Wednesday, March 5, 2008
This is a great mythological story about Perseus and his triumphs as a Greek hero. The story was like a classic love story where Perseus saves Andromeda from a sea monster, who destroys both man and beast, named Ceto. Perseus and Andromeda then get married. Perseus could be considered maybe one of the greatest heros in Greek mythology for the slaying of the Gorgon and Medusa. Though in the story of Perseid, he is show as an old man who trys to hang on to his youth where he would be heroic. He woud hang on to "fan letters" and store them in alphabetical order so he knew exactly which one he wanted to read. John Barth puts a spin on his character to seem like he is a washed actor or musician, in his case a washed up hero.