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    The play Aias by Sophocles demonstrates the consequences of living one’s life focused solely on honor. Aias commits suicide after experiencing great dishonor because he could not live without honor. However, Aias’ strict focus on increasing his own honor is not the fundamental cause of his suicide. Aias’ hubris induces his tragic death through his lack of loyalty to the Atreidai and by angering the goddess Athene. Aias’ hubris is evident through his boasts and his interactions with Athene. In…

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    What is a tragic hero? According to Aristotle, a tragic hero is a literary, noble character who makes a judgment mistake that eventually leads to his/her downfall. In the book Things Fall Apart, Okonkwo is our tragic hero. Okonkwo is considered a tragic hero due to his leadership and eventual nobility, his big reverse as a character, and his tragic flaws that lead to his downfall. First of all, Okonkwo starts off as a poor child as shown when the book states “Okonkwo did not have the start in…

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    Fall Of Rome Dbq Analysis

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    What Were the Primary Reasons for the “Fall” of Rome? The many problems in Rome caused it to cripple - the soft belly city, destroying faster and faster - and finally “vanishing” after laziness of Emperors and the Roman people. Before the Romans decline: before 200 CE, it was the world’s greatest empire - an unremarkable settlement - a “powerhouse!” “This rise to power came with the thrust of a spear and the slash of a sword.” (Background Essay) The Roman army conquered many territories, gained…

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    In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Caesar’s arrogance and inability to heed the bad omens leads to his death which ultimately could’ve been avoided. Throughout the play, Shakespeare foreshadows tragic events, however Caesar focuses more on his public image, than his ruling of Rome, which is a tragic flaw, allowing him to be vulnerable to unsuspected attacks; his slaying. As the plot unfolds, it is clear that the omens warn events, however they are only to be shrugged away. Most of the omens,…

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    Gaius Julius Caesar, also known as Julius Caesar, was a Roman dictator and general. He was born on July 12th, 100 BCE in Rome, Italy. He is supposedly related to the Trojan Prince Aeneas, a Greek Hero and Mythical God. He was also the nephew of the famous Roma general, Marius. After his Uncle’s death, Sulla, his uncle’s enemy, was going to seize Rome by force. Caesar’s life was in jeopardy. In 67 BCE Caesar launched a successful political and military career. Caesar studied public speaking in…

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    “A happy home is one in which each spouse grants the possibility that the other may be right, though neither believes it,” stated Don Fraser. Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, is a story about a group of people called the conspirators that want to overthrow Julius Caesar. They do this by convincing others to join their campaign and ultimately use strength in numbers to overthrow Julius Caesar. Portia and Calpurnia each clearly differ from one another and clearly relate to Brutus and…

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    Should Publishers Edit? In “The Secret Sharer”, Alberto Manguel takes a cynical stance on whether publishers should edit the author’s work. He believes that by having writers’ work to be edited “we may perhaps me missing something fabulously new…unique”. He even mentions that some people have gone as far as comparing editors to Procustes, a Greek robber, who has “placed his visitors on an iron bed and stretched them or cut off the overhanging parts until they fitted exactly to his liking…

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    Tragedy In Julius Caesar

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    The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Essay The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is play written by the great playwright William Shakespeare around 1599,this play was based on true events in Roman history. The play starts with a number of commoners of Rome celebrating Caesar's victory over Pompey’s son at the battle of the Munda. However during Caesar's parade a soothsayer warns Caesar to "Beware the ides of March", he disregards and ignores the man. Brutus and Cassius have a conversation, in which Cassius…

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    Joseph Brant was a Mohawk Indian during the revolutionary war, but what had made him special was his story. Of course he was a chief of the Mohawk tribe who served as a loyalist and assisted the British in many different ways during the war but he did much more than that. He was an enemy to the Americans, but he would have been a bigger threat to the world if he were to have lived a little bit longer because they didn't call him "Monster Brant" for nothing. During the war, Joseph was known and…

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    Technology has shaped the world in many ways. People have no more time to just sit down and read a book, or even just sit down and reflect on the world and think about what this planet has become in the past 200,000 years. Ray Bradbury really shows us this in his novel Fahrenheit 451. To start off, Bradbury warns society of the dangers in technology, and how it can take over anyone’s life by using the television. He shows us this through the life of Mildred and how she finds that her true family…

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