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  • Perseverance In The Odyssey

    While it is easy for one to give up on their goals and move on, one can truly show strength by conquering the various challenges on their way to success. Homer’s, The Odyssey, is able to depict how persistence can lead to fulfillment. Homer’s purpose in the epic poem The Odyssey is to show society that though there are setbacks in life, one can overcome them with perseverance by employing katabasis by emphasize the various struggles Odysseus faces. Homer utilizes katabasis initially to display the strifes Odysseus had to tackle on his expedition, due to his crew. On page 189, the author shows to readers the events that took place after Odysseus’ crew disobeyed him. “When I reached the ship I chewed out my men, giving each one an earful. But there was nothing we could do….. We boarded the ship at once and put out to sea.” (189) The crew did not follow what Odysseus said, and ultimately got themselves killed. However, that did not stop him from attempting to save them. Odysseus recognizesed that he hasd no power to go against the actions of the Gods and that in the end he would be left alone at sea, yet he still pushed through and tried to get his men home. The scene Homer provides allows readers to understand the determination of Odysseus to get his crew to safety, despite the fact that the Gods were attempting to end their journey. Additionally, Homer incorporates struggles at sea during Odysseus’ endeavor to take his men home. Before leaving Phoenicia, Odysseus was…

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  • V For Vendetta Hero Analysis

    While older than The Dark Knight, the movie V for Vendetta takes a step out of stereotypical villain and moves toward the Anti-Hero archetype. Enter a world beset by chaos which was overcome by the restrictive and controlling government installed by a Chancellor Sutler. At start of the movie the main character Evey Hammond is on her way to a date, and running late she winds up being out past curfew. She gets set upon by several men whom she believes to be rapists. When she tries to defend…

    Words: 1955 - Pages: 8
  • The Character Of Othello As A Tragic Hero

    As depicted by the countless sold copies of this sort, tragedies appeal to the pathos of human pity. Having been distinguished from their beginning in ancient Greece, when authors such as Sophocles and Homer wrote rhetorics that are still being taught today. In fact, famous, talented Elizabethan playwright, William Shakespeare is best known for his tragedies including the acclaimed Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, it is no surprise that he exquisitely produced the play “Othello”, illustrating the…

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  • V For Vendetta Speech Analysis

    step to any problem is to identify that there is a problem. Government have been a very delicate system people of generations have dealt with. It seems like in history it has always been the government that start the wars, or at least it comes back to the government. In V for Vendetta, V who is the main character of this film, hi-jacks a television station that has an emergency channel and gives his revolutionary speech. Within this speech he gives some reasons on why his government may be…

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  • Summary Of Waiting For The Barbarians

    Waiting for the Barbarians follows the Magistrate of a colonial town and the events that occur around him when people hear that the barbarians are about to attack. The protagonist is the Magistrate and the antagonist is Colonel Joll. The colonial town is referred to as the Empire. Outside its borders reside the barbarians or nomads. Soldiers in town take them hostage, cruelly torture them for information and murder them for no reason. They do not even see them as humans. When rumor spreads that…

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  • Martin Luther's Argument Analysis

    In this, Luther is committing to the laity the reformation required by God by neglecting the pope and clergy. He then mentions that they should take advantage of Charles V being king of Germany. Luther says this because Charles V is young and inexperienced, and not only that, but also Charles V won the kingship because he had the most money. He then explains that the first thing they must do is to ponder the matter with great diligence, while at the same time not trusting in their own strength…

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  • Examples Of Deception In Macbeth

    Deception Can Ruin You (An Analysis on Macbeth) “Actions speak louder than words and in the tragedy Macbeth, the actions of the central characters are screaming” (Drake). “Macbeth” is a tragic play produced by the well-known playwright William Shakespeare. This play began to spark multiple controversies over Shakespeare’s work. In 1606, this play was officially showed, and Shakespeare made some brave decisions regarding the scenes involved in the play. Although this is a well-known play, only…

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  • Martin Luther's War: The Peasants War Of 1525

    In the mid-1520s, the Peasants ' War in southern Germany rattled both the political and social foundations of central Europe. The German Peasants War was the largest peasant insurrection to take place in European history as well as the most monumental rebellion prior to the French Revolution. There is a key to determining the ties between the Christianity, rebellion, and violence in the Peasants War of 1525. It is to examine the relationship of Martin Luther 's revolt against the papal church…

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  • Apollo Program's Unknown Behavior Analysis

    The Apollo Program’s Unknown Savior The space race was a long and complicated time in history in which many people became well known for their contributions to science and the space race. One of the most well-known is JFK, but his Vice President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, was as much of a force in making the American space program great if not a greater force than the President. Although the space race isn’t officially considered to have started until 1957, the race actually began at…

    Words: 1959 - Pages: 8
  • V For Vendetta Love Vs Reality Essay

    nowhere to run .The dystopian works of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and V for Vendetta by James McTeigue both use violence, brute force, psychological and physical torture to reveal that individuals will run away from reality until they are forced to confront it and this in turn causes them to grow as an individual. In the novel The Road the boy is confronted with the reality that him and his father cannot help and save everyone. The boy at first is always attempting to save everyone because he…

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