• Excalibur Middle Ages
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    Excalibur 'Guards, Knights, Squires; prepare for battle!' hollers one of the kings noble knights. The rumbling thunder of horses trotting across the wooden mote bridge echoes throughout the castle. Brave knights gallop their horses into the foggy mist where swords and shields smash, the sounds of their armor and their striking metals echo across the land they battle over. Blood oozes from severed bodies as limbs are sliced off men like cheese. These barbaric and berserk behaviors were the everyd...
  • A Book Of Five Rings
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    Introduction I have been many years training in the Way of strategy, called Ni Ten Ichi Ryu, and now I think I will explain it in writing for the first time. It is now during the first ten days of the tenth month in the twentieth year of Kane i (1645). I have climbed mountain Iwa to of High in Kyushu to pay homage to heaven, pray to Kwannon, [God (dress) of mercy in Buddhism. - Slaegr] and kneel before Buddha. I am a warrior of H arima province, Shin men Musashi No Kami Fujiwara No Gen shin, age...
  • Excalibur King Arthur
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    Excalibur Excalibur: In Arthurian legend, the sword belonging to King Arthur. The sword with jeweled hilt and magic powers, of King Arthur of the Britons. One legend says the Lady of The Lake gave it to him. Another says it is the sword fixed into the miraculous stone, to be removed only by the man that would become King. When Arthur was a young boy, he drew the sword from the stone, though all others had failed. When he died Excalibur was thrown into the lake, and a mysterious hand rose to gra...
  • Arthur Becomes King David Goliath Sword
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    A Comparison of Arthur Becomes King and David and Goliath Two of the most renowned leaders of all time, King Arthur and King David, have emerged from very humble beginnings. David and Goliath, written by Samuel, is a bible story about a young boy defeating a huge Philistine soldier by fighting in the name of God. Arthur Becomes King, written by T. H. White, is a story about a young squire becoming the rightful king of England by pulling the sword from the stone. Arthur Becomes King and David an...
  • Medieval Devastators Morning Star
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    The period of 1000 years in Europe between the 5 th and 15 th centuries was the time known as the Medieval Ages. During this time, most of Europe was under the control despotic feudal overlords, and the land was infested with pestilence and war. Living under the threat of invasions from foreigners, the people of Europe developed a different kind of weaponry. These weapons were found very useful to the Europeans, and devastated their enemies. This paper will examine three weapons designed in the...
  • Antony And Cleopatra Power Egypt Behaviour
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    The representations and interplay of types of power: In Shakespeare's famous play Antony and Cleopatra, the powerful are portrayed including their personalities, their reactions to other powerful figures and the interplay of these powers as the characters interact. Antony's Power: Shakespeare uses Rome and Egypt as binary opposites not just to reflect qualities inherent in the two places, but the changes that come upon Antony depending on which place he is in. The changes in Antony's behaviour a...
  • The Battle With Grendel's Mother
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    The Battle With Grendel's Mother When Grendel's mother found Beowulf running around on her ground, she picked him up and took him to a high arched building with a large battleground. She clawed at his mail shirt, but it did not affect him. The mail shirt was too strong for her to penetrate her fierce claw through. They fought and wrestled for quite some time. They wore each other out, she would try to tear him apart, but the mail shirt stayed sturdy and strong. She bit holes in his helmet. When...
  • Beowulf As Christian Allegory
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    Beowulf's story is somewhat of an allegory in which he is depicted as the Christ figure. The theme of Beowulf is a contrast of good and evil which is manifest in both Christian and pagan elements; Beowulf represents good, while Grendel, his mother, and the dragon represent evil. The first monster our hero, Beowulf, faces is Grendel. Grendel is said to be a descendant of Cain. "Unhappy creature (Grendel), he lived for a time in the home of the monsters' race, after God had condemned them as kin o...
  • David And Goliath Lord Story Battle
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    David and Goliath The story of David and Goliath can be thought of as a timeless tale of 1) good versus evil and 2) the fact that the win does not always go to the strongest or biggest, it goes to the most determined or strong willed. David, the good spirited fighter who wanted to save the Israelites from Goliath, for example, was eager, confident, and prepared to win, as described in 1 Samuel 17: 48 - 'David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine'. David was a hero to the Isr...
  • Antony And Cleopatra By William Shakespeare
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    Cleopatra is by far one of the most interesting characters ever developed by Shakespeare. She is a beautiful woman that has various abilities, however her main strength is her sexuality and the ability to use it in order to dominate the relationship with Antony. (Johnson, p. 83) In order to better understand Cleopatra, it is imperative that we elaborate on how she changed Antony. In Shakespeare Roman tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. ...
