Beowulf As A Tragic Hero

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Topic: concept of the book Beowulf is the first English literary masterpiece and one of the earliest European epics written in the vernacular, or native language, instead of literary Latin. The hero’s journey consists of three things such as, separation, initiation, and return. Beowulf cycles through all of these stages in the epic poem, so his journey does follow Campbell’s monomyth. Includes a quick synopsis at the side of the page, also has another languages on the left side of the book. Homerus, et al. The Odyssey. Deluxe ed., Penguin Books, 2006. Print. Topic: storyline The story is about a man named Odysseus and his trials that he must overcome to return home to his family. The story takes place many years after the fall of the…show more content…
They RETURN WITH THE ELIXIR, a treasure to benefit the Ordinary World. “Six Formative Elements of Tragedy - Literary Theory and Criticism.” Google Sites, sites.google.com/site/nmeictproject/home/six-formative-elements-of-tragedy. Print. Library Location/Library Call #: BCC library, PN I892.K7C.2 Topic: Elements of tragedy This piece identifies the qualities that characters poses as a tragic hero. Tragic heroes are the key ingredient that make tragedies, well, tragic. That said, the idea of the characteristics that make a tragic hero have changed over time. Oedipus depicts many elements of a tragic character, this exemplifies how he killed his father and that he has no moral responsibility. Showed a chart in the back of the book. Picture in my phone. Irving, Edward Burroughs. Rereading Beowulf. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992. Print. Library Location/Library Call #: BCC library, PR-1585-I731992 Topic: Style and Story: Narrative Modes This significant study of Beowulf creates a formidable argument against a prevalent critical view that Beowulf is a poem composed in writing to which literate standards are applicable. Rereading Beowulf depicts a new understanding of the oral nature of the epic permeated scholarship on the…show more content…
J. The composition of Homer's Odyssey. Clarendon Press, 1969. Print. Library Location/Library Call #: BCC library, PA-4037.W781969 Topic: Telemachus in the dark/ The return of Odysseus The composition of Homer’s Odyssey resembles his theory because it reveals a world that is ordinary to the hero, then the book has a call to adventure. We later find out that Odysseus is setting out for a battle at Troy. Refusal to the call is another element of the cycle, this is shown when Odysseus does not want to leave his family yet he has to make up his mind although he is hesitant. Next, the hero met a supernatural aid which happen to be Athena, she was kind enough to guide him the entire journey. This book represents most of Campbell’s theory. The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Gilgamesh.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., 15 Feb. 2018, www.britannica.com/topic/Gilgamesh. Topic: Gilgamesh and Campbell’s theory Heroes often exist in a world that seems normal and uneventful to all others that inhibit it. Usually the heroes possess some special ability or treat that distinguish them from ordinary
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