An Epic Post

Recently, many conversations have revolved around the epic. This handy list was included in my Greek Mythology class last year, but I was able to find it useful in assessing Margaret Laurence’s children’s book Jason’s Quest. The one thing that fascinates/irks me most about epic literature is that the hero is always a man, although writers in modernism tried to alter the view. According to my epic understanding of life, doesn’t the princess liberate the prince?