Indian epic poetry

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  • Source Analysis: Bhima Drinking The Blood Of Dushasana

    responsible for killing all one hundred Kaudavan sons. The Kurukshetra War is believed to be dated back to 3102 BCE. Therefore, this painting is a rendition by Abul Fazl of the epic battle between Bhima and Dushasana as described in the Mahabharata. The portrait is painted on what seems to be very durable paper and is painted with watercolor. The artwork is painted with great detail and there is a lot going on in the picture. There are even two parts of the painting that seem to have been inserted which are not directly connected to the painting itself for the purpose of being able to add to the painting more of what was going on in the battle scene that could not have fit on the page otherwise. The two separate pieces have a border around them that leads me to believe that they are not directly connected to the painting. Also, it is fairly evident. The separate piece near the top of the painting with the man pulling back his arrow has trees growing around it. The trees on all sides of the separate piece are all bent around the border surrounding the isolated piece which makes it seem like the two disjointed pieces of the portrait were intentional. Much of the clothing of the people in the painting and the mantles of the horses seem to be of a warm color. I notice this trend in many other pieces of Indian artwork as well. It seems to me that…

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  • What Is The Greek Version Of Ayodhya

    the Ramayana comic book and the two Sanskrit versions of this epic poem, I decided to focus on the excerpt Ayodhya to compare to the comic book. Similarly, various texts when translated, can be interpreted inconsistently as to how the writer had originally intended or as the audience is supposed to interpret the text. We see that in these texts, when comparing them there are some major differences, from which questions may arise. Some questions presented may be, “What is the right…

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  • Theme Of Courage In Beowulf

    Beowulf’s Bravery Beowulf, in the famous medieval poem of the same name, is the courageous and mighty protagonist in the story. He is a fierce warrior that is much beloved by his people and followers, as well as those he has helped through the years with vanquishing monsters and such. With every challenge that comes his way and through every battle he partakes in, he shows a tremendous amount of bravery, something that is most admired knowing the danger he constantly places himself in. There…

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  • Heroism In The Odyssey And Vyasa

    R.R. Tolkien writes, “I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it 's very difficult to find anyone. 'I should think so — in these parts! We are plain quiet folk and have no use for adventures.’” Homer’s Odyssey, chapters eight and nine, and Vyasa’s The Mahabharata, In the Beginning and The Ring & the Well, are primary forms of epic poems telling the grand tales of Ulysses and Drona, respectfully. Both authors tell of divine deities of the culture, glory of war,…

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  • The Descent Of Alette Poem Analysis

    Alice Notley’s The Descent of Alette is an epic poem that shows the relationship between gender, sex, and the human body. By doing so, Notley challenges the traditional form of an epic poem through her use of a female hero and a series of lyric poems that create an epic poem. Here, we see two sets of binaries: female hero/male hero and lyric poem/epic poem. Additionally, these binaries are a function of hierarchy. By resisting traditional binaries, Notley shows equality through an open space for…

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  • Questions On The Iliad And Odyssey

    FLIP #1 #1. Cole-Symes: How did the epics of Homer transmit the values of the Bronze Age to the aristocracy of the new Greek polis? What were these values? 1. A polis was not a unified city-state or its people. a) Greeks saw poleis as the collective houses of various city-states that made them up, and the collective values and beliefs they had, but did not see themselves as a unified people. 2. Myths are written to reflect the values of the culture at the current time. a) Homer and other…

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  • Beowulf Is An Epic Hero Analysis

    Beowulf: The Absolute Epitome of an Epic Hero Throughout history there have been many literary works that portray an epic hero, defeating the supernatural and displaying great courage in difficult situations. Beowulf, written during the Anglo-Saxon time period, depicts the perfect example of the epic hero through the main character. Beowulf is considered an ideal model due to the characteristics given to the protagonist. The legendary warrior, Beowulf, accepted fatalism and accomplished…

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  • Vergil's Role Of Women In The Aeneid

    Within The Aeneid, Vergil, as the author, placed an undisputable, misogynistic point of view upon the female characters of the epic poem. His sexist perspective, coming from the ancient Roman society’s values and view on women, is hinted at in his description and depiction of the women, having them supposedly “serve” as troublemakers and/or suitors and potential lovers. From a modern, feminist perspective, Vergil’s misogyny only made the female characters appear stronger and against the norm of…

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  • Jim's Maturity In The Star Saga

    In the Star Wars saga, Darth Vader begins as a child: innocent and curious. Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Vader, shows high levels of immaturity in dealing with the conflicts that come his way. When Mace Windu and Yoda allow Anakin onto the Jedi Council, but do not give him the rank of Master, he proclaims the wrongdoing in this course of action. In the end, Darth Vader matures and helps his son defeat the Emperor, despite all of the atrocious deeds he has done in the name of the Empire.…

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  • Poem Analysis: The Epic Of Gilgamesh

    The poem can be divided into two parts: A heroic story about a legendary king, and a narrative about a spiritual journey by a man who has just recognized his own mortality. A. Gilgamesh is heroic in that he is partly divine. Moreover, his adventures are captured in an epic, which is a narrative poem written about a hero or heroines that display unparalleled bravery and courage. B. The poem begins with Gilgamesh as a ruler who oppresses his people, who pray to the gods for relief. 1. The gods…

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