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The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses - The Cybernetic Plot of Ulysses A paper delivered at the CALIFORNIA JOYCE conference (6/30/93) To quote the opening of Norbert Wiener's address on Cybernetics to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in March of 1950, The word cybernetics has been taken from the Greek word kubernitiz (ky-ber-NEE-tis) meaning steersman. It has been invented because there is not in the literature any adequate term describing the general study of communication and the related study of control in both machines and in living beings....   [tags: Ulysses] 2941 words
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Humble Life of Ulysses: Homer's Poem - One of the greatest honors that a writer can behold is creating such an amazing piece of literature that resounds year after year. It is inherently known that Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey are some of these amazing texts. Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote about The Odyssey in his famous poem Ulysses. Ulysses is Latin for Odysseus, the main character in Homer’s epic poem. In that poem, a man who has fought in the battle of Troy is on his way home, but it isn’t an easy travel. He is faced with many obstacles, and his home is being destroyed....   [tags: homer, ulysses, the odyssey, trojan war]
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Comments on Joyce's Ulysses - Ulysses is a grand work of superscription, the creation of a palimpsest spanning millennia of western thought, from the centuries of oral tradition. Australians confronting their insidious, invisible birthrights: cultural cringe, the "tyranny of distance" exacerbated by the "anxiety of influence"--in sum, a mythos where art, like life, is "elsewhere"-- may take tonic from Joyce's despair with his own country, the "afterthought of Europe", despite its brilliant literary stars: Swift, Wilde, Yeats, Synge and so on....   [tags: Ulysses Essays] 693 words
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Analysis of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Ulysses" - The poem “Ulysses” is written in exactly seventy lines and in these seventy lines the poet uses synecdoche, personification, meter, and metaphors. All of these are used in hope of making the last line climatic. The last line is a quotable ending phrase “to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.”(4, 70) The indecisiveness of the speaker when struggling to decide whether to stay or leave Ithaca to voyage to the “untraveled world” (2, 20) summarizes the poem. Throughout the poem it is obvious which stance Odysseus’ heart heavily sways towards but it is not till the last line is his decision made clear....   [tags: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses, poetry,] 1116 words
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Analysis of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s Epic Poem Ulysses - Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s epic poem "Ulysses" is composed as a dramatic monologue, consisting of four stanzas each of which frankly discuss the speakers current situation and yearning for adventure. The use of iambic pentameter provides a sense of fluidity to the speaker’s voice. The speaker reveals himself to be the protagonist of the poem with the opening line “It little profits that an idle king” (1). The use of the word “idle” offers the first clue as to one of the main themes of the poem....   [tags: Epic Poem Ulysses]
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Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson - Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson 'Ulysses' is both a lament and an inspiring poem. Even modern readers who are not so familiar with the classics, can visualize the heroic legend of Ulysses, and so is not prepared for what he finds in the poem— not Ulysses the hero but Ulysses the man. Tennyson brings out the agony felt by Ulysses at his old age, The influence of the Industrial age can be seen in Tennyson's usage of the word 'profits' in the very first line . The character calls himself 'idle' showing his disillusionment at this ripe stage of life .The "still hearth" and "the barren crags" symbolize death....   [tags: Papers Ulysses Essays]
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Ulysses S. Grant and the Trials of Leadership - Ulysses S. Grant and the Trials of Leadership On June 3, 1864, the Union and Confederate armies met on a battlefield in Cold Harbor, Virginia. The Confederates were well entrenched and prepared to mount a defensive stand. The Union soldiers on the other side of the lines were preparing for an attack that would prove to be disastrous. They knew what the outcome would be. In only 20 minutes of fighting, 7,000 Union soldiers were killed or wounded. As the Yankees prepared to go into action, many began sewing tags with their names on them into their clothes so their bodies could be identified after their deaths....   [tags: Ulysses S Grant Essays]
