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...Hero The work of fiction X-men origins: Wolverine was released on May 2009. This film falls under sci-fi, thriller, adventure, and action. This film was directed by Gavin Hood. This film describes the life of James and Victor Logan- who are half-brothers and mutants born 200 years ago. The beginning of the life of these young boys commences with the death of their father and they live their life as fighters and murderers; fighting in the world war I, II, American civil war, and the Vietnam War. Their military life is short lived when Victor kills a superior in the Vietnam War, and both are sentenced to death by the firing squad. Major Stryker approaches the two individuals and offers them... due: Hero...
Hero
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...heroes tend to represent a duality. Heroes connect to the audience by having diametrical attributes that are in opposition (Ray 343).i Harry begins his journey through opposing identities. The next step from that point is in trying to find a way to define one’s self through actions that either support or deny this expectation. One of the advantages that age gives to Harry as he begins his journey is that he is a child when the story of his heroism begins. Ray suggests that a child has the advantage of innocence, allowing for his or her actions to be outside of the confining rules with which adults must conform (344).ii Harry and his compatriots, Hermione and Ron... Harry Potter: A Child Hero Who...
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...heroes tend to represent a duality. Heroes connect to the audience by having diametrical attributes that are in opposition (Ray 343).i Harry begins his journey through opposing identities. The next step from that point is in trying to find a way to define one’s self through actions that either support or deny this expectation. One of the advantages that age gives to Harry as he begins his journey is that he is a child when the story of his heroism begins. Ray suggests that a child has the advantage of innocence, allowing for his or her actions to be outside of the confining rules with which adults must conform (344).ii Harry and his compatriots, Hermione... Harry Potter: A Child Hero Who Reflects the...
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...hero. Despite the evolution of heroism and the emphasis on community action, the action and the cause had to be distinguished from the incidents of natural change and development. Some measure of danger or adversity had to pose a specific threat to those who challenged it and took action for the greater good of the community at great expense to the actor. Even so, today’s hero is not required to possess any of the characteristics of the true hero. All that is necessary is public attention driven by media influences. In this regard, unlike heroes of the past, today’s...
Uniquely Feminine Action Scenes
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...action hero therefore need to take into account how desirability functions when it comes to the dominant power hierarchies within the various film contexts. Anderson portrays a dominatrix in the movie, complete with leather outfit. She manipulates men and displays her dominance over them by using her presence by walking in a way that will allow her to pop her breasts out. This is evident in the scene when she walks into a bar to meet her foe for the first time. She made everyone look at her by dressing up and walking sexy. She... Uniquely Feminine Action Scenes Thesis The last decade has given rise to many female action movies and manyof these are successful. This essay examines how female action films’ ...
What is a Hero
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...heroes can be of people who perform what is necessary when it is deemed impossible and endanger not only their lives but also bring about the issue of social sacrifice. A hero does not need to fulfill any particular image and the definition of the word has changed from previous times. References Franco, Z. E., Blau, K., & Zimbardo, P. G. (June 01, 2011). Heroism: A conceptual analysis and differentiation between heroic action and altruism. Review of General Psychology, 15, 2, 99-113. Fremd, M. V. & Seigal, H. (2010, March 11). “7-Year-Old 911 Hero an Example for all Families”. ABC News. Retrieved... What is a Hero? What is a Hero? Since the days of the ancient Greece, there have been instances where...
Hero of Antigone
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...actions were misguided it was done out of a belief that this was right and fitting for a man who had no respect for his family and the state of his forefathers and who tried to plunder its temples. In this respect his actions fit a hero's, since he does... Who is the hero of Antigone The question of who the hero of Antigone is can have various different answers depending on the definition of hero. It isgenerally accepted that a hero is a person who is characterized by "exceptional strength, nobility and courage". It shall be understood for the purposes of this analysis that these terms refer to the strength, nobility and courage of convictions; an ideological strength rather than brute strength, a...
Classical and Greek Hero
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...action immediately casts him in the role of a war hero, but he was also a hero on many other levels. To me it is apparent that Homer intended Odysseus to be a hero, why else would Homer of set up the situations of the long journey home in which Odysseus had numerous perils. Thought out Odysseus' journey he overcomes many extreme dangers and treacherous people. In this sense, Odysseus was a spiritual and physical hero. During Odysseus' journey home, he remains faithful and loyal to his wife. The thing that keeps him alive is the vision of his wife and son... of the of the Supervisor] ical and Greek Hero: A Comparison Introduction Let's start by making some clarifications of the terminology. The word hero ...
