Write a historical setting virtual travel brochure

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Nguyen 1 Yen Nguyen Dang Hai Troy University April 20, 2017 Heroes and Zeroes 1. The Book of job The story in the book of Job goes down in the land of UZ. The narration is set in a patriarchal era before the Israelites were led into Canaan, the Promised Land by Joshua and Moses. The center theme of the story is nothing less than human beings suffering despite their loyalty to their creator(Jang 2014). The narration pulses with spiritual insight and moral energy and outrage of the Christianity religion. “The Book of Job” have been rendered from the bible into English literature works by eminent translators and scholars such as Stephen Mitchell. Characters The main characters in the narration consist of Job, his wife, his three friends, and a man called Elihu. The story also depicts various supernatural characters namely, God, Satan, and angels who are also significant characters in the story. The characterization of supernatural characters in the story depicts the power that they possess which goes beyond human capability. The minor characters in this story include but not limited to; Elihu- the Temanite, Bildad-the Shuhite, and Zophar- the Naamathite(Hesselgrave 2016) These minor characters play a very Nguyen 2 significant role in developing the main characters of the story. They possess questions which enable us to have an inner understanding of the main characters. The main characters depict two opposing sides, the antagonists, and protagonists. Protagonists are those characters who that align their behaviors to the moral social expectation or even go beyond our expectation. In the other hand, antagonist’s characters are those who opposes other characters in spite of the characters doing the right thing. I believe that in most scenarios, the protagonist's characters always emerge to be heroes while the antagonist characters add up to zero. The hero in the narration Job goes through a lot of suffering but turns to be the hero at the end of the day. From the beginning, he holds onto his faith in his supreme creator despite all the storms that come in his way with the objective of trying to shake his trust in God. I wonder if there is anyone else who can stand even a bit of the challenges that job went through and still hold on to his/her faith. The trials of Job’s faith began when the grounds men told him that he had lost all his possession to rare catastrophes. Contrary to our expectation, Job replied by saying, “The Lord gives, the Lord takes way” (Hesselgrave 2016)This is a clear illustration of how strong his with was towards God into an extent that bankruptcy was not a worry to him as long as his relation with God remained. On top of that, he came down with a contagious disease which caused her a lot of trouble. Do not forget that he had already lost his children and his wife was no longer on his side. By summing up all this physical and emotional suffering, you realize the extent to which Job’s faith was being tested. According to job, when all is gone, he believed that his hope and trust remains Nguyen 3 unshaken. I don’t see how many of us would still hold on to their faith after being homeless, starved, diseased, and sick. The best part of Job’s heroism is undoubtedly illustrated when he made the right choice even after his friends asked him to change his faith and possibly look for an alternative. “To make the matter worse, his own wife asks him if he still holds on to his faith in God”(Denton 2016). I can’t imagine any of us defiling our friends and companion’s opinions so as to continue doing what we believe is right. Job put’s his faith beyond other things that may matter to us, such as friend’s opinions and property. He doesn’t allow even the thoughts of her wife compromise on his faith in God, a supernatural character who is not even scientifically proved to be existing. Through all this suffering, Job does not allow anything to compromise on his faith in God. He stands on his hope until the tides of suffering come to an end. This is probably one of the greatest heroes that I have ever read about. Outstanding in every aspect. I can’t image any of us going through slightly similar circumstances and continue upholding the same faith in someone who we can’t scientifically prove that exists or has power over us. Some of us would even go to the extent of wishing for an instant death rather than going through such suffering. We can evidently conclude that Job is a hero as depicted by the narration. It is the consequences of Job choices which makes him a hero to be emulated. He made the right choices, making him to be blames, devoted, and moral. He simply didn’t let it go when all odds were against his hope in God. He is full of patience, humility, selfless and all the characters that we expect to be bestowed by a hero. He was a truly heroic leader who continuous to inspire Christians in their faith on God. 2. The Gilgamesh story Nguyen 4 Plot of the story The epic in the narration offers an overview introduction of Gilgamesh, a great king of Uruk. This is probably the oldest narration that exists today. The story is set from an ancient Sumerian society on the adventures of the historic kings who were depicted as the society heroes(Haubold 2014). The story is set in a male chauvinism society where women are considered and used as pressure objects. Despite the literature being as old as it is, the development of the characters in this work is beyond what we could probably expect from such an ancient work. The hero in this literature work has become a minor profile of the popular culture in the world. Characters The characters in this literature work can be categorized into two groups, the main and the minor characters. There two main characters namely, Gilgamesh and Enkidu, as opposed to other literature works, these two main characters do not seem to oppose each other in the occurrence of events but become what is termed by the author as “soul mates”. The minor characters are mainly dominated by the society gods who strive in developing the major characters. These gods impact a lot of power and influence on who the two main characters grow to become. Among other minor characters includes but not limited to the trapper, harlot, and the people in the community. Among the two main characters, I am going to depict and evaluate the extent to which Enkidu was a hero in the society. According to the narrative, “Enkidu was created to replace Gilgamesh who seemed to have failed to meet the gods’ standards. Gilgamesh was created in a supernatural way with the aim of preparing him to Nguyen 5 be the hero who would restore the holy places which had previously been destroyed. However, his arrogance grew boundless and the gods decided to create Enkidu in order to replace Gilgamesh who seemed to be falling short of the gods’ expectations and favor as a result of his pride and immoral practices”( Haubold 2014). With the creation of Enkidu, the gods thought that he could be the hero of the land considering his physique abilities. The possibility of profiling him as a hero is first reflected by his kindness as he protects the shepherds and their cattle when they are asleep. His humble background can also allure us to thinking that he is an upcoming hero. At this extent, some of the questions that lingers in our mind are, how long will he continue acting towards the society expectations? Will he withstand the various storms he is likely to face? What will be the consequences of his actions? In spite of a promising start, our expected hero instantly falls with the first temptation as he allows himself to be seduced by a harlot. This marks the beginning of out doubt on the heroism of Enkidu. “The Trapper was successful in setting up a snare on Enkidu who terribly falls into the temptation by engaging into a week-long sexual initiation” (Haubold 2014). This goes against the social expectations towards the expected leader to whom the gods had high hopes in for the delivering of the entire community. He is initiated to the good and evil of the world and he makes poor choices in following the evil ways. Enkidu accompanies Gilgamesh into a thriving journey to Lebanon. According to the story, “Gilgamesh is disturbed by a series of prophetic dreams which Enkidu inaccurately and naively interpreted as good omens”(Kline 2016). The turn of events illustrates the impact of Enkidu ignorance while interpreting the dreams. His naivety results into various devastating repercussions which he could have avoided by giving the right interpretation to Gilgamesh. This Nguyen 6 is a clear illustration of how careless Enkidu was and do not deserve to be called a hero at any cost. When the two enter the cedar forest, Enkidu bits of advices Gilgamesh to show no mercy to the Humbaba who consistently plead for his life. The two brutally slay him and cut down the mighty cedar trees which he had protected with his life over down the Euphrates civilization. Enkidu goes to the extent of insulting the goddess by killing the “Bull of Heaven”. Ironically, the people of Uruk goes on to celebrate the masculine capability and courage of their “hero”. Finally, Enkidu who was depicted at the beginning to be a hero lies dying as a “zero leader.” His immoral deeds and wrong bits of advice to the king are paid with an illness inflicted by the gods (Kline 2016). Like most of the men, Enkidu dies having achieved nothing but hatred from the gods and the people as a result of his immoral deeds. It’s undoubtedly clear that Enkidu totally falls short of all hero’s characters that one must bestow before he can be termed as a real hero in the society. Comparison of Job and Enkidu characters. The behaviors of the two characters are very diverse, a clear illustration of why one is a hero while the other one sums up to zero at the end of each narrative. Job respect and trust his God despite the tests that he comes across. This is contrary different with Enkidu who makes wrong decisions all through the entire narrative and end up defiling the gods. It’s the consequences of choices which makes the difference between the two characters, Job makes the right choice and emerge to be the hero at the end but Enkidu failed to make the right decision and ended up to being a “zero character”. The two characters had the opportunity to change their destiny in order to emerge as heroes at the end. Job embraced the opportunity by pleasing God Nguyen 7 and he finally came out as a hero whom the people were proud of. Enkidu didn’t seize his opportunities from the day start, no wonder he finally died as a normal or a zero character. Work Cited Denton, Allison. "Suffering in the Human Experience." An Examination of the Book of Job and King Lear (2016): 45-64. Vol. 2. Haubold, Johannes. "Gilgamesh among Us: Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic by Theodore Ziolkowski (review)." American Journal of Philology (2014): 669-672. 135.4 . Hesselgrave, Ronald P. I Know that My Redeemer Lives: Suffering and Redemption in the Book of Job. Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016. Jang, J. E. "Developmental Mourning Process in Jobs Suffering." Psychoanalytic Reading of the Book of Job (2014): 302-331. Nguyen 8 Kline, J. " The Oldest Story, the Oldest Fear, the Oldest Fool: The Religious Dimension of The Epic of Gilgamesh." Jung Journal (2016): 10(2), 24-36.
Based on the part 1 I will give you in another attach file. The second component of the Final Project is a historical setting virtual travel brochure of one (1) literary piece read during the course. The purpose of this component is for you to 1) to develop an understanding of a work’s relevance to its historical and social context, and 2) articulate the ways literature reflects the historical period and the culture that produced it. This virtual literary travel brochure is designed to help you explore the main setting for stories of characters from the literature. You will be creating this travel brochure from the free software FlipSnack with www.flipsnack.com. Task in Detail: You will select one piece of literature that you read during this course to create a virtual travel brochure of the setting in which the story took place. You will need to do a little research to determine the description and characteristics of the area during that time period. The travel brochure will include the following: 1. Title/Cover page 2. A reference to the location using a quote from the work 3. Two to three historical images (photos or illustrations) of that location during the time period of the story 4. Two or three local attractions (could be combined with #3) in the area during that time 5. A description of the culture during that time period 6. Top 5 reasons for someone during that time period to visit that area You can be as creative as you would like with these. You can include a page with endorsements, Additional Resources: • • DETAILED tutorial about using Flip Snack. You might be interested in doing some of the things that the presenter is doing in this tutorial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwezEJjehzo SAMPLE sharing about my home town in the past. http://www.flipsnack.com/ppaquette/paquette-eng-2205flipsnack-sample.html (It may say that it cannot open directly, but it will give you a link to open it outside of Blackboard.)

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