Essays Tagged: "heroism"

Questionable Heros in the Play Julius Caesar

mes, refusing it each time. He is clearly the hero of the people for that time. The question of his heroism comes when his previous actions are looked upon. He has just returned from killing Pompey an ...

(3 pages) 55 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Heroism - what qualities you need to be a hero

can be quite witty as well. In this essay I will outline how all these qualities are necessary for heroism.The first aspect I listed was luck. In order to be a hero you have to have luck on your side ... which can unlock all the dwarves prisons. So with all these examples of how luck can be a factor in heroism I am left to believe that it is a necessary quality.Another necessary quality needed to be a ...

(2 pages) 135 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Beowulf--unknown author...this is a paper on beowulf that tells how he is an epic hero

heir enemies. To be labeled a hero, one must put aside his personal welfare for the good of others. Heroism may be accomplished by an ordinary person performing an extraordinary deed; however, to be a ...

(3 pages) 69 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A review of glory, includes biographical information on Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington as well as an analysis of three published reviews

ington as well as an analysis of three published reviews Needs better transitionsGlory captures the heroism of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw andthe first black regiment in the Civil War, the Massachusetts ... tioning the dismalnature of most war films. Lukas states that 'Glory offers anidealism and sense of heroism that contrast powerfully to thespectacle of bloodshed and war's waste of life that it alsovi ...

(7 pages) 166 0 4.6 Apr/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Tarrou, the Plague's Only Hero in The Plague by Albert Campus

ndifference at the end of the book. Besides Rieux and Tarrou, none of the other characters show any heroism or resistance to the plague, except the sanitation squad under Tarrou. Through Tarrou alone, ... stand and resists death except Rieux and Tarrou.Rieux and Tarrou do seem to show the same level of heroism. Both resist the plague, both are symbolically cleansed in the river, and both record the ev ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Beowulf the ultimate Hero

y to God. Beowulf is the ultimate hero who put his life on the line for an entire kingdom.Beowulf's heroism can be seen when he takes 14 of the bravest in his land to go help Hrothgar. Hrothgar was Be ... r another byNELSON 6performing a great deed and Beowulf had inevitably earned this title. Beowulf's heroism is evident by: *Taking 14 of the bravest men to go and help a man who was his fathers close ...

(7 pages) 217 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Who is the hero in Julius Caesar by Shakespeare?

Julius Caesar. His name alone summons up feelings of heroism, bravery, and tragedy. American Heritage dictionary states that a tragic hero is any man not ...

(1 pages) 40 1 3.0 May/2002

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

Portrayals of Blood in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Shows how blood is a symobl throught the play. The blood symbolizes courage, denial, and also guilt.

th - well he deserves that name -," (I, 2, 16). Not only does Macbeth deserve recognition for noble heroism in the presence of blood, but so does Fleance in Act III, Scene 3. The murders attack Banquo ...

(2 pages) 74 0 4.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Kings of Heros, the Essay relates Gilgamesh and Oedipus as two Heroic kings.

o's opposites in ruling capabilities, Oedipus and Gilgamesh are very similar with their outstanding heroism.The character of Gilgamesh evolves greatly throughout the story. His flaws as a leader are i ... ngdom on their wedding nights. This total abuse of power and poor ruling is a direct reason why his heroism begins. His soon to be best friend, Enkidu, is sent to challenge him before he becomes invol ...

(4 pages) 89 0 3.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The life and accomplishments of Al Capone during the prohibition era in the 1920s.

a legend. His classic boy from the ghetto turned generous multi-millionaire story only adds to the heroism seen in this most famous Chicago mobster. Chicago's industries, open spaces and four seasons ...

(10 pages) 131 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

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.

cultural values and about religion and the afterlife. Ancient Sumerian culture valued the ideas of heroism, knowledge and loyalty. They have an anthropomorphic slant on religion, specifically in rega ... values of ancient Sumeria. One of these values is the act of having right conduct toward others, or heroism. In this story, Gilgamesh displays heroic actions by slaying the Bull of Heaven, which was c ...

(3 pages) 229 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Farce of Heroism An opinion paper on heroism using examples from "The Gemeral" and "Birth of A Nation".

The Farce of HeroismThe concepts of heroism in war depicted in Birth of a Nation (1915) and The General (1927) ar ... Nation (1915) and The General (1927) are much the same throughout the two films, but the theory of heroism is much different toward the end of the films. The heroism concept portrayed in Birth of a N ... However later in the film the "hero's welcome home" seemed rather tragic and depressing. While the heroism portrayed in both films tended to be satirical and offered a jab at the concept of heroism i ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.1 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film History

In this essay, I was asked to describe who I though the greatest hero was in "A Lesson Before Dying" by Ernest J. Gaines.

n A Lesson Before DyingThroughout the course of the novel, Jefferson, at first lacking all signs of heroism, ?makes the changes needed in order to become the hero he is. According to Grant, a hero ?mu ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

[English] Book Review/Contrast of Keegan's MASK of COMMAND. 5 Parter (Total of 21 pp with bib and citations) PART 2, Discussed Chap on Alex the Great

using this criteria to compare and contrast Wellington, Grant, and Hitler to justify his degrees of heroism--that is, the Anti-heroic, Unheroic, and the False heroic. As an avid admirer of Alexander, ... iny.Unfortunately, it was with an extreme irritation that I read Keegan's conclusion of Alexander's heroism. For all his praise and his outlining of just how great Alexander was, how he "led in the pr ...

(3 pages) 116 0 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Quest for Heroism in An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

The Quest for Heroism in An Occurrence at Owl Creek BridgeIn An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Ambrose Bierce por ... ity, and Farquhar is hung. His daydream shows that his unconscious mind also made a last attempt at heroism, which allowed him to escape from the horror being put to death. The setting intensifies the ...

(3 pages) 109 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Voice of the People: Kahlil Gibran, a writter of the 18th century, and "Spirits Rebellious".

dmired for his achievements and noble qualities. A hero is also what you perceive it to be, because heroism is about your personal values and what you think to be noble. Kahlil Gibran has accomplished ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The emotional journey of Henry Fleming in Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage.

of Henry FlemingII. Support #1 - Naivety and FearIII. Support #2 - CowardiceIV. Support #3 - False Heroism and True CourageV. Conclusion - Four Stages of Henry's GrowthStephen Crane's The Red Badge o ... other's reaction to the news of his departure for the war; he expects a grand, tearful speech about heroism, yet all he receives is a pair of hand-knitted socks and some sensible advice.Over the cours ...

(5 pages) 81 1 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The extrordinary accomplishments of Fr. Chisolm in the Book "Keys of the Kingdom" by A. J. Cronin.

ly and Uncle Ned.When Fr. Chisolm saved Anna, it was an extraordinary accomplishment because of the heroism and responsibility he took for the child. The bravery it took to save her and to take her un ...

(3 pages) 18 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Lives of a Bangel Lancer" and "Stanley and Livingstone".

ns that both films ask and answer, throughout the course of the motion picture.Each film represents heroism in a different way. In the film Stanley and Livingstone the main character, Henry Morton Sta ... the "lost" Doctor David Livingstone, but what Stanley really finds on his journey to Africa is what heroism really is. (Or at least what this movie says heroism is.) The main requirement that this fil ...

(6 pages) 24 0 5.0 May/2003

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

Michelangelo Buonartti.

and restrained, and seem to possess great spiritual energy. His work presses toward the extremes of heroism and tragedy but is never false or artificial.Early life. Michelangelo was born on March 6, 1 ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists