Essays Tagged: "supernatural forces"

Epic Works - comparison of The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, and Paradise Lost.

is not uncommon to have more than one main character. Epics embody several main features including: supernatural forces, sometimes the deity of the time, that shape the action; battles or other forms ... pulated by God and Satan but are not gods nor do they have god-like qualities. The influence of the supernatural is an outside force in the Divine Comedy and Paradise Lost. In the Odyssey, Odysseus po ...

(4 pages) 175 0 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Supernatural forces in Macbeth

supernatural forces in MacbethIn the play 'Macbeth,' there were many interesting sections whichcould ... ny interesting sections whichcould be concentrated on due to the suspense and the involvement of thesupernatural. The use of the supernatural in the witches, the visions, theghost, and the apparitions ... making the play interesting. Looking through each Act andScene of the play, it is noticed that the supernatural is definitely amajor factor on the play's style.The use of the supernatural occurs at t ...

(3 pages) 84 0 4.1 Sep/1995

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


rrent of evil which was unleashed in Scotland after after Duncan's death. Both Lady Macbeth and the supernatural powers must accept at last some of the responsibility for the evil deeds unleashed duri ... ed fearful and he must have realised the witches put into words what Macbeth had been thinking. The supernatural forces not only got Macbeth thinking about how he could become king but also laid the f ...

(1 pages) 22 0 4.5 Jan/1994

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

Joseph Campbell and Comparative Religions

you die?Religions tended to answer all these questions with stories of gods and goddessesand other supernatural forces that were beyond the understanding of humans. Magic, init's essence, were the po ... veryone looks for the invisible wires and hidden projectors. No one really believes themagician has supernatural powers, except for maybe a handful of children in the audiencewho still have faith in S ...

(6 pages) 225 2 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Hippocrates: The Father of Modern Medicine.

s out of mans reach. These diseases were therefore "prevented and treated by magic directed against supernatural forces" (Haggard 10). These beliefs gave rise to the shaman and medicine man; spiritual ... He is regarded as the founder of medicine and argued against the theory that illness was caused by supernatural forces, thereby freeing ancient medicine from superstition and shifting it towards scie ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


was not determined by one single cause. It was rather caused by a combination of three dark forces: supernatural, external and internal. The three witches represent supernatural forces and dark powers ... as deciding power in brining him to his downfall.The very beginning of the play indicates that dark supernatural forces will be involved. Three weird sisters are preparing a surprise for Macbeth, surp ...

(5 pages) 27 0 5.0 Aug/2003

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

Are Crop Circles A Hoax?

few decades, many skeptics have discussed whether or not these designs are the creation of humans, supernatural forces, or aliens. As England is one of the most popular locations for crop circle sigh ... es, hoaxers are trying to add more mystery to their creations by delving into religious beliefs and supernatural phenomena, turning this practice into a virtual underground form of expression, and sec ...

(4 pages) 92 1 3.9 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Alternative

Evolution vs. Religion.

tion, and the sudden appearance of a new species. This process occurred without the intervention of supernatural forces or deities. Nearly all-modern scientists who are not Evangelical Christians beli ... ex and learned more about the world around them. Soon events that were once looked at as magical or supernatural were explained and proven through logic, mathematical reasoning, and the evidence avail ...

(3 pages) 71 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Edgar Allan Poe "The Black Cat", "The Fall of the House of Usher"

mposition of the works of that period was quite predetermined by their tendency for the unusual and supernatural. The reader can found there a complicated plot, dynamic development of the events and u ... flict, which is solved with the help of the discovery of secrets, mysterious meetings, accidents or supernatural forces, is put into the basis. Besides, a lot of symbols and allusions are used in orde ...

(6 pages) 58 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Evidence for religion of the minoan.

statues, skeletons, frescoes and pillars and columns.Bronze Age societies held a common belief that supernatural forces controlled weather and fertility and that if gifts or offerings were presented, ... ale than female figures. Nevertheless, there are difficulties in regards to how the Minoans saw the supernatural world and who the gods and goddesses were.Votive offerings were presents given in honou ...

(5 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Comparative essay on the novels Castle of Otranto and The Wasp Factory

tranto, the main characters' fates are controlled by the sins of the past, which are represented by supernatural forces. Conversely, in Wasp Factory, when Frank finds out his true identity, he is free ... k finds out his true identity, he is freed from the sins of his family's past.In Castle of Otranto, supernatural forces become the embodiment of the past's control over the present. These forces demon ...

(7 pages) 30 0 1.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Creation or Evolution?

inction and the suddenappearance of a new species. This process occured without the intervention of supernatural forces ordieties. Nearly all modern scientists who are not Evangelical Christians belie ...

(3 pages) 89 4 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Macbeth - Supernatural Theme and its interrelation with plot of the play.

The presence of supernatural forces in William Shakespeare's, "Macbeth," provides for much of the play's dramatic te ... e's, "Macbeth," provides for much of the play's dramatic tension and the mounting suspense. Several supernatural apparitions throughout the play profoundly affect Macbeth and the evil forces eventuall ... f his deceased friend.Banquo's surfacing is only an example of an important theme in "Macbeth," the supernatural. Macbeth is a powerful but flawed character and the presence of these evil forces tempt ...

(3 pages) 39 1 5.0 Dec/2005

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

"The Tempest" (Imaginative Journies)

an abundance of time to imagine his vengeance on his brother, Antonio. Using his magical powers and supernatural forces, he creates a storm to capture his enemies, with the assistance of his spirit sl ...

(4 pages) 89 0 5.0 May/2006

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

Macbeth's Demise Due To Concerns Of The Supernatural

The play "Macbeth" explores the tragic demise of the protagonist Macbeth due to the concerns of the supernatural, guilt and his "vaulting ambition" The world of the play is one of war, death and heroe ... f Macbeth, a man who is lured into evil and endures the consequences due to his encounters with the supernatural.The use of the supernatural in the witches, visions, the ghost and the apparitions prov ...

(4 pages) 32 1 5.0 Sep/2006

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

Definition of tragedy according to Aristotle's "Poetics".

akespearian Tragedies, despite the importance of character, the motivation of action comes from the supernatural forces or even external circumstances. In modern Tragedies, the hero is often the victi ...

(3 pages) 73 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Macbeth vs. Henry V

Satan, Macbeth's thirst for power and ambition drives him to commit evil.Contrary to the theory of supernatural forces he is responsible for his own actions. The Three Witches and Lady Macbeth were o ...

(6 pages) 3422 0 0.0 Mar/2007

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


tire universe; (3) the action consists of deeds of great value that require superhuman courage; (4) supernatural forces, such as: gods, angels or demons; (5) a unique style of sustained elevation is u ...

(4 pages) 1155 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Victory Without Weapons: "Beowulf"

There were many enemies inside and outside the British domain. These enemies were both natural and supernatural forces. The great men of the British civilization, therefore, always had to be equipped ... t; thankfully Beowulf volunteered. He had to fight without the consideration that he was fighting a supernatural force. All that was required of him was to win the battle.Beowulf won the battle this d ...

(5 pages) 20 0 4.5 Aug/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Erotic Art and Pornography

ost every civilization, ancient and modern. Early cultures frequently connected the sexual act with supernatural forces and therefore their religion is interwoven with such depictions. In Asian countr ...

(9 pages) 65 1 5.0 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers