Rostam and Sohrab

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    figure out the similarities of the book Shahnameh (The Epic Of Kings) specifically the “Rostam and Sohrab” part to the novel, The Kite Runner. This comparison will determine how the historical setting of their time periods greatly contributed to the basic unit of the society which is their family and what kind of parenting do they have before. I will be going to begin the story with its historical background and reality. The parallelism of the story is evident even in the history of the books. Shahnameh tells the ancient history of Iran with the contemporary adherents of Zoroastrianism, fragments of the historical links between the beginnings of the death of the religion and the death of the last Sassanid ruler of…

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    Kite Runner reflects the epic Rostam and Sohrab overall. I have particularly chosen to focus on comparing the protagonists’ of both stories since there is an evident parallel between their characterization, not to mention that both has the theme of Father and Son relationship…

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    Oedipus Tyrannus and Abolqasem Ferdowsi’s, The Tale of Sohrab, follow the same theme, which is tragedy. Both are very similar in how they lead up to the tragic end of the protagonists in each play. We do not see the overall theme until the end of the plays but both are unquestionably the tragic ends of two great men. Oedipus Tyrannus is the tragic story of a man fated to kill his father and bed his mother (Sophocles, 2016). We see the protagonist, Oedipus, go through a great deal throughout his…

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    feelings to the reader. When looking at two great tales, “The Tale of Sohrab” from the Shahnameh, and Oedipus Tyrannus, fate is a theme that can be found between the two. The main characters in these two tales are very powerful individuals, Knight Rostam from Shahnameh, and King Oedipus from the Oedipus Tryannus. For both Rostam, and Oedipus their power, and stature meant nothing when it came to their fate, that could not be altered regardless of how they tried to change their circumstances. …

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    The Kite Runner

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    Research/Literary Criticism I learned a few things from Amardeep Singh who is an associate professor of English at Lehigh University. Something I did not notice when I read "The Kite Runner" was that there were references to the 9th century Persian epic the Shahnamah. It is referenced in the story of Rostam and Sohrab. Singh tells the story of Rostam and Sohrab "Rostam is a king and a brave fighter who has a rival named Sohrab. After a series of skirmishes, Rostam mortally wounds Sohrab.…

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    The story of Oedipus Tyrannus and The Tale of Sohrab are both stories that deal in family relationships and ironic twists. Both stories follow two young men on their journey through their manhood but also into the fate their fathers place before them. The story of Oedipus is set in a murder mystery which follows the character King Oedipus in his search for his father’s murderer in order to end his kingdom’s curse. The Tale of Sohrab focuses on the main character Rostam which bears a son…

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    Since the time of great antiquity, heroes emerge in both history and literature across the global arena. Historically, a hero will surface immediately to counteract disputes and clashes without any adjournment. In Persian and English medieval literature, too, the presence of heroes is inevitable. Heroes (e.g. Beowulf, Sir Gawain, Rostam, Sohrab, Sekander, etc.), both, historical and literary, share common features, such as selflessness and compassion for their people. Outsiders, however, are not…

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