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    The allusion of Achilles’ heel that used in many literatures and medias, originated from Greek mythology. The origin of this allusion is that in Greek mythology, it was foretold that he would die in a young age when he was a baby. So his mother, Thetis, who wanted Achilles to be immortal, took Achilles to the River Styx, which gives power of invulnerability. She dipped Achilles into the river, holding him by his heel. Only his heel was left unprotected and vulnerable.. Achilles grew up to be a strong warrior who survived many battles. But one day, his heel got shot with a poisonous arrow, which shortly drove him to death. The term “Achilles’ heel” refers to one’s physical or mental weakness or vulnerable area. The mythology not only created the term “Achilles’ heel”, the tendon connecting the heel to the calf muscles is named the Achilles tendon. Today, the allusion of Achilles’ heel is found in many literature and media, describing one’s weakness or flaw. For example, an article, Hillary Clinton’s new ad unsubtly fires at Donald Trump’s Achilles’ heel: Temperament depicts how Clinton’s new advertisement points out Trump’s weakness as a nominee for the presidential election. “Even among those who like Donald Trump, his temperament is a point of weakness” (Bump). A poll in regards whether the candidate have the right temperament and personality to serve as president in the article clearly shows that majority of republicans, democrats and independents in overall voted that…

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    of foot and heel pain in adults. This condition is commonly seen in patients that are 40-60 years of age. The etiology is poorly understood and is thought to be multifactorial. Risk factor of plantar fasciitis include obesity, prolonged standing or jumping, flat feet, and reduced ankle dorsiflexion. A patient describe heel pain that is worse with their first steps in the morning or after a period of inactivity. The patient may notice the pain decreases somewhat with increased activity then…

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    Researchers at the University of Portsmouth carried out an experiment to further emphasise how femininity is accentuated through wearing high heels, they conducted an experiment where they filmed two short clips of a woman walking on a treadmill once with heels and once without, however the face and torso of the woman was obscured so that the viewer could only see the outline of someone walking. After the two clips were shown to a group of students it was twice as likely for the woman not…

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    I was a jerk back in Junior High. I was home schooled so I wasn 't used to socializing outside of the family. I decided to use the "High School Musical" movies as my guide. I know, the stupidity of a 14-year-old girl is amazing! Anyway, back in 8th grade that began changing. The change started in a small windowless room. The air was stale and reeked of cheap perfume. Most of the class was relaxing, chatting with each other near the door and waiting for the bell to ring for lunch. However, on the…

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    Achilles Research Paper

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    ants go marching, so did Achilles and his army which is said to have morphed into great warriors from ants to serve Achilles grandfather Aiakos.(Achilles) The legend of Achilles is one of great battles and war. The purpose of this paper is to explore his strengths as well as his weaknesses. While Achilles fought and was undefeated in battle, his true weakness was not that of his undipped heel into the River Styx, but his loyalty to others. The legend of Achilles talks about a great warrior…

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    In this report you will learn all about Achilles and why one mistake, ultimately costed him his life. You will also learn how he befriends his friend Patroclus, how he killed many men, became invincible and so much more, this is the life of Achilles. To begin with, Achilles was born on the island of Phthia, his parents are King Peleus of Phthia and the minor sea goddess Thetis (who was a sea nymph). Achilles was regarded as the most handsome warrior in the Trojan War, he was also the tallest…

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    Forensic Pedorthist Essay

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    abnormalities including: severe overpronation and a low-gear toe off bilaterally. The shoes have clearly been used for for too long, possibly on hard, rough surfaces, as the forefoot and heel are starting to wear past the midsole, exposing deeper layers. Evidence 1) Crushed medial midsole (heel) & medial outsole wear (heel) – Ideally, the foot in late-swing is phase is supinated and slightly upturned (inverted) relative to the ground, this will result in lateral heel contact. As observed in…

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    Famous Tales: Achilles is most known for fighting in the Trojan War but how and why did the war start? The war’s origins actually began at the wedding of Achilles mother and father. This was the defining event that set the stage for the Trojan War, it is known as the Judgment of Paris. Though it is another demonstration of the rivalry between the Immortals. At the wedding all of the Immortals were there including Goddess Eris who was god of chaos and strife. She threw a gold apple into the…

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    Achilles was the greatest Greek hero during the Trojan War. He portrays the nature myth theory from the fact that he was close to the Gods and his body was invulnerable to injuries except his heels – “Achilles heel”. His character also explains the social charter theory in the ancient times. Achilles grief and pride negatively and positively impacted the two armies that were at war: the Greeks and Trojans. Achilles also represents the ritual myth as his death explains how funeral rituals were…

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    Achilles Fatal Flaw

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    you and me,” wrote Achilles. According to mythology, Achilles was a hero to the Greeks, he was one of the greatest warriors that participated in the Trojan War, and he was the protagonist of Homer’s epic, the Iliad. But because of his “fatal flaw” and his tragic death, it resulted in ending the hero he was. Achilles and his background history, his fights for his honor, and even his death are just three of the many reasons he fulfilled one of the most famous Greeks Heros. To begin with,…

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