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  • Effective Use Of Disguise In Homer's Odyssey

    The tale of Odyssey involves many moments of disguise and revelation. Athena, the goddess of wisdom and diplomacy, uses deception in a couple of events like Telemachy and after Odysseus lands on Ithaka. Interestingly, disguise is one of the alluring characteristics of Odysseus as well, which helps him make his homecoming journey a success. A warrior wins a war by strength, but Odysseus disguise and revelation portrays how most battles in life can be won by wisdom and prudence. Athena visits…

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  • Justice: The Case Of The Speculean Explorers

    The facts of the case the Speculean Explorers is that there were five cave explorers which got trapped inside a cave due to a landslide and they had only scant provisions. Therefore, to stay alive they decided to play a dice game and whoever lose, will have to sacrifice himself. In The Case of the Speluncean Explorers, Justice Foster has put forward his argument in favour of the accused and has put forward his arguments on two independent grounds in support of his views that the law does not…

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  • Agamemnon In The Iliad

    In the story of “The Iliad” by Homer’s, Agamemnon is a king and a warrior. Priam is also a king, but is not a warrior. Agamemnon has a bit more power than Priam only because he can get a little taste of what both experiences of being a king and a warrior is like. In my opinion, Agamemnon may have more power but is his strength as strong as Priam strength. If Priam strength is stronger, there is a slight chance that Priam can destroy Agamemnon. For example, Smart vs. Strong. It is most likely the…

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  • Comparing Wyrd In Macbeth And Beowulf

    “Wyrd often spares a warrior, who is not ripe for death, if his courage is strong.” (Iliásics 10). This quote from Beowulf describes something called “Wyrd” which is the concept of fate that manifests as a hero’s willingness to fight heavy odds courageously, which could push back their end (Benét 1131). Macbeth and Beowulf, though both affected by fate, are in control of their own destinies and were capable of changing what happened to them. The concept of Wyrd in Beowulf is not an all…

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  • Telemachus Journey Analysis

    Journeys can change people tremendously. That is very much the case in Homer's The Odyssey. Telemachus goes on a journey to find news of his long-lost father Odysseus. After fighting in the Trojan War, King Odysseus of Ithaca is lost on his travels home. Suitors overrun his palace, trying to marry his wife. Athena convinces Telemachus to journey and find out whether his father is alive. He meets King Nestor in Pylos and King Menelaus in Sparta, who both have news about Odysseus. Telemachus's…

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  • The Heroic Journey In Homer's The Odyssey

    Heroism is defined by Merriam Webster’s Dictionary as: “Heroic conduct especially as exhibited in fulfilling a high purpose or attaining a noble end.” However, Joseph Campbell characterizes heroism through a journey. These steps include a departure from home, a crossing of the threshold, a final battle, and a return home with multiple tests throughout the journey that prove the heroic qualities of the person. Though there are multiple components that go into becoming a hero, two of the more…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Hades

    Hades was the Greek god of the underworld and the dead. He was one of the oldest and most powerful gods, being first born male of Cronus and Rhea. He was very complicated and would rarely ever show himself, but when he did it could be very interesting. Hades was the fourth child of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father, Cronus, as all the others before him had. This happened because it was prophesied Cronus would be overthrown by his children just as he did father, Uranus. This is…

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  • The Heroic Hero In O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A Hero’s Journey, by Joseph Campbell, is a guide that provides information/elements needed for creating a heroic character. One of the adventurous stories is The Odyssey, woven orally by a Greek poet named Homer. Homer unfolds, with the help of the Muse, Odysseus risking he and his men on a journey to get back home. Also, for Odysseus to save his wife from the suitors bribing her. Another action and an adventurous story is a movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou? which was produced by the Coen…

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  • The Battle Of Marathon Battle Analysis

    In 490 BC, 10,000 Greek warriors charged against the opposing Persian army, composed of 25,000 soldiers. These soldiers were fighting for everything they loved, their land, country, family, even the world. King Darius had to destroy the Greeks to continue his Western expansion, but the Athenians wouldn't let that happen. Most Greek city states surrendered when Persian messengers asked them to, except for the opposing Athenians and Spartans, who killed the messengers. This meant war against the…

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  • The Mindful Hero In The Inferno By Dante Alighieri

    Dante The Mindful Hero Unlike most epic hero journeys, The Inferno by Dante Alighieri is more modern than most. Dante expresses a journey that society can relate to. The majority of epics, the protagonist is a person that society can look up to rather than relate to them. When the audience reads stories about strong characters, and they see the outcomes of their actions, they aspire to be like them and crave strength. What makes Dante Alighieri unique and unlike other epic heroes is that he…

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