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The Legendary Queen - The Legendary Queen Brian May and Roger Taylor, in 1970, set the wheels in motion for Queen when they decided to form a band during their college years. Queen started out as a band called Smile who signed with Mercury Records, and included: Tim Staffell, Brian May, and Roger Taylor. Once Tim Staffell left, the group added Freddie Mercury (lead singer) and bassist John Deacon. Freddie Mercury, Farrokh Bulsara, was a fan of Smile and was added on as the lead vocalist. John Deacon began as a young guitarist who was a member of the group called The Opposition....   [tags: Brain May, Roger Taylor, Rock, Band]
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The Legendary Woman Dorothy Crowfoot - During the 1900’s women were seen as the ideal ‘wives’, they were seen as the people who don’t need an education, who don’t need to know anything, all they needed to do was cook, clean and have babies, but during that civilisation, an extraordinary woman who had taken her place in the world, a woman who discovered the structure of cholesterol, Penicillin, vitamin B12, and insulin, a woman who had made impartiality across the nations of the world, and had made woman just as able and just as knowledgeable as men, a woman identified as Dorothy Hodgkin’s....   [tags: Biographical, feminism, biography, medical] 1304 words
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Simon and Garfunkels Legendary Architect - Simon and Garfunkel’s Legendary Architect You hop out of the car as the driver opens the door for you. You look up and see the stunning Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. It’s your first time traveling abroad since you made your fortune, and you’re very excited. On the outside there are stone collages featuring Mayan architecture with green volcanic rock, terra cotta grillwork, and yellow brick. (An Imperial History)You gasp as you notice the intricate patterns the materials have been placed in....   [tags: Architecture]
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Plutarch's Life and Legendary Writings - ... Frank William Walbank, a scholar of ancient history, tells readers many things about Plutarch and the life he lived. Plutarch was a “biographer and author whose works strongly influenced the evolution of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe”(Walbank). One of his most recognizable and known books is Parallel Lives, which is where “Plutarch’s popularity rests primarily…designed to encourage mutual respect between Greeks and Romans”(Walbank). Parallel Lives was “written as a moral influences upon the reader, illustrates diverse virtues through the medium of pairing a famous Greek personality with a correspondingly famous Roman personality”(Smith)....   [tags: ethics, skills, education]
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The Legendary Evel Knievel - "He's a motorcycle daredevil driver. All his life he's been doing death defying feats. Death has nearly defied him several times. His longest jump was fifty yards, a fifty-yard jump over the fountains of Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. This jump did not go well. You may have read about it. Or seen some still photos of it. He has some film with him of what happened. He seems to spend his life, or what he has left of it, it sometimes seems to be, seeing what he can do to shorten it. Incredible things he does......   [tags: motorcycle, stunts, daredevil] 1928 words
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Aircrafts: The Legendary Warbirds - ... This platform had a significant advantage over its nemesis’s. This plane had one crucial flaw that allowed Britain to not be overcome in the Second World War; it was a small fuel tank on the 109, restricted traveling far distances. It is amazing that the first of the all metal, stressed skin monocoque, one seat, monoplane, piston engine fighter with an enclosed cockpit and retractable landing gear remained so competitive with the final evolution of the type. Willy Messerschmitt's and Walter Rethel signature fighter was, indeed an outstanding achievement....   [tags: planes, flaw, war] 604 words
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The Legendary Colt .45 - The Colt .45 M1911 is often considered the most successful handgun ever created. Although John Moses Browning designed the innovative gun for the U.S. military in 1911, it has been used and beloved by many to the present day. The world-renowned handgun has generated an abundance of imitators due to its simplicity and adeptness, however Browning had the intellect to create the very first model. Since its adoption by the U.S. Army in 1911, conveniently before the outset of World War I, the M1911 has become an “an iconic part of military and American history.” (“Multi-million Dollar Order for Colt .45 M1911”) In addition to being featured heavily in World War I, World War...   [tags: Colt .45 Essays]
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Deion Sanders: Legendary Cornerback - Deion Sanders On August 9, 1967 in Lee Memorial Hospital a legendary cornerback was born (Thornley 14). His name was Deion Sanders, he was a one of a kind. Deion Sanders was a shutdown corner, if you don't know what that means when a cornerback is so spectacular at guarding his guy that the quarterback doesn't even think to try and throw to his side (Attner). Whats even more amazing is that Deion Sanders played two professional sports at a time. Not only did he play in the Nfl, he also played in the Mlb....   [tags: American football stars]
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Nelson Mandela Is the Definition of a Legendary Leader - ... Finally, he founded an organization called “The Elders,” which represents “independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights” (The Elders, n.d.). Summary of Accomplishments During Mandela’s younger years, he became the “leading spokesperson and a unifying symbol of resistance” (Lieberfeld, 2004) in South Africa. He spent his life working as an ANC activist, becoming the second ranking leader and the chief organizer of the Defiance Campaign, leading South Africans against apartheid....   [tags: influential world figures that changed history] 2582 words
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The legendary Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald - An Analytical perspective of the great works of F. Scott Fitzgerald The legendary Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald reflects onto his readers and exceptional childhood and educational background emmating from his life experiences. It is believed The Great Gatsby reflects his point of view of his fortunate life as an author. F. Scott Fitzgerald is an author of many short stories and novels in Americas history primarily however his works explimfied the era of the nineteen twenties. Fitzgerald was born on September 28th 1896 into an upper middle class family living in Saint Paul Minnesota....   [tags: great gatsby, great works] 1168 words
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The Legendary Camelot - The Legendary Camelot This king lay at Camelot one Christmastide With many mighty lords, manly liegemen, Members rightly reckoned of the Round Table, In splendid celebration, seemly and carefree (Stone 22). This is the only time that Camelot, home of the Arthurian legends, is mentioned in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The fourteenth-century poem seemingly gives no clue as to the location of the castle of King Arthur (Alcock 15)....   [tags: Camelot] 1233 words
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Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison - Alcatraz: The Legendary Prison We stepped off the large tour boat with a look of fright in both our eyes. Some joy was there, but knowing what went on in this place made us feel the way we did. To me, Alcatraz didn't really look like a shut down prison at that moment. It looked more like an old worn down cemetery. The paint on most of the buildings was chipped off all the way down to the wood. Most of the buildings had collapsed down to some cement foundations and old rusted poles hanging every other way....   [tags: Descriptive Essay About A Place] 1020 words
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Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag - Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag The American flag has long been a symbol of our country, but there have been certain doubts about its origin. No one really knows who sewed the American flag. The legend of Betsy Ross has been told many times, but some people look upon it as a myth, saying Betsy Ross never even existed. Betsy Ross was indeed a real person who lived in the 1700's, but no one can prove she actually sewed the American Flag. Betsy Ross did not have an extremely interesting childhood....   [tags: American America History]
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The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson - The Legendary Musician, Ray Charles Robinson Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany Georgia. His father was Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, and his mother was 'Retha. His father never married his mother. His legal wife was Mary Jane, who also helped to raise Charles. By the time he was three, young Charles was learning to play the piano. When he was five his brother, who was three at the time, drowned. A few months later Charles got the disease that would make him go blind by the time he was seven....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 540 words
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Translations from Hanshan, a Legendary Figure from the Chinese Tang Period - Hanshan, a legendary figure from the Chinese Tang period, is attributed with a collection of poems which are among the fines expression of Zen Buddhism, often remarking on life's short and transient nature, and the necessity of meditation as means to enlightenment. Today, there are many variations of translations of the collection of poems, some of which may be similar or different to Hanshan’s view of enlightenment. Not only does the variety of translations give different meaning to the poetry, but it also shapes different images of Hanshan, which in turn affects the reader’s experience of the poetry....   [tags: poetry, translation, zen]
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Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith: Two Legendary Classical Blues Artists - The blues emerged as a distinct African-American musical form in the early twentieth century. It typically employed a twelve-bar framework and three-lined stanzas; its roots are based in early African-American songs, such as field hollers and work songs, and generally have a melancholy mood. The blues can be divided into many sub-genres, including Classical, Country, and Urban. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the careers of two of Classical blues most influential and legendary singers: Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith....   [tags: music, musicians] 974 words
