Essays Tagged: "heroic figure"

The Grant Years, speaks of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was a heroic figure for many reasons. He was a great leader of the Union forces during the Civil War. He w ...

(5 pages) 93 0 3.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

A Heroic FigureTo Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is considered to be a timeless classic th ... ow to mind her manners, and much more, which makes him an ideal father figure.Although Atticus is a heroic figure in Maycomb, neither Scout nor Jem idolizes him at the beginning of the novel. They are ...

(4 pages) 50 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

"The Differences Between The Aeneas And Odysseus"

Both the Odyssey and the Aeneid share some similarities as epics; both describe the trials of a heroic figure who is the ideal representative of a particular culture. There are even individual sce ...

(4 pages) 79 1 4.5 Nov/2003

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

The Importance of Highly Valued Traits to Anglo-Saxons (Courage, Generosity, Loyalty, and Courtesy) in Beowulf

any years through oral account. All of these attributes compile to form what we consider today as a heroic figure. The poem Beowulf denotes all of these traits through many of the heroic characters th ... beast seems as if she is doing all she can in order to help.In order for someone to be considered a heroic figure in Anglo-Saxon times, one had to have four main qualities; Loyalty, Courage, Generosit ...

(3 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Can Macbeth be held responsible for his own actions, or was he influences through other forces.

elevance to today's society. During the course of the tragedy, 'Macbeth', we see power corrupting a heroic figure and making him a vicious, sinful tyrant. In today's culture, we see this happening to ... was justifiable in the end although there were other people to blame for his corruption. Macbeth's heroic defiance in the end reminds us of the valiant and dauntless person he was before the witches' ...

(6 pages) 42 1 3.0 Mar/2004

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

Odysseus of the Odyssey and Moses of Exodus

s writtenin the form of an epic poem. Major characteristics of epic poems are thatthere is always a heroic figure. Moses is indeed comparable to Odysseus,the heroic figure in the Odyssey. Although bot ... all the necessary criteria. It is definitely avery long and narrative poem and it definitely has a heroic character.Moses' journey in Exodus is very comparable to Odysseus' journey in theOdyssey. In ...

(4 pages) 36 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why did Lenin and Trotsky win the Russian civil war?

t the white armies through smart tactics and keeping the moral of his troops high. He was seen as a heroic figure in the eyes of his fellow troops as he accompanied them on frequent occasions to the f ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.5 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"A Separate Peace" - Leper

war on a fragile, innocent, young man. As he leaves for the war, the boys at Devon look to him as a heroic figure. Then the story takes a disappointing twist, Leper returns and brings a part of the wa ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Cyrano DeBergerac" by Edward Rostand: Personal Issues

ersonal Challenges"Cyrano de Bergerac", by Edward Rostand, is the story of a hopeless romantic. The heroic figure, Cyrano, is deeply in love with his cousin, Roxane, but he believes that she will neve ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Okonkwo: the Noble Savage in Achebe's "Things Fall Apart"

ribed in a culture that is bound by traditions and superstition.Achebe succeeds to convey Okonkwo's heroic figure to the reader as soon as the novel opens:"Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine v ... in which Okonkwo was able to beat Amalinze the Cat, whose back never touched the ground. Okonkwo's heroic figure is, then, emphasized through depicting his physical appearance that fills the reader's ...

(7 pages) 32 0 4.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Mysterious Popularity Of The Great Gatsby: Mythic Hero

eason people love this book is because the title character is an Americanized version of the mythic heroic figure that can be found throughout literature and mythology. The mythic hero is fascinating ... vent himself before going on his quest.        According to Campbell, part of the heroic journey is a call to action where there the hero takes part in a "rite, or moment, of spiritu ...

(7 pages) 2530 0 5.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death Of A Salesman Essay

of a Salesman Essay Willy Loman is a character that can be portrayed as a tragic figure, a heroic figure, or a man who may gain our sympathy but not necessarily our respect. He can be seen as ... spect. He can be seen as a tragic figure because of the pathetic life he lives. He can be seen as a heroic figure because of how he tries to lead his life. The reader may sympathize with Willy because ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Process Ana.

tic changes happening within Aeneas and his self-being. Virgil begins The Aeneid with Aeneas as the heroic figure of Troy who is forlorn and devastated when he is forced to leave his homeland after a ... iven from Troy with nothing but his pride and his determination. Virgil stresses how well known and heroic Aeneas is time and time again, by saying things such as, "Who has not heard / of the people o ...

(6 pages) 428 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


feasts on people, which made him feel that he had a sense of empowerment over Herot's citizens. The heroic figure in the poem, Beowulf, is known as a courageous man to the people and performs great de ... nemy, Grendal. Both of these characters stand for different things in the poem. Beowulf depicts the heroic figure that saves everyone, while Grendal always remains evil with bad intentions.One instanc ...

(2 pages) 1329 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


ir lives. These certain long poems are built with characters that create an adventure and involve a heroic figure through out the epic. Most epics share similar characteristics: (1) the epic usually c ...

(4 pages) 1145 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Themes of betrayal in james jo

imagination at an early age. The spokesman for this cause was Charles Stewart Parnell, who became a heroic figure to Joyce. It was the early period of Joyce's life that saw Parnell greatest influence ...

(11 pages) 34 1 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Thorstein Veblen

hout credit to it's creator. (Edgell,1992) This book catapulted Veblen from total obscurity, into a heroic figure for the various progressive movements of early 20th century America. (Larson,1994) The ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

How do the foundation myths of Rome, that of Romulus and Aeneas, fit together, if they do at all?

ered to discuss the questions at hand.Greek writers often wrote tales about legendary adventures of heroic figure who sailed west after the sack of Troy. Aeneas is one of these heroes to survive the T ...

(11 pages) 18 0 2.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers