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Analysis Of Byrons Poem - 1306 Words

One such work is Byron’s, Don Juan. The poem follows the adventures of the Spanish hero Don Juan. He travels around the world and gets involved in bizarre situations, usually due to a romantic interest. The poem seems to share more similarities with the epic tradition than Wordsworth’s. Don Juan’s titular character, like many heroes in other epics, pre-existed the Byron poems. The story is vast in scale; it follows Don Juan’s adventures in love and travel. Juan’s adventures pull him from situation to situation across the globe. Juan gets into shipwrecks, mixed up in harems while presenting as a woman and involved in wars. Still, Byron’s Don Juan does more to actively challenge the epic tradition than The Prelude. In Don Juan as Anti-Epic,†¦show more content†¦Things seem to happen to him against his will. â€Å"It is true that the actions of Odysseus and Aeneas, for example, are in large part determined by forces beyond their contro l, but at least they are being guided toward an intelligible goal which they themselves accept. Juan s experiences are merely the result of blind chance-Byron s skepticism is too complete to allow a place even for Fate or Necessity in his universe. By epic standards, then, Don Juan is no hero at all; indeed, he might more accurately be called an anti-hero† (Lauber, 610). Byron is not imitating the heroic ideal, he instead creates a new kind of hero. He continues to subvert epic tradition, starting his story at the beginning rather than the middle. Most epic poets plunge â€Å"in medias res† (Horace makes this heroic turnpike road), And then your hero tells, whene’er you please, What went before—by way of episode†¦ (Byron, 41-44). Byron insists on beginning at the origins of the story. â€Å"That is the usual method, but not mine—/My way is to begin with the beginning†¦Ã¢â‚¬  (Byron, 49-50). By refusing to start in the middle, Byron also refuses epic narrative form. â€Å"The structure of Don Juan is equally remote from that of the epic. By beginning with the birth of his hero, Byron deliberately (and quite literally!) violates Horace s warning against beginning ab ovo† (Lauber, 614). The epic moves from circumstance to circumstance in chronological order. In fact, the poem’sShow MoreRelatedEssay on Emotion and Feeling in Lord Byrons Poetry1585 Words   |  7 Pagesthat a certain emotion must be within a poem, meaning if the reader is able to relate to it, the poem is more effective. However, these quotes support the importance of emotion within poetry, but what about the importance of emotion within the poet? 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