Literature Summaries Essay by Master Researcher

Literature Summaries
A summary of various stories from the 'Norton Anthology of World Literature', 2nd edition, Volumes A and B.
# 90193 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (Comparative Literature) , Literature (General)

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This paper is comprised of six short summaries of examples of world literature form the 'Norton Anthology of World Literature', 2nd edition, Volumes A and B. The summaries include the 'Genesis Tree of Life', 'Gilgamesh', the 'Pardoner's Prologue and Tale', 'a Conference of Birds', and 'Ovid's Metamorphoses'. The final page comments on the historical timeline of these stories and their significance.

From the Paper:

"The tree of life is a part of the creation myth in the Bible. It is an additional icon in the Garden of Eden, usually overlooked in favor of focus on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. The fruit of this tree grants immortality. The can be ascertained from the name of the tree but also from a brief description of the tree that Good gives in Genesis 3:22. Of course, it is little wonder that the tree of life does not figure a larger place in the creation story: it is only mentioned twice in the entire book of Genesis. It is first mentioned in Genesis 2:9, which reads, "the tree of life also in the midst of the garden" (58). Of course, this doesn't tell us much about the tree of life. "

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