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    In the poems “Medusa” by Duffy and “The Laboratory” by Browning both authors explore the theme of jealousy and its destructive nature on people and society as a whole. In Duffy’s poem “Medusa” she critiques society on its treatment towards women, demonstrating how those without beauty are only corrupted with jealousy and how this behavior has survived through the ages. While Duffy focuses on the impacts of jealousy on the individual Browning looks towards its impacts on society, and its power to twist good people into those who would do anything for personal gain. Browning portrays the speaker as deceptive and bent on revenge. As the speaker observes the poison being made she “(gazes) thro’ …. faint smokes curling whitely”. The first image…

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    50 Shades of Medusa Buckle your seatbelts, motherBLEEPers, because in three short pages I’m going to teach you a thing that I only learned myself two hours ago. So sit down, shut up, and enjoy the experience of my four AM Red Bull induced, self hatred fueled writing extravaganza. This is the story of Medusa. She suffered many injustices in her life and the misfortunes continued to pile up. Everytime she tried to escape one misfortune another would come upon her. Despite her best efforts to…

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    black with multiple shapes contained in a transparent box on a pedestal, but when finally reaching the art sculpture, I felt this sense of connection. The hairs of my body stood up, and suddenly I became stunned at what I saw. I was staring at the Head of Medusa. The expression on her face, and the figure itself, is far from the original story. The Head of Medusa is a very interesting sculpture, not only because it is Medusa…

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    Théodore Géricault Le Radeau de La Méduse (the raft of the medusa) French Romantic artist (1798-1863) oil painting Théodore Géricault (26 September 1791 - 26 January 1824) is an influential French painter and lithographer. The Raft of the Medusa is known for his most famous piece, which is an oil painting on canvas completed during 1818 to 1819, when he was in the age of 27. The painting depicts the scene of the aftermath when a shipwreck occured, this is referred to a real event happened on…

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    requests the head of the gorgon Medusa to be brought back to him, in which Perseus receives his call to adventure. Medusa holds the power to turn anyone that looks her in the face to stone. Currently unaware of the king’s true intentions, he accepts the challenge. The refusal stage gets skipped over since Perseus does not hesitate to go. The next step in the journey, encouragement from a mentor, begins when Perseus encounters Athena and Herma. The pair agree to help because all descend from…

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    Title: Perseus Quest Theme: perseverance Concept: will be based on a myth, Perseus and Medusa. It would be a game that relies on moral choices to progress through the story. The main character will be Perseus, and to reach certain areas, vanquish enemies, or progress, you must rely on choices that will become available once you reach a certain point/marker. It would make for a compelling game since you will be the one to influence Perseus to make moral decisions within the game. The game will…

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    She was upset with Medusa and turned her into a hideous monster. The Athens princess Agraulos disobeyed Athena and opened a box that contained the hidden infant Erikhthonios. This made Athena angry so she put a curse upon Agraulos making her have severe jealousy. When Agraulos’ jealousy took over in front of Hermes; Hermes turned Agraulos into stone. Athena had a beautiful white crow with her, but the crow told Agraulos about the baby Erikhthonios in the box. Athena became furious with the crow…

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    In the times of Greek mythology and epic hero writing, were epic heroes all the same?From the Greek epics The Odyssey by Homer and Perseus by Edith Hamilton, the reader can find out. In The Odyssey, epic hero Odysseus faces many challenges and must use larger than life strength and courage on his odyssey home to his family in Ithaca after the Trojan War. Perseus is a story about the demigod Perseus who goes on a journey, with the help of god Hermes and goddess Athena, in order to kill the…

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    happen in the myths. One of the stories that is littered with changing forms that appears in the text is the tale of Medusa. It has been depicted in various different ways over time, but this paper will focus on comparing the representation of Peter Paul Rubens’ The Head of Medusa to the retelling in Ovid. Ovid tells the story slightly out of order, since he is recounting it from the perspective of the one who slayed Medusa, Perseus. To put the tale chronologically, Medusa was once a beautiful…

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    In the movie Clash of the Titans and the story Heroes, Gods, and Monsters was the total opposite of the movie and book. The similarities and differences were totally different, which is why I will be telling you about it today. In the beginning of the movie it shows how Danae being thrown in the boat but it doesn't explain why however in the book it explains why she's thrown into the boat. The movie Clash of the Titans it explains the how Medusa was a curse by Aphrodite, the difference in the…

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