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The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang - Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music The Road to Woodstock is the novel written by Michael Lang. Michael Lang was known as the man behind the legendary festival. Lang paints a vivid picture of how Woodstock changed America forever. He takes you through the hard work, dedication, passion, and struggles of creating the country’s most powerful music and peace festival in history. Michael Lang grew up in New York in the early fifties. He came from a middle-class family, and had a passion for music....   [tags: musicians, legendary festival]
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The Rolling Stones: A Brief Biography - The Rolling Stones are one of the most well known hard rock bands. They have a distinctive history that separates them from other similar rock bands. Their unique sound formed the basis of rock and roll. The band had a huge influence on British music through things such as their fashion, fusion of obscure genres, and attitude. Over the course of the last fifty years, The Rolling Stones unique history, sound, and overall look still has an influence on modern British bands. The bad has an obscure early history....   [tags: legendary rock bands]
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The Odyssey by Homer - As society has progressed, composers have adapted and appropriated the archetypal quest so as to reflect the values of the time’s culture appropriately. This has been a necessary course of action, to ensure their writing conveys the quest and its respective elements in a manner that will be understood by the responder in the relevant time period. The texts ‘The Odyssey (Homer 8th Century BC), In the Shadow of No Towers (Art Spiegelman 2004) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde 1890) have appropriated the archetypal quest in their respective time periods to reflect the values of their context....   [tags: greek, legendary events] 1327 words
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The Use of Hesse Siddhartha to Reflect the Legendary Atmosphere of Buddha - The Use of Hesse Siddhartha to Reflect the Legendary Atmosphere of Buddha "Siddhartha" is one of the names of the historical Gautama, and the life of Hesse's character resembles that of his historical counterpart to some extent. Siddhartha is by no means a fictional life of Buddha, but it does contain numerous references to Buddha’s philosophies and his teachings. Although Hesse’s Siddhartha is not intended to portray the life of Gautama the Buddha but he used the name and many other attributed to reflect the legendary atmosphere and the pattern of his heroes transformation....   [tags: Siddhartha Gautama Buddhism Essays]
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Omar Bradley Biography - This legendary General was born on February 12, 1893 in Clark, Missouri (“Omar Bradley Biography”). The population of Clark, Missouri today is around 300 people, and one might not think that a small-town boy like Bradley would eventually have the opportunity to grow up and become an officer in the military. But, when Bradley was working as a boiler maker at the Wabash Railroad, he was asked by his Sunday school teacher at to take the entrance exam for the US Military Academy at West Point. Originally, Bradley had planned on saving money to enter the University of Missouri in Columbia to study law, but when the opportunity arrived, he took it immediately....   [tags: legendary general, clark missouri] 620 words
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The Functions and Structure of the Legendary Telegraph - The telegraph, which revolutionized communication, was the first step in making people to talk to one another easily. It had lead people to take a step in something we commonly use today, but with different methods. The process, in which it worked, electromagnetics, was still an experimental study during the time it was being developed. As Morse’s curiosity lead to one of the greatest steps in the world of communication, it helped people get closer to one another. Not only was it when it was used during its golden age, but it also brought the Morse code with it which is still useful in today’s world....   [tags: history of communication technology]
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The Death of the Legendary King Arthur - The legend of King Arthur has intrigued generations for over a thousand years. Over these years, this tapestry has been handed down through the hands of many gifted storytellers. Bits and pieces were taken out and replaced by new strands woven in to fabricate a slight variation of the original that’s suitable for the audience or perhaps the storyteller himself. These modifications are evident in the 1981 film of Excalibur and Thomas Malory’s “Le Morte d’Arthur” published in 1485. The film incorporates magical acts while religious allusions are portrayed in the text....   [tags: Literature Review] 538 words
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Leonard Bernstien: A Legendary Composer - Leonard Bernstein is seen as one of the greatest composers in America. Bernstein composed great music, conducted great music, and also preformed great music as a pianist. Bernstein is probably most known for his film score in the production West Side Story. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history.” Being born and educated in the United States, Bernstein was the first American to obtain worldwide acclaim. He is also cited in the Encyclopedia of World Biography, that “his special gift of bridging the gap between the concert hall and the world of Broadway made him one of the most glamorous musical figures of his...   [tags: Biography]
