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  • Bushido Code And A Warrior Class
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    In my essay on the Code of Bushido, I will attempt to explain the different sections of the code as well as who used the code that defined Japan's warrior class, the general history of the code and the honor that accompanies it. "Bushi" is a term that was given to the warrior class of a pre-feudal and feudal Japan (web). "Bushido", which literally translated to "the way of the warrior" (Hall, Eleanor 37), was the certain philosophy that directed the Samurai. The Chivalry code of the European Kni...
  • Hektor's Body To The Trojans
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    Throughout The Iliad, the heroic characters make decisions based on a definite set of principles, which are referred to as the 'code of honor. ' The heroic code that Homer presents to the reader is an underlying cause for many of the events that take place, but many of the characters have different perceptions of how highly the code should be regarded. Hektor, the greatest of the Trojan warriors, begins the poem as the model of a Homeric hero. His dedication and strict belief in the code of hono...
  • Honor Code And Possible Punishments
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    Cheating used to be considered an unmentionable sin. However, in this day and age, it has become more common and somewhat of a daily occurrence. Cheating is more widespread today than in the past. According to the article titled Education: The New Morality, cheating has not been an issue of values, but simply one of practicality. This shows that many view cheating as a mere occurrence and something that can often be skipped over. The reason cheating has become such a pervasive movement is becaus...
  • Early Greeks Code Of Conduct
    405 words
    The Death of Hector is actually just one part of a larger work. The Iliad was written during the Dark Ages of Greece by a blind poet named Homer. I twas mainly entertainment, but today has turned into a significant, though unrealistic History of the Dark ages of Greece. The Iliad was written and performed for a bunch of drunk, barbaric nobles who were the soldiers of the time. That's the reason Homer put so much descriptive battle scenes and gory details. This is what they wanted; lots of blood,...
  • Code Of Honor
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    The Iliad of Homer Honor is something men and women have fought for century after century. Even now, thousands of American and British men are fighting in Iraq, near to where the Trojan War was to have taken place. These men fight for the greater good. They fight for those in Iraq who are unable to fight for or otherwise defend themselves. They fight for honor. The characters in the Iliad are motivated by their own form of honor, or arete, known similarly as the Homeric Code. And it is because o...
  • West Point Honor Code
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    West Point Cheating Scandal Description: In April of 1976 it was found that there was a possibility that over half of the junior class at West Point Academy had violated the West Point honor code by cheating on a case assignment. The honor code states 'A cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do. ' This was by far the largest violation of the honor code in West Point history and presented some unusual challenges to the administration. As the year dragged on it was found that...
  • Young's Honor Code Julie
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    B.Y.U. Student Gets Booted Could you imagine being twenty years old, trying to discover yourself, and then being punished for it? Weather you saw it happen on MTV or you heard about it in the news most of us have heard about ex-Real World cast member Julie Stoffer, and the controversy surrounding her appearance on the popular MTV reality show. Julie Stoffer was born on July 11th 1979 in Provo, Utah. The daughter of devote members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Julie followed...
  • Positive Status In The Greek Heroic Code
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    When analyzing the Greek work the Iliad, Homer procures an idealistic hero with an internal conflict, which questions the values of his society and the Greek Heroic Code. The Greek Heroic Code includes respect, honor, and requirements to procure an exorbitant image. To be considered a Greek hero you must meet the perquisites and fulfill all of the aspects of the code. Achilleus was deemed a hero, he was the strongest and swiftest of the Achaeans. Achilleus lived up to all of these aspects until ...
  • Xavier Honor Code
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    How will the honor code impact my academic and campus life? Throughout my years at Xavier and beyond I intend to follow the Xavier Honor Code so I can become a cooperative and responsible person. By being a student at Xavier I notice I will have to take responsibility of my actions and faults. In order for Xavier to trust me and to allow me to continue attending their school, I will have to follow their rules and be respectful. Not only should I do these things, but also I have to respect myself...
  • Codes Of Chivalry
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    Chivalry began in the 12th century in the form of a knightly code of conduct, with special emphasis on courtly manners toward women. Thirteenth century stories that showed the ways a warrior should behave in romance became popular. Churchmen liked the idea of high standards and made the knighting ceremony a religious occasion with a church vigil and purifying bath. Books on the subject soon began to appear. Many forms of chivalrous code can be found today, from The Cowboy's Code to the Rules of ...
  • Middle Ages Life
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    Throughout 476 A.D. to 1350 A.D. the Middle Ages reigned. Life was about that one code. The Code of Chivalry. Chivalry, the order of knighthood and especially the code of knightly behavior, was a feature of the High and later Middle Ages in western Europe. In the Middle Ages life was about glory, honor, and those oh so important ten guidelines. Those ten guidelines are: unswerving belief in the church and obedience to her teachings willingly to defend the church, respect, honor and defend the la...
  • Live By Honor
    322 words
    The Godfather is based on the story of an Italian family's and their rise to power in the land of freedom. The main theme is the honor code, which they live by. This theme might not be as noble as one can think. There are certain societies that live by this code. Honor in them is a matter of pride. No one can say that he did a thing he was not supposed to do. This concept is apparent in Arab and Italian culture. The concept of people liking each other for their deeds. In the godfather trilogy, H...
  • Our Reputation As Our Honor
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    If I were to ask half a dozen people at random to tell me what they meant by the word "honor", I think that I would probably receive very different answers. One of the reasons for this is that it often means different things in the minds of different people. For instance, we say that it was a great honor for Jim Smith to be elected captain of the football team; and then, on the other hand, we talk about a code of honor, - or the laws of honor. What does Jim Smith's being captain of the eleven ha...
  • Part Of The Moral Code
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    Beowulf and the Odyssey: two popular old pieces of literature that are very closely related in some of their themes. In the following paragraphs I am going to attempt to explore each of the books themes, and then show where and how they link together. Structurally, Beowulf is divided into three main parts, each one centering around Beowulf's confrontation with a certain monster: first Grendel, then Grendel's mother, then, fifty years later, the dragon. Each monster functions symbolically as a fo...

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