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    “The Waste Land” is a wonderfully complex work by T.S. Eliot. In this work Eliot illuminates ideas in “The Waste Land” by comparing and contrasting events happening there to events that have happened in the past. One of the myths we see echoed throughout the story as a reoccurring, central theme to the work is the myth of Philomela. Eliot depicts an image of human stagnation in his work, which can be compared to the unfruitfulness that comes from the rape Philomela story and the loveless central marriage between Procne and the King. The central difference between the two stories is that in Philomela’s version the Gods have the finial answer and are able to create something new unlike in Eliot’s world where God is dead. Eliot first introduces…

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    She did not want to have with relations with either of them, but they forced her to, and this made her lose value as a woman. After Titus finds out that no man will want to marry his daughter because she is no longer a virgin, he kills his daughter to take her out of her misery. In The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela, rape occurs within a family through marriage. During a trip to visit his Procne’s family Tereus falls in love with his wife’s sister. It says in the poem that once he…

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    This sexual desire is seen in Tereus’s lust for Philomela. Tereus, a Thracian king, marries Procne, an Athenian princess, and she moves to Thrace with him. After moving to Thrace she begins to miss miss her sister, Philomela. She, in turn, begs Tereus to bring her sister to Thrace so she can see her. He quickly agrees and travels to Athens to bring Philomela back to Thrace. Tereus, however, quickly finds himself attracted to his sister-in-law. When Tereus first saw Philomela, “he was…

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    Philomel Philomela was a the Princess of Athens and daughter of Pandion. Pandion was king of Athens. She was minor figure in Greek mythology. The Pandion had two daughter one is Philomela and other is Procne. Procne married Tereus. Tereus was king of Thrace. She went to live with him in Thrace. After five year, Procne wanted to see her sister Philomela. Thrace agreed, so he go to Athens for bring Philomela. Tereus see Philomela. Philomela is so beautiful that he raped her. Then he cut her tongue…

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    This essay will aim to explore the ways in which themes of societal breakdown and honour are defined through violence in both Ovid’s The Tale of Philomela and Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus . Violence is not used here as a single broad term, for in both texts there is clear delineation between masculine and feminine violence, and again between honourable and dishonourable violence. To quote Jessica Lugo, “Shakespeare’s Ovidian precursor delivers a tale of gore that develops the themes of…

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    story of Tereus and Philomela is a tragedy of forced affection resulting in mutilation, betrayal of a spouse, and lustful actions. Tereus lusts for Procne’s, his wife, sister and decides that he is going to get what he wants when all three of them arrive in Thrace. Succeeding the overwhelming sexual acts Tereus had planned Ovid explains the pain Philomela current felt, “ And after he was done with her, she shuddered like a young lamb, broken by an old grey wolf and flung aside, who cannot yet…

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    It is worth mentioning here the genesis of the title of the novel and its symbolism. Walker writes about the color purple in her essay mentioned in the first chapter of the thesis when she states that “Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender” (Walker, 1983). Interestingly, purple is associated by some researchers with the suffragette movement as well as with the women`s liberation movement (Diwakar, 2014). They organized The Purple Rain Protest which aim was to establish equal rights…

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    Sweeney’s fragmented story is hinted at in other poems of Eliot’s. In this poem though, Sweeney is portrayed as having slain a prostitute in the tub because he had grown tired of her pestering. The title is an allusion because another word for nightingales is philomel, which derives from another greek story of Philomela. Philomela saw her brother, Tereus, committing a horrible crime and to keep her from revealing him, he cut out her tongue. However, Philomela and her sister made a tapestry…

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    The Cultural Issues Toni Morrison Shows in The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon Most of Toni Morrison’s novels speak about cultural issues. These issues are centered around the black community, especially the women. An issue shown in The Bluest Eye is self-hate. Another issue shown in the Song of Solomon is financial greed. An analysis of The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon shows Morrison’s religious allusions, symbol of obsession, and a theme of escaping. First, Morrison uses religious…

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    properties of the gemstones to which he compares his subject’s features. One such example has already been highlighted: “...like fair Venus chaste,” which is a direct contradiction. Chastity, or abstaining from sexual intercourse outside of marriage, was never a trait of Venus, who was the roman emblem of sexuality. Similarly, stating that a woman is “as smooth as Pan” would be entirely contradictory because of the coarse goat fur which covers the lower half of the deity’s body. Another poem…

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