Temperament and Behavior in "The Romance of the Gods" Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Temperament and Behavior in "The Romance of the Gods"
A look at a character in the sixteenth century Chinese novel "The Romance of the Gods."
# 140107 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Asian Studies (East Asian Cultures) , Literature (World)


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This paper discusses the main character and plot line of a three-chapter section of the sixteenth century Chinese novel "The Romance of the Gods." It describes the simultaneous childishness and aggression of Ne-zha, a Daoist holy figure born into a mortal family in order to eventually help achieve the Zhou dynasty's goal of rule. Ne-zha quickly estranges himself from his mortal father, and their relationship provides some of the conflict in the text.

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" ' The Romance of the Gods' (Feng-shen yan-yi) is a sixteenth-century historical and fantasty novel written about the actions leading to the end of the Shang Dynasty and the beginning of the Zhou Dynasty in ancient China, likely by Xu Zhong-lin. While based loosely on historical events, the balance of The Romance of the Gods is based on an elaborate fictional world of humans, gods, spirits, and Daoist practitioners who have become immortal through their study of the teachings of the Way, which, in part, expresses an integration of all things heavenly and earthly. Included in..."

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