Circe- Madeline Miller

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This book retells the myth of Odysseus from the perspective of Crice, trapped on her island. Similar to The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood or The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker.

  • Power of empathy instead of seeking fame or political power.
  • The patriarchal and cruel society of Olympian gods is reflected in Odysseus and the mortals.
  • Questions whether heroes of myth were actually heroic. It’s an example of how History-is-Written-by-the-Winners.

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