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Unformatted text preview: the action of Diomedes. The lion describes Diomedes, strong, kinglike and quick. The “helpless herds” describes the soldiers who are sleeping next to their “sheep or goats. Diomedes, as the lion, “pounces upon them with wicked intention”. By making use of this comparison, the audience can become just as enthralled with this part of the story as I am and understand the emotions and intensity that is displayed during this small battle. Some of the audience, mostly the children, may have never encountered warfare before but since it is described to them as a lion hunting its prey, everyone will be likely to understand this scene so much more....
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 131 taught by Professor James during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07