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  • The Great Migration In Jean Toomer's Cane

    Jean Toomer 's composite novel Cane, mirrors the Greek play The Bacchae by Euripides. This is accomplished through the use of specific symbolism and references to the vagrant preacher and Greek God, Dionysos. Toomer retells this play through his short story Esther. He does so by telling the story of a character who, after leaving the south and then returning, comes back entirely transformed. In addition, the perspective of a woman is given. She remains in the south her entire life in order to…

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  • What Role Does War Play In Humanities

    Life can be messy and filled with complications. Throughout the journey of life, there are moments of ups and downs, triumphs and failures. One day a child might come home ecstatic that she got to pet a dog during show and tell. However, later in her life, she may realize that her family is being separated because her parents are getting a divorce. More bad news could keep piling up as she realizes that her father is being deployed overseas for an entire year. However, she tries to stay positive…

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  • Meda By Simonides: The Oppression Of Women

    activities within their cities. The poet Hesiod loathed women as a ‘snare’ for men, calling women a ’poisonous race’ and ‘a great plague.’ Aristophanes had men chant in one of his plays, “Women are a shameless set, the vilest creatures going.” Euripides from his book ‘Meda’ writes; “If only children could be got some other way without the female sex! If women didn’t exist, human life would be rid of all its miseries.” These two authors easily depict fanatical evaluations of women in ancient…

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  • Effects Of Xenophon's Attitude Towards Athens

    The evidence to be discussed is that of Xenophon from his work The Economics, however there is no record of when it was produced. Xenophon was born in to a wealthy Athenian family in C.430BC and lived until 354BC. He participated in campaigns but was exiles from Athens in 394BC after fighting against them along side the Spartans. This therefore could affect his attitudes towards Athens however it is still an important piece of evidence concerning social history. In these particular verses…

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  • Friendship In Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    As Euripides once said, “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness” (“Friendship”). Friends are loyal and sacrifice benefits for themselves in sake of their friend. Friends are people you can count on and trust that they always have your back, friends are the ones the will tell you how it is and help you improve, and friends will make you want to be a better person. These traits are seen in both novels, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Of Mice and Men, between the two…

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  • Stereotypes In A Doll's House

    When man and woman were created, the idea was to be equal among each other. However, as the world evolved so did women. Women developed into various sizes, colors and personalities. It’s the personality of women that made the world interesting by the design of stereotyping. A stereotype is defining someone in a particular group or class as either positive or negative that’s not necessarily true. For example, women can be defined as classy, intelligent, independent, gold diggers,…

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  • Theme Of Symbolism In Medea

    One of the most blatant symbols in Euripides’ Medea is the poisoned diadem which Medea’s children deliver to Creon’s daughter in an act of rancorous spite. The malevolence of Medea’s words nearly seeps from the pages when she declares to the chorus exactly how she plans to enact her vengeance. MEDEA. I will send the children with gifts […] and if she takes them and wears them upon her skin she and all who touch the girl will die in agony. Such poison I will lay upon the gifts. (page 26) Notice…

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  • Competitiveness In Ancient Greece

    What forces shaped the Greeks ' attitudes to competitiveness? Social performance played a crucial role in the life of any Ancient Greek and the result of this constant performance was that the agôn became essential to the social dynamics of Ancient Greece. Agôn had a variety of meanings throughout Greek history, at first the term was used to define a space in which people compete however later on it was used to denote any kind of competition whether it be in an athletic contest or a…

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  • Hybris In Greek Tragedy Analysis

    MacDowell explores the concept of hybris as not being solely defined as a human quality, but also that of an animalistic trait. “In Euripides angry bulls show hybris, and so in Pindar do the snakes attacking the infant Herakles. Hybris in an animal is an aggressive spirit as well as the noise that goes with it.” This is just another way which the concept of hybris is treated in Greek Tragedy…

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  • Deadly Silence Part Two Analysis

    Deadly Silence: Part Two “We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails”- Unknown author Taking off from where we stopped last month, we need to remember that people who attempt suicide value their lives, too. It is an error on our part to think otherwise. The community’s negative mind set towards suicide has given rise to a unique form of stigma, causing some individuals and their families to shy away from getting the help that could be life-saving. Stigma There are two terms I…

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