Ebenezer Scrooge a Classical Hero
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...hero is being called to action. The dead Marley calls Scrooge to action and change, when he appears to him, clasping a chain that is made of “cash-boxes, keys, padlocks, ledgers, deeds, and heavy purses” (Dickens 22). Marley tells Ebenezer that he will suffer the same fate of walking amongst the living in perpetual chains, because he does not value the true meaning of living. He says that three spirits will visit Ebenezer, from which he will be given the hope of changing his future. This calling... July 17, Ebenezer Scrooge A ical Hero Charles Dickens comments on the perils of capitalism and materialism in his story, “A Christmas Carol.” The protagonist, who also starts out as the antagonist, is...
MacGruber ( comedy film 2010 )
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...actions failed to make up audiences’ mind about his own comedy action hero (Alter 2010). Therefore, it could be concluded that the director and writer both have intended to present a good comedy movie, but the below average performance and designed actions of the hero have diverted attention of audience from the original theme to his stupid acts. List of References Alter, E. (May 21, 2010). Film Review: MacGruber. Viewed on August 30, 2012 from http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/major-releases/e3idbde8a913c8837423369ea33a0f77dbc MacGruber. (2010). Directed by J. Taccone. Performed by W. Forte.... MacGruber MacGruber MacGruber, an exceptionally outstanding character...
Hero as the Marginalized
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...action exhibit integrity and excellence as he seeks only to assist his Kenyan peers in overcoming the sense of alienation induced by colonialism. His confidence and pride in blackness, together with his determination to overcome the power imbalance, makes him a hero who is willing... Valuing One's Otherness: Hero as the Marginalized We often think of hero is an almighty man who is able to help everyone in the society and thus is welcomed wherever he goes. However, in the five literary texts that I am going to discuss, it appears that heroes are not often male, and they are also not often the popular ones; the one common feature they share is that they are confident about their self-worth as Persons,...
Othello as a Tragic Hero
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...hero The concept of tragedy and tragic hero has often been paved the way for grave discussions in literature all through the times. Whenever one evaluates these two vivacious topics, one can never ignore the eminent playwright Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello and its equally significant titular hero. The study of tragic hero probably begins with the world popular philosopher and thinker Aristotle and his concept of tragedy and tragic hero. For Aristotle, a tragedy is an essential tale of suffering and calamity conducting to the death of its hero.’ Tragedy, then, is an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude...’ (Aristotle & Else 11). Therefore... ?Othello as a tragic...
Tragic Hero or not
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...action; and an action implies personal agents, who necessarily possess certain distinctive qualities both of character and thought; for it is by these that we qualify actions themselves, and these- thought and character- are the two natural causes from which actions spring, and on actions, again all success or failure depends....” (Janko) The concept will be elaborated further in the paper. Given the deep rooted definition, Othello is hailed in the literature world as the biggest tragic hero of all times. He had his vulnerabilities and tragic flaws which caused his downfall. But they were his intentions and his madness in love... ? Othello-the Moor of Venice- The Tragic Hero ENGL 102: Literature and...
Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero?
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...Hero Shakespeare’s play Hamlet has been the source of criticism for centuries as people try to figure out the behavior of its title character. The young prince vows to avenge his murdered father but then stalls on doing anything until the entire household is killed. It is obvious after reading his story that Hamlet is a tragic hero. His status as a tragic hero is proved by first identifying Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero and then illustrating how Hamlet’s character meets the first half of this definition and then how his actions meet the second half. According to Aristotle, there are six major elements required to make up a tragic hero – three character elements... Hamlet as Tragic Hero...
HERO
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...hero could also be an inventor like the Wright Brothers who dedicated years of effort to unearth new knowledge and create new products. The men and women of grandeur whose achievements inspire millions have an assortment of certain characteristics. Some are primarily physical heroes, some intellectual, and some are excellent examples of heroes who use the principle of body and mind incorporation. Some are large-scale characters soaring through a work of creative writing, whether on the print media, screen or stage. They perform their skilful and outstanding actions in actual existence. More prosaically, some are female, some... Hero Websters ninth edition dictionary defines a hero as “a legendary or...
