Essays Tagged: "Minotaur"

"Theseus and the Minotaur" by Antoine-Louis Barye

Theseus and the MinotaurThe idea of Theseus fighting the Minotaur was a popular neo-classical subject among sculptor ... of the French romantic sculpture. Barye is well-known for his animal production and Theseus and the Minotaur is only one of a series produced by Barye from the early 1830s onwards.The sculpture reprod ... sited princess Aithra the very same night, that is Theseus had two fathers - holding his knife over Minotaur, a monster having the head of a bull and the rest of the body human, devouring human flesh. ...

(2 pages) 112 0 1.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays

Theseus or Hercules

gh with them.First, Theseus was very strong. He fought many terrible horrendous monsters suchas the Minotaur, '..a monster, half bull, half human..' (p.151), and went on many greatventures such as the ... uest for the Golden Fleece. Theseus showed his great strength inadventures such as the one with the Minotaur. Hercules was also involved in many greatadventures in which his great strength was shown. ...

(2 pages) 68 0 4.1 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The King Must Die. Is Theseus to perfect to be a human being?

was not normal, but of something more than human. In the end he was so confident that he slayed the Minotaur, watched the labyrinth fall, then married Ariedne. His confidence was so high with his know ... igin that even without the prior events, he could have brought the labyrinth to fall and slayed the Minotaur.Theseus was the King of Athens. He had something inside him that all men do not have. He wa ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Daedalus Myth. Analytical paper on James Joyce and. "The Artist as a Young Man"

isan. By request of King Minos, Daedalus built a labyrinth on Crete to contain a monster called the Minotaur, half bull and half man. Later, for displeasing the king, Daedalus and his son Icarus were ...

(11 pages) 214 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Theseus Why is Theseus a Good hero and what steps did he use to achive that status?

which they would have to send 7 youths and 7 maidens to be sacrificed in King Minos' maze where the Minotaur stayed. Theseus came up with another brillant idea, Theseus proclaimed that he himself shou ... , Theseus proclaimed that he himself should be sent to the Maze, and that he himself would slay the Minotaur. The people of Athens did not know what to say, but Theseus went off and with alittle help ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This essay quickly describes Julio Cortazar's life, and his literary works.

949) was Cortázar's first work of fantasy. The long poem was a meditation of the fate of the Minotaur in his labyrinth. Cortázar's first collection of short stories, Bestiario, appeared ...

(1 pages) 34 1 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay was written in my final English exam for 2004. The question asked us to discuss the messages contained in two chosen poems, studied in class, about the representations of women.

ehind by their creators. Two poems which deal with the representations of women are Ted Hughes "The Minotaur" and Sylvia Plath's "The Rival". The major difference between the themes of these two poems ... n integral part of poetry and the way it invokes ideas into readers. For example, references to the Minotaur, a mythical creature, expose a deep-seated belief that women are two-faced creatures as the ...

(4 pages) 49 2 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of ted hughes the min

ing the years of thoughts held back by a inner dam of media martyrdom and regrets in Hughes. In The Minotaur and Robbing Myself the poet reveals times and lives where he once lived along side his star ... poet reveals times and lives where he once lived along side his star crossed love, Sylvia Plath.The Minotaur. In this poem Hughes delves into the darker sides of Plath, where fits of rage overtook her ...

(3 pages) 14 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Phaedra's Relationship with Shame in Act 3, Scene 1

nded from a line of women of unnatural passions, as her mother had been known for giving birth to a Minotaur through her unnatural attraction to a bull. In this sense, Phaedra is portrayed as the vict ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Identity, Voyage, Quest

s who had lost to Crete had to offer 7 young men and 7 young women every 9 years to be eaten by the Minotaur, Theseus, son of King Aegeus volunteers to join the ship on the journey to kill the Minotau ... of an adult- labyrinth is an identity in itself, because it was created to hide the identity of the Minotaur who was half human and half beast- the labyrinth is a maze that is concealed, without havin ...

(4 pages) 598 0 0.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays