Atra-Hasis Essays

  • The Role Of Gods In Homer's Odyssey

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    In Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey, we are presented to a number of characters of heroic features. We also meet several gods. However, the presence of these gods can be questioned. Are they really relevant to the plot of the story? As Kearns mentions, the poems are not about the gods, but they are rather about human beings. Indeed, the ancient Greek religion comprises of an utter belief in the gods, whereby devotion to them was the key to success. The gods bring Dike, that is, justice to mankind and

  • Dialogue Essay: A Fictional Narrative

    810 Words  | 4 Pages

    An old man sat by a campfire up in the Sierra Nevadas. The flames flickered in the frosty air as countless stars appeared in the night sky. The ancient pine smell wafted through the air casting a rich aroma. His only companion was his border collie who snuggled by his feet by the warmth of the fire. Silence filled the crisp, night air as both man and dog lay deep in thought. Their minds wandered through their many memories, both good and bad. Finally, in a weathered voice, the man whispered to his

  • Identity In Saltire

    1283 Words  | 6 Pages

    1 Articulation of Scottish Identity in Saltire In the comic book Saltire’s preface, writer John Ferguson stresses upon Scotland’s richness of “myth and legend”, its “history and achievement”, as well as its “unique identity” (Ferguson 2013, 2). He writes “[i]t is remarkable that this ancient realm has had no champion within the modern comic book genre” (ibid). He then labels his main protagonist as “Scotland’s first superhero” (ibid). This essay will analyse the comic’s strategies of seizing upon

  • Zeus Role In The Iliad

    1399 Words  | 6 Pages

    Preventing the death of a son and saving the life of a highly esteemed hero are choices that most would make, except for the King of Gods - Zeus. In the Iliad, Zeus does not wish to make those decisions, but is compelled to do so out of his sense of duty. Before being a father and warrior, Zeus was above all the leader of the gods. This means that as the head of the Olympians, Zeus has to be impartial in order to keep the peace of Olympus, which causes him great misery at times. Zeus’ duty as the

  • The Importance Of Creation Myths

    816 Words  | 4 Pages

    There are many creation myths around the world. Creation Myths may share similarities which are known as motifs. Some myths share motifs and the culture the myths were created may be separated by oceans. How would the early civilizations have creation myths that share so many motifs. In my opinion, three of the most common or important creation myth motifs are humans take care of the earth and worship their god(s), the the gods destroy earth, and Chaos is the beginning of time. Humans take care

  • Fate In Oedipus The King Essay

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    Hegel believes that ، A man's fate is immediately connected with his own being ; it is something which, indeed, he may fight against, but which is really a part of his own life’. (Edward Caird,26,27). Therefore, it is believed that fate may be inevitable or unavoidable as well as divinely inspired. Fate is often associated with negative connotations when compared to destiny. For example, a person who has experienced a misfortune might resign himself to fate. Since he thinks that fate is inevitable

  • Waiting For The Barbarians Critical Analysis

    1953 Words  | 8 Pages

    J.M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians: Affirming alterities through the resolution of key conflicts and representation of power. This essay offers an analysis of the concept of alterity or otherness through the representation of power and the resolution of key conflicts in J.M. Coetzee’s novel Waiting for the Barbarians. The essay first explores the representation of power in the novel as it relates to certain binaries such as ‘self’ and ‘other’; ‘just and ‘unjust’; and ‘powerful’ and ‘vulnerable’

  • Hybridity In Madam Madame Koto's The Famished Road

    964 Words  | 4 Pages

    Hybridity: Hybridity usually defined as “the creation of new trans-cultural forms within the contact zone produced by colonisation” (Ashcroft, Griffiths and Tiffin, 2003). It takes many forms comprising cultural, political and linguistic. Ben Okri records a modification and addresses hybrid cultural models in The Famished Road. He connects the hybridity with structure that shapes the narrative. He states that “One of the strongest impulses which made me write The Famished Road is that I got tired

  • Christian Elements In Beowulf

    1342 Words  | 6 Pages

    The study of Anglo-Saxon literature cannot be complete without an in-depth analysis of, ‘Beowulf’, one of the oldest and greatest poems ever written in the history of English Literature. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to introduce Beowulf as the epic of English poems and to describe features that make this poem an indispensible part of English literary history twelve hundred years down the road. Unfortunately, due to cultural and political turmoil, much of Anglo-Saxon literature was destroyed