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The comparison of the communicative/rhetorical function of the story of the bow contest involving Odysseus (from the Odyssey) and the Bow Contest from Book I (Bala Kanda) of the Ramayana
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...Ramayana by Valmiki, specifically, the story of bow contest involving Odysseus from the Odyssey and the Bow Contest from Book I (Bala Kanda) of the Ramayana. These texts will be analyzed to explore their rhetorical significance for their cultures of origin along with a detailed discussion of how these texts and their rhetoric or communication functions are used in the cultural context. Hence, these two cultural epics are explored through their respective selected texts, reflecting the heroic context and customs of a particular culture or a society’s past and/or its present concerns. The Odyssey... Odyssey and Ramayana Epic literatures and cultural myths have consistent patterns of story-telling,...
World history. The Ramayana Analysis
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...Ramayana Analysis Believe it or not, we are faced with a multifaceted way of thinking and viewing the world. The minute we wake up, we are pressured to greet the world. We can choose to greet it with kindness, or anger regardless of what it has to offer us. Morality and ethics are the two factors that drive our behavior and attitude on a day-to-day basis. In addition, it is every day that we place ourselves in a battle. A battle between right and wrong. Morals dictate our spiritual essence and ethics dictate our instant gratifying demands. In the novel The Ramayana, written by R.K Narayan, we see a battle take place. The battles are always between the higher powers, powers... History The Ramayana...
Odysseus
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...Odysseus” Greek civilization is one the oldest civilizations known to mankind. Whole world owes to the ancient Greek civilization due to the reason that science, drama and even literature were first introduced by Greeks. Trojan War is an important event in the ancient Greek civilization. Greeks tried their best to get Troy conquered but failed. Troy was considered as a gate to Persian region. It was believed by Greek that the city can only be conquered if deadly bow of Hercules and his owner is available for assistance. This bow was possessed by a Great War hero of the past abounded by Greeks themselves ten years ago at the island of Lemons. War hero Philoctetes was left...
The Ramayana
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...Ramayana Painting showing the final Battle of the Ramayana Epic, the Yuddha Kanda, by Din Sahib. (1649-1653) The Ramayana Originating in India and dating from at least the third century b.c., the Ramayana is an episodic epic story reflecting religious, political, and social beliefs and moral doctrines. Primarily of Hindu origin, the Ramayana also exists in other versions within some Buddhist and other Asian religious traditions. There are texts of Ramayana in several regional languages, including Sanskrit, Chinese, Thai, Telugu, Bengali, Kashmiri, and Tamil. The Ramayana story recounts the life of Rama-the seventh incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, his brother Lakshmana-his wife Sita, his... The...
The Ramayana Essay
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...Ramayana: A Review of the Literature In the story of the Ramayana, Sita is one of the main characters. Rama and Lakshmana are two of King Dasaratha's sons, and were requested by Vishwamitra (the sage, or wise man) to kill Ravana, the ruler of the rakshasas. Vishwamitra's own personal vows prevented him from being able to personally fight Ravana's demons, and so he pleaded the king for Rama's help; Lakshmana opted to go along with Rama. Sita was found as a child by king Janaka, who basically adopted her as his own daughter. The king loved Sita incredibly, and his love for her was obvious. "Many princes have desired her hand in marriageBut I wanted the man...
Ramayana and Mahabharata
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...Ramayana and Mahabharata Ramayana and Mahabharata portray women whose lives are greatly affected and controlled by the society and the othercharacters particularly the males' perception of women in general. Some women are viewed as immoral in both epics. In Mahabharata, Ahalya is punished for adultery, such as Seeta that although she is sinless she undergoes the test of purity. Pre-marital & post-wedlock sex are also not allowed, for instance, the story about a maiden with child in book VII. In Ramayana, regaining virginity is important as influenced by other cultures. The immoral behavior of women affect the lives of children born in such union. Vyasa is fortunate to be brought... Ramayana and...
Analyzing the Ramayana
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...Ramayana of Valmiki translated by Hari Prasad Shastri, (Chepstow Villas, London, 1962).... King Dasa-ratha, who is known to be the court keeper at Ayodhya, has four sons with different mothers. The Vishnu god gave heavenly liquor to all the wives of Kings for them to bring forth sons, who are Vishnu’s partial incarnation. Amongst the sons, Rama is the strongest and the most handsome because his mother had managed to drink a lot of the magic beverage than the other wives of Dasa-ratha. When Rama became an adult, he got to know Sita, who was the beautiful daughter of Janak and mother earth. King Janak is the one who possessed a strong weapon, a wondrous bo, which belonged to the gods. King Janak makes a...
Medea and Ramayana
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...Ramayana (Ancient World) World Literature Their generic form and conventions as related to or even as outcomes of their social, religious and political milieus OR a demonstration of the historical development of the genre Medea is a very old Greek myth revolving around the life of Medea who was from a royal family with her grandfather being the god of the sun and her father being the king. Medea also had a heroic husband Jason whom they had children with but later betrayed her and went ahead to marry another younger wife (Euripides, Svarlien and Mitchell-Boyask, 23). Ramayana is also an ancient literary work whose settings are in India and not Greek like Medea. It is a Hindu’s mythology... Medea and...
Homer's Odysseus and Virgil's Aeneas.
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...Analysis: Comparison and Contrast of the Similarity and Dissimilarity of Virgil’s Aeneas and Homer’s Odysseus Although at first glance it may appear as if Greek and Roman mythology has a great deal in common, the differential that separates these two mythological interpretations is ultimately based upon a differential and culture between these two ethnicities. Although the Roman culture indeed “borrowed” a great deal of mythological subject matter from the Greeks, they also engaged in their own interpretation with regards to the way in which humans interact with the Pantheon. As a microcosm of this differential, the following analysis will seek compare and contrast holders Odysseus... Section/#...
Homer's Odysseus and Dante's Ulysses
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...Odysseus and Dante's Ulysses Introduction Ulysses is also called Odysseus in Homer’s poem called odyssey. This epic poem explains Odysseus’ long journey from the Trojan War through his way home. Homer states that Odysseus had one more journey to make after arriving but he does not explain whether the Odysseus went for it. Dante comes to describe this journey in his Inferno, which narrates the journey through hell. Dante introduces a slight difference in his version by stating that Odysseus never returns to Ithaca, his home but decides to continue sailing, behaviour that Dante refers to as irresponsible on Dante’s part. Comparative analysis Homer’s depiction of Odysseus in the Odyssey... Homer's Odysseus ...
The Ramayana Book Report/Review
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...Ramayana-Kumbhakarna battles the monkeys (1100-1200 CE) Former kingdom of Angkor). (The Ramayana). The Ramayana The original version of Ramayana has been written by Valmiki around 500 BCE to 100 BCE. (Quick guide to the Ramayana: Background). Later on, other versions of the Ramayana were compiled as 1. Hindi version called Ramcharithmanas by Tulisidas. 2. Tamil version by Kamban. 3. Bengali version by Krittaban. In the original version of Ramayana written by Valmiki, Rama has been shown as a mortal. However, in the later Tamil version written by Kamban, he is depicted as the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, the Hindu God of Creation. (Rao). The Ramayana opines that Valmiki co... (Scene from the epic...
Odysseus: Ancient Man of Guile
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...Odysseus knew well, was to his advantage. His bow was extraordinarily difficult to string, though he was an expert with it, and difficult for others to control. As the suitors failed in their efforts to string their bows, Odysseus strung his and hit the twelve ax-heads. He regained his wife, his Kingdom, and killed all of the suitors. Guile again, even in the end, was the hallmark of the crafty old King of Ithaca. In the final analysis, though his character illustrates other traits as well, Odysseus in best known for having been clever and resourceful when confronted with obstacles and enemies... Odysseus: Ancient Man of Guile Odysseus was known for many...
Odysseus' Character Essay
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...Odysseus James hunter, the of the book Odysseus, narrates the story in a very interesting text, bringing out a clear picture of Odysseus. Reading the book gives individual imaginations of exactly how and what Odysseus looks like. It also portrays his positive and negative behaviors. Odysseus, as the story tells us is a very famous man with so much pride. This pride helped him or failed him in different instances (Homer & Peter 139). The picture we get from the story about Odysseus is a very courageous man. As a leader in his Greek empire, Odysseus was strong in terms of leadership and everything that went along with that. He had the capability of winning when it came to events like... Lecturer: Odysseus ...
Term Paper- Odysseus
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...Odysseus’s Odyssey: The Narrative of Voyage, Culture, and Marriage Introduction Odysseus, at the finale of Book 5, prepares to set off from Calypso and go back home finally. As soon as the construction of the boat was done, Calypso gives him supplies for his voyage and bids a good wind to help him on his journey. Odysseus afterward heads out to seize the breeze and positions himself skillfully at the wheel of his new boat. This paper analyzes the three major themes of Odyssey, namely, Odysseus’s boat, Odysseus as the new epic hero of the new world, and Odysseus’s matrimonial bed. These...
Odysseus on Calypsos Island
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...Odysseus on Calypso's Island Homer's Odysseus is one of the most outstanding characters among epic heroes due to his contradictory and complicated personality. He differs much from other famous epic heroes, usually conducted by one idea. Their life is devoted to one goal and they play the role of presentation of this idea or fulfilling the mission that they are destined to. The character of Odysseus, as the main hero of the famous story, is revealed through the scope of various situations, his personality is shown in the process of its development and one of the episodes important for understanding and estimating the changes that occurred...
Odysseus on Calypsos Island
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...Odysseus on Calypso’s Island Homer’s Odysseus is one of the most outstanding characters among epic heroes due to his contradictory and complicated personality. He differs much from other famous epic heroes, usually conducted by one idea. Their life is devoted to one goal and they play the role of presentation of this idea or fulfilling the mission that they are destined to. The character of Odysseus, as the main hero of the famous story, is revealed through the scope of various situations, his personality is shown in the process of its development and one of the episodes important for understanding and estimating the changes that occurred...
Comparison between odysseus and achilles
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...Odysseus and Achilles Introduction Achilles and Odysseus are both portrayed as great heroes in Greek mythology; however, they are also different in character. Each of these characters suffered immense losses .They were both tested and tried by the Gods and eventually become true heroes. These men both had bravery, compassion and courage. Achilles and Odysseus have both similarities and differences between them. The paper herein examines both characters by comparing and contrasting them. It is, however, emergent that the two characters are in more ways different than similar. Discourse Similarities Both characters emerge as ancient heroic figures that were averse... in battle. In do dong, he...
Ramayana and Shakuntala: A Comparison
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...Ramayana and Shakuntala: A Comparison Both Ramayana and Shakuntala are great works of artistic and philosophical merit. Originally written in Sanskrit close to two millennia ago, their authorship and date of origin are both speculative and mythologized. Yet, these ambiguities do not detract from their unique contributions to Eastern philosophy and literature. Both are great dramatic narratives and are integral to Indian folklore and tradition. The two works offer a glimpse into the social, political and philosophical currents affecting India two millennia ago. In this sense, they can be treated as fictionalized yet historically informative documents. Though, both Ramayana and Shakuntala... ...
Similarities between Odysseus and Creon
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...Odysseus who had been in captivity for two decades under Calypso. Calypso kept him captive for twenty years after he fought and won over the city of Troy (Mikalson, 19). He was patiently waited by his wife and son back in Ithaca where he was the king. Telemachus had a terrible time fighting suitor who attempted to destroy his father’s wealth and remarrying Penelope, the king’s wife. Creon was accused of conspiracy. He offered rational explanations to argue that he had all the power he needed. This was because he was the brother in law to the king. He considered himself as having the same status with king Oedipus (Schefold & Giuliani, 29). This meant... In Odyssey, we learn the character of king Odysseus ...
Calypso and Odysseus Reflective Journal
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...Odysseus Reflective Journal One would make no mistake suggesting that Odyssey should be considered to be one of the greatest pieces of literature not only because it is one of the earliest, but also because it raises a considerable number of questions and themes that are extremely important for the understanding of the human nature. A good example of it would be the relationship between Odysseus and Calypso. Some critics suggest that the desire of the main character to refuse an offer of immortal life is rather important for the understanding of the whole story. This paper will analyze some of the aspects of this relationship in great detail. To begin with, it would be suitable to dwell... Calypso and...
Comparing themes in Gilgamesh and Ramayana
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...Ramayana The theme of love in Gilgamesh appear to be both in the form of erotic and platonic which serves as a major agent of change in the story. The theme is made relevant in the life of Enkidu who is moved by love to transform from a wild man into a noble person as a result of his association with Gilgamesh. As a result their friendship transits from that of a bully and a tyrant to that of an exemplary king as well as a hero. Love motivates them into a life of interdependence as Enkidu ensures checks and balance on the restless and powerful energies of Gilgamesh while Gilgamesh on his part assists Enkidu to come out of his self-centered attitude... of love. The factor of the goddess of...
Odysseus in the Iliad and The Odyssey
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...Odysseus in the Iliad and The Odyssey Table of contents Introduction. 2. The main points of comparison of Odysseus in The Odyssey and in The Iliad. 3. Conclusion. 1. The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer are the most brilliant examples of Ancient Greek epos. Greek literature contributed very much to the world literature, and historical and literature heritage have influenced the development of ancient literature tradition in general. The poems are written in fascinating poetic language of Homer, and they became the source of inspiration of many other ancient authors. The poems are also a good source of historical knowledge about the period described as there...
Compare the poems Odysseus and Penelope
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...Odysseus in the Poems “Odysseus” by W.S. Mervin and “Penelope” by Dorothy Parker We are used to considering legend as a kind of story that describes some epic hero, who usually struggles with different obstacles. But, all the adventures the mystic heroes face are so far from the real life, and we never think of these people as about real ones. The poems “Odysseus” by W.S. Mervin and “Penelope” by Dorothy Parker reveal the essence of the hero Odysseus and his patient wife Penelope as real humans showing that their problems and feelings are not so far from reality. Odysseus’ adventurous ventures and Penelope’s staying at home waiting for her husband are contradictory... No: Different Penelope and Odysseus ...
How does odysseus progress through his adventures?
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...Odysseus Progress through His Adventures After spending at least seven years in the island of Ogygia as a love captive, Odysseus was yearning to return to his home. However, the titan daughter had requested her divine powers to guard him so that he does not leave the island. This marked the beginning of his adventures in the island. The first adventure that he encountered was dealing with an angry sea. Although he had lived alongside the sea, Odysseus had never come across the wrath of the god of the sea (Johnston web). As he was running away from the seashores, he went into the home of Polyphemus who was the king on a mono-eyed race that...
The Ramayana By R. K. Narayan
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...Ramayana: R. K. Narayan Number Department Introduction The ic age of the Indian community was a period in which the society’s values were founded on religious responsibility of a man, as well as the purity of women. In the story Ramayana, two characters Rama and Sita are shown as persons who have ideal character, in view of the Indian culture. The moral aspect of each of them is brought out through many challenges that test both of them. Their actions and decisions through the story indicate how the perspective of Indian culture of an ideal person is described. Discussion Whether Sita Ever Did Anything Right On Her Own Initiative, or Not There are...
Would Odysseus be considered a hero today?
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...Odysseus A hero, in any era, is a person who is loved for his courage and bravery. A hero is the saviour and thinks about his people before himself, and puts himself in danger just to save his people. Moreover, he is a person who is greatly admired and loved for his noble and fine qualities. There are several values of every culture that change during the course of time. The modern values of our culture include the very basics honesty, loyalty, respecting friends and family, helping other, etc. Some distinctive qualities in our culture are survival, hard work, patriotism, respecting laws, devoting oneself for the well being of the country, and the people. Odysseus can be considered... as a...
The Character of Odysseus in the Odyssey
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...Odysseus in the Epic 'Odyssey' In Odyssey, a magnum opus by Homer, Odysseus, the main character journeys from Troy after the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus has a series of adventures and encounters with gods, giants, sea creatures, and humans, each of which are steps in his character development. Odysseus goes through dramatic character changes throughout the development of the poem. Throughout this journey he learns many lessons, faces obstacles testing his physical and mental strength and grows from an arrogant, self-centered hero into a humble, respectful survivor. With divine assistance he is finally able to return to Ithaca as an honorable man. In each and every... The Character of...
Comparing themes in gilgamesh and ramayana
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...Ramayana The Epic of Ramayan, as well as that of Gilgamesh, expounds on many diverse themes in the society. However, this paper aims at comparing the theme of love as presented by Ramayan and Gilgamesh in their respective works. In writing his piece of work, Ramayan associated love with unity. This is in connection with how he related the four brothers in his epic. For instance, he claimed that the four brothers; Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana, and Satrughna grew as close friends because of the love they had towards each other (Lawall 1172). However, he emphasizes more on the strong love that existed between Rama and Lakshmana. In tandem with this assertion, Ramayan... Comparing Themes in Gilgamesh and...
Discussion of two myths: The Aneid and Ramayana.
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...Ramayana The modern world is characterized by increasing global interaction, resulting in higher levels of conflict between different cultures and an increasing lack of cultural identity. While both the Aeneid and the Ramayana are tales of wandering heroes, the Latin epic The Aeneid mirrors the conflict that ensues when the seeker is in search of identity while conflicted with many different possible alternatives. The Aeneid is more relevant to modern life than The Ramayana because of the use of the myth as a tool for communication, the treatment of females as potentially powerful entities, and the diversity of cultural experiences presented to the hero... Discussion of Two Myths: The Aneid and...
How are women represented in the Ramayana story
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...Ramayana story? The contemporary notion of ‘woman’ in the Hindu religion is a descendant of the notion of ‘woman’ of Ramayana, i.e., Sita. ‘Sita’ is regarded as the ‘ideal’ woman. Ramayana is one of the two great epics of the Hindu mythology, and dates back to as early as 1500 B.C; however, the exact period has always been a topic of debate for many scholars (Narayan; p.xi). It is believed that Ramayana was first composed by the great saint Valmiki in classic Indian language Sanskrit. Ramayana is basically the story of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Rama and Sita are believed to be the incarnations of the Supreme Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi... October 2009 How are women represented in the Ramayana ...
Compare Achilles and Odysseus based in The Iliad
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...Odysseus based on the Iliad The Iliad works bring about a good story where two of the characters in the poems are analyzed in this essay. The essay provides the comparison and contrast of Achilles who is a son to a goddess and Odysseus who is a smart warrior, in terms of their traits. Most of Achilles’s character can be understood well from their origin. Zeus, who is the king of gods, many years before the beginning of the Trojan War, developed a crush on the sea goddess called Thetis. He then came to learn of a prophecy, which had it that Thetis will bear a son who shall be more powerful than his father. This made Zeus to marry Thetis off to a mortal called Peleus. Thetis... Comparison of Achilles and...
Discussion of two myths: The Aneid and Ramayana.
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...Ramayana The modern world is characterized by increasing global interaction, resulting in higher levels of conflict between different cultures and an increasing lack of cultural identity. While both the Aeneid and the Ramayana are tales of wandering heroes, the Latin epic The Aeneid mirrors the conflict that ensues when the seeker is in search of identity while conflicted with many different possible alternatives. The Aeneid is more relevant to modern life than The Ramayana because of the use of the myth as a tool for communication, the treatment of females as potentially powerful entities, and the diversity of cultural experiences presented to the hero... ?Discussion of Two Myths: The Aneid and Ramayana ...
