Also the Hero’s Journey helps us to understand the composition of the myths and stories. Romulus and Remus Myth The Romulus and Remus myth tells the story of how Rome was founded and the adventures theirs ancestors had to dealt with. Everything began with Aeneas, a Roman soldier who was in love with the queen of Carthage, Dido, who committed suicide because of the love she had for Aeneas. He navigated a lot, until he found a city called Alba Longa. He had 2 kids.
Then i selected supernatural aid, because when Amulius order to kill the twins the man who have to kill them he didn’t and left them in Tiber river ,so a she-wolf rescue them. Finally i selected the ordinary world, because when the shepherd take the twins away from the cave of the wolves to live with him they started to live in a ordinary world.In the section of initiation, i selected the road of trials, because his father told them the truth, so they have a test to kill Amulius. Then i chose Trial and quest, because they have to survive to a series of test like Tiber, Amulius etc.finally In the third section return, i selected freedom to live, because Romulus and all people know are free to
This myth has two main characters that are man and woman who are married. The story begins by telling how three immortals were created. One of the immortals, Gaea who is Mother Earth had given birth to her husband Uranus who is Father Sky. Gaea became upset with her husband when he sent some of children down to another world and wanted to seek revenge on him. When Uranus was defeated Cronus (one Uranus's son) had taken Uranus's place as the sky god, and Gaea had told Cronus one of his children would fill a prophecy and overtake him (Rosenberg, 2006, "Chapter 2: The Creation of the Titans and the Gods").
The experience that you get from reading this is similar to being told a bed time story because of how you are able to imagine and visualize what is happening. Personally, as a take away I now know the origin of how Rome was built and some of the myths behind it like Romulus and Remus for example. I was surprised that Livy would describe both tales of a story too because in my experience ancient scholars would only write what they believed and that was that. Then in the book when Romulus was King, how he tricked his neighbors to go into Rome, so he and his people could take women to marry and how it ended with the women saying it was all their fault sets the standards of how women were perceived back then. Which was trouble, even though the women didn’t do anything (not including the part of the book where Tullia convinced her husband to kill her father), but that’s how it all worked back
The Hero’s Journey,Carthage,Rome, the GSDG 1.What is the Hero 's Journey? The Hero’s Journey is a structure identified in all the myths.This structure contains departure,initiation,and return.The departure includes: call to adventure, refusal to the call,supernatural aid,crossing the threshold,and belly of the whale.The initiation includes:the road of trials,the meeting with the goddess,temptation,atonement with the father, apotheosis,and the ultimate boom.And the return includes:refusal of the return,the magic flight,rescue from without,the crossing of the return threshold,master of two worlds,and freedom to live.This structure is based on overcoming the challenges.Not of all of this elements are included in all the stories but it have
This statement brings into question the influence of supernatural forces within Oedipus’ life. Enquiring more on this, it is found that, Oedipus’s fate stems from an earlier curse lay upon his father Laius. Indeed, in his youthful ages, Laius tutored Chryssipus, the king’s youngest son in chariot racing. One day, he raped Chryssipus, who later put an end to his life because of such an embarrassment. This casted a doom over Laius’s progeny in which he was accursed to be killed by his own son, who will later on get married to his wife (Sigmapublications.com).
However, the same work supports the idea that destiny can be overcome by no longer running from problems faced before them but approaching them as only one of many possibilities. Oedipus and Laius believed in the essential part of destiny as the operator that controls and decides their lives. Though, if for instance, Oedipus who was so prideful of himself to outthink fate, why did he so desperately run off from Corinth when it was revealed to him? Oedipus is King of Thebes, gaining fame for answering the riddle to kill the Sphinx that was destroying the city. As a reward he assumed place as King and married the widowed Queen, Jocasta.
Social Studies Booklet Maria Jose Velasquez 4/12/17 Index Part 1 The hero 's journey Part 2 The foundational myths Part 3 The relationship between the hero 's journey and the foundational myths Part 4 The GSDG Part 5 The relationship between GSDG and the foundational myths The hero 's journey The hero 's journey is a template created and popularized by Joseph Campbell. This template shows the common pattern of a story in general more specifically the pattern the main hero follows. It starts with the hero he/she lives in the ordinary world but goes to an adventure in the unknown world (the supernatural) by a calling, here he/she faces many challenges and gets to a point where everything is almost lost the hero can even die but then the
Introduction The story of Oedipus the king is gloomy, yet captivating. Going from a child bond around the feet and abandon by the mountainside, to marrying his mother, his story is intriguing. In search of the truth about the prophecy and putting an end to a plague Oedipus, search for king Laius’s killer, did somethings inadvertently, making him a tragic hero. His search for truth in the death of Laius the king, as well as his birth led to the ultimate destruction and downfall of his life. Sending him away to the mountainside with his foot slice and tie as an infant for the reason of abolishing the prophecy said about him when he was born, his mother and father abandon him.
Oedipus was destined from birth to someday marry his mother and to murder his father. This prophecy, as warned by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi was unconditional and inevitably would come to pass, no matter what he may have done to avoid it. His past actions were determined by fate, but what he did in Thebes, he did so of his own will. From the beginning of this tragedy, Oedipus took many actions leading to his own downfall. Oedipus could have waited for the plague to end, but out of compassion for his suffering people, he had Creon go to Delphi.