  • Beowulf Grendels Mother
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    Grendel a spawn on Cain living in the dark and suffering from pain. In disguise Grendel goes to Herot, which was the golden guest hall. While there he slaughters thirty men. After the loss of the thirty men everyone becomes frighten leaving Herot empty for twelve years. Hearing about the tragic Beowulf of the Geats and fourteen of his men goes to Hrothgar to explain how his cleverness has brought him to save the Danes. He brags of his accomplishment. Beowulf plea to fight Grendel, without using...
  • The Japanese Samurai Jiu Jitsu
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    The Japanese have always been known throughout the world for their excellence in battle and warfare. Since Japan is such a small country they needed to use their situation to their advantage. For example, to get an edge over invading attackers they had to use there island as a defense fortifying defense. But that was the strategy of it. What everybody thinks about when they hear "Japanese warfare" is the Samurai. The samurai were the members of the military class, the Japanese warriors. Their i...
  • The Hobbit And The Sword Of Shannara
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    Comparing and contrasting the novels The Hobbit and The Sword of Shannara as the reveal the conventions of a middle-earth fantasy novel The two novels The Sword of Shannara and The Hobbit are traditional earth fantasy novels. In both books characters encounter the forces of good and evil. The central heroes travel on great and dangerous paths to experience difficult situations. Magic plays a large role in both novels and saves the characters several times, which makes the story more exciting. T...
  • Morte D'arthur Sir Bedivere
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    "Fairy Tale" 10-12 year olds King Arthur lay badly wounded. All around him his knights were falling to the ground, he could hear the noise of battle, he knew it was all over, would he die or would he live to fight another day King Arthur's wound was deep. He knew it was just a matter of time before he died. Then, out of nowhere came the bold Sir Bedivere, the only knight that had survived the brutal battle, lifted him off the ground, carried him to a church near the battlefield, and rested him o...
  • Magic Potion Pulsar King Quest
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    Pulsar's Quest To Retrieve The Magic Potion This is an adventure about a young boy named Pulsar, who was on a quest to retrieve a magic potion to cure the King's daughter. Legend says an Evil Water God named Aquarius fiercely guards this potion. During Pulsar's quest to trace the magic potion he crosses many life and death situations. In his travels he encounters evil Trolls whom Pulsar has to battle with to the death. Pulsar also makes friends with a Gnome named Ferr a who decides to help Puls...
  • Heart Blood Sword Paris
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    When Mercutio was brought to me for examination I immediately noticed severe inflammation in the area of his heart. A sword of a half-inch in diameter penetrated Mercutio's aorta. This caused massive trauma to the heart. However, despite the injury, Mercutio was able to live a few minutes after the initial stabbing. The pain must have been unbearable. When the heart was penetrated, the aorta was ruptured, leaving blood quickly poor from the heart and fill his lungs. Mercutio drowned in his own ...
  • Sword In The Stone Merlin Film Malory
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    Using Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur as a guide, discuss how the character of Merlin from the Arthurian Legend changes throughout three 20 th century film retelling. Many writers and artists throughout the ages have made attempts of retelling Malory's Arthurian legend. In saying this, many of the ideals of characters change. Merlin, in particular, has been appropriated to fit many different texts. His image and his behaviour between different texts reflect this. Such texts that portray these change...
  • Antonys Sword Antony Santonys
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    Antony s Sword, his delight and his destruction A discussion of Shakespeare s Antony and Cleopatra In Shakespeare s Roman tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, we are told the story of two passionate and power-hungry lovers. Both are characters that possess a god-like status. Antony is often associated with Mars (1. 1. 4; 2. 2. 6; 2. 5. 117), the god of war, and, Cleopatra with Venus (2. 2. 210), the goddess of love, or better said, the goddess of affection and passion. Throughout the entire play, Anto...
  • Jack Whyte Publius Seneca Skystone
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    Character Development And Strategical Writing Essay, Research Character Development And Strategical Writing Marion Zimmer Bradley, a book critic, says The Skystone is "one of the most interesting historical novels that I've ever read, and I've read plenty' (Front cover). In writing, success is generally a direct result of an author being able to keep a reader interested. Jack Whyte is an interesting and successful author throughout The Skystone and The Singing Sword because of his development of...
  • First Battle Beast Village Father
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    Beowulf's First Battle Beowulf " sBeowulf's First Battle Essay, Research Paper Beowulf's First Battle I remember it like it happened yesterday. My first battle. I was almost thirteen years of age. My friends and I were, in the village, watching the storyteller perform. When my mother came, screaming at the top her lungs telling me to get to my house, and the other boys to get to theirs. Everyone rushed towards their house, knowing that it was time for the beast to appear. Everyone shut the door...