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    Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding has been one of the classic romance novels in its genre. Romance, as a genre, has its certain key factors to make it what it is. It encourages escapism so that the readers can still have adventures and be safe in their homes. It provides unconventional and unrealistic relationships that we may never encounter in our own lives and gives us a chance to live vicariously through the characters in the book. Sometimes this genre even gives us an exotic flavour and dealings with people of wealth. It usually involves a younger man or woman and also delves into the comical aspects of relationships. These novels also involve similar stories of likes and dislikes within the characters. However, the characters lack…

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    Every night, before you go to sleep, you hear the chirping of hundreds of crickets. From mole crickets to a cricket literally called the cooloola monster, every male cricket can chirp. Now, what if I told you that crickets don’t chirp at random, but the speed of the chirps depends on the temperature outside. If I have a male house cricket and put it in a temperature controlled room and turn up the heat. Since crickets like all other insects, cold-blooded, they take on the temperature of their…

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    poem of war between the Achaeans and Trojans; the cause of the war is credited to Helen running away with the Trojan Prince Paris. There are myths that state that Helen and Paris were in love and Paris kidnapped her and they eloped, causing Menelaus, Helen’s husband, to begin the war. Although this myth uses the illusion of love to justify the beginnings of the war, Helen expresses to Aphrodite that she is only with cowardly Paris due to the goddess. When Aphrodite appears to Helen to tell her…

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    The world described by Hesiod in the Works and Days is different from the heroic world described by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey. These world differ in many different ways from each other in the aspect of realism. The descriptions in the Works and Days is a world that is close to Greek life and doesn’t exaggerate many aspects while the Iliad and the Odyssey are books that exaggerate heroes and warriors and wars throughout the story. There are a lot of major differences between the books…

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    The film seems not too far gone within the beginning sequences. The king of Sparta, Menelaus, holds a banquet on behalf of the Trojan princes, Hector and Paris, after negotiating a peace treaty between their territories. During the festivities, Paris sneaks off to pursue a secret love affair with Menelaus’s wife, Queen Helen. The next day, Paris smuggles…

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    Mortal Women In The Iliad

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    females being possessions are Chryseis and Briseis. When the Achaeans seize Chryse, an ally of Troy, both Agamemnon and Achilles, takes the women as their war prizes. In addition, Helen also viewed as a prize, when she is the most beautiful mortal woman during the Decision of Paris. A mortal man, Hector, is depicted as a fierce Trojan warrior. As he goes through war, he seeks war-glory, as most men do in ancient Greek culture. Achilles, the Trojan hero, also portrays a warrior in the story. The…

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    Cause Of The Trojan War

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    Trojans? According to Historylink101, “the cause of the Trojan war can be traced all the way back to the courtship of Helen”. (Bandinelli, Uffizi, Florence). Helen the Queen of Sparta was kidnapped by the Trojan Prince whose name was Paris took her to the kingdom of Troy. “Paris (also known as Alexandros) and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis” (Cartwright). Everyone in the kingdom of…

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    Whenever Hollywood writers adapt a story, it changes. In the case of Perseus, there were drastic differences. In the story, Perseus goes on an adventure and fights monsters to save his mother; in the movie, Perseus goes on a similar adventure but for the princess and to challenge the Gods. There are many similarities and differences between the story of Perseus and Clash of the Titans. The underlying story line in the story of Perseus and Clash of the Titans is very similar. Perseus goes on a…

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    The Oresteia Play Analysis

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    Aeschylus’s trilogy The Oresteia is a play of immense proportions, and at its heart it is a study of morality and the palpable tension of the competing ideas of dikē – justice or right. It depicts a societal change from one form of justice and law to another; from the law of the old gods to the law of the new. The third play in the trilogy, The Eumenides, depicts the culmination of this conflict, where all the individual conflicts reach their conclusions and the overarching themes of the trilogy…

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    his lifetime Achilles acknowledges that his fate is to die in great honor. This causes him to make his own decisions. Moreover this idea of being “god-like” gives you the picture of someone whose qualities are flawlessly perfect, with limitless power. “God-like” can be related to Achilles on account that he descended from an immortal. However at the same time he is fighting the Trojan War not to bring back Helen to Menelaus (Agamemnon 's brother), but instead fighting because he wants to! His…

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