The Classic of Poetry Essay

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The Classic of Poetry is a collection of old Chinese literature that has been rewritten and renamed into the Book of Songs/Odes. (“Norton Anthology of World Literature” 812) This collection of poems seemed to become popular around the beginning of Confucianism. Confucianism is the concept of centering one’s life or work on authority figures, family, and friends. The expression of Confucianism is best seen in the work of Tu Fu. Confucianism is wide spread throughout the Classic of Poetry. Confucianism is brought out in the poetry because it focuses on education, political views, and social views. Education in the poetry helped to spread the ideas or moral values and knowledge to the people of China. (“Norton Anthology of World …show more content…
Popol Vuh genealogy is depicted through the family ties. The twins Hunahú and Xbalanqúe are the main focus of the story’s genealogy. The twins have a family line that is involved throughout the Popol Vuh. Part Three of the Popol Vuh goes back to an earlier time in history when Hun-Hunahpú and Vucub Hunahpú, the father and uncle of the twins, were defeated in the underworld and were buried in the ball court. Hun-Hunahpú and Vucub Hunahpú were great ball players as were the twins Hunahú and Xbalanqúe. The genealogical connections are that the family as a whole were good ball players and were apparently good at defeating others. There is a family tie there that cannot be broken and is strong bond. The Classic of Poetry and the Popol Vuh are both amazing works of world literature. Each of these works has made its mark on two very different cultures and societies. The Chinese culture is one that is strong and true in morals and knowledge following Confucianism. The Quiché also seemed to be focused on strong morals and religions as a whole.

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