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William Shakespeare: A Legendary Author - William Shakespeare’s intellectual use of the English language is what brought him prosperity throughout his lifetime, and what brings us to tears and laughter in the modern world. The life of Shakespeare is of great importance to English literature because of his many contributions including poetry, stories, and plays. However, many people do not know that he also owned a business. “William Shakespeare was a professional actor, a businessman, and a playwright. Today, nearly four hundred years after his death his plays are still performed” (Greenhill and Wignall 4)....   [tags: William Shakespeare Biography]
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The Legendary Dolly Parton - Without a doubt there is one major performer that certainly stands out within our pop culture world. The name of this very famous American icon is, Dolly Parton. Dolly has surpassed any rags to riches story that ever lived. She has touched the lives of so many individuals over many decades through her many talents. Dolly started her career at a very young age and continued fulfilling her life endeavors through country music, pop music, and even acting. This American icon didn’t stop with just her talents, she also gave back to our society through charity, fundraising, and establishing her own theme park....   [tags: iconic country music singers]
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Legendary Animator - The 1920s was a time of happiness, fun, hope, and excitement. This was a time where people thought absolutely anything could happen. New inventions like the automobile and the radio were just coming out. And everyone was dancing merrily to the new form of music, called jazz. However, that was not the only form of entertainment during the Roaring Twenties, there was also, animation. Walt Disney was just one of the many legends that contributed too many people’s happiness through his entertainment....   [tags: Biography]
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Legendary Histories of England and Geoffrey of Monmouth - Literature is the most conclusive way to gauge the past: peoples are laid low, the grandest of monuments will crumble but literature preserves the unblemished mindset of a people long since gone. But even then literature can be lost: their houses are burned or pillaged, their pages decay and language changes. It is often a sad fate that we are left with only a few remaining pieces of a past era, the only works preserved through the ages, those translated and passed down. It is our duty then to decipher these to make out the minds of our ancestors....   [tags: History through Literature]
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The Legendary American Kiss in Time Square - An icon is an image that refers to something outside of its individual elements, something or someone that has great symbolic meaning for society. Icons are often perceived to represent universal concepts, emotions, and meanings. Iconic images are recognizable yet, known not for their origin, time of production or for the people who created them, but for their great symbolic and historical meaning. Iconic images have an important role in American history that has shaped our identity through controversy, cultural awareness and historical events....   [tags: photograph, symbolic meaning, mystery]
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The Legendary Journey of the Beatles - The Beatles. One of the most incredible musical talents in history, they also have one of the most intriguing backgrounds. From John Lennon’s early groups in the late fifties to his assassination in 1980, the Beatles had very full and eventful lives (Haber). Some may believe that the “Beatles Revolution” did not begin until the band arrived in the U.S. on February 7, 1964, but the beginnings of their legacy can be traced much further back (Haber). John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, the “Fab Four” as they were called were each born in the early forties in Liverpool, England....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 897 words
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Anne Bradstreet: The Wife, the Woman And the Legendary Poet - Anne Bradstreet is considered by many experts to be the first English-speaking/writing American poet. Although arguments can be made that Phyllis Wheatley is indebted that title, the complexity, breadth, depth and ingenuity found in Bradstreet’s poetry is of such magnitude that she ranks among the top five poets, male or female, in American history. However, as with most issues, there is contention on both sides. “The question of Anne Bradstreet’s value as a poet has often receded behind the more certain fact of her value as a pioneer....   [tags: first American poet, American history, poetry]
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Blackbeard's Life, The Golden Age of Piracy, and Its Effect on Piracy Today - ... While at New Providence, Edward Teach established a relationship with Captain Benjamin Hornigold, one of the ferocious and cleverest pirates who wrought in the Island. Being skilled and experienced on matters of piracy Edward Teach was recognized by Captain Benjamin and he made him his protégé. They worked together in sea piracy, and their reputation as sea pirates became famous. Teach was an adventuress guy who constantly moved in and out of New Providence for new exploitation. He worked with Captain Benjamin till 1718, when Benjamin retired from piracy and decided to live an honest life....   [tags: legendary pirates, sea rovers]
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U2: More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll - There is a saying that goes something along the lines of: It’s never easy to stay on top. After reading extensively into the rock band known as U2, I can without a doubt say that they are the exception to that rule. This band’s rise to fame and fandom has had very few bumps along the way and I’m excited to tell you more about the members, their roots, why their music is impacting the world, and what they’re doing with their fame and fortune. Currently the band consists of four members, each one an original to the foundation of the band, but when the group was originally created there were three other participants....   [tags: legendary rock bands]
