By Arpine Khatchadourian,Haig Khatchadourian,Roy Arthur Swanson
The motion of the epic is founded at the protection of the home of Sassoun, or freedom from invaders. The oaths taken by way of heroes create conflicts of loyalties that paintings in contrast imperative crisis. The curse, one other type of the oath, ends up in the decline of the home of Sassoun. The father's curse, which condemns the son to barren immortality, additionally places heroic lifestyles in suspension until eventually the eschatological imaginative and prescient is realized.
Arpine' Khatchadourian (1925-2012) acquired her B.A. and M.A. in Comparative Literature, A.B.D. English and American Literature, on the collage of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She was once a part-time lecturer within the division of Comparative Literature.
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David of Sassoun: An Introduction to the Study of the Armenian Epic by Arpine Khatchadourian,Haig Khatchadourian,Roy Arthur Swanson