast Homer’s "The Odyssey" to Artwood’s "Siren Song" by Mind Map: Compare and Contrast Homer’s "The Odyssey"  to  Artwood’s "Siren Song"

1. Differences

1.1. Point of View

1.1.1. Odysseus tells the actions that have taking place. Siren talks to the reader telling of the Siren Song.

1.2. Tone (Attitude)

1.2.1. Odysseus was determined, prepared, courageous, and brave as he went through the conflict. Siren was begging, sad, seductive, and pleading in order to lure sailors to their deaths.

1.3. Death

1.3.1. Odysseus escapes the conflict with his life as though he were a prey escaping death. It is implied that the reader is killed by the Siren who acts as a predator singing to lure in her supper.

1.4. Number

1.4.1. 2 Sirens were doing their best to lure in Odysseus and his men. 3 Sirens total were luring in sailors in Artwood’s Siren Song.

2. Similarities

2.1. Both literary works have Sirens who are taking advantage of sailors.

2.2. Temptations

2.2.1. Odysseus is tempted to untie himself and jump overboard after hearing the Sirens song. Siren is tempted to kill the sailors.

2.3. Trickery

2.3.1. Odysseus tricks the Sirens by putting beeswax in his men’s ears and tying himself up therefore they live through the Sirens trap. Siren makes the reader feel sorry for her but has the alternate motive to kill the sailors.