In comparison, it’s always observed on how different scholars find the similarity of especially marital settings, characters, and as well as the wanderings of the mythological world. Different events within the life of these characters cover broadly a huge range of epic encounters that are heroic. The character, emotional and psychological development of Gilgamesh can be borrowed especially from the ancient heroic perspectives of mortality and death while comparing with Achilles. Mesopotamian civilization has had several phases in which hero Gilgamesh has been in existence, however having similar attributes. One of the earliest stories of Gilgamesh is developed from Sumerian texts, one of the most influential and well-known poems (Michelakis & Pantelis 2007).
Since the ancient times of literature, the hero’s journey has been a consistent literately theme used by writers as they adapt its steps to suit their writings. The Odyssey is no exception. From the start poem, Odysseus, the principle character, is seen attempting to return home after the Battle of Troy therefore concluding his hero’s journey while Telémakos is setting out on his personal hero’s journey. Both characters contain a family bond which holds the hero’s journey within their heritage. In Homer’s, Odyssey, Odysseus and Telémakos both voyage on their own hero’s journey showing that honor, chivalry, along with heritage play major roles in ancient Greek society.
In part one of Homer’s Odyssey, Odysseus uses his epic hero qualities to help him out on his quest to get back home to Ithaca. He’s shows superb intelligence when fighting the cyclopes in “Book 9.” That’s a quality of superhuman intelligence that Odysseus possessed all throughout his entire journey. Another epic hero quality that helped Odysseus was help from Greek gods and goddesses. In part two of Homer’s Odyssey, Athena helped out Odysseus when he got back to his home land. Without these peculiar, but precious traits, Odysseus would never had made it home.
1.1 Introduction Myths, Legends and Lores have been around since time immemorial. Be it through oral form of storytelling or written form, the concept of a God or a higher being has persisted through the years. The Greeks and the Romans were no strangers to this concept. They too had, not only a wide but also a diverse variety of gods all with supernatural strengths and traits particular to their area of proficiency. Though the years may have passed or the civilizations may have eroded, it is these characters and their extraordinary characteristics that have endured till today.
Heroes have resurfaced countless times throughout history in literature, hearsay, and the oral tradition. Although they might have different adventures and adversaries, heroes almost always share two defining characteristics. Typically, heroes that exist in literature must be willing to sacrifice something special in order to achieve the greater good, and they must end up victorious by defeating the antagonist or succeed in their quests, missions, and objectives. The victory should result from the defeat of a dastardly villain or occur despite formidable odds. Odysseus, the hero in the Odyssey, provides an excellent classical example.
Deeper Analysis of Beowulf Many works of literature undoubtedly contain a surface story often attempting to lure readers into completing the work. Concealed beneath the story can be many connections to other literature. The widely known, ancient epic poem Beowulf is no exception, many archetypes are constantly displayed along with the traits of an epic hero and epic poem.
Young Kwang Shin Ms. Aubrey McNary World Literature 17 September 2014 Existentialism in Kafka and Dinesen Existentialism has found its way into almost every conceivable medium of self-expression. since its inception. Literature us no exception; in fact, one could say the essence of the existentialist ethos, one of endurance when faced with the sheer absurdity of the cosmos, was never better captured than in the novels, poetry, and short stories written during the turn of the century. Yet just like the movement itself, existentialist literature embodied its philosophy with tremendous heterogeneity, the pivotal difference being one of tone. Franz Kafka 's seminal classic, 'The Metamorphosis ' is a penetrating, tragic study of Man 's imminent
Apart from that, she also plays a small role but a very significant part in bringing Enkidu and Gilgamesh closer together. Ninsun is highly fond of her son. Ninsun motherly instincts had also helped guided her son, Gilgamesh through tough times such as when he had his night terrors. She spoke highly of him and given him praise to the gods. In Book III, Ninsun says, “Lord of heaven, you granted my son beauty and strength and courage” (99).
Odysseus is the main character in the book The Odyssey, this book is an epic poem with Greek gods, and goddesses. Odysseus in the book has many different features in his personality, but most important he is a hero. This character shows the value of patience in many different ways. The value of patience is a way of life, it is the action of waiting without getting upset or frustrated. This action is important because Odysseus portrays it throughout the whole story.
Beowulf was greeted as hero from Wealhtheow, Hrothgar's queen as she referred to him as “a hero had come, who she could count on to stop Grendel's crimes” (Episode 3, Beowulf comes to Herot) as a gift from the Gods. This showed that people idealized Beowulf even the queen who is in high power and authority, thought of him a hero. Another example of how Beowulf is a hero is the way he honors the people of Herot by promising them victory and justice "I resolved when I set to sea in my boat with my warriors that I, alone, will fulfill the wish of your people. . .or die in the foe's grasp, I shall perform the deeds of a hero or I have passed my last day in this mead hall" (Episode 3, Beowulf comes to Herot).