Indian epic poetry

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  • The Hero's Journey In The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Enkidu

    book written 5,000 years ago, The Epic of Gilgamesh translated by Stephen Mitchell. The two main characters in this story are half-god half-humans: Gilgamesh and Enkidu. In the book, the king of Uruk is Gilgamesh, and he rules and terrorizes the many people who are under his rule. The overbearing gods and goddesses in the story create Enkidu to counteract his manipulation. Gilgamesh and Enkidu end up becoming best friends and going on many (unnecessary, but) epic journeys and quests together.…

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  • Aang And Sam's Journey Analysis

    One of the most important stages in Aang and Sam’s journeys is the belly of the whale stage, where both made their first official transformation that made them unable to turn back. As Aang is analyzing the situation with the Fire Nation, he makes the final decision that causes him to transform and fill his role as a hero. He says to Prince Zuko, “If I go with you, will you promise to leave everyone alone?” which shows that he is willing to risk his own life for the safety of those he was chosen…

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  • Loyalty And Perseverance In The Odyssey

    What makes a man? For as long as history can date back, a man has been viewed as a powerful figure in society who had to get things done, especially for his family. Loyalty, by definition, is the quality of being loyal to someone or something and perseverance, by definition is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. In The Odyssey, Homer displays these two traits repeatedly throughout the story as the two main male characters progress and attempt to…

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  • Depravity In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

    "Men! The only animal in the world to fear" (Lawrence). This quote is talking about how the most dangerous and capable animal in this world is man himself. Without the restraints and expectations of society, man is capable of anything. Conrad illustrates these negative effects that result from taking man out of his environment in his novel Heart of Darkness. He shows that man has the ability to adapt to to new civilizations, however it may not be beneficial. In Conrad's novel, he uses the…

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  • Charles Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood

    Little Red Riding Hood has been told and fluctuated around for hundreds of years through many generations. It can be traced as far back as the 10th century in European folktale. Although, the best known versions were written by Charles Perrault and Brothers Grimm in the 17th and 18th century, the story has changed significantly in many ways since. Depending on versions the people in the tale can vary such as in the French version it is a woodcutter that comes in and saves Red and her grandmother…

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  • Speaking Of Courage By Tim O Brien: Character Analysis

    Human Rather Than a Character The first thing that comes to mind while thinking about a soldier is a man wearing clean uniform with glittering gold badges. This man is courageous, fearless; he can run through mud while it’s raining, go into dark tunnels without having any fear. From this hypothetical soldier’s face, it can be understood that he is proud of serving his country and protecting the weak. This man who would do anything to save his compatriots, fights dauntlessly in the war zone, when…

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  • Star-Touch Queen Critique

    Most have all white characters, or at least white main characters. So, when I found out that this takes place in India with all Indian characters I was delighted. The characters were written by a half-Indian writer, so, they were portrayed perfectly. Furthermore, the main character is a strong independent female who knew what she wanted to achieve and knew how to achieve it herself. She also had flaws, like jumping…

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  • Conflicts In The Epic Poem 'Beowulf'

    Beowulf Beowulf is an epic poem that revolves around several battles between Beowulf, Grendel, Grendel’s mother and a dragon. Beowulf is an epic hero that is subjected to fate and cannot escape his mortality. He is the leader of the Geats and is characterized as a mighty, powerful, and bold warrior. He also becomes fearful of death towards the end and is worried when encountering certain battles. With this in mind, he displays these characteristics several times throughout the poem by resolving…

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  • Beowulf And Everym Poem Analysis

    In the epic poem Beowulf and the play Everyman the main characters’ actions, behaviors, character traits, and values are what bring the characters to the point in their lives that are written about. These traits make for two vastly different main characters; however, their overall drive and faith bring them to the same fate in the end. Beowulf being about a strong, brave, and faithful leader in the Anglo-Saxon period and Everyman being about a man who lived his life they way he wanted in the…

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  • The Tragic Hero In Homer's From The Odyssey

    Many things can define a hero: bravery, cleverness, skills, strengths, and so much more. In Homer’s “From the Odyssey,” heroic actions are demonstrated in many ways. “From the Odyssey” is about a greek human by the name of Odysseus. Odysseus is a well known king from the kingdom of Ithaca. Throughout the blossoming of Odysseus being discovered, he does some pretty controversial things on his journey back home to Ithaca. At the same time, however, his actions demonstrated that overall he is…

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