Mortal Men

Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
Impeachment of the President of the USA In the hallways of the Smithsonian, two moralists are debating the impeachment of the President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton. One is clearly Anti-Clinton (AC) the other, a Democrat (DC), is not so much for him as he is for the rational and pragmatic application of moral principles. AC (expectedly): The President should be impeached. DC (no less expectedly) ; But, surely, even you are not trying to imply that he has comm
Shakespeare Finds Love On A Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love On A Midsummer Night
Shakespeare Finds Love on a Midsummer Night The forest outside Athens is filled with changelings, magic, and ancient myth: in other words, the stage is set. The night is silent and still as four mortals alternately hate and love, monarchs of the faerie world clash wills, and the mischief of one irrepressible woodland sprite weaves a spell over all. The breath of the darkness is lit with the glow of foxfire; hearts are broken and mended within the span of short hours. In the bower of the Faerie Q
A Midsummer Night?s Dream
A Midsummer Night?s Dream
A Midsummer Night?s Dream Loves Misfortunes A Midsummer Night?s Dream, is a romantic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It deals with the feelings of love and marriage as well as the laws and social order of the time. The story contains fairies and other mystical creatures who take it upon themselves to guide the mortals in the directions they think necessary. This leads to many hilarious situations and misfortunes for the humans. There are many characters in the play and, for the most part,
Penelope As Moral Agent
Penelope As Moral Agent
Penelope as Moral Agent In her essay Penelope as Moral Agent, Helene Foley attempts to discuss Penelope, a major character in Homer's the Odyssey, in terms of Classical Athenian portrayals of women and, as her title suggests, in terms of what she calls a moral agent. In her introductory paragraph she lays out guidelines as set down by Aristotle and his contemporaries that constitute a moral agent: the character must make an ethical and moral decision on which the actions turns?without criti
The Eumenides
The Eumenides
The Eumenides Throughout the ages, there have been many different laws and punishments used to bring order to societies. In America today we use a system of justice, which we modeled after the Greek states of thousands of years ago. In Aeschylus' The Eumenides, we see the birth of the civil justice system as we use it today. Before Athens became a great power the people relied on vengeance as justice, which the Greeks described as the supernatural beings of the Furies. In The Eumenides Aeschylus
The Rape Of The Lock
The Rape Of The Lock
The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock engages the reader by telling the tale of a beauteous young woman who has been terribly wronged when an amorous suitor purloins a lock of hair. He begins his tale with an introduction, an apology of sorts, to one Arabella Fermor.Pope makes light of the fairer sex, and indeed poets themselves, as he states . . . for the ancient poets are in one respect like many modern ladies: let an action be never so trivial in itself, they always m
Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy
Divine Comedy Among the various tools Dante Alighieri employs in the Commedia, his grand imaginative interpretation of life after death, scenes involving figures and beasts from classical mythology provide the reader with allegories and exempla effectively linking universal human themes with Christian thought and ideology. Among these, the figure of the Siren, found in Canto 19 of the Purgatorio, exists as a particularly sinister and moribund image. Visiting Dante in a dream upon the heights of
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMERS EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMERS EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN?
