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Social Values Mirrored in Classic Literature

In nine and a half pages this paper considers how social values are reflected in the ancient literary works Phaedo, Euthyphro, Cri...

1982 Trial of Political Activist Mumia Abu Jamal

In twelve pages this paper discusses Mumia Abu Jamal's 1982 trial as a tragedy worthy of a Greek epic. Ten sources are cited in t...

Depiction of Humans and Gods in the Book of Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh

is that the creationist deity has no gender, and it is a characteristic peculiar to humans and animals. As William Hallo (...

Imagery and Epic Simile in 'The Iliad' by Homer

Epic simile and imagery employed by Homer in 'The Iliad' are analyzed in 6 pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography....

Heroic Storyteller Huck Finn

he was gone he come back and put his head in again, and told me to mind about that school, because he was going to lay for me and ...

The Role Models of Athletes

In six pages the ways in which professional athletes have emerged in society as role models are examined and considers if athletes...

A Review of Fields of Fire

A 5 page overview the fictional tale of the Vietnam War by James Webb. The young protaganist is a Marine hero. 1 source....

Critically Evaluating the Hero in 'Beowulf'

In a paper containing three pages the discussion of whether Beowulf should be considered a pagan or Christian hero is presented. ...

Aristotle's Poetics and Oedipus

In five pages this paper examines how a tragic literary hero is defined by Aristotle in Poetics and then applied to Oedipus. One ...

'The Iliad' by Homer, 'Epic of Gilgamesh' and Fate

The fates of death or destruction could be explored in a dramatic structure, and how the protagonist elected to face his destiny, ...

Old Testament, 'The Odyssey,' 'Epic of Gilgamesh' and Social Function in Literature

in mind we present an examination of Gilgamesh as he illustrates the struggle for social function, or mortality, despite the inter...

The Red Badge of Courage, 'The Iliad,' Heroism and Heroes

In seven pages these works by Stephen Crane and Homer are examined within the context of the tragic hero and his combat motives. ...

Ancient Society of Sumer, Kingship's Role, and Epic of Gilgamesh

of the people of Sumer" (Greer 17), as represented by King Gilgamesh of Uruk. It is also an excellent historical tool which can b...

Chivalry, the Heroic Conflict, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

In five pages this paper discusses the chivalric code and heroic conflicts within the context of this epic Medieval poem. Three o...

Characters of Athene and Poseidon in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

In five pages these characters as they are featured in Homer's epic are examined in terms of how they contribute to the tale overa...

Comparative Analysis of Homer's 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey'

much. In a sense, he is the quintessential manly man. Odysseus in a way is a caricature. While there are a lot of traits he posses...

Comparing Translations of Beowulf

In six pages this paper compares Seamus Heaney's and Lucien Dean Pearson's translations of the Medieval epic tale. There are thre...

Virgil's The Aeneid, Free Will, and Fate

In a paper consisting of five pages this paper examines the concepts of fate and free will within the context of Virgil's epic and...

David McCullough The Great Bridge

over 276 feet above the high water; and weighed an overwhelming 14,680 tons (Wright 616). For anyone who had the opportunity to s...

The Last Emperor Film by Bernardo Bertolucci

related to this period, and some of the socio-political reasons for wanting Pu Yi to take the throne within the constructs of the ...

Tragic Hero and Macbeth

its consequences (Hegel as cited in ODair 215). Hegel further argues that all tragic heroes must encounter a pattern of nobilit...

Colin Powell's 1995 Text My American Journey

and judging the enemy. I therefore advised Cheney to accept Norms (Schwarzkopf) recommendation." What he is referring to in this ...

The Tragic Hero in Carlito's Way and High Sierra

Carlito's Way and High Sierra both feature tragic, doomed anti-heroes and the path that led to their destruction. This research pa...

Homer's 'The Odyssey' and Substance Abuse

In five pages this paper examines jimson weed indulgence and lotus eating in this consideration of how substance abuse is represen...

Contemporary World, Heroes, Gods, and Joseph Campbell

In fifteen pages this paper discusses the myths of gods and heroes as contemporary instruments of change as described by Joseph Ca...

Duino Elegies by Rainer Rilke and The Book of Nightmares by Galway Kinnell

In five pages this paper examines these two poems in terms of Rilke's presentation of the hero and child relationship and Kinnell'...

Mythology Issues

The three elements of mythology such as the popular literary motif of the tragic hero, the treatment of women, and the comparing o...

The Treatment of Women in Mythology

This 10 page paper examines the way writers have treated women in mythology. The writer examines The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Metamo...

Ancient Greece and Medieval Societies Compared

In five pages Ancient Greek society is compared with the Medieval society represented in the epic 'Beowulf' in terms of citizen ex...

Good Life Defined by Religion and Philosophy

the many delights of civilization, and thus showing Enkidu this type of pleasure is important (PG). Enkidu himself however sees i...