Indian epic poetry Essays

  • Indian English Novel

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    The story of the India novel in English is really the story of an altering India. Indian English novels have come quite a long way from the sheer use of English language to the authentic means for expressing one’s ideas, thoughts, concepts and imagination. Earlier, the education was not in growth and speaking English was inessential. It has attained maturity, but it is not that it fatly emerged from nowhere. It has had its phases of development. The stories were already there- in the legends, in

  • Seven Hero Archetypes In Literature

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    family history is a heroic one. Lastly Hero's tending to be adventurous and strong they and often times are born this way. 2. What are the four main ways that hero stories are presented in literature? • Heroes are presented through a saga, a legend, an epic, or a folktale 3. What are the seven hero archetypes? Explain the purpose of one in detail. • he seven hero

  • Monstrosity In Beowulf

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    In the poem Beowulf, there is a contrast between good and evil. This distinction is presented through the monsters Grendel and his mother, in parallel to the hero Beowulf. The themes of evil and monstrosity are therefore used in the story, as a way to create the notion of Grendel and his mother as monsters. Beowulf therefore appears as a character representing good. Although Beowulf shows traits of abnormal power, like Grendel and his mother, his motifs are interpreted differently. Grendel and

  • A White Heron Literary Analysis Essay

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    This passage from “A white Heron”, by Sarah Orne Jewett, details a short yet epic journey of a young girl, and it is done in an entertaining way. Jewett immediately familiarizes us with our protagonist, Sylvia, in the first paragraph, and our antagonist: the tree. However, this is a bit more creative, as the tree stands not only as an opponent, but as a surmountable object that can strengthen and inspire Sylvia as she climbs it. This “old pine” is described as massive, to the point where it, “towered

  • The Similarities Between The Ramayana And Iliad

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    It is one of greatest and largest epic poems in the world. The Ramayana is composed in Sanskrit, an ancient language originated in mainland India. It is written around 300 BCE, by the poet Valmiki. Like Iliad, the Ramayana plays an important role in Hindu literature. The Ramayana is often compared to Iliad by Homer because these two epic poems have a lot in common in plot. In the Ramayana, Dasharatha is the King of Ayodhya and has three

  • Chinese Postmodernity In The Great Gatsby

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    My understanding is that Chinese postmodernity is the implosion of Maoist civilization, a space of struggle between the residual of the socialist past and the illusion of the present. Here is where an additional version of Chinese postmodernism establishes itself: after the economic theorem and the historical periodization, it is the time of aesthetic practices. The horrors of the past (Maoism) and the violence of the post-Maoist regime (Tiananmen 1989) generates a general condition of alienation

  • Identity In Saltire

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    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

  • Colonialism In Edward Said's A Passage To India

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    reinforces the colonialist ideology of superiority of the white race and culture. By constructing the inferiority of India and Indians, Forster legitimates his intentions to show how the colonial regime manipulates the knowledge of the natives in order to dominate and justify their intensions to rule over them. This effectively creates an unequal rapport that debases the native Indians. For example, the choice of words to describe the imaginary town, Chandrapore, and its climate, landscape and people is

  • Archetype In The Hero's Journey

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    The film Stardust fits the classic Hero’s Journey mold, while also having elements of a post-modern Hero’s Journey as well. Many archetypes from The Hero’s Journey are seen and some characters possess more than one archetype or stray away from the classical versions of their archetype adding to the idea of a post-modern Hero’s Journey. As you will see this film has the characteristics of both types of The Hero’s Journey. The first way that Stardust relates to the classic Hero’s Journey is when the

  • Okonkwo Tragic Flaw

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    “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe exposes a tragic figure, Okonkwo who possesses tragic flaws that eventually lead to his own downfall hence; it categorizes Okonkwo as a tragic hero. As Aristotle defines, “tragic hero is a noble man that displays tragic flaw or hamartia”. A tragedy will frequently promote the feeling of deep condolence towards the tragic hero because it often ends deadly. The protagonist character, Okonkwo embrace the absolute fit of tragic hero. He performs fatal flaw and banishes

  • Gaze In A Passage To India

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    discourse, A Passage to India, plays on imperial misinterpretations and misunderstandings. Throughout the novel Forster employs a kind of cynical realism to highlight the impossibilities of cross cultural male bonding, between Aziz, the protagonist, an Indian Muslim doctor and Fielding, the English professor. As his biographer P.N. Furbank notes in his biography on Forster, E.M Forster: A Life, using Forster’s own words, “When (I) began the book (I) thought of it as a little bridge of sympathy between

  • Literature In The 19th Century Essay

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    The Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian for winning the Noble Prize for his remarkable poem Gitanjali which deal with the condition of human beings, emotions, social norms and revolution and also who wrote prose, fiction, poem songs and critic of life and literature. He translated his Bengali

  • Character Analysis Of Daphne In The Metamorphoses

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    In his epic the Metamorphoses, the Roman poet Ovid tells the stories of mythological beings who underwent some sort of change. In Book I of the Metamorphoses, Ovid relays the tale of Daphne, a beautiful young nymph who was tragically swept into a quarrel among Apollo and Cupid. At the beginning of the story, Apollo is struck with a gold-tipped arrow, causing him to fall in love with Daphne. Daphne, however, is struck with a lead-tipped arrow, which makes her opposed to love and marriage. Thus trouble

  • A Dog Has Died Analysis

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    A Dog Has Died is a poem by Pablo Neruda that can relate to any pet owners who have lost their dog. The poem is about losing love. It tells about how the author misses his dog after it died and when they buried it. He looks back on all of the good memories they had and realizes how much he will miss him. In the poem, he speaks as if he has lost the love of his life, his companion, and his best friend. He believes that the dog made him appreciate the little things in life and now that he is

  • War Photographer And Ozymandias Analysis

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    How is conflict explored in the poem War Photographer and Ozymandias? The Ozymandias is a poem written by Percy Bysshe Shelley, set in the 1270’s where a Greek named pharaoh Ozymandias ruled Egypt. Three voices direct us through which is the travelers, narrator and the large fragmented statue, Ozymandias, himself. Conflict is explored in numerous ways. Ozymandias portrays the conflict as the power that can be arrogant and cruel but ultimately can’t last forever. The traveler’s perspective reveals

  • Theme Of Psychology In The Scarlet Letter

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    "No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true."(Hawthorne, 211) The Scarlet Letter, based in the 1600s, is said to be “America’s first physiological novel” because it represents the true facets of sin and guilt of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale.(PBS) The main subject, Mr. Dimmesdale, holds the principal conflict in the novel and is the true meaning of “human frailty and sorrow”.(Haw

  • Road Of Trials In Huckleberry Finn

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    Following the Departure stage, the six step Initiation stage begins with the road of trials, or the test stage. This step is often the most lengthy, as it is the hero’s entire journey. The road of trials consists of all the obstacles and events that the hero experienced and overcame to develop necessary characteristics to become a true hero (Bray). These events, similar to the belly of the whale, all aid in the transformation of the hero, as each event teaches the hero a valuable lesson. Joseph Campbell

  • A Comparison Of Odysseus And Ready Player One And The Odyssey

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    Cline’s Ready Player One and Homer’s The Odyssey tell the story of two men escaping their homelands to undergo life-threatening adventures. However, the characters, Wade Watts and Odysseus, differ personally. Although Odysseus from The Odyssey, Homer’s epic, and Wade Watts from Ready Player One, Ernest Cline’s dystopian novel, both leave their childhood homes to undergo life-threatening quests, Odysseus shows little personal growth throughout the story, remaining as an arrogant, self-centered man, while

  • Theme Of Courage In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    Nelson Mandela said, “...that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” (Greenberg). This perfectly describes one of the themes from Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Most of the characters sometime in the book need to discover their inner courage to face fear or opposition. However, one figure stands out from all the rest of the characters. Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley is the most courageous of all

  • Princess Mononoke Character Analysis

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    Miyazaki uses his magic to meld elements of traditional fantasy, and Japanese folklore, into the setting of Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke takes place in medieval Japan, when samurai and forest gods were of abundance, and industrialization was just reaching its peak phase with the dawn of the Iron Age. The audience is first introduced to the character Ashitaka, a prince who becomes injured while protecting his village from a wild boar god that’s been possessed by a powerful demon. To protect