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“The Iliad” by Homer (#2) – Sample 1922 words

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Introduction The Iliad was originally intended to be recited or chanted, rather than read. Its poetic style is vivid, taut, simple, direct, and full of repeated epithets and elaborate visual similes. The treatment is serious and dignified throughout, and the total effect is one of grandeur. Homer’s greatness also reveals itself in the action of […]

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“The Iliad” as Glorification of War – Sample 2206 words

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“The Iliad” is known to be one of the most famous Greek poems written by a blind poet Homer. The influence of the poem on the Roman, Greek and European cultures was considered great and enormous. The Iliad is dated circa 8th century BC, although now some scholars such as Martin West and Richard Seaford […]

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The Iliad And The Epic Style – Sample 655 words

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‘Epos’ which  is the root Greek word for “epic”  means , “early, unwritten narrative poetry, celebrating incidents of heroic traditions.(Rees.1966). High seriousness and elevated style are associated with epic, which is evidenced in the convention of Invocation at the start of an epic. In Iliad the poet invokes the muse to assist his dedicated labour:  […]

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The ID, Ego and Superego in Lord of the Flies – Sample 1459 words

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Freud primarily subscribed to the idea that there are two energies that drive human behavior. These two energies are sex – the pleasure principle and aggression. The human mind is comprised of the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious. Within the realms of the mind, the human personality is controlled by the id, the ego, and the […]

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The Ideas of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke – Sample 301 words

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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were both seventeenth century English thinkers and writers. Each had their own views the government’s role and human nature which were vastly different from one another. They expressed their ideas in their works, Hobbes’s Leviathan and Locke’s Two Treatises of Government. Thomas Hobbes published Leviathan in 1651, two years after […]

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The ideas of marriage and roles of women – Sample 3959 words

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The ideas of marriage and roles of women are very dosely linked. Compare the portrayal of marriage and representation of women in the three texts studied. I am going to discuss, in this essay, the idea’s of marriage and the roles of women at the times the three texts were set in, I shall also […]

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The Ideas of Hell and Purgatory: A Wide Shift from Then to Now – Sample 3818 words

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“Hell has probably caused more personal anxiety and distress than any other Christian belief. Hell has also motivated many Christians to follow the Great Commission and attempt to convert the world to Christianity” (“Various Views of Hell: As seen by Conservative Christians”). The word “hell” derives from the Pagan Norse Queen of the Underworld, Hel. […]

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The Idea of Returning Home in Rush Home Road and Kite Runner – Sample 1903 words

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“A moment lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever.” (Author Unknown, Thinkexist.com) This quote means that you have many moments in life that are simply just to take up time and carry one throughout the years but memories are much more important and stay in one’s head forever with no time […]

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The idea of outsider in “Of Mice and Men” and “The Withered Arm” – Sample 1999 words

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“The Withered Arm” was written by Thomas Hardy who was born in 1840 in the village of Higher Backhampton near Dorchester. He has two sisters and a brother. When he was nine he went to a church-funded school in Dorchester. But his classmate found him shy so he was a loner at that time. So […]

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The Idea of Happiness in “I Served the King of England” by Bohumil Hrabal – Sample 1553 words

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“I Served the King of England” by Bohumil Hrabal is a tragicomic novel, a first-person account by Dite, a teenage busboy starting his career in a rural hotel in Czechia. The plot progresses gradually as Dite becomes a waiter and than an owner of a hotel, eventually losing everything except wisdom. The book is structured […]

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