DID THE WOMEN OF HOMER'S EPICS DIRECT THE ACTIONS OF MEN? Throughout the Common Era, women have been recognized as a strong influence on the actions of men. For example, Eleanor Roosevelt influenced the decisions that Franklin D. Roosevelt made, and in literature, Lady Macbeth urged Macbeth to commit murder. Did the women of Homer's epics, The Odyssey and The Iliad emulate the women of the Common Era? The Iliad is an epic about the Trojan War and Achilles' role as an Achaean warring against the
Macbeth
Macbeth
Choice # 4 Generally society has a stable social system that is rigid most of the times but during a civil war, a soldiers? action can be rewarded with nobility and royalty. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, this departure from the norm is controlled by the Weird Sister and their The witches misleading prophecies thought to be preordained by Macbeth, became a reality by his actions fueled by an in suppressible hubris of ambition. . Macbeth was born to nobility and had a career as part of Dunca
Iliad Essay
Iliad Essay
Up on Mount Ida, Paris was making his decision of who was most beautiful, Hera, Athena, or Aphrodite. Each woman offered something to Paris in return for the golden apple. Hera offered ?extraordinary wealth and to be ruler over all mortals.? Athena offered Paris to be ?the bravest and wisest of mortal men, victorious in war, and skillful in every craft.? Aphrodite?s offer, which was Paris?s favorite offer of the three, was Helen to be his wife. When Paris had made his choice and gave the golden
Salma Ashour
Salma Ashour
Salma Ashour Professor Joseph Castora WCIV 10100-ND 27734 Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative Paper #1 Gilgamesh and Mesopotamian Society vs. Romeo and Juliet Gilgamesh and Mesopotamian Society vs. Romeo and Juliet In ancient Mesopotamian society, there was a polytheism. The people in the society believed that there were many anthropomorphic gods, each responsible for a different aspect of life. There were goddesses and gods of things like love and war. The people believed that if the gods were disapp
Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Charlemagne History 101 - Fast Forward Fall 1996 PREPARED BY: SUBMITTED: September 30, 1996 Charlemagne, or Charles the Great, King of the Franks (742-814), was a strong leader who unified Western Europe through military power and the blessing of the Church. His belief in the need for education among the Frankish people was to bring about religious, political, and educational reforms that would change the history of Europe. Charlemagne was born in 742 at Aachen, the son of Pepin(or Pippin) the
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty Electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, guillotine, and garroting. When you hear these words what do you think of? Do you feel frightened? When some hear these words they tend to say, Oh they deserve it. In the court system that is not always the case. The question you always have to ask yourself is what did the accused do and do they deserve the death penalty? What is bad enough to deserve death? Are their certain crimes that do and then some that
Effects Of Violence In Media On Society Today
Effects Of Violence In Media On Society Today
Effects of Violence in Media on Society Today Is societies violence the media?s fault? This is the question that has been asked since before television was in every American?s house. Of course there are the different types of media today ranging from newspapers, to on-line reports and stories. There have been arguments upon arguments about this issue, and over 3,000 studies conducted. Unfortunately there isn?t one single result, there is only an array of supposed answers to this undying question
Macbeth - Tragedy Or Satire
Macbeth - Tragedy Or Satire
Macbeth - Tragedy or Satire William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday's literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare's other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist? Macbet
Macbeth - Downfall Of A Hero
Macbeth - Downfall Of A Hero
Macbeth - Downfall of a Hero Macbeth?s strive for power affects every aspect of his life, and this motivation eventually leads to his demise. Many different factors play a pivotal role in deciding his ill-fated future. With his wife?s cajoling, and the three witches? foretelling of his future Macbeth, will stop at nothing to gain position as King of Scotland. The witches and their prophecies are the first major influence on Macbeth?s actions. Macbeth, Thane of Glamis is content with his position
Macbeth - Manipulation
Macbeth - Manipulation
Macbeth - Manipulation When we first hear about Macbeth from the sergeant?s report, we are led to believe that he is very much a person who does only what he believes is right. Furthermore, when he first appears in the play, his fellow nobleman, Banquo, accompanies him. Given this, we would think that he does what is right, and makes all his own decisions. However this belief is proven wrong. Although Macbeth starts off as a loyal subject of Duncan, he is ambitious and this is a weakness, which
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth: A Woman Before Her Time
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth: A Woman Before Her Time
Macbeth - Lady Macbeth: a woman before her time During the Elizabethan era, the great chain of being reigned. Women were low on this chain of power, and men were on top. In fact, women were below horses; you couldn?t live without a good horse, but, you could live without a wife. Lady Macbeth was a woman before her time, she was caught between being today?s ambitious, powerful modern woman and a fragile creature of the Elizabethan era. In the first four acts of Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is vicious, o
Trickster
Trickster
Trickster The Trickster Karl Jung's explanation for the archetypes that surface in cultural and religious literature is that they are the product of what he calls the collective unconsciousness. That thread of consciousness that connects all human beings and cultures around the world. Yet it is not visible to the naked eye, one must look for the signs of it by researching cultures who are long gone and comparing them to each other and our own. Studying it reminds us that all humans are bound tog
