The hero: A study in tradition, myth, and drama
FitzRoy Richard Somerset Raglan

Ciencias sociales , ,

The hero: A study in tradition, myth, and drama

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His mother is a virgin and he's reputed to be the son of a god; he loses favor and is driven from his kingdom to a sorrowful death”sound familiar? In The hero, Lord Raglan contends that the heroic figures from myth and legend are invested with ...

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Nombre: The hero: A study in tradition, myth, and drama


Escrito por: FitzRoy Richard Somerset Raglan

Tipo de documento: EPUB   

Tipo: No Ficción

Género: Referencia

Temas: Ciencias sociales , ,

Número de páginas: 336

Idioma del fichero: Inglés

Año de publicación: 1936




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His mother is a virgin and he's reputed to be the son of a god; he loses favor and is driven from his kingdom to a sorrowful death”sound familiar? In The hero, Lord Raglan contends that the heroic figures from myth and legend are invested with a common pattern that satisfies the human desire for idealization. Raglan outlines 22 characteristic themes or motifs from the heroic tales and illustrates his theory with events from the lives of characters from Oedipus (21 out a possible 22 points) to Robin Hood (a modest 13). A fascinating study that relates details from world literature with a lively wit and style, it was acclaimed by literary critic Stanley Edgar Hyman as “a bold, speculative, and brilliantly convincing demonstration that myths are never historical but are fictional narratives derived from ritual dramas.” This book will appeal to scholars of folklore and mythology, history, literature and general readers as well.




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