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Theme of Motherhood in James Joyce's Ulysses - James Joyce structured Ulysses to correspond with events in Homer's Odyssey. The relationship between two principle characters in Ulysses, Leopold Bloom as a sonless father and Stephen Dedalus as a fatherless son parallels the circumstances of Odysseus and Telemachus. This interpretation of the relationship between Bloom and Stephen, however, does not account for a significant theme of Ulysses, that of motherhood. Despite the idea that Bloom is a father looking for a son and that Stephen is a son looking for a father, the desires of both of these characters go beyond that of a father and son relationship....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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The Role of Loneliness in James Joyce's Ulysses - The Role of Loneliness in James Joyce's Ulysses Have you ever had one of those days when the world seems cold and unfeeling. Where the people that surround you are far away and uncaring. Ulysses is about one of those days, and two people who are stuck within it, searching desperately for a way out. Loneliness runs like a thread through Ulysses, a novel by James Joyce. It constantly tugs at the character's minds, and drives their lives in subtle ways. Joyce drives the point home by giving a drab, grey description of the character's lives....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Portrayal of Women in James Joyce's Ulysses - Portrayal of Women in James Joyce's Ulysses The novel, "Ulysses", by James Joyce shows the reader hour by hour a single day in the life of one man.  But this epic which specifically deals with Leopold Bloom and has reference to Stephen Dedalus, holds so much more appendage to other areas of life.  One, is the portrayal of women in Ulysses. A common speculation is that men seem to have a more dominating status over women.  However, in Ulysses that theory dwindles due to the women who  play significant roles in the story.  Although the women in the novel all use various tactics to entice the men to succumb and cower to them, it all ends up that the men do heed to the qualifying factors....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Theme of Epiphany in James Joyce's Ulysses - The Theme of Epiphany in Ulysses             James Joyce's Ulysses is a novel of epic proportions that has been proclaimed the greatest piece of literature of the twentieth century. Ulysses takes place in Dublin, Ireland on June 16, 1904. The book is full of parallels, metaphors, and experimental literary techniques. However, a dominant theme is that of epiphany. Not necessarily religious in meaning, the Joycean idea of epiphany is a sudden discovery of the essential nature or meaning of something....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Ulysses Essay: William Blake’s Influence on Joyce’s Ulysses - William Blake’s Influence on Joyce’s Ulysses        Stephen Dedalus is a poor schoolteacher.  Poor in the sense that he lives in a one-room tower and eats nothing all day, sure, but poor mainly in the sense that he is a rotten instructor. You, Cochrane, what city sent for him. Tarentum, sir. Very good.  Well. There was a battle, sir. Very good.  Where. The boy's blank face asked the blank window. [1]    He grills his students in much the same way his first teachers drilled him; stands before them inspiring fear and boredom.  He understands the schoolroom and its small miseries.  The form is tried and true: the catechism, call and response.  Cochrane replies automatically to Stephen's...   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Sensory Overload in James Joyce's Ulysses - Sensory Overload in James Joyce's Ulysses     In writing about the experience of reading Ulysses, one critic has commented that "it's rather like wearing earphones plugged into someone's brain, and monitoring an endless tape-recording of the subject's impressions, reflections, questions, memories and fantasies, as they are triggered either by physical sensations or the association of ideas" (Lodge 47). Indeed, the aural sense plays a crucial role throughout much of the novel. But in the "Wandering Rocks" section especially, one experiences a sort of sensory overload as one is presented with nineteen vignettes of one hour in the life of Dublin's denizens which, while seemingly disparate, ar...   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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The Chapter of Circe in James Joyce's Ulysses - The Chapter of Circe in James Joyce's Ulysses              Chapter Circe of Ulysses is said to be the "most confessional chapter of       the novel" (Schechner 100). In this way, the themes and underlying meaning       present throughout the chapter are more pertinent to the novel as a whole       than any other aspect of this particular section. Specifically, themes of       love, power, masochism, and consciousness watermark the literature       throughout the chapter....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Ulysses Essay: Sexuality and Linguistic Versatility - Sexuality and Linguistic Versatility in Ulysses       In order to discuss the relations between sexuality and linguistic versatility I have chosen the two female characters, Molly and Gerty. The major reason for this is because the female voice in Ulysses is heard at length on only two occasions but I would argue is very important. So important in fact, that Joyce chooses to conclude the novel with Molly’s monologue. I hope to convey some of the contrasts and similarities in these differing monologues (despite the fact that in Gerty’s case it is technically not ever her monologue)....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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Use of Language in James Joyce's Ulysses - Use of Language in James Joyce's Ulysses In his essay “The Decomposing Form of Joyce’s Ulysses,” Henry Staten has argued “that Ulysses achieves some of its most characteristic effects by pressing the internal logic of mimesis to the limit, above all through onomatopoeia, which manifests in a peculiarly condensed way the self-contradictory character of the realist project” (Staten 174-5). Mimetic narrative and method are undone by an onomatopoeiac mode, which is conceived by Stephen “as the pure self-expression or self-annunciation of reality” (175): “Signatures of all things I am here to read, seaspawn and seawrack, the nearing tide…” (Ulysses 3.2-3, emphasis added)....   [tags: James Joyce Ulysses Decomposition Essays]
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James Joyce's Ulysses - Balancing Information in Ithaca - James Joyce's Ulysses - Balancing Information in Ithaca "I hold this book [Ulysses] to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape. " T.S. Elliot In the midst of 'Ithaca,' the climactic second to last episode of Ulysses, James Joyce provides the necessary information for calculating how much excrement, in pounds, is produced annually by the entire population of Ireland (p. 718). The type of information offered is not, however, the most shocking quality of the narrative....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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The Forlorn Loves in James Joyce's novel, Ulysses - The Forlorn Loves in Joyce's novel, Ulysses Greek has words for four kinds of love: agape, or spiritual love; storge, or familial love; the love between friends, or philia; and sexual love, the familiar eros. All four figure in Joyce's novel Ulysses, yet all eventually evade the two male protagonists, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom: Ulysses proves ultimately to be a love-less work.             Agape -- spiritual love, the charitable love among coreligionists or between Man and God -- seems sure to appear, given Ulysses' protagonists' backgrounds and the host of Christian symbols that flock about them....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays] 2177 words
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Free Ulysses Essays: Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus - Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus of Ulysses Though I realize that Ulysses is a masterful paradigm of innovative techniques (or so the faculty of the university would have one believe) - it is the conflicting natures of Buck Mulligan and Stephen Dedalus which I find of primary (if not sole) interest. Dedalus is a disillusioned, Jesuit trained academic with literary aspirations. His academic pursuits have led to a symbolic burning of his wings (his emotional detachment) as he rose to "the enlightenment of the Sun." He tolerates neither the abusive Buck Mulligan nor the condescending Oxonian Haines (the coinhabitants of Martello Tower) and feigns interest in the citizenry of Dublin....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays] 423 words
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The Character of Molly Bloom in James Joyce's Ulysses - The Character of Molly Bloom in Ulysses   In James Joyce's Ulysses, the character of Molly Bloom appears significantly only twice in the entire span of the novel. She appears for the first time in the episode "Calypso," then we do not hear from her again until the very end, in her own words, in "Penelope." Yet in these two instances, Joyce paints a very affectionate, lighthearted and humorous portrait of Molly Bloom -- perhaps not a complete rendition, but a substantial one, with enough colors and lines to sketch the person adequately....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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James Joyce's Ulysses - James Joyce's Ulysses "There's five fathoms out there.... A sail veering about the blank bay waiting for a swollen bundle to bob up, roll over to the sun a puffy face, saltwhite. Here I am" (18). If "Old Father Ocean" (42) is Proteus (Gifford 46), god of "primal matter" (32) corresponding with a viridian tinge of primal soup as well as the tide that washes in the ruined flotsam and jetsam of man's voyages, it makes some kind of sense that there is no corresponding symbolic organ to this episode....   [tags: James Joyce Ulysses Poem Essays] 910 words
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Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Experience - Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Experience Hello, and good day to you all. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ulysses S. Grant and I am from the great state of Ohio. As many know, I have served in the brutal Mexican American war where my bravery in battle pushed the American army one step closer to victory....   [tags: History First Person Ulysses Grant] 1376 words
