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  • The Lotus Eater

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    Mythic Structure in Somerset Maugham’s “The Lotus Eater” The word ‘myth’ is derived from the Greek word ‘mythos’, which means a traditional tale common to the member of a tribe, race or nation. It usually involves the supernatural elements to explain some natural phenomenon in boldly imaginative terms. Today myth has become one of the most prominent terms in contemporary literature analysis. It was Northrop Frye, one of the most influential myth critics (others including Robert Graves, Francis

  • Lotus-Eaters In The Odyssey

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    attack they flee onto their ships and leave, losing 6 men per ship in the battle. While at sea Odysseus and his men come upon a storm that blows them off course to the island of the Lotus- eaters. While on the island of the Lotus-eaters some native to the land give Odysseus and his men lotus, a intoxicating fruit of the lotus. This fruit makes the men lose their thoughts of home and just want to stay on the island and eat more fruit. The only way to get his men onto the ship

  • Lotus Eaters In The Odyssey

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    includes temptation, possibly in the form of alcohol, drugs, or other dangerous acts. However, one can choose to resist or give in, one immediately leading to one’s demise. This is directly related to Odysseus’ struggles with the Lotus Eaters and his crew. The Lotus Eaters are peaceful and offer

  • The Lady Of Shalott Poem Analysis

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    metaphysical standpoint that the nature of humanity itself is to work, and that absent of hardship is absent of life, the act of succumbing to the Lotus in the poem can sometimes appear to carry connotations of death and sinister imagery, an example being 'through the moss the ivies creep', which evokes images of parasitic and sinister representations of the lotus

  • The Lotos-Eaters by Tennyson

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    genres; he implemented perhaps the most distinguished and versatile of all the written works in the English language. The first time I read "The Lotus-Eaters"1, I have to admit that I had a hearty dislike for

  • The Lotus Eaters Literary Analysis

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    The Lotus Eaters: Transforming Source Materials Transforming “The Lotus Eaters” allows the reader to analyze varying aspects of transforming source materials, and the contrasting emotional effects each medium has. Even though the stories are different, the theme remains unchanged. The messages about distractions and the importance of staying the course are shown in all three. In Homer’s episode the reader sees the story through the eyes of Odysseus and can feel his desire to return home. Odysseus

  • Social Issues In The Lotus Eaters By Tennyson

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    Tennyson’s poems rely on an active participation from the reader to provide them with meaning. Instead of telling the reader what to believe, Tennyson’s mission was to encourage discussion about Victorian social issues. Similarly, in his poem, The Lotus Eaters, Tennyson explores ideas about the unabashed use of opium, the Victorian obsession with progress, and industrial advancement. Opium maintained an unavoidable presence in Victorian society. As prevalent as Aspirin today, opium was the pain killer

  • Book 9: The Lotus Eaters And Cyclops

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    Book 9: The Lotus Eaters and Cyclops Odysseus and his men get carried by the wind to the Ismarus, which is the city of the Cicones. During their visit, some of Odysseus’s men got greedy, and because of this they get chased off the island by the Cicones. When Odysseus was traveling, Zeus punished him and his crew with a storm that brought them to the land of the Lotus-eaters. Here, some of the sailors ate the lotus and became intoxicated. The lotus made them want to stay on the island, instead

  • The Day I Rowed Island Poem

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    and was shocked not only to see something that was alive, but a lotus flower. In the middle of the flower was the lotus fruit that supposedly makes one forget everything they once wanted. With the fruit in my hand I rushed over to the dog and threw the lotus is the air towards the evil head. Flamia’s sword like teeth split the fruit in half and was swallowed within seconds. My men bounced up and down in relief and thought the lotus fruit would have the same effect it had on

  • The Guanyin : The Bodhisattva Of Compassion

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    instead of seeking personal nirvaha [sic]” (Yeu 2). Guanyin is the Chinese name for the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Overmyer 418). The original script describing Avalokitesvara is the Lotus Sutra (Overmyer 419). In the Lotus Sutra, Avalokitesvara is known as “the Regarder of the Cries of the World” (The Threefold Lotus Sutra 319). The Buddha describes the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara: If there be countless hundred thousand myriad koțis of living beings suffering from pain and distress who hear of this