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  1. Sisyphus
  2. Prometheus
  3. Comparison of Characters
  4. Why would people identify with Sisyphus during WWI and WWII?
  5. Why would people identify with Prometheus during the Romantic Era?

Comparisons are made through every medium of expression. Art, literature, and performance each provide the opportunity to determine similarities and differences. The assessment may be made from differing forms of expression, time periods, purposes, authors, artists, political, social, economic, and cultural elements. Albert Camus and George Gordon (Lord) Byron provide the best opportunity to illustrate this comparison. Each author characterizes a mythological figure in their respective writings. Albert Camus does this through ?The Myth of Sisyphus? while George Gordon (Lord) Byron accomplishes the same feat with ?Prometheus.? The two authors of different eras provide a similar effect on their audience through the development of Prometheus and Sisyphus during the plots of ?Prometheus? and ?The Myth of Sisyphus.?

[...] The ironic vision in modern literature. Springer Netherlands Medwin, Thomas. Conversations of Lord Byron: noted during a residence with his lordship at Pisa, in the years 1821 and 1822. H. Colburn Moore, Thomas. Letters and journals of Lord Byron with notices of his life The man known as Byron became the man known as Byron became the man known as the man known as the man known as the man known as. The man known as Byron became the man known as Byron became the man known as the man known as the man known as the man known as. [...]

[...] A silent suffering, and intense; The rock, the vulture, and the chain, All that the proud can feel of pain, The agony they do not show, The suffocating sense of woe, Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless. (Byron) Nevertheless, Prometheus was eventually freed from his punishment by the legendary character Hercules. The poem is of obvious importance to George Gordon Lord Byron. His life is reflected through his poems and this reflection is evident in Prometheus. The most important reflection is on his Greek Heritage. [...]

[...] Sisyphus portrays freedom through acceptance of faith while Prometheus conveys freedom through his intentions despite repercussion. World War World War II, and the Romantic Era each provide an example of the way each author utilizes the cultural artifact to connect with their audience. Works Cited Byron, George Gordon Byron Baron. The Poetical Works of Lord Byron, Complete in One Volume. JB Lippincott & Company Camus, Albert. "The myth of Sisyphus." London: Hamish Hamilton 19653 (1955): 29. Fulford, Tim, Debbie Lee, and Peter J. Kitson. [...]

[...] (Byron) Sisyphus was utilized for multiple representations. The primary representation may be the Greek imaginings of the afterlife. According to the Greek, the world of the dead had a specific scene represented by Sisyphus. The principal identification is his punishment. The world of the dead was believed to be a place of everlasting fruitless labor. Happiness through acceptance is also revealed through the story of Sisyphus. Once Sisyphus reaches the top of the mountain there is no work to be done. [...]

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