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Power in World Literature

  1. 1. The good, the bad and the ugly "Bhagavad Gita."
  2. 2. The Good The Bhagavad Gita shows the power of religion as good. Krishna, the Lord, uses religion to preach to Arjuna. In the end, Arjuna understands his duty is to fight his kin.
  3. 3. Power is used by Krishna to preach to Arjuna the importance of one’s duty on earth, or dharma. The author is using Arjuna’s struggle to show significance of religion is attaining yoga and fulfilling one’s dharma. The Good
  4. 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuRvBoLu4t0 Oppenheimer was one of the “fathers of the atomic bomb” during World War II. He uses the quote from the Bhagavad Vita when Krishna takes on multiple forms, one of them being death or the destroyer. Like Arjuna’s duty, people’s duties can be difficult to do. The Good
  5. 5. The Bad The Epic of Gilgamesh shows the power of seduction, tyranny and the power to attain immorality. Gilgamesh has the power as King however fails to become victim to the power of seduction by the princess Ishtar.
  6. 6. Gilgamesh uses his power to become a King, a tyrant. The power of seduction is used when Ishtar attempts to seduce Gilgamesh and fails leading to the death of his friend. He attempts in vain to attain immorality after the death of his friend. The Bad
  7. 7. The author uses Gilgamesh to show how Kings can abuse their power and be “power hungry” in the search for power beyond their control, and uses the journey’s end to show how Gilgamesh became stronger and more apt to lead Uruk. The Bad
  8. 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFLLv8b7huY The Bad After a tyrannical rule and the death of his friend, Gilgamesh learns to relinquish some power as King.
  9. 9. The Ugly Medea shows the power of revenge as Medea kills her former husband’s new wife, the wife’s father and her children. Medea has power and uses it against her husband who turned away from her.
  10. 10. Medea uses her power to hurt her former husband, the King. The author uses ‘The chorus’, a group of Athenian women, to send us a message of the importance of equality and justice. Revenge is useless and only leads to destruction. The Ugly "Welcome to standupforthetruth.org."
  11. 11. "Bhagavad Gita." . N.p., 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 15 June 2014. <http://www.iskconseattle.com/content/bhagavad-gita>. Simon, Peter . The Norton Anthology World Literature. New York, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013. Print. Oppenheimer Quotes out of Hinduism's Bhagavad Gita after the first Nuclear explosion. YouTube, 2009. Film. "Welcome to standupforthetruth.org." . N.p., 1 Jan. 2009. Web. 15 June 2014. <http://standupforthetruth.org>. Bibliograp hy