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09/27/07 Contrast styles: Iliad linear storyline compact 40-day story. The passage of time is NOT obvious. References of Muse are short; plots moving fast; straightforward conciseness and clarity No monstrous creatures The setting of the story takes place in the city-- geographically compact location Odyssey parallel storylines (flashbacks) two-decade journey. The passage of time is obvious. References of Muse involves requests of blessings; elaboration of details Lots of monstrous creatures The setting of the story takes place mostly in the countryside and involes lots of geographical shifts Are Iliad and Odyssey written by the same author? Separatists’s argument— different styles (see the above comparison) Same-author argument— Continuity (Consistent characterization of Odysseus. Both consist of 24 books.) Contrasts of the heroes in each book: Achilles as the great representative figure of warrior code; Odysseus as a cunning
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This note was uploaded on 06/20/2011 for the course WRT 102 taught by Professor Frost during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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