Essays Tagged: "Hero"

Why Socrates should be found Guilty?

at Delium in Boeotia in 424. He also fought in the battle of Amphipolis in 422. He was considered a hero by the people of Athens.In 406 B. C a trial of generals who commanded an Athenian fleet at the ...

(7 pages) 176 0 2.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The History of Greek Theater

tury BCE, with the Sopocles, the great writer of tragedy. In his plays and those of the same genre, heroes and the ideals of life were depicted and glorified. It was believed that man should live for ... on was courageous and glorious and his life would climax in a great and noble death.Originally, the hero's recognition was created by selfish behaviors and little thought of service to others. As the ...

(10 pages) 311 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Theseus or Hercules

Theseus or Hercules?Theseus is most worthy of emulation. He was a great hero in Athens. 'Theseuswas, of course bravest of the brave as all heroes are, but unlike the other ... at intellect the Athenians,people who valued thought and ideas, chose him and not Hercules as their hero. Theseusescaped from the Labyrinth and killed the Minotaur. Neither of these tasks were easy an ... age was safe and easy.' (p. 149). Theseus insisted to take the way byland. His idea was to become a hero as quickly as possible, and he accomplished his goalby ridding the land of all the banns to tra ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Alcohol y Drogas

Cuando se habla de drogas, a nivel internacional, se piensa en la heroína, la morfina o la cocaína, que se han convertiodo en problemas cada vez m&aacut ... uana y el hachísEstupefacientesLos estupefacientes se clasifican en opiáceos, como la heroína, morfina, codeína y metadona; barbitúricos, como el valium y otros seda ... oacute;geno y fue usado por los indios de México en prácticas ceremoniales religiosas.HeroínaAlcaloide derivado de la morfina*, en forma de polvo blanco de sabor amargo. Es un pod ...

(5 pages) 51 0 3.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Questionable Heros in the Play Julius Caesar

Questionalbe Heros inthe Play Julius CaesarJulius Caesar, a play written by the famous play-write William Shakesp ... ailed as a great man and offered the crown numerous times, refusing it each time. He is clearly the hero of the people for that time. The question of his heroism comes when his previous actions are lo ... be looked upon in Mark Antony, apparently Julius Caesar's right-hand man. He plays the part of the hero as he takes Caesar's side after death and rallies the people against the conspirators. As he sp ...

(3 pages) 55 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Horatio's Speech to Fortinbra's

nbras and noble knights of the army of Norway, I stand before you todayto tell a tale of a martyred hero to whom we must remember. Hamlet be thy name. Hewas a friend and a leader. About eight months a ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare


d her feeling toward him throughout the playOthello's character during the play is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage. The other main characters in the play all form the ...

(4 pages) 167 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Hamlet Review. Anithero.

HamletAntiheroism has always been an interesting aspect of a character thatauthors have chosen to illustrate. ... ct of a character thatauthors have chosen to illustrate. In literature, there has been countlessantiheroic characters, from Randle McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo'sNest and Allie Fox in The Mosqu ... Fox in The Mosquito Coast, to others as famous as Robin Hoodand ... By literary definition, an antihero is the 'hero' of the play ornovel, but has negative attributes which separate him or her from t ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Hamlet


force him to do evil; they simply triggered it.In the beginning of the play, Macbeth is shown as a hero in the Scottish army, that is ironic because Macbeth has defeated a traitor and he will become ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Beowolf - a literary super hero

Beowulf was the first literary super hero. Like the common day superman, Beowulf has ordinary human characteristics, as well as superhuma ...

(2 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Heroism - what qualities you need to be a hero

In the story The HobbitBilbo ends up being the hero in many situations. At first you would not consider him a hero by any of today's typical standa ... weapon. But in the hobbit bilbo does not need any of those particular standards. He is considered a hero under different standards. He is lucky, brave (this aspect develops throughout the novel), inte ... can be quite witty as well. In this essay I will outline how all these qualities are necessary for heroism.The first aspect I listed was luck. In order to be a hero you have to have luck on your side ...

(2 pages) 135 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Report about the hero in American movies

and dry, that was the typical ending of our childhood books and early movies. There was the perfect hero and the bad villain. That was in the pre-modern era, now our hero isn't always perfect and has ... d villain. That was in the pre-modern era, now our hero isn't always perfect and has his flaws. The hero in today's movies needs these flaws and needs to travel through a combination of paths to becom ...

(2 pages) 97 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

ture from this convention. The clearest departure takes place at the resolution of the piece as the hero, Sir Gawain, is stricken with shame and remorse rather than modest knightly pride, even after f ...

(2 pages) 99 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

film industry..comparing hollywood and bollywood(indian film industry)

f films. Commercial films are in turn divided into many types. In commercial cinema there will be a hero, heroin and a villain, whereas in art films we will find only common characters, which are clos ... an art film. In this movie there are big stars like Amir khan and Rahul khanna but they are not the heroes of the film and there are no heroes in that movie. It is the story of the partition of Bharth ...

(2 pages) 231 4 3.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

Why I don't have a hero

An essay on standards of a hero and why no one in my life fits them American LiteratureWhat is a hero? Does one have to have su ... some of us seem to think so. Then there is theeveryday teacher or local figure that is considered a hero to selected individuals in theircommunity. To me a hero has to have a few selected qualities, a ... ro has to have a few selected qualities, and I haven't met anyonewho can fulfill all three.First, a hero must be good at heart. A hero has to know how to give and takeaccordingly. When he/she is neede ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


is an archaic poem written in the times of the Anglo-Saxon reign in England. It speaks of a mighty hero, Beowulf, who through his great courage, strength, and cunning is able to defeat evil and vicio ... his people. Beowulf shows great power and resourcefulness, and in this way is similar to one of my heroes, Superman. Beowulf and Superman have many similarities and differences.Superman and Beowulf h ...

(3 pages) 92 0 2.1 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Death of a Salesman Essay by Arthur Miller

Death of a Salesman EssayWilly Loman is responsible for his own downfall. Willy finds his own hero and tries to become the hero in his own existence. Willy tries to become a very successful busi ...

(3 pages) 256 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Violence in Society

t with swords or other weapons at public 'shows'. The more harm the gladiators inflicted the bigger hero he was, and the more respect he gained. All the crimes they committed were condoned, accepted a ... ms to be. Violence simply stimulates people. Big glory comes when one passes out! is the hero! What is the message here? It is, we will like you more since you are physically stronger, and ...

(3 pages) 148 1 4.8 Apr/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Hobbit, Bilbo's Journey by J.R Tolkien

f almost anything, but after his journey he will be fearless and full of confidence!!! He will be a hero of his fantasy world and stories will be told of him for ages to come. However, there are many ... Before Bilbo's quest he was an ordinary mystical being, but after, he is a courageous adventurer, a hero, and a legend all throughout his land.

(3 pages) 70 0 3.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Tarrou, the Plague's Only Hero in The Plague by Albert Campus

creates a variety of characters who all deal with the plague in their own way, but only Tarrou acts heroically. Rieux comes close to a hero, but he fights the plague because it's expected of him and s ... ndifference at the end of the book. Besides Rieux and Tarrou, none of the other characters show any heroism or resistance to the plague, except the sanitation squad under Tarrou. Through Tarrou alone, ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature