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    1. The Labors of Heracles that can be seen as ‘conquests of death’ are: First would be the Labor of the Cattle of Geryon. In this quest Heracles had to face terribly awful odds in order to complete the task. He had to go to the western edge of the earth and even required the aid of Helius’ golden cup to sail the waters in and had to face the Geryon, his herdsman and Orthus. It was unlikely, or even impossible that he completed the quest and the fact that he did makes it a conquest of death. Second would be the Labor of The Apples of the Hesperides. Heracles had to travel to a not very accessible land, he had to fetch where this land was from a supernatural being that was very reluctant, to top it off he had to carry the weight of the heavens…

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    Carson, she tells the story of Geryon and Herakles. One thing to point out is how significant the color red is throughout the novel and that Carson uses it to her advantage. By using the color red Carson helps us understand the main differences between Geryon and Herakles. Geryon was looked at as the antagonist throughout Carson’s novel. Since the beginning of the book it was noted that Geryon had been living a bad childhood. He was the child of a useless mother and his father was not present…

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    for what makes up a monster. If a creature or being doesn’t follow societal norms, then they are labeled “other” and cast aside. With this perspective in mind, seeing Geryon’s manifestation of monstrosity in Stesichorus’ Geryoneis and Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red is clear. This paper will explore how, because Geryon is from an unknown place…

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    I found it very interesting to see how Carson added her own imagination into the story and how she filled in many blanks for us, and at the same time kept the story current yet true to it's nature. She created an actual relationship between Geryon and Herakles, which blurred the lines between what the reader’s may consider the reality of Geryon versus the fiction of the Ancient Greek tale. I knew the story of Hercules and Geryon prior to reading this novel, so to see how she mixed "reality" and…

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    Hearing people make gay jokes and look down on them everyday sort of imprinted “being gay is bad” into your head. Geryon, a gay, red monster living with normal people, goes through the struggle of a typical homosexual, acceptance. He goes through the ups and downs and struggles with his family, friends and community. Many homosexuals are scared to “come out” because of these reasons and what others will think about them. A national magazine that follows the homosexual community and events,…

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    All the most common fears have a face or a name: a fear of spiders, a fear of heights, or a fear of blood, for example. Perhaps the most important fear, though, is the fear that cannot be named. The greatest threat is a threat that cannot be anticipated. All humans have some fear of the unknown. Dante Alighieri’s Inferno brings into focus the innate human fear of the unknown or uncertain. Throughout Dante’s pilgrimage through hell, he comes face to face with these fears and,…

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    Hippolyte agrees to give him the girdle, but then Hera causes trouble by making the Amazons think that Hercules was planning to kidnap their queen.Hercules is forced to kill Hippolyte to take the girdle. Hercules for his tenth task had to capture the Cattle of Geryon, a monster with three bodies. After a difficult journey, Hercules kills Geryon, a herdsman, and an enormous guard dog and then takes the cattle and returns with them to Tiryns. His eleventh task involved bringing back the golden…

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    The god of war, Ares gave this belt to Hippoleyte because she was the best warrior of all the Amazons. When Hercules explained to the queen why he needed the belt she promised she would give it to him, that was until Hera disguised herself as an amazon warrior telling the other warriors that Hercules was there to kidnap the queen. Seeing the army of the amazons coming towards him, Hercules panicked and killed Hippoleyte, and fought off the other warriors. The next task required Hercules to…

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    world!’ was how my guide began. Then he signaled to the beast to come ashore close to the border of our stony pathway. (Inferno 17.1-6) Dante is in the outside of hell and he meets several usurers, and he is left to discover what the implications of usury are to him without any guidance from his teacher. A parent allows a child to explore on their own in various scenarios such as riding bikes with friends, visiting a college, or going to a sleep over at a friend’s house. Children need…

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    Hercules, born to Zeus and a mortal woman. Hera was jealous of Hercules that she sent snakes to him, for an attempt to get rid of him. Hera was enraged and was determined to do anything to destroy Hercules. For what Hercules was known for: his strength; Hercules strangled the snake with his bare hands. However, Hera eventually drove Hercules haywire that he killed his own family. As part of his punishment, he would have to serve the King Eurystheus and perform 12 impossible tasks. These…

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