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From modern pop to timeless epics people have always wanted to be something more than what they already are This way they can leave a legacy for all to remember The lyrics in Bigger Than My Body by John Mayer and The Odyssey by Homer express this desire through theme language and tone The theme of aspiration can be found in both of these works In the Odyssey Odysseus plots his escape from a Cyclops Though defeating Polyphemus may seem impossibleOdysseus did not lose hope or doubt himself Not only does he defeat the Cyclops but he even rubs it in its face If any mortal man inquire how you were put to shame tell him Odysseus raider of cities took your eye Laertes son who lives on Ithaca Odysseus made sure that the Cyclops would remember who defeated him and that all would remember his skill John Mayer has the same level of ambition and aspiration In his song he says Someday Ill fly someday Ill soar someday Ill be so damn much more These words show that someday he plans on being know and respected by everyone These two works also share ideas through language Homer and John Mayer both use a form of a simile to demonstrate their bondage Homer indirectly compares Odysseus and the Cyclops to David and Goliath an old biblical tale This simile causes the reader to have an image of this giant monster and a man standing next to each other so Odysseuss defeat looks even more heroic John Mayer compares himself to a bird he states maybe Ill tangle in the power lines and it might be over in a seconds time but Id gladly go down in a flame if a flames what it takes to remember my name The reader can envision this bird struggling to break free and then falling to the ground in a flame kind of like how fire-fighters are heroic because
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