Essays Tagged: "Western Literature"

The Homeric Poems

me call him the most famous and greatest poet of the Greek society. Known for his 'masterpieces' of western literature the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer's poems have been passed down through generation ...

(4 pages) 131 0 4.6 Jan/1996

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

Greek Literature

ieces that have inspired, influenced, and challenged readers to the present day.To suggest that all Western literature is no more than a footnote to the writings of classical Greece is an exaggeration ... y called the father of history, and his 'History' contains the first truly literary use of prose in Western literature.Of the two, Thucydides was the better historian. His critical use of sources, inc ...

(17 pages) 569 2 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

GREEK LITERATURE.

eces that have inspired, influenced, and challenged readers to the present day. To suggest that all Western literature is no more than a footnote to the writings of classical Greece is an exaggeration ... y called the father of history, and his 'History' contains the first truly literary use of prose in Western literature. Of the two, Thucydides was the better historian. His critical use of sources, in ...

(17 pages) 391 4 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Gilgamesh.

1"The Epic of Gilgamesh" was written around four-thousand years ago and is the earliest piece of western literature found to date. It originates from the first western civilization known as Mesopot ...

(4 pages) 145 1 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Western literature has few epics of any real greatness. Of these, The Epic of Gilgamesh is by far the oldest.

The Epic of GilgameshWestern literature has few epics of any real greatness. Of these, The Epic of Gilgamesh is by far th ...

(4 pages) 75 0 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

'Consider the nature of heroism in epic poetry. How does the role of the hero relate to the society that produced him? How is the idea of the hero questioned?'

he most famous epic writers is 'Homer'. Homer's Illiad and Odyssey are the first two known works of western literature. They were written in 760-869 BC. They were both created to be oral poems and som ...

(9 pages) 105 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Paradise Lost by John Milton Essay Title: Is God Just?

John Milton's Paradise Lost has been perhaps one of the most heatedly debated works of Western literature. Critics of Paradise Lost have praised Milton for his accurate description of a d ...

(6 pages) 121 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Christianity on Uncle Tom's Cabin

It is well known that western literature is based on two pillars--the Greekculture and the Hebrew culture. In the Hebrew c ... Hebrew culture, there is a book,namely, the Bible that accumulates its rich cultural heritage. Most westernauthors are influenced by those two literary origins consciously or unconsciously.They, witho ... than anti-slavery and feminism to show a new outlookof it. Christianity is an indispensable part of western cultures and animportant element in Uncle Tom's Cabin, yet most Chinese readers are notfamil ...

(13 pages) 70 0 3.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Betrayal in Hamlet How does betrayal or treachery help in developing the main character? What it reveals about the characters?

his pieces of literature. In fact, his plays were able to transcend time, influencing the course of western literature because of their universal thematic. In one of Shakespeare's most acclaimed plays ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.3 May/2004

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

Christianity in Uncle Tom's Cabin

in a new way.Key Words: Biblical archetype character ChristianityIntroductionIt is well known that western literature is based on two pillars--the Greek culture and the Hebrew culture. In the Hebrew ... ebrew culture, there is a book, namely, the Bible that accumulates its rich cultural heritage. Most western authors are influenced by those two literary origins consciously or unconsciously.They, with ...

(16 pages) 81 1 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Era of Romanticism

The RomanticsIn the time of old western literature around the late 1700's, Romanticism was evolving into the next era of literature ...

(2 pages) 67 0 2.3 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

"Odyssey" by Homer.

of Asia and others argue they came from Greece. Either way, he was considered the starting point of western Literature and History. His Works spread through the whole of Greece very quickly and were u ... akes the poems more interesting, but also extends the poems to great length. "No other texts in the Western imagination occupy as central a position in the self-definition of Western culture as the tw ...

(4 pages) 71 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Milestones" by Sayyid Qutb

ritish.AbstractSayyid Qutb belongs to a religious family background. Even though he was interest in Western literature and he studied Western literature extensively [p,12] and criticized it in his wri ... s which are necessary not only for its healthy development but also for its real progress. Even the Western world realizes that Western civilization is unable to present any healthy values for the gui ...

(6 pages) 47 0 3.4 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Who was to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

sonnets, as well as a variety of other poems. Shakespeare created some of the most admired plays in Western literature, he also transformed English theatre by expanding expectations about what could b ...

(5 pages) 25 0 2.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Humanity And Mammonism

Humanity and Mammonism -inside the Count of Monte Cristo In the research of western literature, the Mammonism and Humanity seem to be the eternal theme. Humanity has appeared f ... human rights for several centuries. In the other hand, with the development of the modern industry, western people paid more and more attention to the value of money. And currency circulation has beco ...

(7 pages) 1206 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Philoctetes By Sophocles

Denise R Morgan (1) Western Literature December 10, 2000 Philoctetes by, Sophocles This is a story about a man who had b ...

(4 pages) 669 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The queen of spades, pushkin

is at once the most cosmopolitan and the most Russian of Russian authors. He was intensely aware of western literature, music, architecture and painting, and believed that everything Russian--includin ...

(6 pages) 11 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Matrix

The Matrix A Pop Culture Fusion of Western Literature Literary Masterpieces ? Professor Hirschberg ? 12/6/00 Initially, I didn?t get it ... asm for technology and my lust for martial arts acrobatics, it also appeals to my interest in early Western and postmodern thought and Christian theology. Apparently, according to box office numbers a ... all outside the scope of this paper, which will only focus on those concepts drawn from the ancient Western world: namely, Greek religious history, Platonic philosophy, and Christian history and soter ...

(14 pages) 67 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Concept of Comedy in Aristophanes’ Acharnian

totle and Horace, I am trying to develop a revolution of the theory of comedy as the basic genre in western literature.Key Words: Theory of comedy, Aristophanes, Aristotle, catharsis Greek Comedy deve ...

(10 pages) 2108 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

, because of his glasses. Soon the two discover his hidden suitcase that contains a large number of Western literature translated into Chinese. And when they meet the Little Seamstress, the beautiful ... n who is an ex-opium grower turned Communist saying that “spreading out reactionary stories of western Counts (Count of Monte Cristo) is a crime, regardless of the Count’s nationality becaus ...

(6 pages) 27 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature