Float - Cassandra Float Can Summary & Analysis

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"Cassandra Float Can" is a chapbook in which is contained three 'cuts' of an essay concerning Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess who, upon Troy's fall, was taken by Agamemnon back to Argos, where she relayed a prophecy regarding the fall of Agamemnon, the curse placed upon his house, and her own death. (For a modern retelling of the Agamemnon story, see Colm Toibin's "House of Names," which BookRags has provided a study guide for, in 2017.) These essays include: the "Original Cut," which spans 10 pages and is written from the point of view of a first person narrator who is likely Anne Carson; a "Birthday Cut," which reworks the original cut into 13 short lines, each of which is narrated from an ambiguous third person speaker; and a "Final Cut," which contains 17 words spread over 17 lines. The "Final Cut" is again narrated from the point...

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