Ambrosios typology of hero and saint.
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...hero is one that is marked by action. On the other hand, the saint is a passive figure, accepting meaning that is handed down to him or her from a power that he does not question. The saint always sees the absence of his or her situation as having been an alternative for this power. The saint thus, understands his life through not just what is, but also through what could not have been. However, both these models evolve from the fundamental question of as to whether there is a larger meaning that can be attributed to human life. This question unites these two models in their basic essence of being answers or means employed to come to terms with the meaning of life... Ambrosio’s approach to the issue of...
Hero in Batman: Year One
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...Hero in Batman: Year One Introduction The entertainment industry seizes to be complete without the efforts applied by the directors and creators to develop fictional characters in their plots. There is always a villain who presents obstacles to the hero to complete the story. Action packed movies have thrilled their fans with their distinctive plot that leads to the prevalence of good and he eradication of evil. A symbol is presented to the society to uphold righteous acts refraining from evil that may be generated from experienced challenges. The common characters have been highlighted in the society to stand out as the heroes within the development of the plot. The famous batman movie... Task Hero in...
HERO
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...hero could also be an inventor like the Wright Brothers who dedicated years of effort to unearth new knowledge and create new products. The men and women of grandeur whose achievements inspire millions have an assortment of certain characteristics. Some are primarily physical heroes, some intellectual, and some are excellent examples of heroes who use the principle of body and mind incorporation. Some are large-scale characters soaring through a work of creative writing, whether on the print media, screen or stage. They perform their skilful and outstanding actions in actual existence. More prosaically, some are female, some... Hero Webster's ninth edition dictionary defines a hero as “a legendary or...
Is Hamlet a Tragic Hero?
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...hero Hamlet is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in the kingdom of Denmark; theplay focuses on the revenge hamlet has on his uncle Claudius for murdering King Hamlet. The play portrays revenge and madness. In the play there are many questions that come up about the sanity of many characters. Hamlet and Claudius are both considered as villains. Hamlet is dishonest by faking his own madness, trying to figure out if Claudius is guilty. He also steals and changes a letter which leads to the murder of his two childhood best friends. Similarly, Hamlet’s actions cause Ophelia’s death and he ends up by killing Claudius, his uncle. However, Claudius proves... Nykia Comerie Eng 12 October Hamlet as a tragic hero...
Masculinity Representation in Films
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...action hero. From this stance, studies in the film field pay specific attention to the herculean physical performances and spectacular body appearances of starring characters such as John McLane in the Die Hard series (Carroll, 2003, p. 54... ? Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 Topic 4: Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle? The extant literature in the field of films incorporates gender studies that examine the representation of masculinity or the male action ...
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...Hero A hero is a legendary or mythical figure who is often of divine ancestry gifted with extreme ability and strength. In other words, a hero is a person greatly admired for the achievements and noble qualities they have made. A hero performs small acts of kindness which can be of greater value to the recipient without expecting anything I return. For one to be called a hero he or she is supposed to portray certain characteristics. One, they tend to be concern with well-being of others. Secondly, they look at things from the viewpoint of others line. Thirdly, heroes are confident and...
The Makings of a Hero
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...heroes, and the manner that they define them depends on what has been the environment instill to them while growing. There is no need for somebody to look or wait for the opportunity to perform action that maybe classified as heroic. One... Mabini Glady G. Mabini Academia Research Freelance Writing Test 24 May 2008 The Makings of a Hero How Different Cultures and Generations ify Heroes What is a hero Everybody has their own point of view - a brave man, champion, conqueror, idol, are just few of what can one say a hero is all about. In comic books, television series and even silver screens, a lot of portrayals of what a hero should be had been seen, "heroes" like Superman, Batman, Spiderman and all other...
Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2
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...action hero. At this stance, studies of film field pay specific attention to the herculean physical performances and spectacular body appearances of the starring characters such as John McLane in his Die Hard Series (Caroll 2003: 54). And yet, at some times when these action heroes start going back to the action roles that brought them into limelight, in some instances, several years down the line, scholars extent their ignorance and overlook the fundamental divinity of age as they discuss hard bodies... of these hegemonic heroes (Bould 2005: 39). As such, this paper intends to analyze the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films namely Die Hard 2 by drawing...
