Avtandili And The Knight In Panther's Skin

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Overall, heroes can represent or reflect the ideals of a culture. Valued characteristics in a given culture are often recurring amongst the heroes of said culture. This can be demonstrated through the literature in Georgia. For example, The Knight in Panther’s Skin includes several heros which all show love and sacrifice. There can be outliers which break this pattern but as a general trend. Georgian culture demonstrates this through the fairy tale “Idler.” The hero of this story lies, cheats, murders, and is extremely lazy. Avtandili, from The Knight in Panther’s Skin, also demonstrates certain unheroic characteristics such as cruelty that are not ideals in the culture. Furthermore, fictional stories can involve superhuman abilities and
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