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    Perseverance instills itself into individuals during stressful times. There are several references in the poem to Penelope’s perseverance both in her faithfulness to Odysseus and her performance of the duties of a traditional housewife over the twenty years her husband was away. The painting is a visually representation of this perseverance by showing Penelope intently concentrating on weaving the shroud while her suitors try and persuade her with music and gifts. The themes of perseverance, love, and loneliness are prevalent in many of the author and artist works. Both mediums are used to effectively to illustrate these themes but especially the theme of perseverance. Both the painting, “Penelope and the Suitors” by John William Waterhouse,…

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    True love is very strong and can be rare. With the millions of people in the world there is that person that others know is their one true love. While true love appears in life,it can also exist in literature. In the epic “The Odyssey”, Odysseus and Penelope’s love stays true and pure even while he is away for so long. Penelope greatly misses and aches for Odysseus’ return even though she has the chance to marry again to one of the suitors. But, her love is true and avoids the suitors love for…

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    Many artists create works of art based off of poetry because it provides the audience with a visual image. By having a visual image with the poem, it becomes easier to analyze art and poetry together because the reader can use both works to explore the author’s purpose. In 1842 Tennyson wrote the “Lady of Shalott,” and in 1888 John Waterhouse painted a picture illustrating Tennyson’s character, the Lady of Shalott. Although Tennyson and Waterhouse use different mediums, they both illustrate the…

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    Spielberg Special Scenes Steven Spielberg defined several generations using his talent in directing. He turned okay movies into huge box office hits that the world still watch decades later. He is skilled in triggering emotions in his audiences that keep them enthralled in what he puts on the screen. When someone has seen some of his movies they know he has a certain style. In his films, Steven Spielberg uses soft lighting to provoke tension, wide angles to inspire fear, and music to induce…

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    Soundtrack Similarity”, ferociousfrankie published a video stating that the four-note motif used in both Avatar and Enemy at the Gates can also be heard in Wolfgang Petersen’s Troy in 2004, and Ron Howard’s Willow in 1988 all composed by James Horner. According to Bryant Frazer in Studiodaily.com, This motif also can be found in the “Symphony No.1 in D minor Op. 13” by Sergei Rachmaninov, a Russian pianist and composer who lived in between 1873 and 1943. Thus, Horner borrowed a four-note motif…

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    Jaws Sound Analysis

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    These techniques are what made viewers afraid of the shark. We obviously knew that the shark wasn’t real, but the technical aspects fooled us into believing that dark, vast open body of water contained a goliath man‐eating beast. Jaws also owes a copious amount of its success to its outstanding musical score, which contains one of the most recognizable themes in history. The music was what truly prodded at the fear of the viewers throughout much of the film where the shark isn’t shown. John…

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    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a classic piece of literature that came to Shelley in a dream. John Polidori’s The Vampyre was also published at the same time as Frankenstein, and they both exhibit similar traits. Some of the concepts that the stories share are traveling, folklore and even sickness. To compare the two novels it is a must to start with the two storylines. The Vampyre begins in London with, "A mysterious nobleman, Lord Ruthven, makes his entrance into high society,”(Mustafa 1)…

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    The odyssey is one of the oldest and well known myths written by homer. The odyssey is the story of odysseus and his loyal wife penelope. For most of the story odysseus and penelope are not together but when odysseus returns home disguised as a beggar she tests odysseus and the two finally are finally reunited.in the odyssey the suitors try to marry penelope but penelope declines there offer because she is brave. In the painting Penelope and the Suitors, John William Waterhouse uses the myth of…

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    Sam Hyams Mrs. Murray Pre-AP English 9-3 7 March 2016 Odysseus and the Sirens The Sirens, which originated from Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, have invoked powerful feelings in artists and painters alike that has caused many written and visual arts to be created. The Sirens, in the story the Odyssey, are beautiful creatures that live on an island and lure men to their death by singing a captivating song. The painter John William Waterhouse depicted his version of the Sirens in his painting…

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    Siren Song Analysis

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    Both “Siren Song” by Margaret Atwood paired with Ulysses The Sirens by John Williams Waterhouse use the myth of Ulysses to show that he was surrounded by sirens and tied to an long pole and couldn't break loose.The Sirens were scary and dangerous creatures that seduced the sailors with their attractive voices to their doom and causing the ships to ruin by the island.The Sirens likes to hurt people by luring sailors with their enchanting music to their…

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