A New Perspective

Topics: Norse mythology, Thought, World Pages: 3 (1009 words) Published: March 2, 2013
A New Perspective
At first I was scare of taking this course. I thought World Literature was boring, complicated and too hard for me. I supposed it was only about difficult lectures that I would not be able to understand, big complicated words that it would be hard for me to used, and writing, writing, and more writing. I knew this course was going to be a big challenge for me because I do not like to read neither to write. To my surprise, I found myself intrigue with World Literature because of the lectures. The cultures that we cover in this course were fascinating because of their myths, how each culture views their gods, and their life styles. The lecture of the “The Huluppu-Tree” captivated me the most because is how they perceive the beginning of the world. Another story that made a big impact on me is “The Story of Prometheus” because of the moral and the message of the story. Also, the “Tales of Loki – Norse God of Mischief” is a story that I really enjoy. I had no idea that these lectures could cover so many mysteries and that is what makes them so fascinating. Knowing the mysteries of these cultures had a big impact to me. World Literature opened my eyes to a magnificent new world and now I have a new perspective about World Literature. Now I feel fascinating and comfortable in this course and I wish I could learn more. This course gave me the skills and knowledge to express clearly myself through writing and speaking. Most importantly, it gave me the ability to think outside the box, something I did not know how to do it.

“The Huluppu-Tree” is a great story that captivated me the most. It was captivating to me because, I would never imagine this story as the beginning of the world. It fascinated me that every single character for more insignificant that it could be, represent something. Like the tree that symbolizes life, the serpent that represents wisdom, rebirth, and healing, and the bird that symbolizes wisdom and power. In addition, with this...
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