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Unformatted text preview: Lets take these two statements: He throws a baseball like Randy Johnson and Randy Johnson throws a ball like him. The first statement defines who is great in their craft and does not lower the standard and greatness of Randy Johnson (or Zeus). If it is said the other way around, Randy Johnson is lowered in power and skill. By denoting that Zeus is most powerful and keeping him the number one there can be no mistake where the power is. When the audience is listening to this myth and hears it in the way that homer has described the scene and the comparison of the rock and Zeus, the audience is repeatedly aware of the fact that Zeus is supreme, omniscient and all-powerful. This fact is stated hundreds of times through Greek myth and this is just another example in a subtle way....
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- Fall '07
- The Iliad, Paris, Zeus