Two major epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana of India
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...RAMAYANA OF INDIA Introduction The Mahabharata is a poem about two paternal first cousins, the five sons of King Pandu, deceased, and one hundred sons of King Dhritarashtra. The set of relatives become bitter rivals and are at war with each other over possession of the ancestral land Bharata. There are also many characters pursue and many personal conflicts, subplots and plots in the poem. Ramayana poem, on the other hand, is about King Dasaratha of the Kosala, who has four sons. Each of the four sons is partly an incarnation of the god Vishnu. Discussion Summary of Mahabharata The five sons of Pandu had five different gods as their fathers. The five sons who were heroes got... THE MAHABHARATA AND THE...
Comparison of the Figure of Achilles with Odysseus and Gilgamesh.
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...Odysseus... English 15 April Aristotle once said that “the man who is incapable of working in common, or who in his self-sufficiency has no need of others, is no part of the community” (Homer), and is like a beast or a God. Self-sufficiency can be defined as the ability to maintain oneself without dependency on others. In Edel’s view, the definition of self-sufficiency cannot be limited with a mere reference to the 'self' of a man. It also involves the society in which he lives that comprises his parents, children, wife, friends and fellow citizens, "since man is by nature a social and political being" (Johnston par. 8). This paper is an attempt to compare and analyze the heroic figures Achilles and...
The Many Sides of Odysseus throughout the Epic story of the Odyssey
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...Odysseus in the Epic ‘Odyssey’ In Odyssey, a magnum opus by Homer, Odysseus, the main character journeys from Troy after the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus has a series of adventures and encounters with gods, giants, sea creatures, and humans, each of which are steps in his character development. Odysseus goes through dramatic character changes throughout the development of the poem. Throughout this journey he learns many lessons, faces obstacles testing his physical and mental strength and grows from an arrogant, self-centered hero into a humble, respectful survivor. With divine assistance he is finally able to return to Ithaca as an honorable man. In each and every... The Character of...
Characterize Odysseus in the Odyssey Book 6, Lines 122-365 (The Princess and the Stranger)
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...Odysseus, is recognized as one of the seminal characters of Greek antiquity and the Western literary tradition. Throughout the epic Odysseus finds himself in a variety of dilemmas and confrontations that reveal significant elements about his character. This essay considers one specific instance in Book 6 of the epic and examines it for the character elements it reveals about Odysseus. One... ?The Odyssey One of the earliest and most powerful instances of Western literature emerges in Homer’s the Odyssey. While this text functions as a historic account of ancient Greece history and mythology, it also remains highly relevant for its narrative structure and character elements. The epic’s main protagonist,...
Compare and contract the Ramayana of valmiki and the epic of gilgamesh
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...Ramayana of Valmiki and the epic of Gilgamesh Ramayana by Valmiki and the Epic of Gilgamesh are great Hindu mythologies that have different heroic stories. Both stories present epic heroes who go on a quest where they display heroic characters. The qualities seen in the characters qualify them as epic heroes. Ramayana brings Rama as the main character while Gilgamesh is the heroic character in the epic of Gilgamesh. The following discussion will outline similarities and differences between the heroes of the two epic stories under divinity, pride, courage, and strength. Divinity to gods Gods in the story favor Rama and Gilgamesh. Their relationship with gods... Comparing and contrasting the heroism in...
What can we learn about the structure of the traditional indian society from the Ramayana story
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...Ramayana Story? Introduction: Ramayana is the mirror of time-tested and honored Indian values. Social concepts, noble ideals have been the mainstay of the culture of this ancient land and people greatly valued and followed those traditions with utmost reverence. R. K. Narayan, who was born and bought up in such a traditional Hindu family, is eminently suited to write on Ramayana. Ramayana reveals everything about the traditional Indian society, its governance and day to day functioning. The book contains many stunning examples. The simple actions of the common man and kings indicate... Order 323128 Topic: What can we learn about the structure of the traditional Indian society from the...
Discuss Odysseus as an ideal of manly conduct and resourcefulness in ancient Greek society.
