Elements of theElements of the
Traditional Epic &Traditional Epic &
the Epic Herothe Epic Hero
The Odyssey by HomerThe Ody...
The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic
 The Epic Hero is superhuman--braverThe Epic Hero is superhuman--braver
and stro...
The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic
 The setting is vast in scope- sometimesThe setting is vast in scope- sometimes
...
The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic
 The villains that try to keep the hero fromThe villains that try to keep the he...
The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero
The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero
 Great Stature-Great Stature-
Larger than LifeLarger than Life
 Possesses thePossesses the
ch...
The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero
 Pursues his goal inPursues his goal in
the face of manythe face of many
setbackssetbacks
 Ha...
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Traditional Epic & Epic Hero

  1. 1. Elements of theElements of the Traditional Epic &Traditional Epic & the Epic Herothe Epic Hero The Odyssey by HomerThe Odyssey by Homer PowerPoint by Erin SalonaPowerPoint by Erin Salona
  2. 2. The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic  The Epic Hero is superhuman--braverThe Epic Hero is superhuman--braver and stronger than ordinary peopleand stronger than ordinary people  There is some all-knowing or wiseThere is some all-knowing or wise person who helps the protagonistperson who helps the protagonist  The story starts in the middle of theThe story starts in the middle of the actionaction in medias resin medias res and earlierand earlier events are introduced later onevents are introduced later on
  3. 3. The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic  The setting is vast in scope- sometimesThe setting is vast in scope- sometimes worldwide and even beyondworldwide and even beyond  The hero is on a quest for something ofThe hero is on a quest for something of great value to him or his peoplegreat value to him or his people  The action of the epic involves heroicThe action of the epic involves heroic deeds and battle, often including a longdeeds and battle, often including a long journey or warjourney or war
  4. 4. The Traditional EpicThe Traditional Epic  The villains that try to keep the hero fromThe villains that try to keep the hero from his quest are uglier, more evil, and morehis quest are uglier, more evil, and more cunning than anything in ordinary lifecunning than anything in ordinary life  The gods or other supernatural beingsThe gods or other supernatural beings take an active role in the storytake an active role in the story
  5. 5. The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero
  6. 6. The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero  Great Stature-Great Stature- Larger than LifeLarger than Life  Possesses thePossesses the character traitscharacter traits most valued bymost valued by society (i.e.society (i.e. determination,determination, courage, wit,courage, wit, wisdom)wisdom)
  7. 7. The Epic HeroThe Epic Hero  Pursues his goal inPursues his goal in the face of manythe face of many setbackssetbacks  Has human traitsHas human traits and failings thatand failings that make him seemmake him seem like a real personlike a real person (i.e. too curious,(i.e. too curious, foolish, tricky)foolish, tricky)
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