Essays Tagged: "larger than life"

George Washington

George WashingtonHe was born 1732 and he died in 1799.George Washington seems today a figure larger than life itself.....almost as he was when he was a familiar person in the halls, homes, shop ...

(9 pages) 145 0 3.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

"The Glass Menagerie "by Tennessee Williams, the characters' relation to the past

n in Blue Mountain' when she received seventeen gentlemen callers (1195). Furthermore, she keeps a 'larger-than-life-size' photograph of her husband over the mantel who left the family when the childr ...

(3 pages) 183 0 4.9 May/1994

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Alfred Kazin's Summer: The Way to Highland Park. Personal opinion given

h such life.Alfred Kazin is a man who not only lives life, he digests it into his soul. There is a "larger than life" aura which the city of New York emanates and Kazin sees this aura. Included in thi ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

UFO's, Fact or Fiction?

had an effect upon the public's opinion of UFOs. Starting in the late 50's, cheesy movies featuring larger than life monsters have created a feeling of foreboding towards the unknown. When combined wi ... rected around the ship (Daniken 19).The chance of life other than ourselves in the universe is much larger than most believe. In fact, most people do not like the idea that another intelligence might ...

(14 pages) 152 0 4.6 Mar/1995

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

Why the hobbit is a successful book

.R.R. Tolkein, Bilbo is nothing short of a hero. For a hero does not have to be a towering man or a larger-than life sports figure, but rather a person who has conquered his fears and accomplished his ...

(4 pages) 72 1 4.3 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This paper looks at marketing issues in the world wrestling entertainment

ons of fans who tune in Monday and Thursday nights for the latest installments of the never-ending, larger than life made sagas involving their favorite personalities. But what exactly is the product ...

(7 pages) 102 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

Sir Lord Byron's use of the byronic hero.

With regard to his intellectual capacity, self-respect, and hypersensitivity, the Byronic hero is "larger than life," and "with the loss of his titanic passions, his pride, and his certainty of self- ...

(2 pages) 85 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The role of father; The Bicycle Thief, Life is Beautiful and Father of the Bride

He is some one that seems larger than life, someone who is there for advice and support, someone with a sense of authority and ...

(5 pages) 69 1 3.9 Mar/2004

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

This is an essay based on the Odyssy and talks about the meaning of acceptance and hospitality.

des of a hero who reflects the idealsand values of a nation or race. Odysseus, though he often seemslarger-than-life, reflects the cultural values of ancient Greece.Physical strength is a quality that ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Aristotle's "Poetics"

ch tragedy must achieve a catharsis with the audience. To achieve this catharsis the figure must be larger than life. Many filmmakers today use this philosophy especially in dramas. For the audience t ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of the Fictional Work "Old Testament"

ribed in two words, those would be loyalty and forgiveness. Throughout the Old Testament are people larger than life whose moral characters are straight and upright. These men helped shape our values, ...

(2 pages) 41 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Select a successful entrepreneur, and outline his management styles and leadership characteristics. Consider how these have contributed to success, and how they may contribute to failure."

repreneur extraordinaire, few businessmen have captured the public imagination as completely as the larger-than-life chairman of Virgin. The press have elevated him to the status of folk hero, reporti ...

(7 pages) 446 1 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Essay on heroism in "Beowulf"

called Beowulf, and is the earliest known piece of English writing. It tells of fantastic monsters, larger-than-life heroes, and treasures beyond belief. In it, a young Geat warrior-prince named Beowu ...

(5 pages) 86 1 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


eature, combined of a winged lion or bull figure with a human head. As protective deities, it was a larger than life statue block that was placed on either side of a late Assyrian palace. It was usual ...

(2 pages) 30 1 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays


y tablets that were scattered throughout the region in which it was written. Gilgamesh was a larger than life man, 2/3 god, 1/3 man he roamed the earth looking for an equal. Never finding one, ...

(8 pages) 40 1 4.0 Oct/2004

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

The Mythical Journey of "The Grapes of Wrath"

Myths are often involve larger-than-life heros, who perform deeds of great valour requiring superhuman courage. The Grapes o ...

(1 pages) 14 0 0.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Peyton Farqhuar - don't remember original author immediately(short story from "The New Millenium" book)

campaigns and had chafed under the glorious restraint, longing for the release of his energies, the larger than life of the soldier, the opportunity for distinction. Therefore, he did whatever he coul ... , he must, just must, continue. He came to a road where trees lined both sides equally. They seemed larger than he had ever seen before. Though a peaceful scene, things were not at all familiar. Sudde ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Beowulf as an Epic Hero... ---I recieved an 82 for this essay. I am in a Honors English Course and the teacher grades hard.

t relates the adventures of the epic hero. Beowulf is the epic hero in this poem. An epic hero is a larger-than-life character that embodies the values and the traditions of his culture. Beowulf has a ... s all the qualities and traits that an epic hero possesses. Beowulf exhibits the traits of a larger-than-life character. He kills Grendel without the use of weapons. He uses his superhuman stre ...

(1 pages) 68 2 4.3 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Agree or disagree with the following statement: Oedipus is more of a hero than Odysseus. You will also need to define "hero".

to end. Since the plot revolves around the hero, in most cases, they are made to seem God-like, or larger than life, in their capabilities or strength. The hero constantly has to conquer major obstac ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Joseph Campbell's Mythical Story Structure and the Movie Tombstone

who is the mythological hero in the movie, arrives in Tombstone, Arizona with a reputation that is larger than life. Wyatt and his brothers are looking to settle down and make a living. Wyatt is resi ...

(2 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jun/2005

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