Close and Distant Reading Reflection

Oresteia and Exodus both end in destruction. In Oresteia, the trilogy is surrounded by the theme of fate of destruction, while Exodus is founded on the theme of self-destruction. The two stories tell different stories, but they ultimately lead to destruction. Using close and distant reading allows us to understand the type of destruction and its severity. For example, in Oresteia I discussed the quote “There’s a rule that lays it down that spattering of life-blood spilling on the ground…

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