A comparison of Homer's "Iliad" with Christa Wolf's "Cassandra" - an account of war by a man and a woman, respectively, on the same topic.
# 109701 | 1,433 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 05, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis) , English (Comparison) , Literature (German) , Women Studies (General)
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This paper discusses the novel, "Cassandra," written by Christa Wolf. It discusses how the novel is a woman's view on war and why it is given such importance. The paper discusses the plot of the story and the style in which Wolf wrote it. The paper briefly compares Wolf's "Cassandra" with Homer's "Iliad" which is an account written by a man on the same topic.
Sample of Sources Used:
- McDonald, W. E. "Who's Afraid of Wolf's Cassandra-or Cassandra's Wolf?: Male Tradition and Women's Knowledge in Cassandra." Journal of Narrative Technique. Ypsilanti, MI (JNT). 1990 Fall, 20:3, 267-283.
- Russi, Roger Ph.D. Dialogues of Epic Figures: Christa Wolf's Kassandra, Monique Wittig's Les Geurilleres, and Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Firebrand. Diss. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993. Ann Arbor: A Bell & Howell Company, 1993.
- Wolf, Christa. Cassandra: A Novel and Four Essays. Trans. Jan Van Heurck. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc, 1984.
- West, Stephanie. "Christa Wolf's Kassandra: a Classical Perspective." Oxford German Studies (OGS). 1991-1992, 20-21, 164-85.
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