A Pomegranate and the Maiden

A Pomegranate and the Maiden This was a very unique retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone I loved how the writer created a CAST LIST of all the characters in the story and which character was speaking in bold letters in all the chapters I enjoyed this book. I really enjoyed reading this I love mythology and the Gods and perceiving this myth through their eyes seemed on point I could really picture each and everyone of them saying those things and acting those plots, I really believe Tamara really capture their personalities. 2.5This book was received from the author for review All opinions are my own.I love mythology as much as the next history buff unless you re a history buff that s not into mythology , so I went into this hoping to get another perspective on the story of Persephone than the ones I was used to reading back when I was in college and studying the subject Did I get that I did This did offer a fairly good new view for me to the story I was pretty used to reading at this point However, I found that the fact the author went with first person POV ended up scrambling me while listening to the story than it did getting me engaged While I think it might allow others to connect better with the character by giving the feeling of the character talking to them, it just made me feel like I was being whined to as the story went along I cared less and less about what the feelings of the character were the longer I listened to them, while also being interested in the characters talking to the POV character Due to the large cast of characters given, I think I would have liked it better myself if it were in third person any of them.That aside, it was cool to go into the story where the focus was really on Dementer You could very easily see all the places where, like the blurb states, the character s gender was a large point in how they were treated and expected to act, and I d say that particular point, along with the character s psychology, are really what drove the story as a whole.I wouldn t recommend this to anyone not super interested in Greek mythology as a whole due to the very confusing change with the first person perspectives, but if you re into it and are familiar with the story of Persephone or Homer then I think you might enjoy seeing the way Agha Jaffar takes the story on. I enjoyed this book about the same event tha ts written from many view points It was well written and holds the readers attention. A Pomegranate and the Maiden is an interesting retelling of the Demeter and Persephone Myth as told in Homer s Hymn to Demeter It is told from multiple points of view Demeter, Persephone,Hecate,Zeus, Hades and and from a feminist perspective.I quite enjoyed it and would recommend it anyone who loves Greek Mythology A Pomegranate And The Maiden Is A Multi Faceted Re Telling Of The Story Of Demeter And Persephone As Told In Homer S Hymn To Demeter The Many Characters Speak Directly To The Reader, Presenting Multiple Perspectives Of The Same Event Among The Voices We Hear Is That Of The Mother Grieving For Her Lost Child, The Daughter Struggling For Independence, The Father Who Tramples On A Mother S Rights, And The Lover Who Resorts To Nefarious Means To Win His Beloved Each Perspective Is Deeply Rooted In The Character S Psychology And Gender Woven Within Their Narratives Are Stories Familiar To Readers Of Greek Mythology Against The Backdrop Of Our Own Culture, Which Still Diminishes The Value Of Motherhood And Marginalizes Women Of All Ages, These Voices Speak To Us Through The Centuries And Offer New Ways Of Seeing The World We Inhabit

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  • 194 pages
  • A Pomegranate and the Maiden
  • Tamara Agha-Jaffar
  • English
  • 25 March 2019

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