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...Odysseus manly conduct and resourcefulness in ancient Greek society Odysseus was also known as Ulysses. He was born in the Ancient Greece. He was a Greek legend and a king of his hometown Ithaca as well as the hero in Odyssey, the Greek epic that was a sequel to the Iliad (Montiglio 56-9). Ancient Greek society was mainly made up of free people and slaves. Slaves were used as servants and laborers for free people who were mainly rich landowners, called aristocrats meaning best people. Their system of Government was known as oligarchy which was the rule by the few whereby slaves secured no legal right. For years, the Greeks engaged in a civil war with the...
Explain why some say that odysseus passes through a psycho-sexual landscape of male and female archetypes in his fantastic journey?
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...Odysseus Psychosexual Landscape Odysseus journey is involved with hilarious encounters that contribute to the fanatic aspect of his journey. Thus, Odysseus passes through a psychosexual landscape of male and female archetype. His journey started with him having to make a choice between leaving behind his beautiful wife and son for the island of Ithaca. After wandering in different Greek islands, Odysseus and his crew landed in North Africa where they encountered man-eaters. Odysseus and his crew later return to Greek islands where they met other different societies. Throughout his journeys, odyssey...
"Telemachos' heroic journey is exactly the opposite of his father Odysseus'. Odysseus makes mistakes, though being a hero, on his return home, while Telemachos makes no mistakes on his journey abroad."
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...Odysseus. Odysseus makes mistakes, though being a hero, on his return home, while Telemachos makes no mistakes on his journey abroad." Odysseus was the king of Ithaca. He had fought in the Trojan War for ten years. He went into exile for close to ten years after the collapse of Troy. He had left his newborn son, Telemachos and a committed wife, Penelope. Although his wife had longed for his return, she entertained strangers and arrogant suitors. Athena and Zeus motivated Telemachos to pursue his adulthood journey by unravelling the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. Telemachos heroic journey was exactly the opposite... Task "Telemachos heroic journey is exactly the opposite of his father...
"the hero returns home" chose from 1.Odysseus 2.Joseph 3. Gilgamesh. what did he learn, the knowledge he acquired, his new menta
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...Odysseus: The Hero Returns Home Crossing Back from the Threshold of his Newfound Heroism Greek mythology is full of stories narrating the adventures, escapades, and even exploits of Gods and mortals. From each tale springs forth a life learned lesson, may it be coming from a journey of a valiant hero, or from an expedition that caused the irrevocable doom of a God or a mortal. As always, the Gods of Olympus and their divine minions would most often have a hand in the outcome of the lives of each mortal down below. It is as if mortals are a chess piece, a pawn, in their own game. Despite this, there exist some instances wherein the good character and admirable skill... Humanities Mythology 12 May...
Compare two or more of the following treatments of the story of Odysseus/Ulysses,paying special attention to the significance of the journey itself and of Ithaca:Homer Odyssey,Tennyson "Ulysses",Dante canto 16,du Bellay "Heureux qui comme Ulysse.."
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...Odysseus’ long ordeal comes to an end. Celebration in the palace is described in the following lines: “then the well-ordered hall was filled with rejoicing. The minstrel drew from his lyre and waked in all the longing for the dance. Gaily they trod a measure, men and fair-robed women till the great house around them rang with their footfalls. For Odysseus at last after long wandering had come home and every heart was glad.” (Hamilton, 1942). Thematic Analysis of Tennyson’s “Ulysses” “Ulysses” by Alfred Lord Tennyson was first written in 1833. It was published in its final form in 1842 is a poem about... A Comparative Study Between Homer’s Odysseus & and Tennyson’s Ulysses “Ulysses is the Greek form...
Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus.
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...Odysseus in “The Odyssey” and his relationship with Athena, the goddess of war. She portrays a strong relationship with Odysseus throughout his journey always helping and taking action on his behalf. For example, in the beginning of the poem we see her begging her father Zeus to let her help him so he can return safely to his family. She even helps Odysseus to change his appearance so that the princess Nausikka will be sure to aid him in reaching home. Athena takes immediate steps to protect him once he reaches the city shown to him by the princess... . For example, she protects him with a surrounding fog and herself appears in the form of a young girl to lead him to the palace. Finally, when...
