essay 3 NOS - Samuel Christy Essay#3 Leda and the Swan

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Samuel Christy Essay #3, Leda and the Swan <p> Leda and the Swan is an epic poem from Greek Mythology which depicts the story of the God Zeus rapping a young girl by the name of Leda. This poem is still well known even in today’s society after all of these years. The story depicts Zeus as a swan who has great wings and great power. Leda is depicted as a young girl who is weak and cannot do anything about the rape that is going on. She is helpless against the great God Zeus and his desires. The poem describes the rape and how it is painful for Leda. <P/> <p> The first painting by Cezanne is a painting of Leda and a white swan. Leda is laying naked on a bed or chair with the swan to her right side not on the bed/chair. The swan has great swooping wings. The swan is biting Leda’s hand with its bill. Her face looks pained and not happy at all. She is looking at the swan with hate-filled eyes. She has a piece of cloth covering her vulva which could symbolize innocence. <p/>
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 131 taught by Professor Jackwilson during the Spring '08 term at University of Maine Orono .

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essay 3 NOS - Samuel Christy Essay#3 Leda and the Swan

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