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A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin - A Feminist Look at The Descent of Odin    It is obvious that there are many differences between men and women.  Throughout history women have been taught to dress, act, and speak differently than men.  These differences are so common that they can sometimes be overlooked in everyday life and in reading.  By taking a closer look at poems and stories one can begin to see how frequently gender differences occur.  Thomas Gray’s “The Decent of Odin,” read from a Feminist point of view can reveal many examples of these differences through the use of dialogue....   [tags: Descent of Odin Essays] 708 words
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Interpreting The Descent of Odin - Interpreting The Descent of Odin There are several different ways to interpret a poem. Each word can either be a metaphor for something else or the words can mean exactly what they say. Either way there can really never be a completely wrong interpretation of a certain poem because everyone is going to see things in their own way. For example, an object or a phrase could have a double meaning. A conversation that seems somewhat insignificant could be very important to the meaning and the tone of the entire poem....   [tags: Descent of Odin Essays] 633 words
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Formalistic and Dialogic Analysis of The Descent of Odin - Formalistic and Dialogic Analysis of The Descent of Odin Poems are more that words on a piece of paper, it is a grand "play" with different "characters" strewn onto the pages. "The Descent of Odin" is a poem with a story with a rich vein of conversation embedded into it. By using the formalistic and dialogic method, I plan on showing you these jewels that I found while reading this poem. The first voice that is found in the poem is the voice of the Narrator. When using the Dialogical Method, the reader notices that the voice is obviously an older person....   [tags: Descent of Odin Essays] 762 words
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Magic in The Descent of Innana and Sappho - Magic in The Descent of Innana and Sappho In the ancient text The Descent of Innana and the lyric poetry of Sappho, language is viewed as magic. Not only are the words themselves acting as magic, as in an invocation, but other things manifest themselves as magic throughout the works. The most common throughout the works of Sappho is that of love. Sappho also shows us the magic of everyday life in many of her poems. Finally, the writing down of the works performs a magic all of its own; the magic of continuation....   [tags: Descent Innana Sappho Essays Greek] 1239 words
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Zeus And Odin - Zeus and Odin Zeus is the ruler of the Greek gods. He is the son of Cronos and Rhea, in fact the only son of these two to survive to adulthood. Zeus had been hidden by Rhea so that Cronos would not swallow him like he had all of his other offspring; he had been warned that one of his children would eventually overthrow him. Rhea sent Zeus to the island of Crete where he was raised. Zeus eventually killed his father. After he killed Cronos, he restored life to his brothers and sisters. He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades to see who would become ruler of the various parts of the universe....   [tags: essays research papers] 1443 words
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Descent, with Gentians - Death wasn't a stranger to D.H. Lawrence so perhaps it's fitting that the poem I've chosen to explicate, Bavarian Gentians (1932), was published posthumously after the author and poet succumbed to a lengthy battle with tuberculosis. Lawrence recognized the duality of existence itself and particularly in Bavarian Gentians, played with these conventions. He focussed on how summer begot winter, light begot dark, life begot death, even how Greek mythology begot the Roman's, confusing in the poem the Roman god Pluto with Hades and the Roman maiden Proserpina with her Greek equivalent Persephone....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 738 words
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Norse Mythology in The Lord of the Rings: Odin, Morrigan and Their Messengers - Stories often take inspiration from multiple styles of writings, including classical texts from modern literature. This is especially important when creating a fictional culture or race to create a sense of believability and help the readers visualize how the setting and characters will appear in their minds. Stories may sometimes place an influence on how other character are represented in the author's writing. One excellent example that takes use of ancient stories to create differentiating cultures is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R....   [tags: Mythology ]
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A Dark Descent into Evilness: Macbeth - A literary device is a method used by authors to convey their message through their writing. An example of a literary device is imagery. In literature, imagery enhances the visualization experience for the reader, as well as paints a picture in the reader’s mind full of places, colors, expressions, and textures. Imagery is used in numerous pieces to give visual aid to the reader, and serves the purpose to appeal to sensory experiences-real or unreal. By provoking certain emotions or feelings, the reader can relate to the characters and plot easier, resulting in a better understanding of the piece....   [tags: Shakespearan tragedies]
