Niobe, By Ted Hughes

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“Niobe” is a fascinating tale that demoralizes arrogance, and displays the consequences of those who boast, brag, or are too proud. William Logan and Ted Hughes have written different renditions of this topic, and they each add their own unique style into into their works. For instance, Ted Hughes provides a poetic translation of the original story by Ovid. He also adds his own spice to the tale by using his tendency to create drama. For example, Hughes states, “Niobe was proud… She reared her spectacular head, / Her hair coiled and piled like a serpent / Asleep on a heap of jewels. Anger made her beauty awesome,” (Hughes 199). Although I love the imagery that this depiction creates, I believe that modern day readers, such as myself, would

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