Epic Hero Hercules
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...HERO HERCULES Introduction Hercules who is known as Heracles in Greek is the most famous hero in Greek mythology renowned for the odd courage, masculinity and strength he had. Hercules was the son of a woman known as Alcmene who was seduced by Zeus who was not her husband. Zeus’ wife Hera hated Hercules so much for he was considered as an illegitimate son of Zeus. Originally, Hercules was named Alcides but his name was later changed to Heracles to please Hera, but in vain. When he was still young, Hera sent two snakes to his cot but he ended up strangling the snakes and playing with them as toys. In his mind, Zeus wanted to have a son with skills and strength to become a hero among men... ? EPIC HERO...
Hamlet as a Tragic Hero
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...hero because of possessing good character traits and tragic flaws as well. He is a loving character exhibiting bravery, royalty, intelligence and being daring too. Throughout the play, his relations to the other characters and his use of language and world created a feel of catharsis for the audience, caused by emotions of fear and pity. He however had a serious problem with taking actions on decisions, which he spend too much time making. These attributes formed his tragic flaw that costs his life in the end. Work cited William, Shakespeare and Philip Edwards. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Cambridge: Cambridge University. Print.... Hamlet as a Tragic Hero As the main character in a tragic situation, a...
Joseph J. Campbell 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces'
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...hero has crossed the threshold into the unfamiliar, he encounters tests, allies and foes. However, this is to test the hero and make him identify his allegiances in the Special World. Truly, Luther became subject to disciplinary action, persecution, attacks on his character and ultimately excommunication. According to Atkinson, on May 25, 1521, Luther was declared an outlaw... Introduction Many people ascribe the attainment of success to certain pathways. To an American lecturer, mythologist and writer Joseph J. Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987), there is no recanting of these pathways, only that he is specific of them, as can be seen in his treatise, The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949)....
The Hero(ine)'s Journey
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...Heroes Journey: Commonalities and Relevance of the Rubric of Heroic Action For purposes of clarity, the heroes journey will be herein defined to exhibit the following 12 traits: 1)the heroes are introduced in the ordinary world, 2) they receive the call to action or adventure, 3) they are reluctant at first or refuse the call, 4) they are encouraged by a mentor, 5) they cross the threshold and enter the “special world”, 6) the encounter a series of tests, allies and enemies 7) they approach the in-most cave and cross a second threshold, 8) within this second cave they endure the ordeal, 9) they take possession of their reward, 10) they are pursued on the road back to the ordinary world... Section/# A...
Heracles in Euripides: Hero or Villain?
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...Hero or Villain? Several stories have been told of heroes and villains. The picture painted is that of heroes being good and the villains being bad. Heracles is a character whose name is well known in Greek mythology. His bravery and acts of valor gained him the status of hero. In addition to that, he completed tasks considered humanly impossible. It is a well known fact that Heracles’ father was Zeus and this was the source of his supernatural strength. However, the play Heracles written by Euripides shows a different side of the man. In the play, Heracles was struck by Madness and killed his wife and sons in a fit of rage. Anyone who reads the play might wonder whether... Heracles in Euripides: Hero...
Elfego Baca American Hero
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...hero at time when Hispanics were rarely seen on American TV. Elfego Baca proved popular enough to be recut and released theatrically outside the United States” (“Swamp Fox And”). Elfego Baca’s famous gun battle with 80 cowboys Elfego Baca was in the West’s greatest gunfight from 29 October 1884 to 31 October 1884 at Frisco. He... ? 28 November Elfego Baca: Biography Elfego Baca was born in the year 1865. Various anecdotes are popular about his birth one of which actually happens to be an accident, which is this; “It is said that his mother, almost nine months pregnant, was playing ball, jumped into the air, came down hard, and Elfego entered the game!  His entry into law enforcement, and the beginning of ...
The Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2.
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...heroes in action films is their excessive aggression. Prior studies of Hollywood’s films that primarily focus their attention on male characters characterize Die Hard 2 as a male-driven action film, with the ‘presentation of the lead hero as a macho man’ (Milestone and Meyer 2012, p. 50). This is due to McLane’s spectacular ability to wrestle his enemies, which is often a trait of the hero in male-driven... ? The Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of 15th November McLane and Masculinity Drawingon your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyze the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of...