Resurrection
Resurrection
Resurrection Bodily Resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54 By: Joe Scholar One of the most significant issues concerning nearly all religions, Christianity among them, concerns the fate of men following their death. Believing in an inevitable resurrection of the body among the faithful, Paul, a principle founder of Christianity, asserted his beliefs on the nature of bodily resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54. As eternity tends to last a long time, believing Christians (even agnostics such
Capital Punishment: Is It Required
Capital Punishment: Is It Required
Capital Punishment: Is It Required Looking out for the state of the public's satisfaction in the scheme of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Today's system of capital punishment is fraught with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the public's need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the victim's fa
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre Jane Eyre: Role of Male Dominance Somewhere, The Dark Sheds Light Never, never, never quit... -Winston Churchill If women on this Earth had given up, they would be where they were in the time of Charlotte Brontë. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, tells the story of a woman on a lifetime journey, progressing on the path of acceptance, in searching of sympathy. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Jane lives in a world and in a time where society th
Robert Frost - Imagery In His Poetry
Robert Frost - Imagery In His Poetry
Robert Frost - Imagery in his Poetry My object in living is to unite My advocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal stakes, Is the deed ever really done? Frost- Two Tramps in Mud Time For Robert Frost it seemed that the deed of writing and interpreting his poetry never ended. His technique included simple dialect and description, his imagery was physical yet hypothetical, and his method showed his opposing views o
The Scarlet Letter - Sin
The Scarlet Letter - Sin
The Scarlet Letter - Sin In Adams fall, we sinned all. This old Sunday-school saying applies well to Nathaniel Hawthorne?s characters in The Scarlet Letter. The main characters, Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth, as well as the townspeople, all sinned. The story is a study of the effects of sin on the hearts and minds of Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth. Sin strengthens Hester, humanizes Dimmesdale, and turns Chillingworth into a demon. Hester Prynne?s sin was adultery
Beowulf And King Authur Comparison Essay
Beowulf And King Authur Comparison Essay
Beowulf and king Authur comparison essay The Great Ones Reveled Numerous stories about numerous heroes have been told and then retold. All of these heroes do different things and all of them have a different set of qualities which make them heroes. Due to the fact that there are only so many heroic adventures and qualities, most are shared in part with at least one other hero. Such is the case between the great hero, Beowulf, from the epic poem Beowulf and King Arthur from the story of Morte d?A
Beowulf- A Noble King
Beowulf- A Noble King
Beowulf- A Noble King Beowulf ? A Noble King The epic poem Beowulf describes the noblest king of the Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf. Beowulf is a man who demonstrates all the good qualities of a king, this can be seen by just looking at what he has accomplished. Beowulf is a man who was loyal, powerful, and charitable. Beowulf was loyal to his promises and his country. When he decides to kill Grendel for King Hrothgar he doesn?t back down even after the stories he?s heard. After he has killed him th
Ariel By Sylvia Plath
Ariel By Sylvia Plath
Ariel by Sylvia Plath The Ariel-period poems of Sylvia Plath demonstrate her desire for rebirth, to escape the body that was drummed into use by men and society. I will illustrate the different types of rebirth with examples from the Ariel poems, including Lady Lazarus, Fever 103, Getting There, and Cut. Lady Lazarus, the last of the October poems, presents Plath as the victim with her aggression turned towards her male victimizer (33). Lady Lazarus arises from Herr Doktor's ovens
Beowulf Man Or Myth
Beowulf Man Or Myth
Beowulf Man or Myth Beowulf Man or Myth Many of Old English poems glorified a real or imaginery hero and tried to teach the values of bravery. Beowulf was written during the Anglo-Saxon period of English Literature. The Anglo-Saxon period was a time of fierce battles in which human strength was measured by the ability to control the reaction to fate through evil and courage. Beowulf was written in Old English as an epic poem. Old English described a real or imaginery hero and tried to teach the
The Picture Of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism
The Picture Of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism
The Picture of Dorian Gray: Corruption Through Aestheticism The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde is the story of moral corruption by the means of aestheticism. In the novel, the well meaning artist Basil Hallward presets young Dorian Gray with a portrait of himself. After conversing with cynical Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian makes a wish which dreadfully affects his life forever. If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old! For that I would give everything! Ye
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown
Young Goodman Brown Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown begins when Faith, Brown'
Oedipus The King
Oedipus The King
Oedipus the King The events in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, show an underlying relationship of man's free will existing within the cosmic order or fate which the Greeks believed guided the universe in a harmonious purpose. Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Both the concept of fate and free will played an itregal part in Oedipus' destruction. Although he was a victim of fate, he was not controlled by it. Oedipus was destined from birth to s
Oedipus The King: Free Will Vs Fate
Oedipus The King: Free Will Vs Fate
Oedipus the King: Free Will vs Fate The events in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, show an underlying relationship of man's free will existing within the cosmic order or fate which the Greeks believed guided the universe in a harmonious purpose. Man was free to choose and was ultimately held responsible for his own actions. Both the concept of fate and free will played an itregal part in Oedipus' destruction. Although he was a victim of fate, he was not controlled by it. Oedipus was desti
Faust And Frankenstein
Faust And Frankenstein
Faust and Frankenstein Goethe in Faust and Shelley in Frankenstein, wrap their stories around two men whose mental and physical actions parallel one another. Both stories deal with characters, who strive to be the übermensch in their world. In Faust, the striving fellow, Faust, seeks physical and mental wholeness in knowledge and disaster in lust. In Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein struggles for control over one aspect of nature and disastrously, through the monster, nature controls him to a m
The Crucible - Tragedy
The Crucible - Tragedy
The Crucible - Tragedy The Crucible as a tragedy The Crucible can be seen to be a tragedy in a number of ways, mainly because the main character is faced with, in the words of the author, Arthur Miller, himself, a tragic dilemma. John Proctor is the main character in the play of The Crucible. At the outset of the play, he does not appear to be a central character, but as the story develops, one can see that the importance of his existence and the reason behind his presence are soon made known. J
Alcestis
Alcestis
Alcestis Alcestis is a myth that is the most touching of all the Greek dramas to a modern audience (Lind 213). It is a tragicomedy by the playwright Euripides and it centers on the king and queen of Thessalia. Admetus, the king, has been fated to die yet, due to his alliance with Apollo, is given the chance to find a replacement. His wife, Alcestis, volunteers for the position claiming that she cannot imagine life without her husband. After Alcestis submits her life, Admetus discovers the pain
Hercules
Hercules
Hercules What Is A Myth? A myth is a purely fictional story that has been passed on for generations, usually involving supernatural persons, actions or events. Hercules (also called Herakles), is one of the strongest and most celebrated mythical heroes. These myths were made up thousands of years ago and have acquired more details as they have been passed down. The story of Hercules is one of a man who was so strong and courageous, whose deeds were so mighty, and who so endured all the hardships
Demian
Demian
Demian Demian is the story of a boy, Emil Sinclair, and his search for himself. Emil was raised in a good traditional home at the turn of the century in the nation of Germany. His family is very wealthy and they have a reputation as a principled, religious family. As a boy, Sinclair views the world within the walls of his home as representing all that is good, pure, and innocent. But starting at a young age, he feels an inner conflict between his own little world, the world of light, and the out
Eves Apology In Defense Of Women
Eves Apology In Defense Of Women
Eve's Apology in Defense of Women Aemilia Lanyer uses irony and sarcasm in her poem, Eve's Apology in Defense of Women. She uses sarcasm to address the issue of female inequality, and uses imagery and ironic undertones to make the poem effective. In the first stanza, Lanyer begins the poem with an image of women being equal with men and at times even better. She states that Pilate should have listened to his wife when she asked him to spare her savior, Jesus' life. Lanyer is establishing the t
Beowulf - Hero
Beowulf - Hero
Beowulf - Hero The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times. Beowulf is a hero in the eyes of his fellow men through his amazing physical strength. He is able to use his super-human physical strength and courage to put his people before himself. He encounters hideous monsters and the most ferocious of beasts but he never fears the threat of death. His leadership skills are superb and he is even able to boast about all his achievements. Beowulf is the ultimate epic
Anointed King
Anointed King
Anointed King Within Shakespeare?s play Richard II there are many questionable and untrusting characters. Truth and duty are only illusions within the play. Lust for power and control override the order of England and its ordained king. It?s believed that it is by the will of God that Richard is king. No mortal man can come between what God has set before them as rule. The final decision is God?s and the only way that God?s choice can be changed is by God himself, and no one else. God takes the
Oedipus Rex - Oedipus Is Innocent
Oedipus Rex - Oedipus Is Innocent
Oedipus Rex - Oedipus is Innocent Because Oedipus knows nothing about the past of Thebes, he is not an assassin. Oedipus committed murder but unknowingly of who King Laius was. Oedipus? honor was his claim against the murder. Had it been the other way around and Oedipus had lost the battle, King Laius? alibi would have also been for reasons of honor: for reasons of royalty. Oedipus was royalty and knew it as well did King Laius. The main idea behind Oedipus? innocence is this royalty. Regardless
Glorious Sceptre
Glorious Sceptre
Glorious Sceptre The Immortal Sceptre Within the Iliad Homer portrays through association and symbolism the sceptre as a representation of divine power. Agamemnon is the nominal owner of this sceptre, on which much emphasis is placed in the early stages of the poem. This relic, a sceptre once owned by Zeus, has a kingly and divine past and, as a result, is a symbol of authority, power, and recognition within the kingdom of Greece. Homer?s discussion of the sceptre in Books I and II serves to elu
Beowolf - The Epic Poem
Beowolf - The Epic Poem
Beowolf - The Epic Poem The epic poem Beowulf describes the most heroic man of the Anglo-Saxon times. The hero, Beowulf, is a seemingly invincible person with all the extraordinary traits required of a hero. He is able to use his super-human physical strength and courage to put his people before himself. He encounters hideous monsters and the most ferocious of beasts but he never fears the threat of death. His leadership skills are superb and he is even able to boast about all his achievements.
