TODAY we focused on ANALYSIS! You have a strong understand of the pantheon, Hades, and the myths associated with the gods. At this point, my young friends, you can explain to an audience how the use of mythology assists a reader in understanding meaning!
What "truth" or theme is Rosetti attempting to convey regarding Pandora as a symbolic character in this poem "Pandora?"
EXAMPLE THAT WE WROTE TOGETHER!
Dante Gabriel Rosetti
What of the end lady? Was it line the deed that
set the fiery pinions free? Wherefore upon
Jupiter's demand that Vulcan male thee so divine?
FOR YOUR HOMEWORK, which is due on WEDNESDAY, the 8th, please select from ONE of the TWO poems. Follow the prompt for the one you choose. You will need to use textual support from the poem! You will also need to use the "Prometheus" myth (you have a copy of it in your notebook), or the "Sisyphus" myth in your book (312).
by George Gordon, Lord Byron
Titan! To whose immortal eyes
The suffering of mortality,
Seen in their sad reality.
Your silent suffering and intense;
The rock, the vulture, and the chain,
All that the proud could feel of pain.
Thy god-like crime was to be kind,
To render with thy precepts less,
The sum of human wretchedness
And strengthen man with his own mind.