Macbeth - how the brave hero/warrior becomes a villian.
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...hero and warrior to a villain is solely vested upon Lady Macbeth. She very well knew that ambitiousness is hidden in her husband’s mind. So, she decided to influence him through her words and action. Macbeth’s deep love and loyalty blinded him from considering his responsibility towards his fellow beings as a warrior and hero. Lady Macbeth ignited Macbeth’s ambitiousness and forced him to be her partner in the conspiracy... Macbeth - how the brave hero/warrior becomes a villain Macbeth, the world renowned tragedy by William Shakespeare, is mainly based upon the tragic flaw of the protagonist, i.e. Macbeth the warrior. First of all, his ambitious attitude was behind the murder of King Duncan and usurping...
Adam as the Hero of Paradise Lost
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...action that would make him fall from God’s grace. Satan’s continued revolt against God’s decision is highly critical aspect of Satan’s character and reveals his flaws that promote chaos and therefore, do not let him become the hero of the epic. ‘Th’ Infernal Serpent; he it was whose guile / Stirred up with envy and revenge, deceived / The mother of mankind, what time his pride / Of rebel angels, by whose aid aspiring / To set himself in glory above his peers / He trusted to have equaled the Most High’ (I. 35-40... Paradise Lost is hailed as one of the greatest epic poem of John Milton. Milton revisited the Garden of Eden and retold the Biblical story of Adam and Eve with the ingenuity of a literary canon ...
Write a summary of The Shakespearean Tragic Hero, pp. 687-691 in Viewpoints. Your summary must:
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...Hero,” pp. 687-691 The Shakespearean Tragic Hero as articulated by A.C Bradley needs to be of “high degree”(687) meaning a king, prince, commander or the like as such the welfare of others, most probably a whole nation, is impacted by his actions and certainly by his downfall. His tragic hero suffers a calamity; that is, his collapse and eventually death. In addition the collapse must be determined, at least in part, by own actions or character, specifically some “tragic flaw”. Heroes have certain common qualities that are essential to the tragic effect. “They are exceptional beings. He... Assignment, English Literature ic and Modern) Topic: Summary of “The Shakespearean Tragic Hero,”...
Surpassing the Passive Hero in "Waverly" by Sir Walter Scott
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...Hero in Waverly by Sir Walter Scott The works of Walter Scott had a profound effect upon the development of the novel as aform, particularly the historical novels. In total he wrote twenty-seven of them, many of which were some of the most popular works of his time. The passage of time has led to many of his ideas seeming to become rather dated and perhaps obsolete, especially regarding the various manifestations of the "hero" that he creates in his novels. In his discussion of the Waverly Novels, Welsh suggests that most of Scott's characters are enduringly passive, rather unsuited for the heroic action that they indulge in. This analysis will suggest that there is more... Surpassing the Passive Hero in ...
Macbeth - how the brave hero/warrior becomes a villian.
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...hero and warrior to a villain is solely vested upon Lady Macbeth. She very well knew that ambitiousness is hidden in her husband’s mind. So, she decided to influence him through her words and action. Macbeth’s deep love and loyalty blinded him from considering his responsibility towards his fellow beings as a warrior and hero. Lady Macbeth ignited Macbeth’s ambitiousness and forced him to be her partner in the conspiracy against... ? Macbeth - how the brave hero/warrior becomes a villain Macbeth, the world renowned tragedy by William Shakespeare, is mainly based upon the tragic flaw of the protagonist, i.e. Macbeth the warrior. First of all, his ambitious attitude was behind the murder of King Duncan and ...
How Sophocles' Oedipus exemplifies Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero?
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...Hero Thesis: Upon analyzing the drama, it becomes clear that Sophocles indeed exemplifies Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero through the key elements of Oedipus’ hamartia (tragic flaw), peripeteia, anagnorisis, downfall, getting more than what is deserved etc and the plot epitomizes tragedy through imitation, arousal of pity and fear in the audience and finally the experience of catharsis. I. Introduction II. How Sophocles’ Oedipus falls in the tragedy genre A. Aristotle’s definition of tragedy B. Proof of how Sophocles’ Oedipus is a tragedy III. Main elements that make Sophocles’ Oedipus a tragic hero A. Definition of tragic... ?How Sophocles’ Oedipus Exemplifies Aristotle’s Definition of a Tragic...
