Hero, The: A Study in Tradition, Myth and Drama

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Author(s): Raglan, Fitzroy Richard
Page Length: 128 pgs
Copyright: 2003
Weight: 0.77 lbs.
Item Code: 202897
ISBN: 9780486427089
ISBN-10: 0486427080
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. 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 such characters as Oedipus and Robin Hood. This book will appeal to general readers, as well as scholars of folklore, mythology, history, and literature.

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