Revealing his own concerns, Homer regularly points out that bards in the work must be respected and fed. One can see why all this eating would capture the attention of a comic writer like Fielding. Epics, like tragedies, are supposed to be elevated and high whereas anything to do with the body, above all food and sex, traditionally are associated with the low and the comic. At one point Odysseus even comments on how hunger reduces the most high-minded man to an animal state. Addressing the king of the Phaecians after he has been shipwrecked on his island, he asks for time to finish his dinner before he tells his story:.
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By Chris Vognar. Tom Jones , the Oscar winner about the ups and downs of a strapping 18 th century foundling Albert Finney , just came out as a Criterion Collection Blu-ray. It's a lively fusion of picaresque literature and adventurous cinematic style. Tom sits down at a tavern for a meal with Mrs.
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