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Chronic Mental Illness - ... At the end of the meeting, Jessica's parents tell the social worker that they would like for her to deliver the eulogy in the funeral, because they consider her as an important person of the family. The social worker was very "touched by the parents’ sentiments and their poignant request. She felt close to the family and wanted to be supportive. At the same time, however, the social worker quickly recognized the ethical dilemma facing her. She was especially concerned about violating Jessica’s privacy, and confidentiality”(Social Work Today Magazine)....   [tags: case study, suicide] 710 words
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A Rhetorical Analysis of Barack Obama's "Interfaith Prayer Vigil" - ... Because he named each specific victim, gave his prayers, and offered his love, Barack Obama was successful in his use of eulogy in this speech. Considering that this speech was a eulogy, Obama was able to appeal to his audience on an emotional level as well, and allude to the Bible and to God, in order to capture his audience. He started this by opening the speech with scripture and saying, "For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven..." He quoted this to help introduce the remembrance of the victims, and to share his feelings of sadness....   [tags: rememebering the tragedies]
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Comparing the Speeches of Mark Antony and Robert F. Kennedy - Giving a successful speech, in any language, is a difficult yet gratifying skill. Great speeches can be inspiring, compelling, and even revolutionary – indeed, these speeches are deliberate, succinct, engaging, and unforgettable. Two examples of such great speeches in both literature and in history are Mark Antony’s eulogy in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and Robert F. Kennedy’s On the Death of Martin Luther King. Through the speakers’ use of parallel structure, caesuras, and personal references – three stylistic devices and techniques – not only were both speakers able to embellish their speeches; it also allowed each speaker to deliver an even more powerful speech....   [tags: compare, contrast, comparison] 1252 words
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Pericles' Funeral Oration - It is widely known that the Athenians highly valued their warrior class, and they saw the warriors as a ring of the higher circle of the society. The Athenians were very proud of Athena and its traditions, as well. Athenian’s thought that Athena was the best, none could be better. The funeral oration was aimed to respect the fallen as well as to keep up the national pride and its passion to protect their nation. The speech was a eulogy which focused on the eminence of Athens and its predecessors....   [tags: Pericles, Athens,] 615 words
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Use of Duality in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt - Use of Duality in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt utilizes dualism to express the juxtaposition of good and evil. The dualism expressed throughout the film is not only done through the use of juxtaposing characters, it is also accomplished through the use of dualism within a character, as well as the literal duality of people as being placed in shots as two’s. This element allows the audience to be drawn in, creating intrigue and mystery around the plot and the characters, because the audience now wants to figure out the strange behavior that is being exhibited....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 391 words
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Auden's The Unknown Citizen and Michie's Dooley is a Traitor - ... Symbolic characters and symbolism help Auden get his criticism across by indirectly criticizing a group that the reader may belong to. If an average citizen reads “The Unknown Citizen,” he or she may be able to identify with JS/07/M/378, recognize the criticism, and fix the problem. Another way Auden gets his criticism across is through the use of irony. In “The Unknown Citizen,” irony is used throughout the entire poem. The irony is apparent in the praising of JS/07/M/378 for doing things that do not deserve to be praised....   [tags: satire as a literary device] 994 words
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Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium - The Significance of Feet in Plato’s Symposium Plato’s Symposium presents an account of the party given at the house of Agathon, where Socrates and Alcibiades are in attendance. The men at the party take turns eulogizing the god Eros. In Agathon’s eulogy, he describes Eros as a soft and tender being. When Socrates speaks, however, he makes a correction of his host’s account, by saying the soft and tender thing is the beloved, and not the lover, as Agathon would have it. When Alcibiades enters the party toward the end of the dialogue, he complains that Socrates is deceiving Agathon....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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Socrates and Alcibiades - Philosophy and the Human Condition Socrates and Alcibiades In Plato’s Symposium, he describes the party which Agathon had several famous people of his time over for dinner. Those in attendance include Phaedrus, Pausanias, Eryximachus, Aristophanes, and Socrates. The party begins by the members of the party eating dinner and then beginning to talk to about love. Each person gives a eulogy of love. After everyone has spoken, including Socrates, Alcibiades enters and gives a eulogy of Socrates. The two agree on the nature of love in some ways, and disagree in others....   [tags: Philosophy] 1255 words
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Topic of Death in Hamlet - Death in Hamlet Being that death is a universally explored topic, William Shakespeare, a master of English literature, opted to thoroughly investigate this complex notion in his play Hamlet. Shakespeare cleverly and sometimes subtly brings the reader/viewer through a physical and spiritual journey of death via the several controversial characters of Hamlet. The chief element of this expedition is undoubtedly the funerals. Every funeral depicts, and marks, the conclusion of different perceptions of death....   [tags: William Shakespeare]
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The Fault In Our Stars is a Novel by author John Green - ... The book ended with her reading the eulogy, which stated that he hoped that she was happy with the choices she made. Love Triumphs over Struggle and Hardship Augustus and Hazel had a heroic love story; they brought out the best in each other. Augusts showed Hazel that there was more to life than staying at home and letting the cancer consume you. Meanwhile, Hazel also brought the light back into Augustus's life when he had to stop playing basketball, he felt that there was something missing, and that was when he met her....   [tags: hazel grace lancaster, suffering] 1346 words
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What Happened to Returning Australian Soldiers after WWI and WWII? - ... The financial situation was further problematized due to the negative social stigmas attached to receiving welfare benefits. Soldier’s who were forced to rely on government pensions weakened their masculinity by demonstrating an ‘un-natural dependency’. An immense amount of pressure was placed on soldier to transcend their impairments, induced by their military participation in order to reassert their pre-war masculine responsibility. Therefore the goal of rehabilitation was to assist every man to regain his productive capacity....   [tags: ANZAC persona, soldier resettlement program]
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Mark Antony´s Loyalty in Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - ... Mark Antony’s loyalty to Julius Caesar, went as far that one could call his behavior that of a servant as he often did anything Caesar requested of him as Caesar asks if he will touch his wife, Calpurnia, during the holy race, Lupercalia. The belief that since Mark Antony was a holy man him touching Calpurnia during this race would make her fertile and she would be able to become pregnant with Caesar’s child. Mark Antony assures his friend and leader he will do so. His loyalty to Julius Caesar might have even gone to far....   [tags: Friendship, Politics]
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The Life of Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan - The Clarion Herald states, “Philip Matthew Hannan fifth of eight children of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Francis Hannan, was born in Washington, D.C.” (Clarion Herald 1). Archbishop Hannan was born on May 20, 1913 where he spent most of his young life. Tom Benson told the Clarion Herald, “Archbishop Hannan once told me that the New Orleans Saints were part of the unique culture and social fabric of our city. The same can be and must be said of him,” (Clarion Herald 35). New Orleans mourned the death of Hannan on Thursday, September 29, 2011....   [tags: Biography] 1211 words
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Utopia, Dystopia or Anti-Utopia? by Choloe Houston - In the book Utopia the country of Utopia is a true commonwealth where there is no private property or financial classes. Utopia is a fictional country with a society in which everything is shared equally and there is no want. In Utopia, “Among [the Utopians] virtue has its reward, yet everything is shared equally, and all men live in plenty” (More 1.38).By creating a place that has no money or private property More undermines the institutions of Tudor England by getting at the problem of social injustices having to do with private property (Brayton).Stevenson says, “With radical simplicity the Utopians avoid the ills of Europe: all private property is abolished....   [tags: financial class, taxation, the party]
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Britain´s First and Only Female Prime Minister - ... The second memoir, The Path to Power (1995), was about her early life. She also published a magisterial volume on international affairs, Statecraft (2002).Her relations with John Major’s successors as Conservative Party leader were generally good. Her intervention probably secured the leadership for William Hague. She also backed Hague’s successor, Iain Duncan Smith, who was still more of Thatcher’s way of thinking.Besides, she entertained a measure of affection and a occasional admiration for Tony Blair....   [tags: Government, Politician, England] 1182 words
