Monday, August 25, 2008

As Great as Homer and Shakespeare


“I imagined that I might also obtain a niche in the temple where the names of Homer and Shakespeare are consecrated” (2).

Homer is a Greek bard best known for his two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Both center around the Trojan war and its effect on the warriors. The two epic poems have been placed among the many classics in literature for defining Greek culture.

The author of 37 plays, and many poems and songs, William Shakespeare is considered by many to be one of the greatest playwrights of English literature. His works range from comedies to tragedies, with a few histories thrown in between.

Walton wishes to be remembered alongside the names of great poets, some of whom are remembered in the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. Shakespeare is buried in Holy Trinity Church.

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