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ALCESTIS
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She was married to Admetos after he succeeded in yorking a bear and a lion to a chariot with the help of Apollo the god. Apollo was banished to serve a mortal as punishment… On Alcestis and Admetos’ wedding day, the groom is faced with imminent death for failing to sacrifice Artemis. To atone for this failure and avoid death, Admetos is forced to exchange his…
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About Euripides Alcestis
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Through her sacrifice, Alcestis shows that she is brave when she decides to give her own life without any fighting so that her… Alcestis has the character of the powerful Greek woman in the Greek Mythology. However, love makes her to be humble like any common woman. She dies for her husband because of love. She is a hero who decides that she has to sacrifice…
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Mythology
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In the story, Alcestis, the concept of death is one that is regarded by all with a specific perspective. When looking at the different concepts of death, there is an… iewpoint, one which is related to the sacred and religious ideal and the other which shows a specific ideal related to the human element of what death means. The first perception of death in…
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Philosophy
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However the character Admetus is a puzzling question; was he a fool or not? I don’t agree with the statement that Admitus was a fool, he did what any man would have… Admetus accepted the offer of immortality thinking that by the time he is to leave the mortal world for the underworld, one of his old parents would happily sacrifice their life for their son. It…
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Humanity 5 short essay questions
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[Class Information] Assignment Homer and Virgil In these great works that have transpired over time, the presence of man as the core does not vary much according to the current literature. We have seen how far the focus on men and their importance as entity structuring and destructive throughout history.… Certainly among the Aeneid and Homer's poems there are…
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Modern Sense of Hero
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This song "Holding Out for a Hero" was written by Jim Steinman and Dean Pitchford; and, was sung by Bonnie Tyler in 1984 (Steinman). It was a smashing success, hitting #2 on the UK charts. #1 in Ireland, #11 in Germany, #19 in Sweden and Austria, #12 in Canada, # 33 in New Zealand, and #34 in the US.… ... I need a hero, I'm holding out for a hero 'Til the end…
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To what extent are ancient ideals of the hero different or similar to the modern sense of hero
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It was a smashing success, hitting #2 on the UK charts. #1 in Ireland, #11 in Germany, #19 in Sweden and Austria, #12 in Canada, # 33 in New… .. I need a hero, I’m holding out for a hero ‘Til the end of the night. He’s gotta be strong, And he’s gotta be fresh from a fight…Somewhere after midnight, In my wildest fantasy…Its gonna take a superman to sweep me off…
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Literary Critisism: The Hunger Games Movie
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English 126 The Hunger Games is incredibly based on the allegory of Greek and Roman mythology, for instance, Theseus, as well as the Minataur. As castigation for distressing Crete, Athens sporadically had to drive seven maidens, along with seven youths to Crete, someplace they were hurled into the warren and eaten greedily by the Minataur, an ogre that is half-man, as well as half bull.…
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Plato Symposium: Origin, Purpose and Nature of Law
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Name: Instructor: Institution: Course: Date: The Origin, Purpose and Nature of Love In the Symposium, Plato tells us about the nature of love as described by seven men attending a symposium. In the drinking party, every man is expected to deliver a speech about how wonderful love is.… He argues that the two are linked together because the physical represents…
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The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot
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In defining comedy Aristotle distinguished, “between tragedy and comedy essentially on the basis of the fact that the former represents "noble" or "morally good" agents, while the latter portrays "ignoble" or "morally defective" characters” (Golden, ‘Aristotle’). … Through an investigation of T.S. Eliot’s work this essay considers in what sense "The Cocktail…
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The Cocktail Party T.S. Eliot
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Eliot’s play the ‘Cocktail Party’ is broadly classified as a comedy. Still, however, the play is based partly on the Greek tragedy "Alcestis," by Euripedes, which has been labelled as a "problem play" because of the difficulty of its classification. In some sense… ?between tragedy and comedy essentially on the basis of the fact that the former represents…
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Euripides: A Greek Playwrite
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Euripides: A Greek Playwright Name Date Course The Ancient Greeks were very advanced for their time. In some senses they were pioneers who carved out the frontier of human experience. They are some of the first recorded people who used plot, character, and rhetoric to communicate a fictional story to audiences.… Sophocles is probably best known for his plays…
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Misgynism or Photo-Feminism
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Running head: MISOGYNISM OR PROTO-FEMINISM? 1 Misogynism or Proto-Feminism: Euripides, Medea, and Hippolytus (Name) (University) MISOGYNISM OR PROTO-FEMINISM? 2 Misogynism or Proto-Feminism: Euripides, Medea, and Hippolytus Misogynist or Proto-feminist? There are several attempts to find genuine feminist voices or at least voices that exhibit sympathy to the plight of women, amid the predominantly negative portrayal of women in ancient Greek literature.…
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Angelica Kauffmann
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However, grew up in Schwarzenberg in Vorarlberg, Austria, her family’s original home. Her father was Joseph Johann Kauffmann, and her mother, Cleophea Lutz. The precocious Angelica had her… According to Sortais (1910): Angelica showed a great aptitude for music and singing, and some of her fathers friends strongly urged her to give up painting, but in vain.…
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Wallace Stevens biography
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Instructor Wallace Stevens Biography Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, the state of Pennsylvania in the year 1879. His father was a teacher and a prosperous lawyer who wrote poetry and other literature materials. This shaped the life of Stevens since he ended up following his fathers’ footsteps.… When he joined high school, Stevens stood out as a prominent…
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How an ideal life is to be led by men
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Both Plato and Aristotle, two great ancient philosophers, presented different viewpoints on how an ideal life is to be led by men. In Plato's symposium, Plato implied different discourses on love, and how ultimately, this would enable men to arrive at the highest good.… Ultimately, Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics provide different discourses on the different…
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Gendering the Mythic World - Greek myth
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The Greeks began a form of story-telling called "mythology". The Greek myths were often about the Greek gods, heroes, and mortals, and… It gives the information about the origin of all natural phenomena and mostly reflects the lives of ancient gods and heroes. The predominance of mythological consciousness refers mainly to the archaic era, associated primarily…
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Explain the Greek concept of eros and the variations on the concept as introduced by the various speakers in Plato's Symposiu
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Course Date Exploring Eros through speeches in Plato’s Symposium Greek philosophers, theologians and critical thinkers perceived Eros/Loveas something beyond the physical desires and bodily requisites in nature. For philosophers like Plato it was not the objective of Love that bore an enigmatic persona but its trueessence.… He believed that Eros comprise of…
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