/percy-jacksons-visit-to-lotus-hotel-viewed-through-a-homeric-lens/

A great point that the Lotus-Eaters become more like the Lotus-Watchers in Lightning Thief. The temptation is largely visual. Linton's painting is fascinating. His tiny statuette steals the attention from the huge statuary above and the garden as a whole. The distracted group in the back aren't paying attention to either, though, perhaps suggesting we are disposed to being Lotus-Eaters even when there are no Lotuses. I also noted that the art dealer stands with his left foot forward, the classic "power" stance in Greek and Egyptian statuary, marking him as the authority figure for this group.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.