Essays Tagged: "Afterlife"

Antigone

t to think of how she left her own blood out in the open? Could Antigone act as if she did not care?Afterlife to the Greeks back then was far more important and sacred than living life itself. Everyth ... g can do for them at that point. It is too bad the Greeks did not believe that. As I stated before, afterlife to the Greeks was more important than living life itself. The Greeks seemed to spend most ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.9 Nov/1996

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

A review of "Thanatopsis" by William Cullen Bryant

le of nature and life. Upon concluding the poem many readers are able to reaffirm their faith of an afterlife, while others are left aimlessly pondering this strange possibility.Throughout the poem Br ... aning to the poem.By using this strange metaphor I believe Bryant wishes to suggest his faith in an afterlife. While examining the differences and similarities of death and sleep the reader is left wi ...

(2 pages) 6572 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay Comparing the Religions of the Modern to Thoose of the Ancient Greeks As Representated in the Odyssey

r we die remains. Many religions have different beliefs of religious ideas from the Ancient Greeks. Afterlife, is a belief where the comparisons among religions become extremely close. The Greek belie ... holy land of the Jewish people. It is believed the messiah will guide the Jewish people through the afterlife and the closer you are buried to the messiah, the closer you are "to the front of the line ...

(3 pages) 114 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

A Comparison of the Medieval and Renaissance Eras

ce became more secular.In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife;whereas during the Renaissance, the focus was more secular: humans and life on earth.Altho ... ar. People took a turn from putting all their faith in the church and concerningthemselves with the afterlife, and began developing practical logic and reason towardliving their life on earth. As seen ...

(4 pages) 258 1 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays

About the Ancient Egyptian Religion and personal thoughts on how it compares to our lives today.

uman and celestial forms were painted in tombs, along with prayers and poems, for protection in the afterlife, and statues created in their honor to celebrate and worship them in life. The Goddess Isi ... ill have all their wishes and desires granted. They spent their time in this life preparing for the afterlife, making sure that their good outweighed the bad, having their tombs created, their bodies ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

This report is about ancient Egyptian pyramids and how they were built. also includes information on why they were built. Title: Egyptian Pyramids

l body, were kept precious treasures and gold so that the body would live happily in the so called "Afterlife".The reason that the ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife was due to the following ...

(3 pages) 110 1 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

The Epic of Gilgamesh. This essay is about a story of the ancient Sumerian people called The Epic of Gilgamesh written circa 2000 B.C.E.

ncient Sumerians because it portrays their beliefs about cultural values and about religion and the afterlife. Ancient Sumerian culture valued the ideas of heroism, knowledge and loyalty. They have an ... n anthropomorphic slant on religion, specifically in regards to their gods. Also, their view of the afterlife is somewhat dark and morbid.One important aspect of The Epic of Gilgamesh is that it commu ...

(3 pages) 229 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Medieval times

e became more secular. In Medieval times, people seemed to focus mainly on the church, God, and the afterlife; whereas during the Renaissance, the focus was more secular: humans and life on earth. Alt ... r. People took a turn from putting all their faith in the church and concerning themselves with the afterlife, and began developing practical logic and reason toward living their life on earth. As see ...

(4 pages) 99 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

EGYPT--Description of Egyption culture, mummification, government and religion of ancient egypt--also a comparison with modern Egypt

PTIAN MUMMIESAncient Egyptians had strong beliefs about their dead, and they were obsessed with the afterlife and the requirement to preserve their dead. The Egyptians developed mummification for pres ... Dead". It was his kingdom where the dead wished to go.Ancient Egyptians believed their dead had an afterlife. They spent years and sometimes most of their life just preparing for their death. The Egy ...

(14 pages) 215 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Crito by Plato, why Socrates should escape, why Socrates shouldnt escape.

ess justice and the state. I will also discuss Socrates' concern that exile would lead to a painful afterlife.Socrateshas three arguments for remaining in Athens and facing death. First, he believes t ... an irrational decision if he decides to go into exile. Therefore he cannot fear retribution in the afterlife for this choice. Since I have shown that Socrateshas notentered into a just agreement with ...

(6 pages) 124 0 2.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Views of death in John Donne's poetry

ith death. Mesmerized by its mysteries, charmed by its allure, and convinced of the existence of an afterlife (as a result of Christian theology) , he finds himself at times unable to settle on a part ... ething he , and therefor humans , should fear. As a Christian , Donne believed the conception of an afterlife. This conviction is shown by his understanding of death as a necessary stage before reachi ...

(5 pages) 190 1 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Conclusion of wether or not Emily Dickinson believed in life after death...Comparrison of "Because I Could not Stop for Death" and "I Heard a Fly Buzz".

person who is being taken away by Death. This is our first indication that this poem believes in an afterlife. In most religions, where there is a grim reaper like specter, this entity will deliver a ... it or soul may be the one who is looking at the "house." Spirits and souls usually mean there is an afterlife involved.It isn't until the sixth and final stanza where the audience obtains conclusive e ...

(3 pages) 281 4 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Epicurus and his theories on peoples pursuit of happiness

t that being good was foremost and would in turn bring the feeling of good or reward of good in the afterlife, Epicurus felt that people seek to feel good in this life and this feeling of good can com ...

(7 pages) 104 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Life cannot have meaning without religious faith

g, must hold religious faith and will disprove the atheist beliefs. To begin, religion speaks of an afterlife or a heaven that a person will voyage to when his or her human body dies. This stage is se ... as such little time. This answer, though, has flaws and really does not make much sense. Without an afterlife to work for, life is pointless. Why bother â oemaking the mostâ out of life wh ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Confucianism, Legalism, and Daoism Comparison.

was supposedly alive. Confucian was not a prophet, and had little to say about gods, death, or the afterlife. He developed instead three concepts of living that formed the basis of his philosophy. Fi ...

(2 pages) 109 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Socrates' opinion of death and the afterlife.

ted innumerable belief systems, or religions, each with its own opinion on death and the proverbial afterlife. And furthermore, philosophy, a field built upon hypothesizing and questioning the human c ...

(2 pages) 84 0 2.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Life After Death

o is being taken away by Death. This is the reader's first indication that this poem believes in an afterlife. In most religions, where there is a grim reaper, this entity will deliver a person's soul ... ity." (671) The immortality hints to a life after death that you cannot die from. It shows that the afterlife is forever. That once we die and get carried off to the afterlife that we then are immorta ...

(2 pages) 96 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Socrates Perfect Forms.

"join the company of good men." Since he lived a very humble life and had great hopes for a better afterlife.Also he argues a great deal with his friends in the Phaedo dialogue concerning the afterli ... ins of Tartarus. It is interesting to note that this theory is unique in that it mingles between an afterlife and reincarnation. Yet Socrates does not explain where he received the knowledge concernin ...

(7 pages) 131 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Were the Egyptians preoccupied with death?

at this is not really the case and that the ancient Egyptians were essentially preoccupied with the afterlife and religion.There is a great deal of evidence which exists which agrees with the suggesti ... that paintings, carvings and models in tombs were there to provide for the needs of the dead in the afterlife. Reliefs were carved on temple walls to ensure that the gods would always overcome evil. T ...

(2 pages) 64 2 1.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Being Mummified (written in first person)

ian Mummification and BurialA few weeks ago, I was a great Egyptian pharaoh, but today I will enter afterlife. I have already been through the processes of embalming and mummification.First, I was tho ... about seventy days after I died, I saw that it had been stocked with everything I would need for my afterlife. The tomb was lined with food, clothing, furniture, weapons, tools, and shabits. Hieroglyp ...

(1 pages) 69 5 4.6 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History