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Representations of Nature in Four Epics

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Material Information

Title: Representations of Nature in Four Epics The Illiad, The Odyssey, The Ramayana, and The Mahabharata
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Smith, Braja
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Indian Epics
Ramayana
Homer
Mahabharata
Comparative Literature
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: There is a belief that Indian society is more environmentally conscious than Western society, and that this difference is rooted in a deep philosophical difference. The foundational Indian epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are often contrasted with the Greek epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, since they share broad narrative themes. In this study, I look at specific examples of nature, plants, animals, and places to examine how the epics are different in their representations of nature. Rather than reflecting broad philosophical differences, these examples show that nature is used in a literary manner, to enforce the desires and motivations of the characters themselves. This implies that there is a common beginning behind the two epic traditions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Braja Smith
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S64
System ID: NCFE003851:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003851/00001

Material Information

Title: Representations of Nature in Four Epics The Illiad, The Odyssey, The Ramayana, and The Mahabharata
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Smith, Braja
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Indian Epics
Ramayana
Homer
Mahabharata
Comparative Literature
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: There is a belief that Indian society is more environmentally conscious than Western society, and that this difference is rooted in a deep philosophical difference. The foundational Indian epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are often contrasted with the Greek epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, since they share broad narrative themes. In this study, I look at specific examples of nature, plants, animals, and places to examine how the epics are different in their representations of nature. Rather than reflecting broad philosophical differences, these examples show that nature is used in a literary manner, to enforce the desires and motivations of the characters themselves. This implies that there is a common beginning behind the two epic traditions.
Statement of Responsibility: by Braja Smith
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rohrbacher, David

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S64
System ID: NCFE003851:00001

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