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    He places the head into his kibisis using the shield, careful not to look into her face, as the head still possessed all powers despite death. Afterwards, the other two Gorgons are awoken and chase after him, yet he manages to escape by flying away with the winged sandals. While on his way to Seriphos, Perseus comes across a beautiful princess and saves her life, immediately asking for permission to marry. He then flies back to his home on the island with Medusa’s head in his possession and his bride-to-be Princess Andromeda. Upon his arrival, he learns of his mother being forced into being Polydectes’ handmaiden. Consequently, the discovery angers Perseus, leading him to battle Polydectes. Perseus quickly ends the fight after he uses Medusa’s head to turn the king and all of his men to stone, allowing his mother freedom. The journey comes to a close, and Perseus returns all of the items loaned to him throughout…

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    (visual order), associable with the revolutionary imagination. (175). Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle. By Sophie Thomas. “…That the Romancists used the serpent as a threat out of which beauty may emerge, or that the word “serpent” or the animal itself is used to compare human beings, their actions and areas of life and experience is supported by abundant images and symbolic episodes… The face of the warrior possessed by battle frenzy. Medusa represented…

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    poems the speaker’s love for a person mutates into them wanting that person to suffer due to jealousy. In medusa this is shown when the speaker says “Look at me now” threatening the one who betrayed her along with the audience as medusa has the power to kill with by sight. This can also be seen in “The laboratory” when the speaker says “He is sure to remember her dying face!” The exclamation emphasises the speaker’s excitement for brutality portraying how the speakers time with jealousy has led…

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    Gorgon Play Analysis

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    that they care about something other than their cars! This preconceived notion has been addressed throughout recent years in attempts to break the stereotype that men are not allowed to feel emotions, however, no work has ever done greater justice to shattering this convention than The State Theatre Company 's recent production of Elena Carapetis ' short, naturalistic play, Gorgon. Throughout the play, Carapetis borrows ideas from Greek mythology in order to convey the themes of locking oneself…

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    Greek myths tell the adventures of two epic heroes, Perseus, and Theseus. Edith Hamilton revisits these adventures, in her translation of the greek heros. Hamilton’s translation focuses on their heroic adventures and qualities that made them famous in Greek culture and literature. However, one hero stands out Perseus. Perseus had to build up his courage and one way he did it was by standing up to his king Polydectes “He had nothing he could give...Declared that he would give him a present…

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    Philip decides to compare the colonizer’s language to a mythical figure known as a Gorgon. Gorgons can turn people into stone with a glance. Instead of hair, the Gorgon head is covered with snakes. When you chopped off one head another grows in its place, making her immortal. The different sections of this particular poem can also interpret the Gorgon snakes. Every time the colonizers knocks down the narrator, she comes back better, stronger, more willing to fight for the power of her language.…

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    Perseus: The Legendary Assassin Greek Mythology has paved a path into different theories and perspectives in our ancestors. It’s a culture in which people believe in different gods goddesses sons and daughters myths. Perseus was one of the greatest and oldest pan-Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. (Greek Mythology) Perseus was born from his father Zeus and his mother Danae. King Acrisius, Danae’s father, set Perseus and his daughter out to sea because of a prophecy that Perseus would kill…

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    Perseus Hero Quotes

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    receiving the tools that he required; the helmet of pluto, which makes him invisible, a pair of winged sandals, which allowed him to fly, and lastly a pouch to put Medusa’s head in and he was on his way to find the gorgons. When Perseus arrived at the island that Medusa lived on, he realized what he had gotten himself into. “He flew quickly until he came to a rocky island in the midst of the stream Oceanus. The ground was thick with evil-smelling an noxious weeds, and everywhere deadly snakes…

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    Research Paper On Medusa

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    yourself.” Athena advises Medusa that rather than being vain, conceited and arrogant, she should be modest. She also is telling her that beauty isn’t everything and that modesty is more admirable. Another theme of this myth is that you shouldn’t show off. In addition, this myth teaches us that you should be happy with who you are, and that if you aren’t, there will be consequences. Overall, this myth teaches valuable lessons. In conclusion, the conflict between Medusa and Athena teaches…

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    Hermes states that he “ . . .[will] give [Perseus] a sword to attack Medusa with. . . ”(Hamilton 202). This sword has the ability to stand up against the strong Gorgons, it cannot be broken by their scales. Without Hermes’ sword, Perseus wouldn't have been able to kill her because the sword has powers. This supernatural help is important to this quest because it's the very thing that makes the journey successful, it is the reason Medusa becomes decapitated. Hermes’ guidance was essential to…

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