The Korean War
The Korean War
The Korean War A cry rang out, June 24, 1950, from a small country half way around the world and America listened. Korea was engaged in a civil war as an attempt to keep North Korea from thrusting its influence on South Korea. Communist Russia and China were strong supporters of the North, and to keep Communism contained the United States sent troops to the South. Our troops spent years fighting and dying for a country some had never heard of. The irony of this war is that no one really paid at
Odyssey
Odyssey
Importance of Self-Control and Intellegence Most men would usually leave their wives for a never-aging goddess and focus on using strength rather than wits when facing adversity. Mythology often demonstrates situations that are best dealt with the use of cleverness and will-power. Odysseus shows the unnecessity of sexual temptation and brawn in a troubling scenario. In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus displays self-control and witty intelligence. Odysseus presents the value of self-control by resi
AP TEST
AP TEST
AP? UNITED STATES HISTORY 2010 SCORING GUIDELINES ? 2010 The College Board. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.com. Question 1 ? Document-Based Question In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s? The 8?9 Essay ? Contains a well-developed thesis that analyzes the ways in which Puritan ideas and values influenced the political, economic, and social developmen
love
love
Some people believe that there is no such thing as ?true love? they believe that love is nothing but an illusion designed by social expectations. These people believe that love ultimately turns into pain and despair. This idea in some ways is true. Love is not eternal it will come to an end one way or another, but the aspect that separates true love from illusion, is the way love ends. ?True Love? is much too powerful to be destroyed by Human imperfection; a force equal to the power of love may
Eternal Consequences of Choices in Alfred Lord Tennyson “Tithonus”
Eternal Consequences of Choices in Alfred Lord Tennyson “Tithonus”
Eternal Consequences of Choices in Alfred Lord Tennyson “Tithonus” The Victorian Era was a time of artistic imagination, innovation, and sophistication. Nonetheless, this was also a period of divergence and revolution. There was a distinct representation between a fairly poor person and a fairly wealthy person. The poetry of this era was filled with emotion, which reflected resilient metaphors of love, gloominess, romance and splendor. Alfred Lord Tennyson was among the most well-known of Victor
Philosophy Paper
Philosophy Paper
Krunal Desai Mrs. DiVietro English II Honors 14 January 2015 Philosophy Paper When asked with what the true meaning of life is, human beings know of life as an intangible thing that incorporates in our souls. Although ambiguous, life can be viewed as a symbolic perception of actuality and existence. Life can be sewn together with conceptions of religious aspects, as well as individual beliefs. It is something that would be categorized as being metaphysical, due to the fact that metaphysics at
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark
Owen Napolitano August 30,1803- Left Pittsburgh this day at 11 ock with a party of 11 hands 7 of which are soldiers, a pilot and three young men on trial they having proposed to go with me throughout the voyage. Arrived at Bruno\'s Island 3 miles below halted a few minutes. went on shore and being invited on by some of the gentlemen present to try my airgun which I had purchased brought it on shore charged it and fired myself seven times fifty five yards with pretty good success; after which a M