• Great Man Theory Analysis Juli
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    Julius Caesar was undoubtedly a man who changed history. His life and its story have inspired generations of awe and scrupulous study. Many would argue he is the most influential man in recorded history. However, can the great Caesar truly be declared a 'event-making man', according to the criteria of the Great Man Theory? Did he truly influence the course of history through his own extraordinary acts of will and leadership? Or was he simply a fortunate man who appeared in the right place at the...
  • Odysseus Epic Hero
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    Odysseus Odysseus is without a doubt an epic hero. He goes on a perilous journey even though not by his choice. He saves his comrades from great evils. He is considered to be a great military tactician and he is known around the world as a great man. All of those qualities and feats make Odysseus an epic hero! An epic hero has to go on a long and dangerous journey. Odysseus has to do exactly that when he and his shipmates try to return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. They are thrown off-course ...
  • Crucible John Proctor
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    Tragic Hero Essay The historic happenings of the Salem Witch Trials are told in the story of the Crucible. In the Crucible, the main character is John Proctor. John Proctor is a tragic hero who is a great man but has one single flaw, pride, which will lead to his destruction. John Proctor is considered the to be a great man in Salem. He owns a good piece of land and farms it very well. He is a devoted husband and loving father of three. There are groups and factions that are present in Salem wh...
  • The Not So Great Gatsby
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    The Superficial Gatsby In the novel entitled The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby is at times made out to be better than us. At first glance he is sophisticated, using big words and claiming that he is an 'Oxford man.' ; But when we look closer we can easily see that this man is a farce. Much of this man has been shrouded in mystery. We know very little about his past until later in the book. We don't know where he was born, who his parents are, or where all of his money came from....
  • Three Famous Writings Book Of The Dead
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    Three of the most famous writings from ancient civilizations are the writings of Confucius, Hammurabi's code of laws, and Egypt's Book of the Dead. At first, they seem very different, they " re from different times, regions, and religions, but they all offer a peek into what values ancient people considered important. One of the values that all three civilizations is justice and fairness. I feel that this is best viewed in Hammurabi's laws. All of the penalties for the crimes are very stiff, but...
  • Lady Macbeth Act Witches Duncan
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    From Noble Macbeth To Abhorred Tyrant. Show How The Macbeth Of Act 1 Contains Within Him The Seeds Of The Macbeth Of Act 5. The great tragedy of Macbeth is the loss of the kind of man Macbeth could have been and almost was, but for the contradictions in his character. They lead him to choose his vaulting ambition over what is just. At the scene of the opening battle Macbeth is described as having all the virtues of a great man and warrior. His savagery and ferocity in war are illustrated in the...
  • Prince Telemakhos Odysseus Man Father
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    Quests for Self-knowledge In Homer s the Odyssey, there are two major quests. One quest is that of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, and the other is that of Prince Telemakhos, son of Odysseus. Both quests are alike in that both men search for self-knowledge and eventual happiness in Ithaca. In the quests of the King and Prince, both of the two undergo a great metamorphosis. Odysseus goes from a great warrior who lacks self-control to a great mature man whose understanding of life is far superior to mo...
  • Self Reliance Man Men One
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    ESSAY II Self-Reliance I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instill is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, -- that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost ...
  • Death Of A Salesman
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    Death of a Salesman is a play that has come to redefine the concept of modern tragedy. A challenge to Philip Sydney's judgement that "tragedy concern eth the high fellow" Death of a Salesman is the tragedy of the common man of the low-man. Many critics charge that Death of a Salesman falls short of tragedy and is therefore disqualified as a "great" play. Tragedy is developed as a form of drama that incorporates incidents arousing pity and fear, to accomplish the catharsis of such emotions. The a...
  • Mahandas Karemchand Gandhi Great Man
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    This essay will reflect how Mahandas Karemchand Gandhi was a man of peace and showed how he thought about war and peace. Mahandas Karemchand Gandhi was a spiritual person who believed in peace not war. Gandhi is better known as Mahatma that means great soul. Gandhi was a teacher and he taught people to master fear. He believed in non-violence and taught that to be truly non-violent required great courage. Gandhi was a spiritual man who believed in peace and did not want any fighting in the worl...
  • Luther King Malcolm Perry Blacks
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    Malcolm X Essay The road to equal rights for African Americans has been a long, hard, treacherous road that still continues today. Several prominent African American's have become strong leaders in the fight to bridge the racial gap. Malcolm X was one of the most celebrated of these leaders, some considered to be a hero, where others saw as a "racist monster." From negative racist experiences, early on, Malcolm learned to stand up for what he believed in. His critics portray him as an in ately g...