Compare two movies by the characters , transporter 3 and death race
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...action movies we find, that priority is given to ‘action over dialogue, characterization or emotion.” These movies are more of “visually exciting, conceptually shallow entertainment machines.” (Tasker, pg 104) Characters, especially the hero, in such films are known for their physique than their psychology and “broad sentimentality replaces emotional complexity or depth.’ (Tasker, pg 112) In the two action movies, Death Race 2000 and Transporter, both revolving around cars and car chases, the hero features in almost all the scenes, but he provides no peek into his psyche nor the reasons which drive into the course of action he... History of Cinema Order No. 298418 No. of pages: 2 6530 Yvonne Tasker in...
Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero
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...hero, and finally the paradox of tragedy itself” (2003, p.56). So according to Aristotle a tragedy is, “an imitation of an action that is serious, complete, and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate parts of the play; in the form of action, not of narrative; through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions (1961, p.16). Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy In section 2 of “Poetics... ? Othello: An Aristotelian Tragedy and a Tragic Hero Gil Vargas Liberty 9 November Outline Thesis ment: Othello as an Aristotelian Tragedy provides an interesting insight of human reaction to love, jealousy and hatred ...
Euripides and Aristotle discussion about a tragedy hero
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...actions. Killing her children in the name of revenge can be hardly considered as goodness from the objective perspective, but this action was good for her. She has her own goodness based on her own morals and principles. Moreover, Euripides contradicts with the second principle of a perfect tragedy hero. Aristotle claims about hero’s propriety, but actions taken by Medea... ?Euripides and Aristotle discussion about a tragedy hero Introduction A perfect tragedy hero was determined by Aristotle and in the works of ancient philosophers and writers Aristotle’s claim can be discussed further on. On the example of Euripides “Medea” the basic determinants of the tragedy hero is correlated with the main...
Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Taskers discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle?
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...action movies, masculine characters are portrayed with virile physical prowess and social dominance. Another important aspect of masculine heroes is their excessive aggression. Prior studies concerning Hollywood’s presentation of male genres have characterised Die Hard 2 as a male-driven action... Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of Topic 4: Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle? The dominance of masculinity over femininity is visible in every segment of human life. This power has occurred throughout histo...
The qualities of the hero and antihero
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...hero and antihero “The Raiders of the Lost Ark” filmed in 1981and later promoted as Indiana Jones and film elaborates an American adventure. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg and superstars Harrison Ford. The film particularly portrays a hero who is very human. Indiana Jones is very much afraid of snakes, a condition that enables the viewer relate to him as the person (Spielberg). Payback 1999 depicts an American action crime film. The movie is directed by Brian Helgeland and featuring David Paymer, Mel Gibson, Maria Bello and Gregg Henry. In this movie, Porter is the antihero who is neither a virtuous nor the villainous individual, but can behave heroically if the need... The qualities of the...
Epic of Gilgamesh : why this story paved the way for future hero stories or epics
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...action again (Jastrow and Albert 61). The fact that the gods are capable of making mistakes dethrones them from the high position of invulnerability to folly and reduces them to the levels of humankind with his limited perceptions and poor judgment. Traces of such influences can be seen in the manner in which the gods in the gods in the Battle for the Titans decide to take sides with mortals and even disagree on the choices of heroes. Such themes continue into other epics that extol the superhuman characters of man and the capacity for the gods to adjust their positions... Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh is factually a germ for all other epics and hero stories since it contains nearly all...
Action Vehicles: Death Race
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...hero of this movie, Jason Statham is the character around which the action revolves. In the downsizing economy, he tries to provide his family by working very hard and he promises his wife that he will try his best to fulfill her and their beloved new born daughter’s needs, but the movie takes a new turn when some person out of the scene comes and mysteriously kills his wife and also tries to murder him but fails. The police comes at the spot and arrests... ? Action Vehicles [Type the document sub [Pick the number ial Leader Time Death Race Synopsis Death Race is a stunning action packed film which mainly deploys cars as the main mechanical transportation tool in the movie. Throughout the movie, the...
Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker's discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of
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...action movies, masculine characters are portrayed with virile physical prowess and social dominance. Another important aspect of masculine heroes is their excessive aggression. Prior studies concerning Hollywood’s presentation of male genres have characterised Die Hard 2 as a male-driven action... ? Representation of Masculinity in Die Hard 2 of Topic 4: Drawing on your Mulvey and Neale readings, as well as Tasker’s discussion, analyse the representation of masculinity in one of the Die Hard films. How is the McClane character represented as a site of identification? As spectacle? The dominance of masculinity over femininity is visible in every segment of human life. This power has occurred throughout...
The World Of Vampires
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...hero films have upon society. It is ultimately the belief of this particular author that the reason that these women have been so highly stylized with regards to the female action hero is due to the fact that the previously understood male action hero is ultimately become stale. However, this is merely a secondary reason for the overall level of success and integration that these movies a pad with regards to the broad population. It is the further belief of this author that the primary reason for the success of these films is with regards to the highly sexualized nature that these women portray in combination with the seemingly disjoint and otherwise at odds the notion of female liberation... Section/#...
What is an anti-hero, and how is the narrator from the novel Notes from Underground (by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) an anti-hero?
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...hero (Barnhart 2005). The antihero in Notes from the Underground is demonstrated by virtue of his having freely chosen a brash philosophy and his the self-alienation that is a natural result of his own philosophy. The antihero has persuaded himself that suffering is an inescapable and necessary part of life. He believes that all actions must be justified and since he cannot justify actions he has settled on inactivity. His other philosophical concepts dictate that intelligent and intellectual men are doomed for failure and that freedom of will is the most important thing a man can possess... Essay Question: What is an anti-hero, and how is the narrator s from the Underground an anti-hero? Introduction...
How is the narrator Notes from the Underground an anti-hero?
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...hero (Barnhart 2005). The antihero in Notes from the Underground is demonstrated by virtue of his having freely chosen a brash philosophy and his the self-alienation that is a natural result of his own philosophy. The antihero has persuaded himself that suffering is an inescapable and necessary part of life. He believes that all actions must be justified and since he cannot justify actions he has settled on inactivity. His other philosophical concepts dictate that intelligent and intellectual men are doomed for failure and that freedom of will is the most... Essay Question: What is an anti-hero, and how is the narrator s from the Underground an anti-hero? Introduction Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Notes...
The Ridiculous Man as Existential Hero
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...Hero One of the keystones of existential thought is the utter absurdity, the ridiculousness, of existence. Albert Camus captured this essence of life perfectly when he compared humanity to the struggle of Sisyphus to push a rock to the top of hill despite his certain knowledge that the rock will always, unceasingly, roll back before he can put it over. Nobody knows for certain whether death is the end, or if there is some kind of afterlife. And if there is an afterlife, then what form does it take Will it be everlasting life in paradise as the Christians believe, or a reincarnated existence on earth In a sense, every action undertaken by every human being amounts... The Ridiculous Man as Existential...
My Hero!
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...hero Cataleya: My Hero My hero is Cataleya from the film Columbiana. At a tender age, she witnesses the brutal murder of her father by Marco, who was Don Luis Sandoval’s henchman. Fabio Restrepo, Cataleya’s father had crucial information about the drug lord Don Luis Sandoval, and when Sandoval learns about this, he sends Marco to kill him. Before his murder, Fabio gives the information to Cataleya, telling her that it was her passport. He subsequently gave her directions to her uncle Emiliano, a criminal who lived in Chicago. Through the American embassy, Cataleya found her way to her uncle, and swore to revenge her father’s murder and personally deal with the criminals. Fifteen years... Cataleya: My...
Essay identify and compare Hemmingway's "Hero Code" in his two short stories: Hills like white elephants , A Clean well-lighted place
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...hero will have a lot of machismo about him, not in terms of brute force, but in the general attitude he shows. The Code Hero will be a man of action and will seldom get into philosophical discussions. He seeks sensual gratification including drinking, eating and women. He is fiercely loyal to a select group of people whom he strongly identifies with. This hero is generally disillusioned about construed meanings of life and has come to recognize them for what they are. In this world view, there is no God and there is no sanctity to life (human or otherwise); existence is constantly threatened by death and hence induces... Identify and Compare Hemingways "Hero in his two short stories: Hills Like...
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