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.
Odysseus, hero in the Odyssey, is a misplaced soldier trying to find his way back to Ithaca where his wife and son await. The author, Homer, narrates Odysseus as a hero doing anything and everything to get home years after the Trojan War came to an end. While Moana is a sheltered teenager who has never been allowed to go past the reef. But when her island is hit with disease, going past the reef is one of the many obstacles she must face to return the heart of Te Fiti to restore her island. Throughout their journeys, both heroes, Odysseus and Moana, attempt to ensure their voyage home, despite every possible force working against them,
Every day, Penelope would undo her work in order to not have to marry anyone other than Odysseus. When Penelope realizes that the beggar is actually Odysseus himself, she comes up with an idea. Whoever can string Odysseus’ bow and shoot through twelve arrows will be her new husband. She also raised Odysseus’ son as a single mother and tends to her kingdom at the same
He didn’t know why someone would ever hunt humans. He stuck to that belief throughout the entire story and ended up surviving. “Rainsford’s bewilderment showed in his face. ‘I wanted the ideal animal to hunt,’ explained the general. ‘So I said: ‘what are the attributes of an ideal quarry?’
Revelations and transformations are the most important part of the Hero’s Journey. Without it, there’s no lesson learned or progress made. In Count of Monte Cristo, The Odyssey, and The Alchemist, the three heroes have many psychological, behavioral, and physical transformations. They all have different experiences, but learn something and change in the end. Edmond Dantes, Odysseus, and Santiago had profound revelations and transformations in their journeys.
A character is defined as a “fictional representation of a person” (230). A strong character is essential in literary fiction, especially in a genre of writing such as short story where the author has a limited amount of time to tell a story. The authors’ goal is often to create a realistic depiction of a person; one that will keep readers engaged and drives the momentum of the plot. In every story-but more specifically a short story- the protagonist is the catalyst for the plot. Authors use many different types of character classifications such as round, flat, stick, dynamic, or static.to build an interesting story.
Have you ever thought how stories are formed? , it's all because of Archetypes. An Archetype Journey is an original of something, which has been imitated. An Archetype Journey is important in literature because many stories follow this type of order. A Lot of stories are developed based off stories that have been invented earlier.
The Princess Bride is a movie about a beautiful woman named Buttercup and her true love Westley. He has to find and rescue her in the mythical kingdom of Florin, after a long separation. Buttercup fell in love with her family’s farm boy Westley, but soon after he went away to sea she received news that he was killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts. Five years later the prince of Florin, Prince Humperdinck, announced that by the law of the land he had chosen to marry Buttercup. One day while she was on a horse ride she was kidnapped by three men, a Spaniard swordsman named Inigo Montoya, a strong giant named Fezzik, and a genius Sicilian named Vizzini.
Even if these were warnings from the gods and goddesses themselves, he would still learn and remember what to do the next time he encounters these problems in his life. Lastly as I mentioned before, a hero must always show mercy to their foe no matter how bad they are. But Odysseus doesn’t show any mercy to his enemies, not even his own when they disrespect his honor and pride. A real hero doesn’t kill even if their honor and pride has been torn to shreds, yet Odysseus killed all those suitors because they were ransacking his house and eating his goods. So to answer the question, is Odysseus a real hero, Odysseus isn’t a real hero.
He made mistakes based on what made him happy. I admire him for his courage in taking action to get away from “plastic people”. Christopher McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) was not crazy, he just had big ideas. Chris McCandless was always being judged by his father. His father was never satisfied with what Chris would accomplish.
Humanism and Heroism Odysseus showed lots heroism and humanism throughout his dangerous journey. His humanism was shown with encounters that delayed his journey and that endangered it. Also Odysseus showed heroism when he took down dangerous obstacles that took his ca down. Another way his heroism was shown was steering his crew away from danger and back home. Calypso showed lots of affections towards Odysseus and held him as a prisoner.
An archetype is the original pattern or model from which all models of the same kind are copied or on which they are based. This may also be described as a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought or image universally present in individual psyches. According to Carl Gustav’s perspective, the Mother Goddess is an “archetypal image at work within the human psyche and finds expression in ritual, mythology, art, and also in dreams.” Her functions were associated with agriculture, controller of love, and creator of humankind.
“… he gripped up two of my men at once and dashed them down upon the ground as though they had been puppies.” (21) This was the first Homeric simile that caught my eye. This Homeric simile gave me the impression that a giant was throwing humans brutally against the ground. With that small clip of a scene many people may predict that the giant kills everyone.