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Gilgamesh and Odysseus Different Heroic Ideals Research Proposal

… Gilgamesh and Odysseus: Different Heroic Ideals

The concept of the hero is at least as old as civilization itself, and possibly even older. Virtually all cultures from all periods have stories of their heroes, whether mythological, historical, or both. It can even be difficult to tell the difference between the two at times; even many of the heroes of the American Revolution and other national heroes had taken on mythic status before they were even halfway in the grave. With heroes that are even older, separating mythological tales from historical facts can be even more difficult, yet they shed abundant light on what each various culture idealizes as heroic behaviors and personalities. That is, the qualities of historical figures that find their way into the…. [read more]


Greek Heroes Heroic Warriors Thesis

… Greek Heroes

Heroic Warriors

The subject of heroism is biased according to the cultural lens through which it is viewed. Greek heroes, such as Gilgamesh, Achilles, Hector, and Odysseus were considered heroes in their time. However, if one were to view them in a modern context, they may not appear as heroes, but rather ruthless and murderous villains. The following will compare Achilles and Odysseus in terms of their warrior abilities and heroic deeds. It will support the hypothesis that Achilles is representative of youthful exuberance, whereas Odysseus is representative of the wisdom that comes with age.

In the Illiad, Achilles and Odysseus are viewed as arch rivals. Their modes of gaining and maintaining power are opposites. Odysseus is renowned for his cunning and wisdom…. [read more]


Gilgamesh and Odysseus Different Heroic Ideals Term Paper

… ¶ … epic poem "Gilgamesh" and "The Odyssey" by Homer. Specifically it will discuss the heroes of the two works, Gilgamesh and Odysseus, two heroes with very different ideals. Both King Gilgamesh and Odysseus are heroes; there is no doubt about their heroic natures, their bravery, and their larger than life presence. However, they do embody very different heroic ideals, and so, they cannot be compared as heroes, they must be compared as men, brave leaders, and wanderers, who both embody the heroic ideal, but do it in quite different ways that make them exactly who they are, strong men with a journey to complete, and the wits to complete it successfully.

Both King Gilgamesh and Odysseus are clearly heroic and larger than life figures…. [read more]


What Defines a Hero Term Paper

… Heroism in Literature

The word "hero" today entails a variety of meanings, depending upon the situation, the person referred to, and the mindset of the person speaking. Generally, the connotation of the word refers to somebody who performs a brave action regardless of the danger to him or herself. When examining the ancient literature from different cultures, the meaning of the word "hero" can be estimated and compared with others of its time, and also more modern meanings attached to the word. To this end, five works of ancient literature are examined in order to determine the meaning of the hero concept as advocated by their authors. One emerging idea appears to be that, regardless of the time and location, a hero in any given…. [read more]


Belief Systems of Christians Term Paper

… It is interesting to note that many of the angels have similar names in both of the religions, even though the Arabic names appear different. In both religions, there are angels with the names of Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael, and they are mentioned in the English translation of the Qur'an. It says, "Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel - for he brings down the (revelation) to your heart by God's will, a confirmation of what went before, and guidance and glad tidings to those who believe - Whoever is an enemy to God, and His angels and prophets, to Gabriel and Michael - Lo! God is an enemy to those who reject Faith" (2:97-98, Ali, 2000, p. 21). The Bible mentions many of the same…. [read more]

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