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  • Hektor's Personal Honor
    921 words
    The Role of Honor The ancient Greek culture during the time of the Trojan War was warrior based. Every man was expected to fight and to fight well. A man's honor depended on many things like how well he fought, how much material wealth he had, and his hospitality. A man must look strong at all times, and never appear to be weak. This warrior based characteristic of the Greek culture caused many problems and feuds among the people. The Iliad consists of many different situations where it can clea...
  • Hector And Achilles Throughout The Duel
    332 words
    In spite of the war, the sole idea that both the Trojans and Achaeans agree upon is that of an honorable treatment of the corpse. As Hector is dying, he says, "I beg you by your soul and by your parents, do not let the dogs feed on me... Let them have my body back, so that our men and women may accord me decency of fire when I am dead". The only thing Hector cares about is that his body is respected. This brings glory to the revenge of Achilles because it shows the respect that their society had...
  • Asian Honor System
    561 words
    In the excerpts we read from The Iliad, the characters continuously performed tasks that were considered to be courageous for the sake of honor. With the motive of the task being courage, the tasks were automatically regarded as noble, but there are underlining suggestions that the majority of the 'honorable' tasks were selfish. This was especially intriguing to me because it differs from the Asian honor system that I am more familiar with. One example is when Hector, the mighty warrior of Troy,...
  • History For A Great Accomplishment
    604 words
    The trip to the new colony would be a hard yet prosperous adventure that would eventually pay off, but not for many years in the future. I think that I would go across the sea to for a colony it would let you escape persecution and you would go down in history for it and would benefit your life, as you would be one of the founding fathers of the United States. I think I would go to form a new colony just for the fact of saying I did and that would be a good reason why. It would be a life changin...
  • Great Courage And Personal Honor
    506 words
    It is better to die with honor than to live with shame It has been said, 'I would rather die standing than live on my knees!' (Emiliano Zapata). All things are possible to a person who stands on the foundation of honor. The definition of honor is a high regard or respect; personal integrity; reputation; privilege (Webster's Dictionary). The word honor comes from Latin Honor. Honor shapes lives everyday, and provides the glue that holds a family, community and country together. To have a fantasti...
  • Our Reputation As Our Honor
    1,373 words
    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...
  • Their Reputations And Honor
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    People will do and say almost anything to protect their reputations. Their reputations become such a large part of their lives that their thoughts and actions revolve around protecting and maintain them. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garca Mrquez and "The House of Bernarda Alba", by Frederico Garca Lorca, the characters focus their lives on building and maintaining good reputations. Bernarda's life totally revolved around her reputation. The Vicario brothers got so caught up in tr...

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