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Odysseus: The Heroic Cycle In Ancient Greek Literature

analytical Essay
392 words
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Greek literature has inspired many modern stories. Modern plots have used multiple aspects from greek literature in order to form new plots of the stories many individuals enjoy now. Greek literature has provided the world with the heroic cycle, fate vs. free will, and mythical creatures to form new stories. In greek mythology, Odysseus is an example of a character whom went through the heroic cycle. However in modern stories, characters such as Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit went through it as well. After receiving and denying a call from Gandalf, Bilbo eventually goes on a quest which finally renders him back home, just as the heroic cycle states. The heroic cycle is a specific cycle that follows characters throughout stories as a guideline

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that greek literature has inspired many modern stories. modern plots have used multiple aspects from greek literature to form new stories many individuals enjoy now.
  • Explains that odysseus is an example of a character who went through the heroic cycle in greek mythology, but bilbo baggins from the hobbit also goes through it.
  • Analyzes how oedipus' fate is to never find out the dark truth behind his family, but he uses his free will to go against that fate.
  • Explains that mythical creatures are a large concept in greek mythology, as well as modern stories. they can be good or bad, and are quite distinct from regular heros.
  • Explains that in greek mythology, many factors are used in order to create plots, creating a beautiful story. greek literature has provided the world with the heroic cycle, fate vs.
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