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How James Joyce Challenges His Readers in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake - How James Joyce Challenges His Readers in Ulysses and Finnegans Wake      In the history of written literature, it is difficult not to notice the authors who expand their reader's style and manner of reading. Some write in  an unusual syntax which forces the reader to utilize new methods of looking at a language; others employ lengthy allusions which oblige the reader to study the same works the author drew from in order to more fully comprehend the text. Some authors use ingenious and complicated plots which warrant several readings to be understood....   [tags: Joyce Ulysses Essays]
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The Ulysses Mission - The Ulysses spacecraft was first and only spacecraft designed and lunched to study the Sun from outside the lower solar latitudes. All other space craft that studied the Sun stayed along the same elliptical plane that the Earth is on. The spacecraft was part of a joint venture between NASA and the ESA. Originally planed as a two spacecraft mission called the International Solar Polar Mission, it was scaled down to one probe due to NASA cutbacks in funding. This resulted in the ESA designing the spacecraft and NASA lunching it from Space Shuttle Discovery in 1990....   [tags: Space Exploration ]
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The Gift of Life: Ulysses by Alfred - Every living thing was giving the gift of life. Life is something unimaginable, something that is hard to explain in a way. No matter where you came from, life is precious and sometimes mistaken. In the text Ulysses by Alfred, Lord Tennyson his mariners and Ulysses are not ever taken their life for granted. As stated by Ulysses, “My mariners, souls that have toiled and wrought, and thought with me--that ever with a frolic welcome took...Old age hath yet his honor and his toil; death closes all; but something ere the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done, not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.” (Prentice Hall Literature [the British tradition - volume two] page 972 lines 45-55)....   [tags: death, afterlife, gratefull]
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Tennyson's Ulysses: A Call to Humanity - Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s subject matter and tone of his poetry became drastically different following the death of his best friend (Cain 126), a reaction to bearing the emotional brunt of life without him. This friend, Arthur Henry Hallam, whom Tennyson met in the poets’ club at Trinity College in Cambridge, and who was also engaged to Tennyson’s sister (Cain 126) died in Vienna at age 22 of a cerebral aneurysm (Cash 6). Combining pure emotion and thought into one, Tennyson finished “Ulysses,” one of his greatest poetic works, 20 days after being informed of his death (Cash 6)....   [tags: Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Poetic Analysis, Literature]
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A Brief Biography on Ulysses Grant - ... A devoted husband and father Grant was a devoted father and husband and family always came first. After his long and triumphant life Grand died on July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York, due to throat cancer, just days after finishing his memoirs. Grant was a man of many achievements. For example one of grants most notable achievements was that he was appointed Brigadier General by President Abraham Lincoln on August 7, 1861. His first battle quickly followed his first battle at Belmont, Missouri....   [tags: 18th president of the US] 977 words
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Ulysses’ Gaze, by Theo Angelopoulos - Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos began his career with an interest in leftist politics and a determination to reveal what he believed to be the truth. As a result, his earliest films were opinionated and patriotic. Still, due to historical changes in the region and personal growth, Angelopoulos explains that, throughout his life, he came to trust political figures less and less. Becoming more and more conflicted about right and wrong, finding that power corrupts, and discovering the true complexity of human nature led sense of confusion in the films he produced during the early nineteen eighties....   [tags: film analysis]
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Ulysses: Agenbite of Inwit - James Joyce is, to put it simply, a very difficult and pretentious writer. His style is varying within each novel and he is constantly challenging formal writing norms even in his afterlife. Agenbite of inwit is translated from Middle English as “Remorse of Conscience,” Joyce uses this term in several places throughout Ulysses to show introspection of principle characters in relation to guilt. Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus portray agenbite of inwit in the chapters: Telemachus,Wandering Rocks and Circe....   [tags: James Joyce, remorse of conscience, guilt] 1516 words
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Tennyson's Ulysses as a Victorian Role Model - Ulysses as a Victorian Role Model Ulysses is a classical hero who reappears in the literary work of great poets such as Homer and Tennyson. During the Victorian era, Alfred Lord Tennyson was one of the most famous poets in England, he even held Britain’s prestigious position of Poet Laureate. Tennyson began writing during a period in which duty and conformity were traits that distinguished the middle class from the lower class. In a two-volume collection of “Poems,” Tennyson writes “Ulysses” after the death of a close friend, Arthur Henry Hallam....   [tags: poem analysis, poetry, poets] 2160 words
