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    names like Hercules, Perseus, and Theseus. In this paper I will address the religious practices associated with heroes, the origins of the term, examine what makes a hero, analyze the heroic content of the stories of the three heroes previously named, and look at information and ideas from Joseph Campbell’s excerpt on the ‘Monomyth.’ Evidence suggests that there were cults of people who worshipped certain individuals deemed worth of ‘Hero’ status. These heroes had sacrifices done in their names…

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    2005 and directed by George Clooney, portrays the difficult decisions of the news and media outlets during the early 1950's Red Scare. An event that was brought on by Senator Joseph McCarthy who terrified individuals both communist and not communist affiliated. Edward R. Murrow wanted to expose the unjust actions of Senator Joseph McCarthy, and once he did, he received the backlash for speaking out against a senator. Good Night, and Good Luck tells the hardships and difficult decisions made by…

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    Joseph Campbell’s The Hero With a Thousand Faces portrays the hero as a character destined for greatness. But that raises the question of aren’t we all heroes in a sense? He acknowledges that the potential of a hero resides in every soul but fails to mention that everyone on earth is destined for greatness. Everyone is a hero in their own right and their own myth, their life, and each person makes choices that either aid or hinder their personal heroic quest, whether they are aware they are on…

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    Heart of Darkness is a story about a captain’s journey through the jungles of Congo. Joseph Conrad based this subtly introspective tale on his own travels as a steamboat captain in the same locations in Africa. The physical danger and fear he experienced traveling through the Congo can be felt throughout the story and is represented by literal and metaphorical references to darkness. A concurrent theme of the story is the darkness of life and death, which is demonstrated through the narrator’s…

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    Gilgamesh Epic

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    is about the tyrannical King of Uruk, Gilgamesh, who is part man, part god and follows his journey and transformation as he becomes a true hero. Though the story is fictional some historians believe that there was indeed a King of Uruk named Gilgamesh between 2700 and 2500 B.C.E with evidence that he appears on the Sumerian King List. The story strongly follows a structure that James Campbell, an American Mythological researcher,…

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    Joseph Conrad wrote the heart of Darkness in 1902. The novel is about an expedition being taken up in the Congo River into Congo Africa. The Heart of Darkness is actually somewhat based on a trip Conrad took through Congo during his days as a sailor. He wrote the novel because he wanted to showcase things that were happening in the Congo while it was under European control. Conrad wanted to expose the evil and ugliness in people. He wanted people to know that evil exists in humans. He wanted to…

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    Seer Stone Analysis

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    When you think of the phrase “seer stone,” there is usually a negative connotation that goes along with it. Why is that? Joseph Smith used a seer stone as one of the primary instruments in his translation of the Book of Mormon, and they are mentioned as legitimate objects throughout the scriptures. So why do we as members of the church hesitate to discuss seer stones, and why do non-members find exceeding criticism in them? I hope to answer these questions in my analysis. I will also explore…

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    found in the colonies helped to produced many of the goods that they would either use or sell to other countries. As seen in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, however, the costs of colonization are typically much more that the benefits. The turn of the century marked a change in the way that people thought and acted, and Conrad attempted to show this change in his novel. In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the late 1890s’ social, historical, and cultural values…

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    Two Horrific Events Based on Lies The Salem Witch Trials ended with about 200 people being accused of “witchcraft”, and during the Red Scare, over a thousand people were accused of being part of the communist party. The Red Scare and the Salem Witch Trials may have happened centuries apart, but were very similar in many different ways. The McCarthy hearings and The Salem Witch Trials were two very horrific occurrences in America 's’ history that were based on lies and a complete lack of facts…

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    Without a doubt, Achebe would challenge such a sentimental depiction of his characters and the people they represent. In fact many Western essayists who wrote on expansionism (counting Joseph Conrad) were against colonialism, however, were sentimental in their depiction of “respectable savages” — primitive and carnal, yet uncorrupted and pure. Achebe sees this thought as an unsatisfactory contention and also a myth. The Igbos were not…

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