Thursday, February 7, 2019
Healing into Wholeness: Individuals Transformed into a Collective Heroi
meliorate into Wholeness Individuals Transformed into a Collective Heroic Being in Derek Walcotts OmerosNo man is an Island, entire of himself every man is a raise of the Continent, a part of the Main.Individual rattling(a) deeds and characteristics are the seeds upon which a lasts values are based and these define a culture mend also defining each individuals identity. antiquated and modern heroic poems define heroic behavior through mostly male heroic figures, but feminine characters share an equally important role in defining a cultures identity and values. Equally so, a culture or race fanny be collectively conceived of as a whole or as the sum of its parts. While characteristics such as honor, honesty, courage, pride, respect, and integrity can be, and sure as shooting are, relevant to both sexes, these positive characteristics and negative ones such as dishonesty, escape of courage, egotism, disrespect, and betrayal are often represented by and identified with severa lise characters, but can function within a whole culture to render the culture weak, sickly or out of balance. In Derek Walcotts epic Omeros, the island of St. Lucia and its inhabitants are healed both individually and collectively as Walcott dares to delineate heroic behavior as a psychological transformation toward wholeness.Ancient and modern epics follow a very Western tradition by defining heroism as the accomplishments of individual heroes to further the good of the whole, which means some must lose if the hero or heroes are to win. In The Iliad, Achilles comes to his senses and leads his troops to defeat the Trojans. In The Odyssey, Odysseus returns to Ithaca after his long journey and restores auberge by defeating the suitors. In The Aeneid, Aeneas succeeds in foun... ...long-waiting now advancing,Yes here comes my mistress the soul. (Denby 463)St. Lucia, Achille, Helen, Philoctete, Plunkett, Ma Kilman, Maud, the narrator and we. the readers, gain our souls and become a part of the whole of humankind. plant CITEDDenby, Derek. Great Books My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World. Simon and Shuster New York. 1996.Feal, Elsa Luciano. Helen History that Heals in Omeros. Queen a journal of rhetoric and power 3.1. 1-10. Online article. <http//www.ars-rhetorica.net/Queen/ tawdriness 3 1/Articles/Luciano.htmlMcClure, Charlotte S. Helen of the West Indies History or Poetry of a CaribbeanRealm. Studies in the Literary Imagination 26 (1993) 1-11 <http//weblinks1.epnet.com/.Walcott, Derek. Omeros. Farrar, Straus and Giroux New York. 1990. 3-325.