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  • More Than Just Rhetoric Analysis

    Lauren Miller Prof. Porter Rhetoric 103A 12 Dec. 2017 More Than “Just Rhetoric”: Today, the term “rhetoric” often carries the connotations of bombast and deceitfulness, but rhetoric, as theorized by many ancient orators, offered a challenge, calling he who practiced the art to higher ethical, moral, and civic responsibilities. Having the freedom and ability to speak was not a license to bend the rules and constructs of society but rather a power to advocate within them. Though a rhetorician can…

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  • Rethinking The Frogs Henrik Ibsen Analysis

    Semester One Final Essay: Rethinking The Frogs Debate The two playwrights I have chosen for the purpose of this essay are Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673), known by his stage name as Molière, and Henrik Johan Ibsen (1828-1906). Molière was born on January 15th in Paris, France and is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. I have chosen Molière as one of my two playwrights because I believe that one of the ways to ‘save society’ is through comedy. Ibsen…

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  • Ancient Greek History Essay

    Ancient Greek history must be one of the many important things that I say must be taught in any general school. I feel that the classics must at least be brought up in a middle and high school history class so that when these students reach their college career level they know more than who was president and who won what war. Many may say that the classics that may have been a fraud, but how does that explain all the proof of these wonderful hand painted vases, the wonderful architecture, the…

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  • The Role Of Medea In Euripides 'Lysistrata'

    Euripides has been considered a misogynist and has been accused of hating women, by various critics and even his contemporary Aristophanes, who blatantly calls Euripides a misogynist in his play ‘Lysistrata’. Euripides utilizes the myth and tragedy of Medea, where originally she would have been considered a villain, where she kills her brother and betrays her father to help Jason, to show the plight of the 5th century Athenian woman. While Medea defied social norms and values of the Athenian…

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  • Sartre Why Read Analysis

    Why Read In the modern world, in the times of the machines and the rapid development of information technologies, reading remains popular, furthermore, it is probably one of the most educational and preferred activities that a person can do. Why is it so? Why do people continue to dig into books while they can just turn on the TV or the laptop and watch some entertaining show or a film, which need neither concentration on the depicted material nor the careful thinking? For example, in the past…

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  • The Importance Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    The Importance of Fahrenheit 451 and Knowledge Imagine a bibliophilic losing one of their favorite books or having it stolen. That would be a sight to see. But what if one of his or her books were burned? If it is lost or stolen, the chances of them getting the book back is high. If the books are burned, the books are gone forever, never to be returned. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, burning down houses with illegal books in it is the common practice. One of the main characters, Guy Montag,…

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  • Love And Antiquity: The Definition Of Love In Literature

    Love is one of the main themes in literature; it is present in the works of all time, from mythology to nowadays. Numerous philosophers’ thought together about this theme without managing to determine it’s meaning. In spite of the difficulty to give a meaning to this term, we know that love is an attachment we carry for someone. However, love takes a meaning when it is shared or lived. Which excludes for example the love of the nature or the love for shopping because there isn’t any reciprocity.…

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  • Misogyny In Medea By Euripides

    With a distinctive role as an anomaly in the triangle of the greatest tragic playwrights, comprising of also Aeschylus and Sophocles, Euripides functioned as controversial figure through his flexibility in the role of women during the period of male dominance in Greek history. Though argued to be a misogynist, as evident when he exacerbates the female actions in his plays, Euripides’s defiance of societal norms of a woman enables a more ept characterization of being considered towards…

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  • Thucydides: The Father Of Athenian Democracy

    Solon was an Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and poet. He is remebered particulary for his efforts to legislate against political, economic, and moral decline in arachaic Athens. Cleisthenes was an ancient Athenian lawgiver credited with reforming the constitution of ancient Athens and setting in on a deocratic footing. For these accomplisments, historians refer to him as "the father of Athenian democracy." Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire. He…

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  • Socrates First Martyr Of Free Speech Analysis

    The First Martyr of Free Speech Socrates is commonly known as the first martyr of free speech, fighting for personal freedoms, and whose actions can be compared to that of Jesus. Although it is difficult to find accounts of this trial, the primary sources are that of his two students Xenophon and Plato. The latter of whom wrote works such as Meno and Apology. These two books, although argued to be biased towards the author’s former teacher, provide historical insight into the trial of Socrates.…

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