By Jill Scott (auth.)
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Grief can easily be co-opted to fuel retaliation and the need to “get even,” and fear is equally dangerous because it ensures that a helpless public will look up to a powerful leader to make unequivocal decisions. This worldview is antithetical to the poetic one because it rejects any form of ambiguity or multiplicity. Literature thrives on the indistinctness of metaphor, and so, paradoxically, does global terrorism, with its hidden and vague agenda. /Germany). I include examples from a variety of cultural contexts to show both the specificity of responses to 9/11 and, paradoxically, the globalized universality of responses.
740–743). They drink each other’s physical and moral virtues with their mutual look, and their collective noose of hatred is slackened and magically replaced by a collar bejeweled with trust and respect. They make a pact to help each other, and just as silently as he came, Priam is shepherded away in the dead of night. The poem concludes with the tearful mourning of Hector and the burial of his fire-seared bones. Cassandra’s primal scream rings throughout Troy, imploring the women to come and wail for one of their own.
Achilles cannot be compared to a morally depraved person in our modern world. In an incredible about-face, Achilles is able to drop his anger and exhibit tenderness, compassion and pity. Similarly, Orestes demonstrates a range of emotional responses, including love, fear, remorse and, finally, gratitude for his release from the consequences of matricide. Even the Bride cannot be described as a thoroughly evil person; during the scenes with her mentors, Bill, Hanzo¯ Hattori and Pai Mei, she exhibits respect and discipline.
A Poetics of Forgiveness: Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing by Jill Scott (auth.)