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The Importance of the Warrior Class Exposed in Funeral Oration of Pericles - There are two important matters that the "Funeral Oration of Pericles" proves, these two matters are, the great respect that Athenians have for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The following paper discusses the way of life of Athenians and how the Funeral Oration of Pericles influenced it. It is a well-known fact that the Athenians had a great deal of respect for the warrior class and believed them to be among the top members of their society....   [tags: Funeral Oration of Pericles]
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John Strachan, First Bishop of Toronto - The Holy Terror - John Strachan: The Holy Terror Many individuals appear to have honourable intentions but often their objectives are flawed. John Strachan lived through and influenced many key events of Canadian history. He was a highly esteemed teacher of wealthy Loyalist children, a pastoral leader during the War of 1812, a supporter of education, a member of the government, he played a prime role in the Rebellions of 1837 and he eventually rose to become the first Bishop of Toronto. John Strachan had a highly Loyalist view towards the governing of Upper Canada; he was especially faithful to the betterment of the Church of England....   [tags: Canadian Canada History]
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The Funeral Oration of Pericles - We can learn several things from the “Funeral Oration of Pericles“. Two of these things are, the Athenians respect for their warrior class and how the Athenians were exceedingly proud of their city and its customs. The Athenians respected the warrior class and placed them among the top members of their society. They were seen as the top portion of their classes. They are classified as heroes or idols. The Athenians are extremely proud of their city and its traditions. To the people of Athens their country was at the top and there was no other country that could top them off....   [tags: Pericles Funeral Oration Essays] 917 words
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The World of Yesterday - Stefan Zweig wrote a breathtaking autobiography called "The World of Yesterday." This book takes a look at Europe around the turn of the century. Although recognized as an autobiography, I believe the book is more of a suicide note for the talented author. There are a few reasons that I believe lead to this conclusion. It can be interpreted that the way it is written is in the form of a suicide note. Also, the tone of the book, although written to be completely factual, has sort of a depressing side....   [tags: European Literature] 435 words
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John Lennon and Paul McCartney's Eleanor Rigby - John Lennon and Paul McCartney's Eleanor Rigby Loneliness is a reoccurring theme in all types of literature. “Eleanor Rigby,'; by John Lennon and Paul McCartney is a fine example of the theme of loneliness in poetry. The two characters in "Eleanor Rigby" are compared by their loneliness through the extensive use of symbols.      The poem begins with the refrain, "Ah, look at all the lonely people." The same refrain is used to end the poem, making a complete circle. This creates, for the reader, a sense of loneliness about the poem as a whole....   [tags: Poetry Poetic Poet Poem Essays] 391 words
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Mark Anthony was Ceasar's Second-hand Man - ... Antony was extremely loyal to Caesar, for instance Mark Antony replies to Caesar by saying “So to most noble Caesar” (II.ii.1104)) after just making a simple statement and he defends him long after his death while speaking at his funeral. Antony and Julius went through many hardships together in their first years together which is probably why they became so close. In 46 BC Caesar wanted Antony to pay for the property that he stole after the battle against the Pompeians. For a while it was thought that the property had been paid for but it had actually been stolen....   [tags: assassination, conspiracy, funeral]
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Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - Comapring the Speeches of Mark Antony and Brutus in William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar The play 'Julius Caesar' reaches a peak of tension at the point of the two speeches, and so it would seem whichever speech was enjoyed more by the crowd would make the speaker the more popular. This was in fact the case in the play. Mark Antony used better techniques of speech than Brutus and he prevailed in the end. After the conspirators have killed Caesar, Brutus agrees to let Antony perform a speech, which Brutus thought would be a eulogy....   [tags: Papers] 1322 words
