Essays Tagged: "Sword"

Beowolf - a literary super hero

ng him and defeating him. Beowulf kills Grendel in an unusual way. Rather than attacking him with a sword like every other Geat, he grabs onto Grendel's arm and squeezes until the torture is unbearabl ... monster's Arm, claw and shoulder and all."(line 485-488) Had Beowulf attacked Grendel with a sword, the events would not have turned out the same. Many men before Beowulf had attacked Grendel w ...

(2 pages) 87 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A good story with a setting in the middle ages. Teachers really like things that are written from the middle ages. Very educational and entertaining.

No End"Ughhhh!" Riff's sword sliced through the torso of one of the many followers."I told you not to interfere with my pla ... ope. I want my warm bed back.""Hahaha! Why do you act so weak Jake? I've seen your skills with that sword of yours. You can become one of me!""What do you mean, Riff? Do you know where it is? Do you b ... ike everything was nothing. Then silence. I couldn't see him anywhere. He had disappeared.I took my sword out and hacked at a tree in anger and fear. What would happen next?"Do not fear Jake, but be a ...

(28 pages) 254 2 4.5 Apr/2002

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

Theseus and his Adventures in the Labyrynth. How Theseus killed the minautor

eseus was born Aegeus said to Aethra .' If we are to have a son , when he is grown have him take my sword and sandals from under this boulder to me ,' then he was off to Athens. Theseus was born in a ... n a normal way.When Theseus was old enough Aethra took Theseus to the boulder where the sandals and sword were and told him what Aegeus had said. Theseus lifted the giant boulder with ease and immedia ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Theseus, the greatest Athenian hero

Troezen of Argolis andreturned to Athens before he was born. But before he left king Aegeus put his sword and hispair of sandals under a large rock and said to Aethra that when Theseus was old enough ... said to Aethra that when Theseus was old enough to liftthe heavy rock that Theseus should take the sword and sandals and come to see him inAthens.At the age of 16 after being brought up in Troezen, T ...

(3 pages) 71 1 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Beowulf, explaining why the story Beuwulf is a traditional early english epic

n consists of deeds of great valor. Beowulf told a story of when he killed nine sea-beasts with his sword. He also said,' I returned from a fight when I destroyed five a family of giants ,' which prov ... that Beowulf had. When Beowulf talked about going to fight Grendel , he denied himself the use of a sword because he wanted a fair hand-to-hand fight with Grendel. When one of Hroathgars' coast guards ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Additional Scene to Shakespeare's Macbeth. I wrote Act VI, Scene 1, after Shakespeare concludes the play in Act 5.

plain near Malcom's Castle in Scotland. Donalbain meets the witches.[Enter alone on horseback with sword and supplies]Donalbain: Malcolm dines tonight as the rightful king,But rightful king that fran ... endly companyElse I'll be so inclined as t' yield their breath.20[ties up his horse and fetches his sword and shield.]I must not startle these shadows as I know not of their nature.Chanting of some fo ...

(5 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/2002

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

A poem that flows nicely and is about Charlemagne. Charlemagne was the first Holy Roman Emperor. This poem details his life, trumphs, defeats, and much more.

mming, riding, and catching trout,Now for his dress,A dignified and polished chap,Never ever a mess,Sword girt, he wore, complete with golden strap,Standing a mile tall,He was a peaceful fellow,Using ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Cultural leftovers from our past civilizations. Alexander the Great. Greece's influence on today's architecture and education.

tting on a horse from the left side. He found out that if you try to get on it from the right, your sword would be in the way. This idea is very practical, today we don't carry swords but we do still ... instead of the middle or right side. Alexander chose this technique because his army carried their swords on their right side. If you were coming up on your enemy's army than you'd want to have easy ...

(6 pages) 105 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Marks and Spencers.

Management & Strategy ReportAssignment 2Case Study on Marks and Spencer'sword Count 2732Executive Summary1. Key changes in market4Clothing4Food4Financial Services5Home-ware ...

(11 pages) 884 3 3.6 May/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Sir Gawain: What makes a true Hero?

of this was during the renaissance period. Society started to realize that the ability to utilize a sword does not make them a good or happy person. It is admirable for a person to be strong and brave ...

(4 pages) 55 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was Hamlet Mad or Mad?

n him hysterically about the ghost, but Hamlet refuses to talk. Instead he makes them "swear by his sword" not to mention anything about the ghost. He then tells them that he may start acting strange ...

(2 pages) 58 1 3.3 Oct/2003

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

Antigone - the role of Death and Love in Antigone

Haimon discovers his love, Antigone, dead he becomes so overwrought with grief that he plunges his sword into his own side. When the news of Haimon's death reaches his mother, Eurydice, she breaks do ... for Antigone had hanged herself. Haimon becomes so emotional and distraught that he unsheathes his sword and thrusts it into his gut.Later on, a messenger appears with the information on Antigone and ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The three major themes in the movie Excalibur are Magic,Power, and Fate

ength of Arthur and his men ; and furthermore with out fate Arthur would have never have pulled the sword from the stone. With out these three things to be the center themes, there would be no story o ... n identity in order to have sex with Tintagil's wife , and thus Arthur was born. Excalibur, Uther's sword, was created solely by some sort of magical forces. Merlin uses his magic through out the enti ...

(2 pages) 38 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Beowul Part Two" He saves a neighboring people from a monster, Grendel, eventually becomes the king of his own people, and dies defending them from a dragon.

Hrothgar's feet--everyone considered himbrave in spirit thoughhe had not been kind tohis kin at the sword's play.Spoke then the queen of the Danes:"Receive this cup,my dear lord,giver of treasure.Be i ... sby just so much asis the strength of a woman,the war-horror of a woman,is less than the horror ofa sword forged with hammerand stained in bloodshearing the strong edgesof the boar on a helmet.Hard ed ...

(20 pages) 85 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

A comparison of "Dangerous Liaisons" by Choderlos de Laclos, to its modern movie version, "Cruel Intentions" starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

tructure, until it gets toward the endings. In Dangerous Liaisons, the Vicomte de Valmont dies in a sword battle between him and Danceny. Right before he dies, though, he gives Danceny all of his lett ... der to save her life. Obviously, this is a much more modern way of dying in a movie than dying in a sword fight. Also, it shows the Valmont character as being more heroic, which in Dangerous Liaisons, ...

(5 pages) 40 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Russian History: Ivan the Terrible: Was he simply a tyrant gone mad or was there method in his madness.

in the West. So thequestion arises, was Ivan truly the terrible murdered rulinghis people with the sword and an iron fist, or was theremore to his rule than violence?Ivan was born August 25th, 1530 t ...

(6 pages) 59 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare pleased and can please all audiences, including today's.

n, I will be cruel with the maids, I will cut off their heads," (lines 17-18). Tybalt takes out his sword and threatens Benvolio. The style of the scene would interest the poorer spectators. The scene ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The Tragedy of Hamlet

sually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a poison tipped sword. But that is not all that ...

(4 pages) 49 2 2.7 Feb/2004

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

Brief summary interwoven with commentary on Act II of Macbeth

seems to be full of doubt and fear. His doubt and fear is obvious when he immediately asks for his sword hearing someone approaching. But it turns out to be Macbeth. It is also ironical because Macbe ...

(7 pages) 56 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Beauowulf's Heorism

r people. For instance "Beowulf fights Grendal he is the only one who can pierce the beast with his sword." No other ordinary man was able to do that, but that is how a hero is formed.In this epic Beo ... death none of his men would step up to help him. I don't think I would either considering Beowulf's sword was the only one who could penetrate his skin or kill him. If you're brave though you would st ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature