Essays Tagged: "Metamorphoses"

A comparison of The Aeneid and Metamorphoses

Both Vergil and Ovid imbedded underlying meanings in their epics The Aeneid and Metamorphoses. In this paper I will focus on the underlying meaning in the Underworld scene in Vergi ... scene in Vergil's The Aeneid (lines 356 through 1199). I will also focus on three scenes in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Both epics contain a larger message about the importance of the Roman past for its pr ...

(4 pages) 149 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Metamorphosis - An attempt to explain the purpose of the last four pages in Kafka's book

undergoes many changes and his transformation evokes change in his family. Several metamorphoses take place involving Gregor. First, a physical change occurs 'When Gregor Samsa woke u ...

(2 pages) 94 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Manciple's Tale: The Journey The placement of the Manciple's Tale before the Parson's Tale is intentional on Chaucers part.

are common to The Canterbury Tales as a whole.Chaucer's main source for The Manciple's Tale, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and its hero, Apollo, is the first of many ironic twists that Chaucer incorporates in ... nd religious principles, is presented in the Manciple's story as a spoilt nobleman" (285). Like the Metamorphoses, Chaucer implements a religious tone by showing the fate of Phebus while portraying a ...

(8 pages) 41 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Metamorphoses On Broadway.

METAMORPHOSESMy decision to go see a Broadway show for this assignment was a wonderful experience. I ... erful experience. I didn't know what I was going to do when this assignment was announced, but when Metamorphoses was discussed in class I knew that was what I wanted to see. I immediately went online ...

(2 pages) 143 2 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Subject Matter explication on Cupid and Psyche.

e in this subject. Cupid and Psyche is a love story extracted from the Golden Ass also known as The Metamorphoses written by Lucius Apuleius during the second century (A.D). Like many of the Greek myt ...

(6 pages) 99 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

An essay which analyses the ways Shakespeare presents the development of Othello's character.

ferred to as the famous 'corruption' scene of the play. This name describes manner in which Othello metamorphoses from a calm, considerate loving husband to being completely driven by an emotion Shake ...

(11 pages) 108 1 5.0 Jul/2003

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

The Flood Stories: The Validity Debate Continues.

e face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). In addition, the story of the Flood in Metamorphoses elaborates on the fact that, "Neptune called his river all, and told them, very briefl ... aboration?The three works of written documentation in the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Old Testament, and Metamorphoses detail a flood story with resemblance and dissimilarity. Nevertheless, one work should ...

(9 pages) 110 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Malcom X and Nietzschean Principles

Malcolm X to El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, the man most famously known as Malcolm X experienced similar metamorphoses found within Nietzsche's path to overman. Malcolm X willed himself to overcome all pre ...

(3 pages) 38 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The significance of the 'Three Metamorphoses' in Nietzsche's 'Thus Spake Zarathustra'.

a sickness. By following the advice he expounds, one can become cured. In the section 'Of the Three Metamorphoses', Zarathustra describes the various stages in man's recovery:"I name you three met ... ding to Zarathustra, this sickness of mankind is and explore how it can be cured through the 'Three Metamorphoses', addressing the difficulties and proposed solutions of each stage. I will also questi ...

(13 pages) 112 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

How does the film "Pretty woman", appropriate the Pygmalion myth to reflect the context of the time in which they were composed?

the society in the time of which they were composed. The Pygmalion myth was from a story in Ovid's "Metamorphoses". During the time when the myth was derived, the nature of the persona was strongly in ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Pygmalion

ul woman. The Pygmalion story written by George Bernard Shaw derives from the famous myth by Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Pygmalion, disgusted by the loose and shameful lives of the women of his era ... he loose and shameful lives of the women of his era, decides to live alone and unmarried. The word "metamorphoses" means "transformations", and the unifying theme of these myths is some kind of transf ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Pandoras Box: Have Postmodern Artists Gone too Far?

e nihilistic and, at times, gratuitous. Art, a non-static entity, has undergone several significant metamorphoses in its history. It has seen greatness in Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, a ...

(6 pages) 40 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Discuss the ways in which your chosen texts (Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea") exploit the traditions and conventions of their genre both formally and in terms of content.

isms and commonplacesupside down.'The mythical inspiration behind this play can be found in 'Ovid's Metamorphoses'a 'collection of myths,' and tells the story of Pygmalion, a sculpture, who'scornful o ...

(7 pages) 205 0 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of "The Death of Ivan Ilych" and "Metamorphosis".

make it hard for the reader to accept the plot at first. Yet as the story goes on and the emotional metamorphoses take place within Gregor and his family, the original metamorphosis is just accepted. ... lace within Gregor and his family, the original metamorphosis is just accepted. Now it is the other Metamorphoses that are more unbelievable. How Gregor finally realizes what being human is, and yet h ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ovid

path. He became one of the greatest Roman poets of his time. The two greatest works of Ovid are his Metamorphoses and his Fasti. Although many people considered his books to not be serious enough for ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Pandoras Box: Have Postmodern Artists Gone too Far?

e nihilistic and, at times, gratuitous. Art, a non-static entity, has undergone several significant metamorphoses in its history. It has seen greatness in Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Rembrandt, a ...

(6 pages) 45 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Fallen Angels" by Walter Dean Myers

riences in the Vietnam War as told by the main character, Richie Perry. Perry goes through multiple metamorphoses and witnesses some of his good friends murdered in battle fighting for a cause that no ...

(3 pages) 26 2 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Metamorphoses, Personalities Of The Gods

Essay 3 The various gods that populate the myths Ovid uses in Metamorphoses contain several different aspects of personality and relate to people in very differen ... ch god is associated with a different type of myth that relates to his specific personality and the metamorphoses that occur within these stories are unique to each god. Ovid portrays Jupiter a ... e to capture his heart's desire. Daphne, whom he falls in love with, flees from him and undergoes a metamorphoses, from woman to tree, that does not allow Apollo to have a relationship with her. Hyaci ...

(4 pages) 641 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Metamorphoses, Personalities Of The Gods

The various gods that populate the myths Ovid uses in Metamorphoses contain several different aspects of personality and relate to people in very differen ... ch god is associated with a different type of myth that relates to his specific personality and the metamorphoses that occur within these stories are unique to each god. Ovid portrays Jupiter a ... e to capture his heart's desire. Daphne, whom he falls in love with, flees from him and undergoes a metamorphoses, from woman to tree, that does not allow Apollo to have a relationship with her. Hyaci ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ovid's Metamorphoses

In 8 AD, Ovid, author of Metamorphoses, was banished forever from Rome, and by order of the emperor Augustus, all his works w ... Here is the problem of revisionist tendencies in written works that we have already seen in Ovid's Metamorphoses. In this case, the author, Ivan, begins with no knowledge of the history or theology, ...

(6 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers