Essays Tagged: "Spear"

The Fate of Patroclus in The Iliad

liad Of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from an arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. ... arrow, was wounded or killed during the progression of the story. For Zeus' son, Sarpedon, it was a spear through the heart, and for Hector, it was the bronze of the mighty Achilles through his neck w ...

(4 pages) 107 1 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Captians letter regarding Macbeth

where to the center of the battle and slayed MacDonwald like the dragon he truly is. MacBeth took a spear and forced MacDonwald's head onto it and rejuvenated our troops while striking fear into the h ...

(1 pages) 24 0 4.7 Dec/1996

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

Tools of the trade. Speaks of Geoffrey Chaucer

re came asneaking thief that men call Death, who slays all the people in this country, and with his spear hestruck his heart in two, then went his way without saying another word.' They show there fee ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Description of several major characters in Norse (Scandanavian) Mythology, including Woden and Thor, and a brief look at the Ragnarok (end of the world).

dead, specifically the hanged, and the patron and protector of heroes. His weapon of choice is the spear and he spoke only in poetry. Odinn is also the creator god. He created the sky and earth, gave ...

(5 pages) 53 0 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"Black Elk Speaks - As told through John G. Neihard" By Nicholas Black Elk

a voice while he was lying in his tepee. He saw two men coming from the clouds both carrying a long spear from the points of these spears lightning was flashing. He followed these men. A cloud came do ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Study the arms of the medieval period. Which weapons were preferred by infantry and cavalry through the different periods of the Middle Ages?

nated this period, it is only right that there most "predominant weapon" get the first mention--the spear. The spear, although introduced in prehistoric periods and used extensively by the Roman Legio ... r Charlemagne. In 792 he issued his Capitulare missorum requiring a lance (the cavalry version of a spear) be included in the armament for all horsemen, and strengthened its use when in 802 declared t ...

(6 pages) 125 2 4.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Roman Military.

uty. Their equipment includes a helmet, body armor, limb armor, a shield, a short word, a dagger, a spear or pilum, a belt, a tunic, and boots. The helmets are a round shape to let blows to the head e ... st weapon that they carry, and it is not made mainly for fighting, but can be used in battle. Their spears where made to be used only once and then be broken so the enemy could not use them. They are ...

(2 pages) 68 2 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Almost One of the Gods. "The Odyssey", by Homer. Essay explains why Odysseus is to be considered an epic hero.

Odysseus exemplifies his physical strength by putting his plan into action and ramming a monstrous spear into the Cyclops' eye. Later, when the Cyclops calls for help, he says that Noman is doing har ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discuss the impact of the settlement of the white European settlers on the lifestyle and culture of the Aboriginal people.

which they could get meat.The Aboriginal men were skilled hunters. Their main hunting tool was the spear. Animals which they hunted included: kangaroos, emus, dingos, wombats fish and birds, as other ... ulture was their law, which they took very seriously. One of their punishments for law-breakers was spearing. We saw an example of this in the film when a white man, who was staying with the tribe, tr ...

(2 pages) 50 1 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Diverse Stromatolites in Washington State (Assigned out of "On Methuselah's Trail")

rs, and a short period of 600 million years of living fossils. Trilobites and brachiopods seemed to spear suddenly without any evolution, found in their complex state in their fossils, and Darwin was ...

(3 pages) 30 1 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

In Everyone's Soul is there the capacity for evil? The Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

he said, ? Rescue? Yes, of course! All the same, I?d like to catch a pig first- He snatched up his spear and dashed it into the ground .The opaque mad look came into his eyes again.? This shows that ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death is Tragic: The Value of a Life A Short Story Based on the Jewish Pogroms Works Consulted Page Included!

f the Jews "Grab that," shouted Ishmael as he threw his arms into the air to try and catch a spear thrown at the Jews. Ishmael caught the spear and then crouched low as he whispered to Kohr, "L ...

(3 pages) 55 2 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Odyssey, written by Homer

y Polyphemus. After getting the giant Cyclops drunk, Odysseus and his medn blind the monster with a spear in his one eye. The could have made an escape without misfortune but Odysseus mocked Polyphemu ...

(3 pages) 64 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Don Quixote

his brain, and nothing would satisfy him but that he must ride abroad on his old horse, armed with spear and helmet, a knight-errant, to encounter all adventures, and to redress the innumerable wrong ...

(2 pages) 53 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Chaos on the island

how he is better by using violence and force. "I'm chief!' Viciously with full intention hurled his spear at Ralph. The point tore skin and flesh over Ralph's ribs then sheared off and fell into the w ...

(3 pages) 16 0 4.6 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ares: The God of War

ess warlike (Van Aken 18). Ares, as the god of war, has an emblem of a wild boar and a bloodstained spear. These are supposed to represent his strength and ruthless urge to fight (Graves 9). However, ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Celtic warfare

that decided to move into Gaul.A Celtic warrior's basic equipment consisted of a set of one to four spears. One was a 1.8 meters long fighting spear called a "lancea" that sometimes had very large spe ... times had very large spearheads of up to 50 centimetres in length. The others were shorter throwing spears called "gaesum" with relatively small, normally shorter than 10 centimetres long spearheads. ...

(6 pages) 27 1 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Significance of the Catching of the Sword in the "Hollow Hills" by Mary Stewart.

leaped, it seemed, out of his failing body, and run ahead, like the spark on the top of a fighting spear, straight to the heart of the Saxon force. This simile describes the overwhelming feeling of t ...

(2 pages) 472 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Acient Art: The Laocoon Group and The She-Wolf

the Greeks not to accept a gift of a wooden horse from the Greeks. But, after deciding to stick his spear in the hollow horse, two serpents came out and killed him and one of his sons.The She-Wolf is ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.7 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

How does Okara in "Piano and Drums" respond to the two types of different music and instruments?

communication; "drums telegraphing". The last sentence of the first stanza; "...hunters crouch with spear poised..." Okara places himself as a hunter ready to hunt the "leopard". This illustrates the ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry