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The Theme of the Journey in Literature

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by Danielle Brown on 27 November 2012

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Transcript of The Theme of the Journey in Literature

Danielle Brown,
Sharon Friederwitzer The Theme of Journey
In Literature Description Of Journey Theme
In Literature Description of Journey Theme
In Literature The Odyssey has been a common theme in stories for over thousands of years
the protagonist of the story is described as a person of great strength, courage, or outstanding abilities who undertake a journey internally through their mind, body, or spirit
many other stories also possess moral undertones, larger than life circumstances, supernatural forces and allusions to the society and government of the time and place in which it was written Widely popular throughout history, found in classic and mainstream works of literature and often appeals to reader on levels of humanity, personal growth, and overcoming unimaginable odds. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon and is the second oldest extant work of Western Literature.
The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. It is assumed that he has dies and his wife Penelope along with his son must deal with a group of unruly suitors.
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