Essays Tagged: "Troy"

An Examination of Clytaemnestra as a Tragic Victim of the Oresteia.

ighting of the torches, which was a signal put in place by Clytaemnestra to signify the downfall of Troy. After this occurs Clytaemnestra offers sacrifice. When asked why she offers sacrifice she answ ... memnon, was sacrificed by Agamemnon in order to appease the gods and enable him to go on to conquer Troy. Iphigeneia is represented here as the "dawn child" because the "dawn" represents light, which ...

(9 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Essay: Achilles the greek god

ssay i will explain his story.When Achilles was a boy, the seer Calchas prophesied that the city of Troy could not be taken without his help. Thetis knew that, if her son went to Troy, he would die an ... "maiden" to be fascinated by the swords and shields. Achilles then went willingly with Odysseus to Troy, leading a host of his father's Myrmidons and accompanied by his tutor Phoenix and his close fr ...

(2 pages) 73 1 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Creative Writing Journal Entries A 1,936 word essay that is essentially creative writing. The task was to write a creative journal/diary based story.

ut what to do or he I get asked a question, there is that freak just staring at me. This weekend is Troy's big party. EVERYONE is going so there's no way I'm missing out! Tegan and me are making a ple ... missing out! Tegan and me are making a pledge that we hook up with a hot guy each. I am so excited!TROYSIC! My parents are hell going out of town for the weekend! I told them I was gonna go live with ...

(8 pages) 70 0 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Dicuss similarities and differences between Homer's Iliad and the movie Troy with reference to what the movie has brought to modern day western culture

The ancient legend of Troy, recorded in Homer's epic poem "The Iliad" Oxford (trans. Robert Fitzgerald University Press 19 ... ersity Press 1974) has been retold in many other forms, the most recent being the blockbuster film "Troy" (2004, Wolfgang Peterson). "Troy" is a basic retelling of the myth, lacking many elements of t ... m the "Iliad", "Odyssey" and "Aenead" and greatly reducing the time span of events. Some might say "Troy" is sacrilegious, but could merely be viewed as another interpretation of events as "The Iliad" ...

(8 pages) 108 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss similarities and differences between Homer's Iliad and Wolfgang Peterson's film 'Troy' with reference to what it has added to modern day society.

dern society, almost subliminally. Several film adaptations have been produced, including 'Helen of Troy' (1956), and most recently, 'Troy' (2004).HomerThe historian Heroditus claims that Homer was a ... lles, of his anger and determination, and of his slaying of Prince Hector, the son of King Priam of Troy. The purpose of the Trojan War was to recover Helen, wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta. She ...

(6 pages) 63 0 3.4 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Hector - Point of View

. Agamemnon's brother, Menelaus, king of Sparta, was weary of war and battle and offered peace with Troy, the most powerful rival to the emerging Greek nation with mighty walls that could never be bre ... walls that could never be breached. I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I, Prince Hector of Troy and my brother Paris were invited to Sparta to represent our aging father, King Priam, for the ...

(7 pages) 40 1 1.7 Jul/2005

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

Achilles, the mightiest of the Greek warriors.

fighters in Greece. Achilles mother tries to warn Achilles of the danger awaiting him if he went to Troy and fought. Achilles could think of nothing more but his name being immortalized as the best fi ... Achilles could think of nothing more but his name being immortalized as the best fighter if he took Troy. He wanted everyone to know his name. But, to do so Achilles would half to fight for the king A ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Fences" Essay

bserve how two of the main characters deal with the sins of their fathers. These two characters are Troy and his son Cory. Troy plays host to the sins of his fathers, while Cory banishes them.Cory, un ... and his son Cory. Troy plays host to the sins of his fathers, while Cory banishes them.Cory, unlike Troy, expels the sins of his fathers. During the play, Cory is crossed with the great opportunity to ...

(3 pages) 116 0 5.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Aeneas hero or coward in speech

"O three and four times blessed were those who died before their fathers' eyes beneath the walls of Troy" (1:132-135). Aeneas' views his survival as cowardice, stating those who died at Troy died with ... interpreted as, why did you withhold from me this honor? Aeneas' wish is to lie amongst the dead at Troy. However, in his later speech Aeneas' either portrays himself as a hypocrite or a changed man. ...

(1 pages) 1289 0 0.0 Nov/2006

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

Fences - The Never Ending Conflict

In the play "Fences" by August Wilson, the main character, Troy Maxon is having conflict with Cory because Cory didn't respect Troy on some of his decision tow ... family including Cory himself.The first conflict that Cory seems to hate his father for was because Troy is afraid of Cory may succeed where Troy did not. As it begins, Cory is going to be recruited f ... ory may succeed where Troy did not. As it begins, Cory is going to be recruited for Basketball. But Troy seems to be offended by this for some reason and he didn't let Cory join the team anymore. Late ...

