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Elements of the Traditional Epic & the Epic Hero  The Odyssey  by Homer PowerPoint by Erin Salona
The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The Epic Hero is superhuman--braver and stronger than ordinary people </li></ul><ul><li>There...
Epics
The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The setting is vast in scope- sometimes worldwide and even beyond </li></ul><ul><li>The hero ...
Epics
The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The villains that try to keep the hero from his quest are uglier, more evil, and more cunning...
Epics
The Epic Hero
The Epic Hero <ul><li>Great Stature- Larger than Life </li></ul><ul><li>Possesses the character traits most valued by soci...
The Epic Hero <ul><li>Pursues his goal in the face of many setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Has human traits and failings that m...
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Elements of the Epic & Epic Hero

  1. 1. Elements of the Traditional Epic & the Epic Hero The Odyssey by Homer PowerPoint by Erin Salona
  2. 2. The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The Epic Hero is superhuman--braver and stronger than ordinary people </li></ul><ul><li>There is some all-knowing or wise person who helps the protagonist </li></ul><ul><li>The story starts in the middle of the action in medias res and earlier events are introduced later on </li></ul>
  3. 3. Epics
  4. 4. The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The setting is vast in scope- sometimes worldwide and even beyond </li></ul><ul><li>The hero is on a quest for something of great value to him or his people </li></ul><ul><li>The action of the epic involves heroic deeds and battle, often including a long journey or war </li></ul>
  5. 5. Epics
  6. 6. The Traditional Epic <ul><li>The villains that try to keep the hero from his quest are uglier, more evil, and more cunning than anything in ordinary life </li></ul><ul><li>The gods or other supernatural beings take an active role in the story </li></ul>
  7. 7. Epics
  8. 8. The Epic Hero
  9. 9. The Epic Hero <ul><li>Great Stature- Larger than Life </li></ul><ul><li>Possesses the character traits most valued by society (i.e. determination, courage, wit, wisdom) </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Epic Hero <ul><li>Pursues his goal in the face of many setbacks </li></ul><ul><li>Has human traits and failings that make him seem like a real person </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. too curious, foolish, tricky) </li></ul>

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