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Willy Loman's Descent Into Insanity - Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman follows protagonist Willy Loman in his search to better his and his family’s lives. Throughout Willy Loman’s career, his mind starts to wear down, causing predicaments between his wife, two sons and close friends. Willy’s descent into insanity is slowly but surely is taking its toll on him, his job and his family. They cannot understand why the man they have trusted for support all these years is suddenly losing his mind. Along with his slope into insanity, Willy’s actions become more aggressive and odd as the play goes on....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Lear's Descent Into Madness and Subsequent Redemption - Despite Lear’s descent into madness, he displays many signs of his own redemption in Act 1. Most of the evidence is contained in what Lear says and does, but there are subtle moments of revelation by other characters towards Lear’s mental state. Lear’s complex mind begins to unravel due to his age and the treatment he experiences from his daughters, but his character and the undeserved goodness he receives from other characters are what point him towards his own redemption. The underlying irony of the act is that the fool appears to be the most perceptive character, while the supposedly wise characters are acting like fools....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 1662 words
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The Descent of Alette: Confronting the Male Hegemony - The Descent of Alette by Alice Notley follows Alette's journey through the underground subway system, which ends up being a whole different world. Alette's mission to take down the oppressive tyrant that controls this underground world, symbolizes her desire to confront male hegemony. Through refrences to the thesis, form, and historical context it is undeniable that the author is taking the reader on a journey through Alette's struggle with patriarchy. At different points throughout the poem Notley repeats the thesis of the story....   [tags: poem, power, equality]
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The First Descent of the Grand Canyon -      John Wesley Powell was one of the foremost explorers in American history, and his first descent down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon is one of America’s greatest adventure stories. Although he is not as well known as other explorers, his travels and his contributions to American history are significant because they represent a spirit of discovery motivated not by self-glory or the acquisition of gold or land, but by a curiosity about and appreciation for both the natural world and the native peoples of the West....   [tags: American America History]
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Descent Into Madness: the Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the author of the The Yellow Wallpaper, describes the descent into madness of a young woman at the end of the 19th century. There are two main causes for this spiral through the looking glass. The first is sociocultural in nature, revolving around the woman's traditional role in society. The second reason is more personal to the protagonist as she is purposefully kept from functions and activities that were her sole enrichments in the name of health and love. During the 19th century middle to upper class women were faced with dichotomous roles....   [tags: Gender Studies] 533 words
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Vestigial Organs: Common Descent by Charles Darwing - “Vestigial Organ” is a term used to describe organs or functions that due to the course of evolution no longer have a use. The idea of useless organs had been around long before Charles Darwin, but his idea for why they were there was the one that stuck. In his book “The Descent of Man” Darwin named a few organs that were considered absolutely useless or had very little service such as wisdom teeth, the appendix, the spleen, and the hind leg bones in whales. While functions of some of these parts such as the appendix and spleen have been discovered, Evolutionists still believe that vestigial are great evidence for the evolution....   [tags: no use, evolution, organism]
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Mankind´s Descent in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - When freed from the moral manacles of society, humans must embrace moderate, disciplined lifestyles in order to avoid a fatal plunge into barbarism. In William Golding's Lord of the Flies, marooned schoolboys exchange the confines of civility for an unrestrained, iniquitous lifestyle. Joseph Conrad depicts a steamboat captain's voyage down the Congo River and realization of mankind's intrinsic evils in Heart of Darkness. Both Golding and Conrad construct microcosms to chronicle the dangers induced by both engaging in a decadent existence and denying mankind's capacity for evil....   [tags: schoolboys, island] 1815 words
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Ophelia's Descent to Madness in Shakespeare’s Hamlet - ... In the beginning of the play, Ophelia was like any other obedient young woman during the time. In Understanding Hamlet, Richard Corum shows that Ophelia is obedient. He writes, "Though Hamlet has been courting her, Ophelia willingly obeys her father when he tells her to discourage the prince's advances" (Corum 26). Ophelia obeys her father's demands because it was expected during that time of women to comply with men's wishes. In Hamlet, Ophelia disregards her own feelings towards Hamlet. Ophelia does as she is told: POL....   [tags: identity, feelings, authority]
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Lenz, by Georg Buchner - In Buchner’s ‘Lenz’, the protagonist is portrayed as a fallen man, disjointed from society and mentally unstable. Buchner’s portrays Lenz’s fall into madness can be seen strongly in his narrative style but also the use of realisation and nature. From this one can evaluate whether the narrative is the most effective technique in illustrating Lenz’s descent into madness By examining Buchner’s narrative style, one can see that it is dissimilar to other German Romantics. Where Von Kleist seems journalistic in ‘The Marchioness of O..’ the narrative in ‘Lenz’ appears as if it has been disrupted by the protagonist....   [tags: Descent into Madness] 1158 words
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macbeths descent into evil - Macbeth’s Decent Into Evil The character Macbeth in the story of Shakespeare’s Macbeth faces decisions that affect his morals. He begins as an innocent soul, dedicated to serve his kingdom and its king, Duncan. As time passes and opportunities present themselves combined with the deception of the evil witches, Macbeth begins his descent into madness. Macbeth’s innocence and loyalty are completely corrupted due to his over confidence, guilty conscience, and the inevitability of human nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 847 words
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Macbeth Descent into Madness in Shakespeare's Macbeth - Macbeth’s Descent Into Madness In Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, the character Macbeth descends into madness. Macbeth’s descent into madness first started with the witch’s prediction. If he had never met the witches none of this trouble would have occurred. Macbeth is seen as a “valiant cousin, worthy gentleman” (I, ii, 24). He is a brave warrior who is well respected in his community, until the witches prophesied to him that he would one day be king (I, iii, 50). Macbeth interprets that he must act to fulfill the prophecy....   [tags: essays research papers] 844 words
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I Am an American NOT of Caucasian Descent - I Am an American NOT of Caucasian Descent What does it mean to be American. What does the word “American” mean. If I say I am American, does that mean I am obligated to fight for America in a war. Does that mean I would not do anything against this country. How permanent is my status of being an American. When asked, I always say I am American, based on the fact that I was born here and that is what my birth certificate is supposed to prove. But then why don’t I also say that I am also Mexican and Indian, as my upbringings and family have been more of these cultures than of American culture....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1289 words
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Everyday Use by Alice Walker has a Great Moral - Alice Walker’s story “Everyday Use” tells a great moral. It is narrated by Mama, and she has two daughters. Dee, the beautiful and educated daughter is visiting home. Mama says: “Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes,” she is the shy and jealous daughter (Walker 166). Their house burned down ten or twelve years ago. Dee watched the house she hated engulf in flames, as Mama carried out a badly burned Maggie. Dee dislikes that she was raised in a poor family, and she went off to school to gain an education....   [tags: african descent, heritage, oppressive]
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Use of Symbols to Portray the Descent from Civilization to Savagery in Golding's Lord of the Flies - D.H. Lawrence once said, “This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.” Sir William Golding tells about the evil and sadistic things that can be expressed throughout humanity in his novel, Lord of the Flies. Lord of the flies is a translation of a Hebrew name for Satan, Beelzebub. In the novel, William Golding portrays the boys’ descent from civilization to savagery through the following symbols: the conch shell, Piggy’s glasses, and the Lord of the Flies....   [tags: lord of the flies] 666 words
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Racial Profiling People of Middle Eastern Descent - The issue of discrimination has been one that has been with our country for years. It became an issue again with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. It is known that people of Arab decent were behind the attack. Because of that, a huge issue of racial profiling has come up as people look at all people of that decent as evil terrorists. Most of these people have been living in the United States all their lives, and have done nothing to warrant the accusations. The question then becomes, should we let these people go on living innocent until proven guilty, or should we make an exception in this case....   [tags: Racial Profiling Essays]
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Descent to the Underworld in the Aeneid by Virgil and the Odyssey by Homer - Descent to the Underworld in the Aeneid and the Odyssey I chose to compare the Odyssey written by the Greek poet Homer and the Aeneid by the Roman poet Virgil. I will focus my interest on Book 11 of the Odyssey and Book 6 of the Aeneid, since that is when both of the main characters make an educational visit to the underworld. The description of the underworld created by Homer's wild imagination, inspired Virgil eight centuries later. Virgil's masterpiece was planned as an imitation of Homer's poems, so one automatically starts comparing the creations of the two authors....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]
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The Descent of Dick Diver in Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night Essays - The Descent of Dick Diver in Tender is the Night   Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicles Dick Diver's long descent (or "dying fall," [Letters 310]) to ruin at the hands of women. Diver, the novel's protagonist and antagonist, seeks to overthrow feminine power. Dick needs to control the women in his life. To him, women want to be dependent; they are weak, lost souls who need the guidance only a man can give. In turn, women are parasites who feed on him and ultimately destroy his genius....   [tags: Tender is the Night Essays]
