Epic poetry Essay Topics

Short description of Epic of Gilgamesh

One of the biggest parts of the story is Gilgamesh’s battles. First is his battle with Enkidu, which happens because Gilgamesh had made a law that he would get to have intercourse with women on their wedding night, even before their husbands. Enkidu didn’t agree with this so he stood in Gilgamesh’s way. From the… View Article

Epic Heroic poetry

Epic/ Heroic poetry can be easily defined through comparing and contrasting the exploits and relationships of the characters Achilles and Partrioclus from the Iliad and that of Gilgamesh and Enkindu. Their relationships furthermore help to define heroic/epic poetry through their similarities and differences. The characters also help in clarifying this definition in both the idea… View Article

An Analysis of Religious Influences in the Poetry

During an era in literature when propriety and sensitivities were valuable elements considered both by writer and audience, and spirituality was defined by a specific, almost stringent, set of rules, the arrival of young poet Algernon Charles Swinburne produced a reaction most were ill-prepared to give. For compared to his illustrious contemporaries, Swinburne subscribed to… View Article

The themes of journey and exile in Ramayana and Gilgamesh

A hero is originally seen as a hybrid of a god and a mortal, this myth is being seen in classical literature and beliefs (Hamilton, 14).  Since then, the definition of a hero has progressed to an  individual who displays extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice in a time of adversity.  The modern context of a hero… View Article

Euripides Paper

Of the plays that survived the Hellenistic Era of Greece, few survive out of the thousands that were written in celebration of the Festival Of Dionysus. This festival was in honor of the great god of wine, a relatively new Olympian borne of Zeus and a mortal woman, Semele (Rachel Gross, Dale Grote, 1997). He… View Article

The Involvement of the Gods in Gilgamesh, Metamorphoses, Iliad, and Odyssey

Gilgamesh, Metamorphoses, Iliad, and Odyssey are four ancient mythology literatures that were valued as almost sacred texts by the civilizations that owned them. Gilgamesh is a Mesopotamian ancient text about the local Babylonian king Gilgamesh who reigned in 2700 B.C. The story (or legend) was written initially in the Sumerian language on stone tablets; nevertheless,… View Article

The Nobility of Two Great Men

Both the Norse saga of Sigurd and the British saga of King Arthur involve the narratives of two Kings, each mistaken in their youth for being of a lesser stature than their true destiny and character merit. Each story show the transformation from youth to maturity and charts the pathway from humble beginnings to heroic… View Article

The role of Gods, Men and Women in Homer’s Iliad

The Iliad is a treasure-house of beautiful objects of art swords, cups, robes, bows, beds, shields. The poem’s most beautiful symbols are, first  of all, absolutely useful objects. No object has purely enhancing value. The epic poet’s delight in naming things is always accompanied, in Homer, by the process which all together relates them to… View Article

Themes Of Gilgamesh

The Epic [1]The Epic of Gilgamesh is the story of King Gilgamesh of Uruk who oppresses his people. As punishment, the gods send him a companion, Enkidu, who is his mirror image and becomes his good friend. Together, Gilgamesh and Enkidu defy the gods by killing the giant Humbaba, cutting down the sacred cedar forest… View Article

Epic Stories

Stories are important to us because they give information about the cultures and societies they come from. People would tell stories just to keep the memory of things alive. Oral story telling allows us to have such stories as Beowulf. Stories are an art because they contain so many elements. If we did not have… View Article

Love is Pain

“Then almighty Juno, pitying her long agony and painful dying, sent Iris down from heaven to release her struggling soul from the prison of her flesh.” – The Aeneid, Book 4, line 693             In Book four of the Aeneid, the selection narrates the tragic story between the protagonist of the story, Aeneas and Dido,… View Article

Rama in Ramayana

In the epic story of Ramayana, one of the cornerstones of the story is the part where Rama attempts to rescue Sita. In the story, Rama is considered the most heroic among all the characters precisely because of his devotion to the rules of dharma. Even during the times when still he was small, Rama… View Article

Epic of Gilgamesh

In the epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh ventures upon a quest seeking immortality as a result to peace and significance in life. In means of this journey, Gilgamesh undergoes a combination of grand adventure, of mortality and also of tragedy. He tries to reach immortality in unusual ways, each as unsuccessful as its predecessor. Gilgamesh suffers… View Article

Gilgamesh’s quest ,success or failure

In the epic we have seen that Gilgamesh was strong , powerful and important among his people . Gilgamesh was regarded as great hero in the people of uruk because of his wisdom and braveness. Even though he was a ruler not all people of uruk were happy about his action as he was cruel… View Article