Essays Tagged: "Martyr"

Bishop Francis X. Ford. A Martyr's Victory in a Spiritual Sense

A Martyr's Victory in a Spiritual SenseBishop Francis X. Ford was a well educated, enormously gentle m ... op Ford died at the mercy of those who despised him, with-out any comfort or support. His death was martyrdom it's truest sense, despite the isolation and horror he held to his beliefs.Works CitedFunk ...

(3 pages) 52 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Adolph Hitler's death: I got a lower mark because he said I didn't include a thesis statement, but other than that the essay is all right.

se. Instead, the new Führer's first decree was to create a myth of Hitler dying in battle as a martyr to the German cause.The last month of his life, Hitler fell to madness, illness and fear, and ...

(10 pages) 191 6 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

"A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess

of the cruelty of 'the Government.' This faction tries to force Alex to suicide in order to gain a martyr, but Alex's attempt fails and he is nursed back to health and his natural mental state by the ...

(4 pages) 91 0 4.3 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Giles Corey as a martyr in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Essay uses quotes from play to prove that Giles Corey held the role of a martyr.

imilar beliefs. Of the many people who died in the Salem witch trials, one man stands out as a true martyr who died in the pursuit of justice and whose actions served as a model for all the people in ... all the people in Salem. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller portrayed the character of Giles Corey as a martyr through his strong convictions, honesty, concern for justice, and his willingness to die for ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Outsider" by Albert Camusgiven Mersault's.

Whether or not Mersault is a martyr depends on perspective. In his own eyes Mersault is a martyr for the truth. His passion for t ... of my life and sure of the death that was coming to me."(Camus 115) In society's eyes he was not a martyr, but a cold-blooded murderer. Legally Mersault was correct when he did not see any relevance ... er with all his shortcomings even though he will die because of it.The Webster dictionary defines a martyr as a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake o ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

ast. He isn't perfect, like many of the other good people in the play, but he is still a hero and a martyr for many people. Throughout the play Miller shows how the sacrifice of human life is permitte ...

(6 pages) 86 0 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

About King Charles and his decaputation, some creative interviews included.

"a tyrant, traitor, murderer, and public enemy." After this he declared to his foes that he was "a martyr of the people." This brought only hate to his side before he was taken to the executioner. Hi ...

(2 pages) 37 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Biblical Allusion in "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck

t he also grows thoughout the novel as a speaker, a mediator, an organizer, and, most remarkably, a martyr.At the advent of the novel, Jim Casy is quick to protest that he is no longer a preacher. Nev ... of Casy's symbolism to Jesus he is killed while preaching what he believes and therefore becomes a martyr for all the migrant workers.Casy's symbolic death can be easily predicted. At one point he go ...

(2 pages) 41 0 1.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Lives of Saints in Medieval Europe.

ndmother on her father's side was St. Macrina the Elder, her grandmother on her mother's side was a martyr for the Church, her parents were St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia and two of her brothers ...

(6 pages) 46 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

John brown's raid

r in two days. Although many Northerners condemned the raid, by 1863 John Brown had become hero and martyr in the North. To what extent and in what ways do the views about John Brown expressed in the ... d showed that most northerners were with John Brown all the way(Doc. E). He began to be more like a martyr in the north toward the end of 1860(Doc. F). When Lincoln was elected the South immediately s ...

(1 pages) 61 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Inner Conflicts--Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"

compelled to choose between saving his physical life by lying or saving his eternal life by being a martyr. Similarly, Mary Warren is faced with the decision to either come clean about the reality of ... he did not involve himself in any sort of witchcraft, John knows that he cannot be hanged and die a martyr with the sin of adultery still looming in his mind. As Elizabeth persuades John to confess an ...

(4 pages) 25 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Cycle of Heroic Virtue in Samson Agonistes and Oedipus Rex

igmund Freud, while Samson's actions have been reinterpreted in various ways ranging from that of a martyr to that of a relentless terrorist. However, all those interpretive readings analyzed only the ...

(7 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Downfall of Communism: Hypocrisy Destroying Credibility

udies and documentaries. Either Nelson Rockefeller was a communist sympathizer who wanted to make a martyr out of Rivera's work or, Nelson Rockefeller realized he had a chance to make a statement by s ...

(6 pages) 68 0 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

John Donne's The Funeral: Paraphrase and Analysis

evotion to or veneration for a person or thing; adorationmanacled: fetter or confine, bind, restrainmartyr: a person who undergoes death or great suffering on behalf of any religious or other cause, o ... lly or linguistically distinctrelics: a part of the body, clothing, or other belongings of a saint, martyr, or other deceased holy person which is carefully preserved as an object of venerationshroud: ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Conflicts that Caused the Spanish-American-Cuban War

freedom for Cuba. He died in 1895 fighting for independence. He is remembered in Cuba as a hero and martyr. But Spain responded to this Cuban revolt by sending a general to Cuba to restore order. This ...

(2 pages) 35 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Sophocles- "The Women of Trachis" -How feminism was a concept that did not exist. However a strong female character took center stage in "The Women of Trachis"

tells her story aided by her friends, the aforementioned Women of Trachis, and manages to become a martyr for scorned women everywhere. The combination of willfulness and assertiveness the women disp ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Understanding the Enemy: A study of the enemy archetype in literature

them. Yakov Bok is a simple handyman who grows from an insignificant victim of anti-Semitism, to a martyr for his people. After realizing that his life's misfortunes are the cause of human society, B ...

(4 pages) 25 0 0.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Life and Death of Sir William Wallace

William Wallace the hammer of English, a true patriot, a martyr of freedom, and Scotland's greatest hero; his life and actions beset by myths and contradicti ... s he would exterminate Wallace's very existence. However he achieved the very opposite he created a martyr that would stay in the hearts and minds of the Scottish people forever.William Wallace is the ...

(10 pages) 40 0 3.7 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur became the unlikely martyr of gangsta rap, becoming the tragic symbol of hardcore rap. At the outset of his career, it d ...

(5 pages) 43 0 4.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Harpers Ferry

ders and captured the rest, including John Brown. John Brown was hung and he became an abolitionist martyr.Because he had showed dignity during his trial, he became a hero to many northerners. They sa ...

(1 pages) 457 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers