Presentation on theme: "Elements of the Traditional Epic & the Epic Hero"— Presentation transcript:
1 Elements of the Traditional Epic & the Epic Hero The Odyssey by HomerPowerPoint by Erin Salona
2 The Traditional EpicThe Epic Hero is superhuman--braver and stronger than ordinary peopleThere is some all-knowing or wise person who helps the protagonistThe story starts in the middle of the action in medias res and earlier events are introduced later on
4 The Traditional EpicThe setting is vast in scope- sometimes worldwide and even beyondThe hero is on a quest for something of great value to him or his peopleThe action of the epic involves heroic deeds and battle, often including a long journey or war
6 The Traditional EpicThe villains that try to keep the hero from his quest are uglier, more evil, and more cunning than anything in ordinary lifeThe gods or other supernatural beings take an active role in the story
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