Lewis Mcgrath 's Shannon And Apuleius ' The Golden Ass

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A common theme found in both, Campbell McGrath’s Shannon and Apuleius’ The Golden Ass, is facing the consequences for venturing into the unknown. George Shannon and Lucius come face to face with unique obstacles, for instance George’s narrative long struggle to acquire any form of comestible sustenance or Lucius being faced with the seemingly immoral task to murder a woman by having sexual intercourse with her when he is in donkey form, that they must overcome. They used their pride and determination, allowing them to trek onward in their paths. The men’s situations differ in the way that George is traveling into the uncharted area of the United States with the Corps of Discovery and Lucius has an absurd fetish for the unusual and unknown. Both men experience pitfalls to each of their own degrees, however, pass with time as the stories go on. The men of both narratives experience crises, conjure up coping mechanisms to allow them to adapt briefly with their situations, and experience success and failures with their methods.
George Shannon’s venture into the unknown with these more experienced men proves to be quite the challenge when he separates from the group. These men were more experienced in a way that they were seasoned army veterans with great survival knowledge and tactics. George was on his own for fifteen days in attempt to impress his fellow explorers, without food, a way to hunt, or any sense of direction of where he is going to get back to the group. In the
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