Family Relationships Essay

914 Words Apr 30th, 2008 4 Pages
There are many different family traditions and relationships based on our culture and how it was developed. We are trained to act and behave in such a manner that is “appropriate” from the time that we are born. Many of these actions are actually based on the cultures of ancient times. Some of our everyday traditions come from these cultures, along with our actions and behavior within our families. A few of these countries are Babylonia, Greece, and India. I have found one story from each country or culture, to show examples of families relationships and there importance to those affected by them. These three stories are Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, and The Ramayana. In the ancient country of Babylonia, there are a few things that have …show more content…
During the ancient Greek times there was one story that widely influenced many people. This is the story of The Odyssey. There are many relationships in this story that influence, or that show other people in the way in which they should act. Many noble men of that time were looked upon by many families, to show there youth the way in which they should be. Noble men were looked up to, leaders of their time, role models if you will. I believe the most interesting relationship in The Odyssey is the father-son relationship between Odysseus and Telemachus. The story is about Telemachus being able to become a man and learn the proper attributes of being a leader. Odysseus, the former leader, who is now kidnapped, is a famous man who was looked upon by everyone. During his travels, Telemachus has to act as a leader, as his father would so that he can gain the respect which he deserves. Odysseus trusts his son and knows that he will be able to find him. There relationship is shown in this story through the faith they have that Telemachus will find his father and bring him back to safety. Telemachus and his father Odysseus show that their relationship is strong when they fight off the suitors. A family relationship is one that can not be translate or manipulated. In the story The Odyssey they truly show the importance of family values. In ancient India family

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