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  • Diomedes Kudos
    481 words
    Since Agamemnon refused to return the daughter of a priest of Apollo, Agamemnon agrees to release Helen only if Achilles gives him his prize of honor. This is when Achilles found it unfair and withdraws from the battle including all his soldiers. Achilles then asks the gods to grant him revenge. Agamemnon the had attacked because a dream had encouraged him to. Paris flees the battle with the help of a divinity and Menelaus rages on with his brother demanding the release of Helen. As the battle c...
  • Ten Boom's Passion For Life And God
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    Corrie ten Boom recounts her horrific tale of her experiences during World War II in Holland, in her novel, The Hiding Place. The real life nightmare begins with the 100th anniversary of her families watch shop. From the first paragraph it is evident that ten Boom is a warm hearted, kind individual who puts her own needs behind those of her friends and family. The entire novel consists of ten Boom putting herself last when it comes to her priorities. The way she expresses her love towards her fa...
  • Cole's Mother
    694 words
    The Sixth Sense Many works of literature can be analyzed in many different ways. In the movie The Sixth Sense many aspects of the movie portray a great deal of religious symbolism. I will use the New Criticism approach to analyze these symbols. The uses of religious symbolism include Cole's religious figurines taken from the church, the many trips and prayers in the chapel and the numerous prayers Cole's says during the times he is frightened by the ghosts he sees. Cole's religious figurines he ...
  • Franklin's Autobiography
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    Benjamin Franklin, born on 1706 in Boston. He was the fifteenth of his father's seventeen children. Franklin's parents were named Josiah and Ab iah. In 1730, he married Deborah Read, with whom he had two children. The first, William Franklin was born approximately a year after Franklin's marriage and to whom Autobiography is dedicated. Because Franklin's son may wish to know about his life, he is taking his one-week vacation in the English countryside to record his past. He writes in the summer ...
  • First Communion By Edward Rivera Summery
    447 words
    THE OWL WHO WAS GOD By James Thurber Summery: In this essay many creatures in the woods believed an owl to be god. These animals had found the owl to be the wisest and greatest of all the animals, so they decide to follow him. The animals are too quick to follow the owl as god, they follow hi m blindly, and before they realize he isn't god the get run over by a truck. Commentary: I think that the author, James Thurber, is trying to show us how in Christianity most people are following god blindl...
  • God For Answers
    1,015 words
    Kushner, a Rabbi, tried to make sense of many of the traditional arguments of God's existence and the reasons for some of the tragic events of the modern world. Overall, Kushner provides a usable argument for God as his idea rests on the fact that although God is not all-powerful, He is a God of love. There have been many times in life when I have turned to a "God" with problems and wanted answers or solutions and received nothing. When this happens, I take the time to reflect and ask myself, "W...

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