According to folklorists and other narrative scholars, the hero 's journey forms the basic template for all great stories. Described at length in Joseph Campbell 's The Hero with a Thousand Faces, the hero 's journey serves as the tale every culture tells. The journey 's path is described variously, but in general, it includes the call to adventure, a supernatural aide or mentor, initiation of trials and adventures, victory, and return. Many fiction- and screen-writing courses focus on the hero 's journey, and its universality can easily be seen in fairy tales and other traditional tales, as well as in such popular culture offerings as the Incredibles. 1.
Badami’s The Hero’s Walk tells the tale of the tragic death of Maya and her husband Alan in a car crash in Canada. We have only Nandana to replace her mother’s position in Sripathi’s family as a granddaughter in India. The novel is about Sripathi, his wife Nirmala and their family relationship, conveys the lives of impoverished Brahmin people living in India and it also talks about traumatized child, Nandana, who loses her family suddenly in an accident and reluctant to adopt her grandparents, their culture, tradition, surroundings and old values, which seems to be very different from her. Though she lives and grown up from the modern world, Canada that makes struggle to have a relationship with her mother’s family. Maya’s death haunts the normal lives of her family members with her ghostly presence.
Siddhartha followed the journey like clockwork, and told an unforgettable story while doing so. Throughout the steps of the hero’s journey, readers were introduced to complex characters who played significant roles in the text. Hesse created such clear archetypes which limited confusion, and directed attention to the parts of the story that were necessary for the hero’s journey to continue. The river and the magical realism it carried was also crucial to the hero’s journey being that river was really the key to completing Siddhartha's journey, and truly satisfying his thirst for knowledge, and search for
“Where I Come From Is Like This” is an essay that primarily is addressing the people who have misinterpreted the significant roles that Modern American Indian women played in traditional American Indian culture. Paula Allen sets up her argument in the first paragraph and states that American Indian Women are “deeply engaged in the struggle to redefine themselves.” (1.) They struggle with the fact that they have to incorporate both the traditional tribal and modern definitions of Indian women in their lives. The first claim that Allen makes in order to validate her argument is that she has “known a wide range of personal style and demeanor” in Indian women. Sometimes people see “women as fearful, sometimes peaceful… but they never portray women as mindless, helpless, simple, or oppressed.” (2.)
It projects the Hindus and the Muslims slicing each other in the name of religion. Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable focuses social humiliation Bakha suffered due to lower caste. The novel in hand primarily focuses on the venture of three friends –Govind, Ishan and Omi. The trio has promised to portray Ali as the approved cricket talent of India. Govind is the narrator in the novel.
The retellings emerged after twentieth century shown a very keen interest in analyzing societal rules and norms. They are eager to question the neglected attitude of tradition towards woman, some of them also interested in closely analyzing Indian mythology so as to re-interpret it in woman’s point of view by using new symbols, themes and interpretations. This new approach ravaged the age old concept of Anasuya and Arundhati told by Indian mythology. Except few women, others were mentioned very marginally in both Ramayana and Mahabharata. Their part of the story remained untold as nobody took any interest to listen to them.
One can find a realistic representation of India of the contemporary times. This fictitious region is woven in such a smooth thread that it creates a fine fabric. The characters of this town were people from his childhood, whom he met everyday, who were his acquaintances. He created it in such a manner that every Indian could eventually relate to. Those loved and shabby streets of the town, the theatre, the hair cutting shops, people he met everyday, people he knew, people he was friends with, people he had never met or who were strangers to him were all the characters in this place.
Recent writers depict both the diversity of women and the diversity within each other. Rather than limiting the lines of women to one idel. The novel emerging in the twenty first century furnish example of a whole range of attitudes the imposition of traditions, some offering an analysis of the family structure and the caste system as the key element of patriarchal society. A number of Indian women Novelist made their debut in the 1990s, producing novels which reveals the true status of Indian society and its treatment of women, these writers were born after independence, and their writings do not have colonial associations for them. Their work is marked by an impressive feel for the language, and an authentic presentation of contemporary India, with all the regional variations.
Throughout the novel, Shyamanand’s behavior remains deplorable whereas Urmila, as a wife and as a mother is cared for by her sons to a certain extent. They manage to construct and share a house built on their ‘Own clod of earth’ (87). As soon as they leave the Government flat and shift into their own house in a colony near the sea, their elder son moves out to a job. And soon gets into matrimony. Shyamanand always had differences with Urmila which escalated to such an extent that a minor topic could also take a mammoth proportion.
Recent Indian fiction has been trying to give expression to the Indian experience of modern predicaments. This literary movement being fortified by the overwhelming output of novelists has distinguished itself as a remarkable force in the World fiction. The contributions of women writers cannot go unnoticed. In fact the works of women writers constitute a major segment of the contemporary Indian Writing in English. Today women are seen establishing their identity in almost all walks of life and they have heralded a new consciousness in the realm of Literature