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Literary Analysis: "Ulysses" and "The Lady of Shalott" - Tennyson’s abstract poetic structure provides comprehension difficulties in finding a single thematic idea. He intertwines historical allusions, along with deep and person feelings through one piece of work. The organic structure of certain Tennyson poetry presents a tone of uncertainty. While his unconventional works give a more solidified aura. Contrary in structure, mood, and tone, “Ulysses” and “The Lady of Shalott”, harbor the underlying theme of coveting to escape from their idle worlds. The Lady of Shallot was not depicted as an actual character in the land of Camelot....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 1269 words
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Taking a Look at Ulysses S. Grant - ... Grant). Grant’s army defeated the South at the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse, where Grant discussed terms of surrender with General Robert E. Lee of the confederacy. (Williams, Jean Kinney). Following the Civil War, the American people referred to Grant as a war hero. This soon led to his nomination for President by the Republican Party. Grant was easily elected into office in 1868 and re-elected in 1872 (Schlesinger, Jr.). Grant’s biggest challenge was that of civil rights. Unfortunately Grant’s lack of political knowledge was evident....   [tags: eighteenth president of the United States] 627 words
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Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S Grant was an iconic figure in the Civil War and was well known for his astounding feats throughout the war.(World book Advanced) While Ulysses S. Grant is the name he is most commonly known as, his real name is Hiram Ulysses Grant and the S. stands for nothing.(Ulysses S. Grant Homepage) Ulysses graduated from West Point with high marks in Horsemanship and Mathematics, but he had poor grades in classes like French. Grant fell in love with his roommate's sister Julia Dent, but sadly he was called to serve at the start of the Mexican War....   [tags: US civil war]
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Ulysses S. Grant - Ulysses S. Grant achieved greatness, but not without struggles. He “careened from poverty to riches, from triumph to failure, from humiliation to glorification.” (Smith,14) Grant developed both integrity and strong character in his boyhood years and at West Point Military Academy, that took him through the Civil War, his years as President, and throughout the rest of his life. (Smith, 13-19) Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio, during the time period called the “Era of Good Feelings.” (The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S....   [tags: Biography] 1838 words
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Ulysses S Grant - Hiram Ulysses Grant, most commonly known as Ulysses S Grant, was the United States of America’s eighteenth president. But being president was only one of his many titles. Grant was the husband to Julia Boggs Dent from St. Louis, Missouri. Julia was twenty-two years old when she married Grant on August 22, 1848. Julia had many nicknames for her husband Grant: Dodo, Dode, and Dody. They we very in love and remained completely faithful to one and other. They had four children together and were thought of as very good parents (Ulysses, Web)....   [tags: Biography]
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Ulysses S. Grant: A Brief Biography - ... On April 25, 1845, he was assigned under the command of General Zachary Taylor, and after, served with Winfield Scott in the campaign for Mexico City. After the war, he was assigned to garrison duty. However, he overindulged in alcohol, and was forced to resign. For the next 6 years (until the Civil War), his luck dwindled, until he ended up back in a leather store… again. In 1861, Grant’s luck was renewed again. The Civil War had begun. On February 1862, Ulysses captured Fort Henry with support from gunboats on a river....   [tags: influential American presidents] 703 words
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Explication of Ulysses - Explication Of Ulysses       In this poem, Tennyson reworks the figure of Ulysses by drawing on the ancient hero of Homer's Odyssey. Homer's Ulysses learns from a prophecy that he will take a final sea voyage after killing the suitors of his wife Penelope. Ulysses finds himself restless in Ithaca and driven by "the longing I had to gain experience of the world”. Ulysses says that there is little point in his staying home "by this still hearth" with his old wife, handing out rewards and punishments for all of his subjects who live in his kingdom....   [tags: Alfred Tennyson]
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Ulysses Everett McGill versus Odysseus - ... Odysseus’ actions mirror Everett’s actions during his escape from Cyclops Polyphemus on his heroic journey. Using his intelligence Odysseus gets his men, and himself out the atrocious Cyclops’ lair. Even after escaping, and nearing death he chose to boast to the giant causing his squad to bitterly curse him, ‘“God sake, Captain. Why bait the beast again. Let him alone!’”… Odysseus continuing ignoring his men, “…if mortal man ever inquire how you were put to shame and blinded, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities took your eye,”’ (ix....   [tags: O Brother Where Art Thou, the Odyssey] 740 words
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Ulysses S. Grant Was a True Epic Hero - ... When the war ended, Ulysses returned back to Missouri and married Julia. They were married in August of 1848. History. com stated, “In the early years of his marriage, Grant was assigned to a series of remote posts, some of them on the West Coast, which kept him separated from his family. In 1854, he resigned from the military” (Ulysses S, Grant). Since Ulysses was always away from home and his family, he missed his family very much. He wrote to them often and wanted to be close with them as if he was really there....   [tags: civil war, life, leadership] 1114 words
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Archetype of Ulysses in the Odyssey - We have read an adventurous story called The Odyssey. It was about a hero named Ulysses who goes through many conflicts to get home. He has faced monsters to beautiful women, but he still got home. Ulysses fits the model of an archetype. There are three ways he fits into the model. One way that Ulysses fits into the model of an archetype is that he has a supernatural power. An archetype means an original pattern. Ullyses has the abilities of strength. He is also very clever. Ulysses has alot of strength because he can bend the bow to connect it but no one else could....   [tags: essays research papers] 446 words
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A Rock n' Roll Ulysses - A Rock n' Roll Ulysses In a letter to Carlo Linati, James Joyce wrote, "Each adventure [in Ulysses]. . . should not only condition but even create its own technique" (Dettmar, from Joyce, 143). Written nearly three decades before "long players" (phonograph record albums) were to invade the marketplace, Ulysses stylistically resembles a pop album (or the other way around). Ulysses was composed of eighteen "adventures" that created their own technique. The same principle applies to pop albums, which contain separate and distinct tracks that musically reflect the lyrical content (or parody that content)....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Role of Ulysses S. Grant in the American Civil War - During the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant played a main part in the Union’s Victory. He did this by: Winning multiple battles, his expertise as a leader, and defeating Robert E. Lee. Grant started his career as an officer by going through the military academy called WestPoint. After graduating as a Second Lieutenant, he made his way through the ranks in the Mexican-American War. During the Civil War, he was promoted to Brigadier General, Major General and then to Lieutenant General by President Abraham Lincoln....   [tags: american history, civil war]
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Ulysses, Modernism, and Myth: An Exploration of the Modernist Approach to Mythology - Upon first reading Ulysses by James Joyce, it may seem as though Joyce is creating chaos, but to read this text without looking deeper into it does not do it justice. Each word on the page is significant to understanding the novel as a whole, and it is when one reads the text with this in mind that its true significance emerges. It also helps to have knowledge of Homer’s epic the Odyssey. Without at least some familiarity with the original epic poem, Ulysses becomes impossible to fully grasp. The other tool to understanding it is familiarity with Modernist thought and theory, as framed in the wake of World War I....   [tags: ancient, modern, authors] 2780 words
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Biography of Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War - General Ulysses S Grant is, militarily, the reason why the Union was preserved, and why the Civil War did not extend past April 1865. Ulysses S Grant born Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on 27 April 1822 in Pleasant, Ohio. Grant and his family moved to Georgetown, Ohio, just one year after his birth. Grant was a graduate of West Point in 1843 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry stationed in Missouri. Grant was married Julia Dent and had four children later in marriage....   [tags: military, union, war]
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Ulysses S. Grant: A Strong American President - No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. These are the words of the man that helped to keep our nation together, in one of its darkest moments. You may think that I am talking about Abraham Lincoln who was one of the main figures of the Country’s civil war. However, I am taking about someone who still played a gigantic role but receives less credit. The man I speak to you of is non-other than Major General and President Ulysses S. Grant To start off, Ulysses S. Grant’s name is not actually Ulysses S....   [tags: unconditional, surrender, cabinet, president] 840 words
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