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Justice for All Except Persons of Japanese Descent - Justice for All Except Persons of Japanese Descent America… Land of the free and home of the brave. Land of the free… Land of the free… Funny that the land of the free would steal away the lives of 119,000 individuals simply because they looked different. Nothing like good old irony to bring a country together. During the late 1800's, there was a large rise in the immigration of Japanese to the U.S, much to the dismay of many American citizens. The Japanese have long been discriminated against in the U.S....   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory - Dr. Bandura’s has been utilized in numerous studies, in diverse countries, on various age groups, and on different genders. His theory has been cited in several articles, which implies that the social cognitive theory generates empirical research, and it is also widely generalizable. I believe that Bandura’s social cognitive theory is indeed advantageous for myself along with other individuals as well. This approach can be applied to life’s practical problems. For instance, Bandura argues that a person cannot learn how to swim if they drowned first....   [tags: application on clients of African American descent] 996 words
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Falling into mud, a descent into madness - Having never experienced a show highlighting contemporary and modern dance I was not quite certain what to expect when I first took my seat at the Kshoy!/Decay. performance. What I was not anticipating was a spectacle that moved so quickly and fluidly rendering me unable to process the scenes moment-by-moment as they unfolded before me. It was a beautiful and moving experience that has afforded me many moments of self-reflection to decode and interpret what I was presented with. There was one specific moment from the program that constantly replays over and over in my head....   [tags: Play Analysis Theater]
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Darwin's General Summary and Conclusions of the Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex - Darwin's General Summary and Conclusions of the Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex In the "General Summary and Conclusions" of The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex, Charles Darwin argues that man is not the work of a separate act of creation. Rather, he believes that humans evolved from a lower being to what we are today. Darwin looks at the "whole organic world" [i] when finding evidence to support his argument, using the evolution of plants and animals to illustrate his points....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]
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Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual - Blood Power: Mimetic Rivalry and Patrilineal Descent of Sacrificial Ritual PERFORMANCE NOTES This piece includes three movements. Each movement depicts a mythic or ritual relationship between women’s blood and sacrifice. I have adapted each of these myths/rituals in some of my own words to create a narrative. In the first story, the sacrifice is not explicit, but has become a part of the ritual that reenacts the myth. The bloodletting that comprises the ritual reenactment does not result in death, but functions as a rite of passage for young boys and functions as a cathartic experience for communities of men, much as a ritual sacrifice is said to bond a community....   [tags: Myth] 3505 words
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Mark Twain's Belief that the Real Descent of Human Morality - ... Right away, the great snake devoured its first calf. When it was finished, that was it. No interest in the remaining six calves was shown. He repeated this experiment multiple times with the same end result. Man is cruel. Seventy two buffalo were not essential to the survival of the hunters and they were aware of that; however they killed them simply because they could. Man often takes more than necessary versus what they need whether survival is dependent on it or not. Greed will always triumph....   [tags: experiment, conscious, hierarchy]
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Shakespeare's King Lear’s Descent into Madness: A Psychoanalytical Approach - Many of Shakespeare’s tragedies involve fallen heroes who inevitably have to go through journeys to resolve their issues or complete an ill begotten fate. Shakespeare’s play King Lear is no different. The play highlights the life of a king, his journey into madness, and the events that take place around him that leads up to his death. Several approaches have been taken to analyze and deconstruct the carefully embedded details unfolding King Lear’s demise. Similarly, the focus of this research paper is to take a psychoanalytical approach to analyze King Lear’s decline into madness driven by his daughter’s rejection to be his caretakers....   [tags: Essays on King Lear 2014]
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Is Education The Key For a Decent Living? - The days of listening to people speak, and other slow methods of learning are all gone and the best you can do is what life is focus on. One needs a college education in order to work a decent job, that’s true. Receiving a college degree to ensure that you will be able to make a good living and be able to provide for yourself as well as your family is what goes with your degree. The idea of a college degree is required to earn a living is simply wrong....   [tags: comparison, compare, contrast]
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Macbeth’s Slow Decent into Evil - Macbeth’s Slow Decent into Evil William Shakespeare introduces the Character Macbeth with positive qualities such as being a dedicated solider in King Duncan’s army. Macbeth shows his first great quality when he is on the battlefield by killing Macdonald. “Till he unseamed him from the nave to the chaps and fixed his head upon our battlements.” (1.2.22) In Macbeth, Macbeth begins his evil decent after he meets the three witches who prophesize that he will be titled Thane of Cawdor. “All hail, Macbeth, hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!” (1.3.49) Rose confirms the prophecy of the witches foretelling Macbeth becoming future king by announcing him “Thane of Cawdor”....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature] 772 words
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