Presentation top top theme: "The epos A long, narrative poem that speak the story about the adventures of gods or heroes. The main character of one epic, dubbed the epic hero, is."— Presentation transcript:




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2 The epic A long, narrative city that speak the story around the adventures of god or heroes. The central character of an epic, called the epos hero, is a figure of great, sometimes larger-than-life stature. The hero might be a character from legend or history and generally possesses personality traits valued through the society in i beg your pardon the epos originates.

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3 Of epic Proportions contemporary epics classic Epics Raiders the the shed Ark Batman Star battles Harry Potter beowulf The Odyssey The Iliad

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4 Hero in a myth A character that performs amazing feats in a tale entailing supernatural us and an excellent events. The is frequently aided through magical facets such as aid from the gods/goddesses or predictions and prophesies by oracles have to exhibit admirable attributes such as courage, loyalty and also fairness

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5 The Odyssey is composed by Homer (800 BC) additionally wrote the Iliad, one more epic city

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6 Background because that The Odyssey explains what happened to the Greek hero, Odysseus, in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Trojan war sparked when Paris to be promised the love that Helen by Aphrodite after he decided her together the most beautiful goddess. Problem: Helen was currently married come Menelaus that Sparta. To recapture Helen, a Greek force struck Troy and also dragged on for 10 years. It finished when the Greeks pretended to depart, leave behind a wooden horse. The night the Greeks crept out and conquered the city.

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7 The Odyssey standard adventure story combines realistic elements of historical events with wildly imagined scenes of fantastical places and also creatures Odysseus is a model of courage, daring and also intellect he pursues his goal (quest) of returning home after numerous years at battle in the confront of plenty of obstacles He has human traits and failings the make that seem like a real human He enjoys life, is too curious for his very own good, is too foolishly arrogant at times & is clever to the point of being tricky

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8 Symbolic because: to represent the individual’s journey v life and also the search for self- knowledge!

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10 Odysseus’s Journey: The Lotus-eaters The Cyclops Aeolia Laestrygonians (cannibals) Aenea (goddess Circe) land of the Dead (Hades) Aenea (Circe prophesies come him) The Sirens (lure sailors to destruction) The hike Rocks (destructive sea rocks)

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11 Journey continued Scylla (sea monster) Charybdis (whirlpool) cattle of the sunlight God see map top top p. 891 of her textbook

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