Essays Tagged: "sirens"

Odysseus's Challenges

was with him, they would think that 'Nohbdy' was there. In another episode, Odysseus outsmarted the Sirens; he wanted to listen to their sweet song, but he knew he would try to jump overboard. It was ... telling the crew members to put wax in their ears ensured that Odysseus, alone, could listen to the Sirens' song and not die. When Odysseus had to figure out how he could kill the Suitors who were sta ...

(3 pages) 114 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

This is an essay on the woman in the Odyssey and their influences on his travels.

of The Odyssey influenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all of these women were responsible for the actions of the men.In The Odyss ... y, the females who direct or influence the actions of men are Athena, Circe, Calypso, Penelope, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Athena uses her intellect more and plans the adventures of Telemac ...

(4 pages) 112 0 3.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

how female characters in the Odyssey are important and help the story progress

fluenced the actions of men, playing key roles in the epics, such as Athena, Penelope, Calypso, the Sirens, Helen, or Circe; all have been true, and in actuality, may be an entertaining interpretation ... return. Homer presents many other women whose irresistible allure threatens to lead men astray. The Sirens enchant Odysseus with their lovely song, and even Penelope, despite all of her contempt for t ...

(5 pages) 228 3 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The Odyssey

bag of winds they did, in spite of that. Telemachus had the courage to stand up to the suitors. The sirens were able to break people's discipline with their singing. Now in our day you still must have ...

(1 pages) 126 1 3.6 Apr/2003

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

Law Enforcement Explorer.

Blue lights swirl around the top of the highly tuned police cruiser, sirens loud enough to wake up the next town. One can see two police officers run down a fleeing arme ...

(9 pages) 180 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

A personal tragic event (house burning down).

a textbook in one hand and a trumpet case as heavy as an elephant at the time in the other. Hearing sirens in a distance, I could not help but wonder what was going on. Upon arriving home, I was able ... could not help but wonder what was going on. Upon arriving home, I was able to see what all of the sirens were about. I saw flames all over the inside of my house!Being about 12 years of age, the sit ...

(2 pages) 33 1 3.5 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Important Roles Of Women In The Odyssey"

ways: the characters of Athena and Eurykleia are given strong, admirable roles while Melantho, the Sirens and Circe are depicted in a much more negative way. Penelope--the central female character--i ... he worst female stereotypes: fickleness. The last female obstacles which Odysseus must face are the Sirens--whose seductive songs lure sailors to their death. While Odysseus is able to avoid the Siren ...

(6 pages) 138 0 4.3 Nov/2003

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

How distructive could a human ignorance be?

st year, as usual I went to bed around 10pm but during the night I was suddenly awoken by sounds of sirens ringing and people screaming and shouting from outside. Opening my eyes I see seeping through ... y blocking the entire street. There were police and ambulance cars everywhere we looked, there were sirens ringing and people shouting, it was very chaotic. I watched with a feeling of immense sadness ...

(2 pages) 30 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Almost One of the Gods. "The Odyssey", by Homer. Essay explains why Odysseus is to be considered an epic hero.

e found throughout The Odyssey. Such illustrations include Odysseus' conflict with the Cyclops, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis.First, Odysseus proves that he is a mortal laudable of being dubbed ... ent in which Odysseus displays his physical and intellectual abilities is during his passing of the Sirens. Odysseus shows that he has wisdom by listening to the goddess Circe's advice and putting wax ...

(1 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Make-a-Wish Foundation. Report written on the Make a Wish Foundation for Junior Year History

car, Chris's wish then came true, he got to sit and ride on a motorcycle through the town with the sirens flashing.Later that day, Chris was initiated as an honorary Arizona Highway Patrolman in the ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Grow up near a fire station, the excitement that arose....

kid, I remember running after fire trucks every time I heard the distinctive sound of their roaring sirens. I was mesmerized by firefighters and tried to watch as many firefighter related movies as po ...

(2 pages) 40 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

What are the important features at the beginning of the film Punitive Damage?

oduce Max Stahl and the massacre he has filmed. The typewriting sound effects fade out and screams, sirens and gunshots are heard which prepare us for the visuals we are about to see. We are then pres ...

(3 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"My Experience of '9/11'" 580 words. Narrative Essay - Writing from Recall.

on full terrorist alert. They hit the twin tow..." These words faded away as the sound of countless sirens wailed their sorrowful sound right outside. I asked my dad to explain.This recollection jo ... ic moment, and the manner in which my dad woke me only made it worse. He was frantic, screaming, as sirens wailed around me. T.V stations crackled with static and destruction of the towers. The towers ...

(2 pages) 172 4 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Are today's terrorists more likely to use chemical and biological weapons?

rk, Philadelphia, Denver, Washington, D.C. A sunny spring day is suddenly punctured by the blare of sirens, as police and firefighters race to a shopping mall, or a government building, or a train or ...

(15 pages) 147 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

This is a discription how moving can be hard for a family, but in turn, can become the correct decision.

and a large grassy plain on Crystal Lake in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. In Wauwatosa, we fall asleep to sirens and traffic noises, but zero nature resonance like our new house. The house is a burnt brown ...

(6 pages) 35 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Dante Rosetti's 'The Orchard-Pit' and allusions to the Fall of Man

luded to throughout the poem. Intermixed with these biblical allusions is the reference to Ulysses' Sirens from classic mythology. This creates a sort of juxtaposition of these two feminine roles, the ... r that she is singing as the poet writes, "there forever sings" now drawing a clear allusion to the Sirens of Roman mythology. Ulysses instructs his men to fill their ears with bee's wax and has himse ...

(4 pages) 24 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Fahrenhiet 451

Not unlike the firemen in our world today, they dress alike, drive big trucks, and wail their loud sirens. There is one fundamental difference, however-these firemen start fires; they burn the evil b ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Odysseus as Everyman in Homer's Odyssey

age. Another example of his weaknesses is his insatiable curiosity. When his boat is passing by the Sirens, he insists on hearing their seductive singing, lying to get his crew to tie him to the boat. ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Run

y own music playing in my head. It was a get-away song with its crescendo accented by the scream of sirens behind me. I don't even know how I managed to get so far away from the city I thought was imp ...

(2 pages) 73 3 4.1 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The American Way

mirroris blue and redso I stuff the bagunderneath my jeansand over the sound of my sterioI hear the sirens ringsweat pours from my faceas I push the pedal downI'm not going to stopnot in this townby t ...

(1 pages) 29 0 2.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories