What is the definition of main character? Name three main characters from The Tain and discuss the important role of each in the epic tale.
What is the primary theme of The Tain? How does the author present this theme? How does the theme develop throughout the story?
Discuss the importance of loyalty as a motif in this novel. Be sure to define motif in your response.
Discuss the characteristics Joseph Campbell outlines for the mythical hero archetype. Which character best fits all of these characteristics and why?
Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in this novel? Select a different type of conflict and explain how this story would have differed under that particular type of conflict.
What is the difference between conflict and crisis in a novel? How are they similar? Also relate the differences and similarities specifically to The Tain.
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