Myth Analysis
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...Analysis: Dharma in the Ramayana of the of the Concerned 27 June Ramayana happens to be one of the twosupreme epics of the Hindu religion. On salient aspect of Ramayana is that each of the characters in this epic affiliates allegiance to the concept of Dharma (righteous behavior) and moulds and aligns one’s actions in consonance with this concept. The beauty of this epic is that every character in it be it Rama, Sita, Lakshmana, Bharata or Hanuman lead one’s entire life dedicated to the duties and responsibilities accrued by one in the light of one’s Dharam or the righteous behavior attributed to one, thereby creating...
Mythic Topic Example Monsters are a feature in myths, epics, and other literary works from all over the world. Compare and contrast the monsters in Gilgamesh, the Odyssey and the Ramayana. Explain what these non-human creatures represent in relation to th
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...Ramayana just like in the Odyssey and unlike Gilgamesh we are presented with a triumph of good against evil. So charismatic is the tale on obedience and duty to culture that in the present day India celebrations are still set aside to commemorate the societal values espoused in the mythology. The monsters that the hero has to face remind one of Odysseus’ struggles against the misleading forces of darkness. None of the monsters are good intentioned but it is perhaps the community’s high upholding of Dharma which sets aside the standard rules of operation that is acclaimed for his... Monster Comparison and Contrast in Gilgamesh, Odyssey and Ramayana Myths Monster Comparison and Contrast in Gilgamesh,...
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...Analysis English: Paragraph Analysis goes here Professional Specialization of your Topic Sentences Do you have a will? (Paragraph # 1) Avoiding and managing debt is hard. (Paragraph # 5) Paragraphs Analysis Precise and coherent presentation of an idea is the essence of a paragraph. The paragraph # 5 is focused write up which follows the rules of effective writing religiously. It introduces the topic in the opening sentence emphatically. The topic sentence catches the attention of the reader and instigates his interest into further reading. Rest of the paragraph is built on the topic sentence and every sentence further builds the reader’s thought on the subject. Sentences... ?Running Head: Paragraph...
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...Analysis English: Paragraph Analysis goes here Professional Specialization of your Topic Sentences Do you have a will? (Paragraph # 1) Avoiding and managing debt is hard. (Paragraph # 5) Paragraphs Analysis Precise and coherent presentation of an idea is the essence of a paragraph. The paragraph # 5 is focused write up which follows the rules of effective writing religiously. It introduces the topic in the opening sentence emphatically. The topic sentence catches the attention of the reader and instigates his interest into further reading. Rest of the paragraph is built on the topic sentence and every sentence further builds the reader’s thought on the subject. Sentences... Running Head: Paragraph...
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...Analysis Learning from Failure Failure in engineering often is an important phenomenon and this refers to the failure in mechanics of materials .The failure in materials can be described with three instances in context to bridge construction failure. First one of the failures in materials can be detected as the buckling of the compression chord. According to (Delatte 22) “The collapse of the Quebec Bridge resulted from the failure of the lower chords in the anchor arm near the main pier”. Another engineering failure can be seen as the torsional oscillation which can cause damage in bridges. Last, but not the least, the third failure in materials can be identified as the corrosion... Failure and Error...
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...analysis and proper contextualization of findings, recommendations, and conclusions, though further studies are needed to understand nursing errors through theorization and finding practical solutions. Article Critique... Article Critique of Valiee et al.’s “Critical Care Nurses Perception of Nursing Error and Its Causes: A Qualitative Study” Class June 20, 2014 The paper intends to critique Valiee, Peyrovi, and Nasrabadi’s (2014) article, “Critical Care Nurses Perception of Nursing Error and Its Causes: A Qualitative Study.” Their main goal is to understand how critical care nurses perceive nursing error and its causes. Their study has important strengths in appropriateness of research methods and anal...
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