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  • What Is The Theme Of Love In Plato's Symposium

    Symposium by Plato is a story which discusses the different types of love and how each type of man present in the story views love. Men give speeches, discussing the different types of love, the love of men being of the heavens, and love of women being of the earth. However, when analyzing the pieces, it becomes clear that there is more meaning to the writing than simply the existence of an earthly and a heavenly love. Rather, Plato wishes to convey a deeper, societal message in his writing. The…

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  • Ancient Greek Research Paper

    the Olympics. The Greeks studies math, science, and philosophy. There were many writers and thinkers in Ancient Greece. Some of them were Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These people studies philosophy. Some play writers were Aristophanes, Herodotus and Thucydides. Aristophanes wrote many comedies, which were stories which made fun of people and their customs. Herodotus was a person who examined his sources and pointed out bias. Thucydides wrote about the Peloponnesian War, and tried to be…

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  • Love And Wisdom In Plato's Symposium

    This level of love is considered the type of love that is still physical attraction, but instead of only that, the love is deeper. Pausanias, Agathon, and Aristophanes are considered on this level. All three of the speaker’s quotes are similar on their knowledge of love. They show very similar meanings and understandings. Pausanias explains the relationship between a young boy and a man. “the lover appreciating…

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  • Comparing Plato And Socrates In The Apology Phaedo Symposium Republic

    Much of Socrates’ life is accounted for in quick snippets of stories told through Plato, Aristophanes and Xenophon. Seeing as their main goal was to make points about philosophical ideas, these depictions of Socrates tended to be vague and inaccurate ( Plato's Symposium focuses heavily on describing Socrates’ appearance. “He was…

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  • Anthropocene Essay

    The Birds: Anthropocene Warning or Comical Prank? Humanity was not always on Earth, despite the long debate of how humans came to be, humans have caused many changes to the Earth. Over the many years humans have been on Earth there have been many challenges humans have faced and overcome. They have tried to put together Earth’s record of a timeline through history, which is called Geological Time Scale. In this time scale the periods of time have been divided and called epoch(s). Each epoch has…

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  • Comedy Research Paper

    Drama is one of the three major literary genres, besides prose and poetry, and while it can contain both other generic forms, it fundamentally differs from both. Mostly because drama, in the broadest sense, is a work of art meant to be performed on stage. So, we can say that drama is a performative genre, both communal (created by the play-going society, a community of theatre-makers and playwrights) as well as time and space-specific. I will compare between Drama and Comedy. Firstly, we will…

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  • Comparing Plato's Symposium And Sappho

    The texts Plato Symposium and Sappho, Selected Poems discuss the topic of love as experienced by a select few of society- and thus reject the notion that love is a universal human experience. Through this essay, love will be examined as it pertains to each text and then these ideas will be observed to understand how they reject the notion that love is a universal human experience. Set in ancient Greece, Plato’s work titled Symposium presents his view that love can only be experienced by men and…

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  • Desire Under The Elms And The Glass Menagerie Analysis

    individual has a concern for issues in society. This scene is a great representation of Greek theatre as it fuels tragedy with the element of deception and adds social conscience into this scene since Jim realized he is a target intended for a setup. Aristophanes is one of many Greek playwrights that utilizes social conscience. In addition to Greek theatre, memory plays are plays that are being told by a character’s past memory. This play is a true example of this, since it is being told from…

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  • Importance Of Drama In Ancient Greece

    ancient Greece and two types of plays which were written and performed were comedies and tragedies. A comedy, in ancient Greece, was usually a play that marked or made fun of a certain topic, person, or group of people. One famous comedy writer was Aristophanes. He wrote the plays The Birds and Lysistrata. A tragedy, in ancient Greece, usually dealt with a moral or social issue, human suffering, and almost always ended in disaster. Three famous Greek tragedy writers are Aeschylus, Euripides, and…

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  • What They Learn In School By Jerome Stern

    One morning I was sitting in my English class when my teacher handed us a piece by Jerome Stern called “What They Learn in School”. I’m not a big reader so I wasn’t too thrilled about reading Stern’s poem. However, I did become curious once I read the first line. Stern began his poem by stating how “In the schools now, they want them to know all about marijuana, crack, heroin, and amphetamines, because then they won 't be interested in marijuana, crack, heroin, and amphetamines.” I have been…

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