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Garth Brooks: A Brief Biography - Garth Brooks Garth Brooks once said “Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith”- Garth Brooks. (www.brainyquote.com). Garth Brooks had to have faith to do what he did. He became one of the greatest country singers ever. He did the impossible by becoming one of the greatest singers. Garth Brooks was one of the greatest country singers of his time. (www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/683566/GarthBrookste.com/quotes/authors/g/garth_brooks.html )l Garth Brooks was born on February 7, 1962....   [tags: legendary country singers]
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Overview of Greek Mythology - Greek mythology is a body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks concerning Titans, gods, and heroes. According to Alan Dundes, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind assumed their present form (Dundes 1). Though now it may be referred to as mythology, to the ancient Greeks it was an aspect of their religion. Like many other pre-Christian societies, the ancient Greeks deemed things that were important in their lives, such as fire, water, air, and lightning to be gods which govern the world....   [tags: Legendary Heroes, Religious Answers]
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A Brief Look at Ancient Egypt and Their Legindary Stele - ... Both sides are exquisitely carved out, each one uniquely decorated but both sides containing a central serekh used to identify and in this case even confirm the subject as royalty. This serekh contains the symbols n’r and mr, which as you may have noticed, phonetically spell Narmer. These symbols are surrounded by two bovine heads, which could either represent the Goddess Hathor or Bat. The front side features Narmer himself standing before a kneeling prisoner about to meet his untimely end....   [tags: world history] 632 words
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The Role of Enkidu - Epics are characterized by longevity of text, a poetic style, and an account of the accomplishments of a legendary hero. Herbert Mason’s interpretation of an extract of the Epic of Gilgamesh lacks a large amount of text and the legendary hero so common in later epics such as Odyssey and Beowulf. Because the later epics are considered to be based on the Epic of Gilgamesh it is important to consider why, in Mason’s translation, is there a lack of an impressive amount of text and of a legendary hero....   [tags: The Epic of Gilgamesh]
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King Arthur and His Importance in the Medieval Celtic World - Who was King Arthur, and what was his importance in the medieval Celtic world. While it is possible we may never know the complete answer to either of those questions, according to Thomas Green we can come pretty close to answering the second one. After reading Green’s “The Historicity and Historicisation of Arthur”, the Arthurian sources discussed in the article seem to conclude that a historical personage of Arthur is very unlikely. If pre-Galfridian material, such as the Historia Brittonum and the Annales Cambriae, are read in context as Green argues they should be, and are not methodologically exhausted by looking for evidence, then it is possible for the reader of these texts to truly g...   [tags: British History] 729 words
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Legend on the Bench: Ending Segregation in US School Public Education - It was a cool spring evening in Washington, D.C. The usual crop of reporters was stationed at the Supreme Court building, but they expected no news to come from the court that day. Their presumption proved to be sorely untrue, as the Court’s press secretary ushered the journalists into the courtroom to hear one of the most significant rulings in the history of the Supreme Court. After only five months in office, Chief Justice Earl Warren was able to give his court’s unanimous decision in the famous Brown v....   [tags: supreme court, earl warren]
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Fantasy Theme Analysis Of Commercial - Fantasy Theme Analysis of "It’s Not About the Shoes" The Jordan Brand attempts to communicate to its audience that to become legendary they need to understand that it is not about the shoes, but what it is you do in them. They do this by showing a number of star athletes performing when they were in college and high school to the narrator’s (Michael Jordan) words. This paper hypothesizes how it is the Jordan Brand attempts to bring their audience to the shared rhetorical vision of becoming legendary, through fantasy themes in their ad "It’s Not About the Shoes"....   [tags: Marketing Advertising] 1497 words
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Characters and Creatures of Inferno - Characters and Creatures of Inferno Throughout Dante's terrifying quest into the depths of Inferno he encounters many mythological characters and creatures. The legendary characters that Dante borrows from the Greek mythology are punished in his hell for deceiving others and succumbing to the excitement of passion, amongst them are Dido, Odysseus, Achilles, Paris and Helen, Tristan and Sinon. The mythical monsters oversee these damned souls. These imaginary creatures are of central importance to Dante’s journey and to the narrative, as they not only challenge his presence in Inferno, but also are guardians of Hell, judging and punishing the souls....   [tags: Classic Literature] 1468 words
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Mexican Folk Music: El Corrido - During the late 19th century and early 20th century, a form of Mexican folk music called the corrido gained popularity along the Mexico-Texan border (Saldívar). Growing from the Spanish romance tradition, the corrido is a border ballad “that arose chronicling the history of border conflicts and its effects on Mexican-Mexican culture” (Saldívar). A sort of “oral folk history,” the corrido was studied intensely by Américo Paredes, who then constructed his masterpiece, George Washington Gomez, around the “context and theme” of the corrido (Mendoza 146)....   [tags: Music, Oral Folk History] 1821 words
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Exploring The Anglo-Saxon Hero - What is a hero. Perhaps it should be rephrased: who is a hero. Of course, it now becomes easy to answer – we can say Odysseus, as he didn’t just assist in the victory at Troy, but fought the gods with his longing for his home; or Beowulf, who fought of the terrible monsters in Hrothgar’s kingdom as well as his own; or Byrhtnoth, who died while defending the land he loved. Clearly, it is easy to list off the heroes in these ancient poems. However, why is this so, why can we so easily identify heroes without consciously recognizing the clues that lead us to those conclusions....   [tags: Beowulf, Byrhtnoth]
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Rome's Final King - The story of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last of the seven legendary kings of Rome and son (or perhaps grandson) of the nobly depicted King Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, provides an excellent demonstration of how Livy intended his history to be a “splendid monument” (Livy Preface, p.4) from which one could find both examples to follow and ones to learn from. While most of the legendary kings are described in a largely positive light and seem to demonstrate the honor and tradition of the romans, and are therefore among the examples to be followed....   [tags: History, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus] 1633 words
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Batman: Arkham Origins - The video game “Batman: Arkham Origins” is a very bold and enticing tale into the Batman mythology. The game tells an epic tale in a lively vivid Gotham City and puts you in the cape and cowl of Batman himself using everything he possess at his disposal; both in his skills as a detective and his legendary arsenal of gadgets. It is Christmas Eve and Batman has a fifty million dollar bounty on his head set by the criminal Black Mask. Set in the second year of Bruce Wayne’s crime fighting career....   [tags: praised video games] 1012 words
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Manchester United Dramatic Win: Champions League and The English Premier League - ... It was incidental the final was played on Sir Matt Busby’s birthday, who was a legendary football manager of the club and a survivor of the Munich air disaster, which added even more emotion and purpose to the game. Sir Matt Busby and Munich will always be linked with the history of Manchester United. The FA Cup final proved to be the easiest trophy of the treble winning season, where Manchester United outplayed Newcastle United and won the game comfortably 2-0. The FA Cup is the oldest competitively contested cup competition in the world....   [tags: sports, trophies, ferguson] 744 words
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The Conquests and Legacy of Alexander the Great - Alexander III of Macedon, more commonly known as Alexander the Great, is one of the most legendary figures in our history and in the history of the world. His conquests and endeavors echoed far and wide, bringing about new eras and ideas to the world. Alexander earned his place in the world’s history and is worthy of the title ‘The Great’ because of his military prowess, his idealism and his legacy. During the course of his life and reign, Alexander had fought and won many battles and wars, defeating many kings and warlords throughout the ancient world....   [tags: Persian Empire] 872 words
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Ancient Sparta and the Peoples' Republic of China - Ancient Sparta and the Peoples' Republic of China. Separated by two millenia and just as many continents, these two civilizations could not represent a more stark contrast. Both have experienced their fair share of media recently, with Spartan culture appearing on the big screen and the Peoples' Republic of China grabbing the attention of media for their censorship and shady governmental practices. In this short book I'm writing, we will compare the important aspect of the political system in both societies, first in Ancient Sparta, then in the Peoples' Republic of China....   [tags: World History] 2125 words
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Mr. November for the NY Yankees: Derek Jeter - Derek Jeter is an MLB shortstop for the New York Yankees. Many struggle in that position; an already tough fielding position for a legendary sports team in a legendary city. Derek Sanderson Jeter, however, does not struggle. Jeter has more hits, games played, stolen bases, and at bats than anyone who has ever played for the New York Yankees. Jeter’s heroic image makes him liked by even rivals. Derek Jeter is the best shortstop of all-time because of his playoff experience, clutch attribute, and playmaking ability....   [tags: major league baseball short stop]
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