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Mourning and Melancholia in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls - Mourning and Melancholia in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) begins with a quotation from John Donne’s “Meditation XVII.” With this epigraph, Hemingway identifies the source of his title and defines the connections achieved between human beings through mourning.: Donne’s argument begins, “No man is an island,” and it concludes with an assertion of our bond to the dead: “never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” Proper mourning acknowledges the losses to our self in the death of another....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway]
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Invisible Man Essay: Inner, Outer, and Other Direction - Inner, Outer, and Other direction in Invisible Man Ralph Ellison wrote his novel, Invisible Man, in an attempt to open our eyes.  Ellison created his nameless character, the Invisible Man, in order to establish a medium for the message of the novel.  It is the opinion of this student that if one chooses to further examine the protagonist character, then she or he can better understand the themes behind Ellison's narrative.  As one analyzes the novel, he or she soon recognizes a number of predominant character traits that can be associated with the Invisible Man.  This student was fortunate enough to experience a lesson of that which the characteristics of inner, outer, and other direction...   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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Julius Caesar - Theme Of Friendship - Friendship is a wonderful part of life, but it can unfortunately be used to deceive, for it is easy to manipulate with it, but only true friendship cannot be defeated, even after death. This element could well likely be the very thing that had sealed the fate of Julius Caesar, and Brutus, Cassius, and all the other conspirators knew that they could use this to their advantage, and to Caesar’s disadvantage. Friendship, was what the conspirators used as a cover to blind Caesar from the truth, just as a hunter uses camouflage to keep the animals from seeing what he is up to....   [tags: essays research papers] 922 words
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Authenticity of "The Great Santini" - Comparison Between Movie and History After watching the movie from Hollywood and reading the actual thoughts of Pat Conroy of whom the story is based on, there is significant evidence supporting the basis that “The Great Santini” was made on and Hollywood very accurately filmed “The Great Santini”. It isn’t to say that all military veterans were abusive and hard on their families. However, men in the military return from the service and seem to take a great sense of pride in their families and America....   [tags: essays research papers] 430 words
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My Grandfather, My Guardian Angel - My central psyche has combusted into dozens of abstract particles. Each notion fits perfectly. It is as if my life has been predestined. Each new day is simply inevitable. Or, perhaps, it is the opposite, and the jigsaw puzzle, otherwise known as my world is molding each individual sector. They are all being sculpted accordingly as to each step I take, whichever direction it may be in. Many a time, I have sat back and pondered my surroundings. I have explored the decisions I have made as to whether they have been judicious, or pernicious to my well being....   [tags: personal experiences] 461 words
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Karl Marx and Marxism - Marxism. Eulogy and Detraction In East Marx is no longer reffered to as he is held responsible for the totalitarian catastrophe. In West he is still disputed but, almost always, his views are no longer connected to all that they have determined. Some read Marx particularly for the “evilâ€. he is assumed with, for the horrors of communism. Others, read him just for political reasons. I read Marx so as to be completely able to demonstrate that Marxism may still represent an adequate way of dealing with some of today’s “social superstructuresâ€?, as Marx himself named them: literature, religion, law etc....   [tags: essays research papers] 1770 words
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Medieval world reflected in Japanese literature: Examples of Changes and Innovations in Literature (Poetry and Prose) - Even without knowledge of the history in Medieval Japan, one can easily learn that Kamakura era was right in the transition period of the government and that of worldviews among people. The warrior class was gradually and surely coming to power, only by looking into the literature works of the era. Perhaps Emperor Gotoba was one of the aristocrats who were threatened with declination of their status and culture, which could have been his motives to command of the anthology: Shinkokinshū. This power rotation was vividly described in Heike monogatari....   [tags: Japanese Literature]
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Men and Their Music in Death of a Salesman by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Willy is unable to face reality and come to terms with the statues of his own life. The flute is played in Willy's moments of nostalgia. The same flute that played its mournful melody at the beginning of the play also brings Willy's fanciful and joyful memories. The flute appears while Willy is talking to Charley. Willy fondly calls the flute "Ben's music" and describes fondly a series of trips that he took with his father and Ben where his father would sell the flutes he made. Ben says "And we’d stop in the towns and sell the flutes that he’d made on the way....   [tags: auditory sensations, masculine, femenine] 1091 words