(3 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fences

ugh of death. This play was written by the well-known playwright, August Wilson. This is a story of Troy Maxson and his family. Troy Maxson is an aggressive man who has an imaginary battle with death ... erience. When Cory sees the bright future of being a football star ahead of him, he joins the team. Troy being a stubborn man he does not want Cory to join the football team. The main reason for this ...

(3 pages) 38 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Cassandra"

, it eventually drove Cassandra to madness. For example, when Cassandra's brother Paris returned to Troy with Helen, Cassandra shrieked with dread and despair because she foresaw that Troy would be at ... cause she foresaw that Troy would be attacked and plundered by Greek armies coming to rescue Helen. Troy's peace and prosperity being shattered by Greek armies was difficult for their father, King Pri ...

(4 pages) 1643 0 3.0 Mar/2002

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

"Fat Kid Rules The World" By K.L Going. - Narrative Paragraph

epression from the negative comments he receives from others, mainly about his obesity. His name is Troy Billing. While waiting in the subway station for the train to arrive, Troy had planned to jump ... arrive, Troy had planned to jump off and kill himself by colliding with the train. Moments before, Troy meets a very skinny, homeless teenager by the name of Curt. Curt goes to the same school as Tro ...

(4 pages) 27 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Fences

ile some have a positive influence on others. Throughout August Wilson?s play Fences Cory, Rose and Troy all display a certain amount of pride in who they are just as people do in society today.Cory i ... akes her feel good as well as when he comes around to tell her that she is a rose. Even though when Troy tells her he?s been cheating on her and wishes her to take care of his adulterous child, Rose l ...

(5 pages) 64 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

To what extent was the Greek victory at Troy due to military tactics and technology, rather than military intelligence?

To what extent was the Greek victory at Troy due to military tactics and technology, rather than military intelligence?The Trojan War has be ... prove that tactics and technology were the ultimate stratagem that won the Trojan War.On the way to Troy from Aulis, the Mycenaean's seem to have stopped first at the island of Scyros and sacked it. T ... untested army might perform. [ ] The advantage of this tactic was that the battle for the beach of Troy would have been a much more efficient campaign as the Mycenaean's had an already good morale fr ...

(6 pages) 17 1 4.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Ancient Greek Mythology Study Notes

Iliad – story of Achilles’ rage and his quarrel with Agamemnon. Ilium is another name for TroyThe Odyssey – story of Odysseus’s 10-year journey home from the war.Virgil: written ar ... ar.Virgil: written around 25BCThe Aeneid - Retells the story of the wooden horse and the burning of Troy from the Trojan point of view.Trojan War: The PlayersThe Gods:Eris- the goddess of discordTheti ...

(8 pages) 1348 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Comparative Essay

es explored by each playwright. In both plays, the main characters, Torvald, in A Doll's House, and Troy, in Fences, unconsciously 'throw off' parts of themselves and project their expectations onto t ... s acceptance by society is ruined in his eyes, this is apparent when Torvald says, "[now] you've destroyed all my happiness…[you've] ruined my whole future"(851). Torvald is 'throwing off' his ...

(7 pages) 31 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Did Homer's Troy really exist?

ojan War is real are in scarce amounts, the main source is Homers 'Iliad'. Homers 'Iliad' describes Troy as a great city upon a hill across the plain of Scamander where the great battle took place, a ... les for Athena and Apollo. This information was used by Archaeologists to find the illusive city of Troy. Homers 'Iliad' also describes the great leaders of the Trojan War such as Agamemnon and Priam. ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Key Component Analysis: Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going

ays I could still make it to the court and back.This shows conflict.This shows the conflict between Troy and Dayle, and how it started. When they were young, they were good friends, but their mom was ... ng time ago, but they have grown apart because of their differences, like how Dayle is athletic and Troy is lazy and fat.Quote 2: pg 21"A bam, bam, braaat, braaat, bam, bam, bam, braaat, braaat, bam, ...

(11 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Homer

tirement for this. It's only by following in his father's footsteps and becoming a great warrior of Troy will he fully gain Priam's love. Hector was seen as the greatest warrior of Troy and could not ... im and dragged him away from his chariot (Homer Book 24). Keeping in mind that Priam is the king of Troy, he sets out at night and goes to where Achilles is staying. He then persuades Achilles with mu ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies