One connection I found myself excited to make this week was between Longinus’ On The Sublime and Ong’s The Writer’s Audience Is Always A Fiction. The connection I found between the two was significant because throughout Longinus’ text, he seems to be instructing his pupil to be both a writer and a critic. Thus, to be a successful writer and focus on the sublime, you must think like a critic. He states in his work “We can apply this to ourselves. When we are working on something which needs loftiness of expression and greatness of thought, it it good to image how Homer would have said the same thing, or How Plato…it makes a great occasion if you image such a jury or audience for your own speech, and pretend that you are answering for what you write before judges and witness of such heroic stature…”(12) This was significant to be because it seems like both authors want to make sure writers imagine their audience and think as not just a writer, but as a reader and critic. To further back this, Ong states “ A reader has to play the role in which the author has cast him in. Which seldom coincides with his role in the rest of his life.” (12) I found this quote to match up perfectly with the other reader because we must always be casting ourselves in more than one role to get the most out of rhetorical theory and any form of writing. We must be willing to stretch ourselves past the roles we think we belong in, in order to make the most sense of the world around us.