The epic essay

Discuss how the nature of the hero has changed in the epics list below. How does the changing nature of the hero also reflect the changing values of society? (Talking about different aspect from their deeds, quest, meaning and culture value)

  1. Your answer should begin with the Epic of Gilgamesh, to Arjuna (Bhagavad Gita), to Achilles (Iliad), to Beowulf, to Roland (Song of Roland), and continue through Dante’s Inferno (Divine Comedy) .
  2. You should be careful to connect the qualities of the hero to the values of the society that is producing the epic
  3. Strong answers will relate these changes to the human universals that allow these epics to resonate to the present.