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Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy - Analysis of manifest destiny as depicted in Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Violence has always been part of society. A cursory glance at the evolutionary periods to the classical ages up to the modern time shows that many breakthroughs were made after violent upheavals to either remedy the wrongs in society or to ensure survival of one group against the other. Such instances include the wars for territory where one group was faced by extinction if they didn’t rise up in arms such as the regular French-Germanic wars....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer - Throughout the ages, men and women have been the center of myths and legends, becoming tragic heroes in large part due to the embellishment bestowed upon them over the ages. Perhaps, though, truth can be stranger than fiction. Pat Tillman was a man of many talents and virtues, never satisfied by the mediocre, striving for more excitement, more meaning, in his tragically short time on Earth, and lived out the phrase carpe diem to the letter. Even Pat Tillman had tragic flaws; his unwillingness to be average, his undying loyalty to family and country, and his unusually concrete set of morals all eventually led to his death....   [tags: Tragic Virtues, Death] 1085 words
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Comparison Between The Fault in Our Stars and Of Mice and Men - When was the last time you felt certain of your impending future. For cancer survivor, Hazel, the answer is never. In The Fault in Our Stars, sixteen year old Hazel lives with cancer and attends a support group where she meets Augustus, another young cancer survivor who changes her outlook on the world forever. He takes Hazel on an adventure of love, friendship, and pain, and together they yearn to have authority over their uncontrollable fates. Isaac, a blind teenager, and Hazel’s mom also play significant roles in her life....   [tags: John Green, John Steinbeck]
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The Roles of Individuals in their Communities in Ancient Greece - The Ancient Greeks had many values that made their civilization successful, but one of the most important was their sense of community. The Greeks, especially in Classical Athens, considered their community in the decisions they made, and they were interested in the affairs of the state. It was important to them that their society was functional and productive, and their personal needs often came second to those of the state. Community was a central value in Greek culture, and the individual’s contribution to the community strengthened the state and benefitted each person....   [tags: Ancient Greece Essays]
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Traumas Apologize and Healing of the Colonized and Radicalized - Throughout the twentieth century, the trauma inflicted upon people of color as a by-product of colonization, racialization, and assimilation has left a lasting imprint not on only the lives of the oppressed, but on the lives of the generations that follow them as well. Years after these subjective events have passed and been recognized as unjust and immoral and formal apologies from the U.S. government have been made, the trauma remains ever present in the minds of individual victims as well as the affected community as a whole, and traumatic healing does not actualize....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Analysis of Gracia Lorca´s Lament for Ignacio Sanchex Mejias - In Spain people idealized those who deliberately placed themselves in the greatest danger. The core of this idea is centered on the Spanish sport of bullfighting. In such an act, the bullfighter, or matador, baits the bull in a bullring and then kills the bull for the audience. One matador in particular was enormously popular. His name was Ignacio Sanchez Mejias. Not only was he praised for his bullfighting skills, but was gifted intellectually. He was a critic, poet, actor, and sportsman. He eventually retired bullfighting, but in 1934 made the fatal mistake of getting back into the ring one last time....   [tags: bullfighting, metador, parts, danger] 1435 words
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Julius Caesar: The Quintessence of a Tragic Hero - William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is the illustration of the demise of many respectable men. Typical of a tragedy, one character of high social standing experiences numerous downfalls brought on by a character flaw. This character is eventually brought to his or her knees by the misery and sorrow brought upon by these mistakes. It is at this point that the character realizes their flaws and changes their outlook. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, the tragic hero is Julius Caesar. In the play, Shakespeare molds Caesar’s character into an ambiguous personality....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1144 words
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Marcus Brutus: The Tragic Hero Of Julius Ceasar - “A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”(Aristotle). It should be noted that the Heroes downfall is his own fault as a result of his own free will, At times his death is seen as a waste of human potential. His death usually is not a pure loss, because it results in greater knowledge and awareness. In Julius Ceasar, William Shakespeare develops Marcus Brutus as the Tragic Hero whose ambition and naivety in his blind confidence in the nobility of man sparked guidance in a series of events which inevitably forced him to succumb to self destruction....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]
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Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero - Marcus Brutus: Praetor, Senator, and Tragic Hero The famous play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by the esteemed playwright William Shakespeare, details the plight of Marcus Brutus and the other Roman conspirators against the dictator Julius Caesar. There are several tragic heroes in this play who suffer extreme downfalls. A tragic hero is a character who was once in high regard or standing but encounters a series of terrible events that contribute to a giant downfall from that position. The character of Brutus fits this description by all means....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]
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Where Men Win Glory, by Jon Krakauer - Throughout the ages, men and women have been at the heart of myths and legends, evolving into tragic heroes in large part due to the embellishment bestowed upon them over the ages. From Odysseus and Achilles to Brutus, Hamlet, and King Lear, epic poems have revolved around the tragic hero. Pat Tillman was a man of many aptitudes and virtues, never satisfied by the mediocre, striving for more adventure, more meaning, in his tragically short time on Earth, and personifying the phrase carpe diem. Even Pat Tillman had tragic flaws; his unwillingness to be typical, his undying loyalty to family and country, and his curiously concrete set of morals amalgamated to set in motion Tillman’s eventual d...   [tags: Virtues, Aptitudes, Hero] 1202 words
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Rachael Syme's The Fault in Our Stars - The Fault in Our Stars, a book about a little girl with cancer. No, it is a story of love, courage, family, coming of age, consciousness, existence, and mortality; it tells the story of two star-crossed teens and their adventure though their fleeting life. It is the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster. Hazel is not your average sixteen year old girl. For starters, she was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer when she was only thirteen. She says her “lungs weren’t very good at being lungs.” Hazel’s mother forces Hazel to participate in a support group for teenagers with cancer because she believes Hazel is beginning to show signs of depression....   [tags: love in a time of cancer, analysis]
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A Description of Nelson Mandela's Funeral Service - ... The funeral — the final parting after a series of celebrations and memorials that has consumed the land since Mr. Mandela died on Dec. 5 after months of illness and decline — left his country poised on the cusp of a post-Mandela era that seems certain to test the durability of his legacy. Mr. Mandela’s state funeral burial knitted together the many strands of his life. In addition to the full pomp of state ceremonies, complete with goose-stepping soldiers, 21-gun salutes and jet fighter formations, the service included Christian prayers — Mr....   [tags: notorious world leaders, Qunu, South Africa] 638 words
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Taking a Lookt at the Hawaiian Hula - ... Although Hula has evolved over the years, the kumu, Hawaiian for teacher, works to preserve the traditional Hawaiian culture and develop innovative dance moves Haitian Rara is a cultural traditional dance that was inspired by the African slaves, during the Transcontinental Slave Trade to Haiti. Rara, which means “eulogy”, was derived from the Nago Egougoun people. In the Nago people are renowned for their war dances with the drums. The Nago people also brought the foundation of the Vodou rituals and traditions to Haiti; which is practiced in certain regions in Haiti....   [tags: traditional Polynesian dance] 1038 words
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The Life and Works of James Joyce - Ulysses James Joyce was a renowned Irish author and poet most known for writing the book Ulysses which parallels the events of The Odyssey in a variety of writing styles. Although Ulysses is considered his magnum opus his other works including Dubliners, A portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, and Finnegans Wake are held in high esteem by many. Joyce was born in the Irish city of Dublin on the second of February, 1882 and was baptized by the order of his catholic mother and father three days later....   [tags: drinking, family, characters]
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