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Hero Worship - Hero Worship When asked to conjure up descriptions of a hero or heroism, many people would imagine similar scenes. The firefighters pulling a family from a burning building, a soldier saving his platoon from certain death, rescue workers pulling a stranded mountain climber from a precarious ledge, and the Knights of the Round Table saving a damsel in distress, are all examples of the "common" hero. Many people display heroism in everyday life but are rarely recognized either by their peers or by the media....   [tags: essays papers] 823 words
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The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship - The Matrix – Over-Zealous Fans and Hero Worship There are too many zealous fanzines on the web devoted to The Matrix and its sequels, and these are not fan sites that dissect CGI or allow you to download doctored photos of Keanu Reeves. Such obvious surface obsessions are no longer the norm. Instead, these new sites cater to a much more frightening fantasy. They foretell of the "depth" within The Matrix: the great religious teachings, the deep philosophies, the hidden Christ elements. And, it is true that The Matrix essentially scraped the loose and pliant first layer of skin from Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism to create the aura of mystic machinery in the film....   [tags: Movie Film Essays] 1175 words
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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged - I swear by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another [hu] man, nor ask another [hu]man to live for mine. Missing citation… In the United States feminism is often shrouded in two categories, left and right wing, that fall into a spectrum of politics. Most people associate feminism with leftist movements, bra burning and man hating. The movement to many is a collectivist one which sets women together as a unit aiming towards the benefit of the whole. Collectivism is an outlook that places emphasis on a necessary interdependence among humans....   [tags: Feminism, Agency, Hero Worship, Individualism]
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Worship of Sports Teams and Athletes - Thirty, twenty, ten, touchdown, and the Redskins win. With that one play the mood of all those Redskins fans went through the roof and the moods of the opposing teams fans dropped. Fans across the nation follow every stat, every play, and every game of their favorite sports teams. If you ask any football fan what Sunday means they will probably reply football and drinking with the guys instead of church. Is it a good thing that people plan their lives around what time their teams’ play. When you base your life around a single sports team or a favorite athlete then it can be very problematic....   [tags: argumentative essay]
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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Tragic Hero - Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and the Tragic Hero       Aristotle invented a list of criteria in an attempt to determine the exact definition of a tragic hero.  The list states the following - the tragic hero must cause his own down fall; the tragic hero's fate is undeserved; the tragic hero's punishment exceeds his crime; the tragic hero must be a great and noble person according to the standards of the current society.  In Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby can be defined as a tragic hero who possesses all of the aforementioned traits.   Jay Gatsby's main desire in life is to become a member of high society, respected more than anyone else.  Gatsby has taken steps to ensure th...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald Hero Papers]
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My Greek Hero Creation: Chrestotes - I decided to create a Greek hero named, Chrestotes, which translates to the meaning of purity and goodness in the Greek language. Chrestotes is a very kind and fair hero, who desires to help all. He easily forgives and does not hold grudges. Chrestotes was raised by another Greek hero named, Sozo, which means ‘to save’ in Greek, in a cave nearby the village he was born in. Growing up, Chrestotes often complained about his lack of physical strength; how weak and scrawny he was. He compared himself to Sozo, thinking that he was his son....   [tags: mythology assignment] 1065 words
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What is the Definition of a Hero? - What is the Definition of a Hero. When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These people had done a lot of favors, courage, helps, and more of things for the people who needed them. The true definition of hero is a man of distinguished valor. Bravery, courage, intrepidity, boldness, daring, and prowess in war are a hero’s characteristics. However a hero is understood to be different to everyone. Upon closer examination, many different qualities than these become apparent....   [tags: essays research papers] 509 words
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HERO - HERO The true definition of hero is a man of distinguished valor. Bravery, courage, intrepidity, boldness, daring, and prowess in war are a heroes characteristics. However a hero is understood to be different to everyone. To one person he may be the greatest being who ever lived, but to another he may just be a normal, average man. For example, a child who has lost his poor puppy may think of it’s rescuer as a savior. His hero could be none other than a mere gentlemen who saw the missing companion and returned it to the thankful boy....   [tags: essays research papers] 561 words
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Analysis of Roddy Doyle´s A Star Called Henry - ... He questions whether the sacrificing of all these men’s lives is warranted. Bobby replies defiantly, “My life means everything to me. Freedom means everything. I know you don’t mean to mock me Dom, so I’ll let all that pass. This is one of these times when we’ve come to a pause. It’s a time to keep your beliefs pure. I believe that a united Ireland is right and just. Maybe it’s impossible for a man like you to understand, but having a respect for my life, a desire for freedom, an unyielding love for that belief means I can see past any doubts that I may have....   [tags: hero, irsh, culture, leader] 3120 words
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Protest The Hero - Who are Protest The Hero and what they mean to me. Two years ago in summer 2011 I was at Myötätuulirock with my friends listening to awesome bands, whilst really only knowing a few of them. It had been a fantastic day there, sun shining very bright coupled with awesome music, surely one of best days in my life. So there we were, waiting for the last band to play for the day, our favorite band of the time Ensiferum, but before that there were quite many bands that we had never heard of and one of them was Protest The Hero....   [tags: music, metal band ]
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The Hero and the Anti-Hero in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises - A definition is seldom absolute, and the fickle definition of hero is no exception. Some envision a hero as one who excels in battle and others admire champions of peace. Regardless of this personal understanding, however, all common and perfunctory thoughts surrounding the title, hero, are quickly unraveled when we examine the life of any mortal. While it would be impossible for anyone to perfectly satisfy the role of a hero, save the Savior, most of us have created certain standards within our minds that we strive and search for....   [tags: Ernest Hemmingway, Dostoevsky] 774 words
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Jesus: The Tragic Hero - ... (Isaiah 7:14)” He was born to a virgin, Saint Mary, and conceived through the Holy Ghost. “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.” (Luke 2:1) This quote from Lukes 2:1 shows how Mary and Joseph ended up in Bethlehem, where Mary would give birth to her son in a manger, because all the inns turned them away....   [tags: prophecy, birth, quest] 827 words
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Comparing the Hero in Henry IV and Dr. Faustus - Becoming a Hero in Henry IV and Dr. Faustus      Hero worship has existed in this world since the beginning of time, from the Jews honoring Moses, to the Germans honoring Adolf Hitler.  Becoming a hero is a very difficult thing to accomplish.  One must be successful in gaining the reverence of one's peers while at the same time not developing to big of an ego. Two examples of men trying to become heroes are Prince Henry and Dr. Faustus. Both, in their respective plays, have the capabilities of becoming a hero, but only Prince Henry succeeds while Dr....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Use of the Word Hero in The Mass Media - Use of the word hero in the mass media has become somewhat cliché. In 2010, an on-line search of three major American newspapers revealed that 5500 articles concerning the topic of heroes appeared between 2000 and 2005 (Sullivan & Venter, 2010). Although the presence of “heroes” and “heroines” in America is not surprising, it is unclear what meaning the word holds in today’s culture (Sullivan & Ventner, 2010). What meaning the word HOLDS. Think about that for a moment. The word hero, or even the idea of what constitutes heroism is different to everyone....   [tags: american newspaper, celebrities]
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The Successful Hero on a Path to Failure - The Successful Hero on a Path to Failure What is a hero. Is a hero is a great individual with powers or qualities that separate him from the rest of the society or world for that matter. In a sense, perhaps, I think a hero can be much more than just having these particular qualities. In my opinion, a hero is someone that also commands great respect. There must also have been a great event or deed for someone to be deemed a hero. In the heroic tale of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh himself is a hero. He has the qualities required for being a hero, but he is lacking....   [tags: Papers] 1343 words
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Tragic Hero in The Crucible - Tragic Hero in The Crucible What is a tragic hero. The most well known definition of a tragic hero comes from the great philosopher, Aristotle. When depicting a tragic hero, Aristotle states "The change in the hero's fortunes be not from misery to happiness, but on the contrary, from happiness to misery, and the cause of it must not lie in any wickedness but in some great error on his part.” In addition, he explains the four essential qualities that a tragic hero should possess, which are goodness, appropriateness, lifelike, and consistency....   [tags: The Crucible Arthur Miller John Proctor Essays] 2227 words
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Constantine as a Christian Hero - Constantine as a Christian Hero Christianity’s history is filled with division, controversy, and conflict. One of the most important people who contributed to the lasting success of this diverse religion was Constantine. While legalizing Christianity in Roman society, he founded the capital of the eastern Roman Empire, Constantinople. Because of this and other great accomplishments, Constantine appropriately earned the name Constantine the Great. After his father’s death in 306, the Gaul army hailed Constantine as their ruler....   [tags: Papers] 496 words
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Jesus is a True Hero - Over one third of the world's population call themselves Christians, or those who follow the teachings of Jesus. Jesus presence in the souls of humanity is everywhere. Sunday, the day of Christ’s resurrection, is still a day of rest and worship. The calendar still uses the year of his birth as a starting point, with A.D being after death and B.C being before the death of Christ. There are also major Christian holidays that are celebrated by millions each year, Christmas, the day of Christ’s birth, and Easter, the day of Christ’s resurrection....   [tags: Religion Christian Christiantiy essays papers] 1174 words
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Doctor Faustus as Apollonian Hero - Doctor Faustus as Apollonian Hero How long will a man lie i' th' earth ere he rot. - Hamlet, V, i, 168 The Tragic History of Doctor Faustus is Marlowe's misreading of the drama of the morality tradition, the Faust legend, and, ironically, his own Tamburlaine plays. In the development of the character of Doctor Faustus, we find one of the supreme artistic achievements of English dramatic literature, a milestone of artistic creativity and originality. The force of Marlowe's dramatic poetry resonates with lyrical intensity in its dialectic between world and will....   [tags: Doctor Faustus]
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Oliver Cromwell - A Hero for Some but a Villian for Many - ... After the death of the king, Parliament ran England - but still, in Cromwell’s point of view this system did not work effectively. He saw that the people in England were suffering and therefore he rose to become Protector of the Commonwealth. In spite of disagreements with Parliament, Cromwell brought peace and prosperity to England, which was one of the greatest benefits he earned for his country. He was even offered the crown in 1657 but rejected it. As mentioned above, Cromwell’s reign in England was immensely shaped by his religious beliefs and numerous of his reforms concerned religion....   [tags: british and irish history, biography]
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Heroism and Duty - In the ancient world, the definition of a hero was subjective among the Egyptian and Israeli cultures. The Egyptians believed heroes were those of higher status, whether they were gods or had a personal relationship with the gods, and their duty was to be a representative of the people. The Israelites’ heroes were those that selflessly worshipped God and for that, God chose them to lead others by example as part of their duty. Ancient Egypt and Israel are similar in their definition and portrayal of a hero and his duty to society....   [tags: egyptians, hero, ancient world]
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Defining Heroism - What Makes a True Hero? - Heroes, despite their extraneous characteristics, have very similar values to the people that follow them. This point of view can best be explained using three key points of focus. These points are as follows: The similarity of a higher guidance in times of need, the similarity of the code of honor that they live by, and the fact that no matter who the hero is, he or she is under pressure to be a successful role model.      The similarity of higher guidance in times of need is the easiest and most direct of all the three factors....   [tags: Beowulf Definition Essays] 869 words
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Hawthorne's Scarlet Letter - Tragic Hero or Merely Tragic? - Arthur: Tragic Hero or Merely Tragic. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's torrid tale of The Scarlet Letter, Arthur Dimmesdale, a main character, is confronted with a number of circumstances, both in and out of his control, that lead to his ultimate demise. While it can be argued that Arthur is a tragic hero, he lacks the underlying goodness and strength essential for him to fulfill this role. Otherwise, it may be demonstrated that Arthur meets all the criteria as a tragic hero, though there are other discrepancies to be noted....   [tags: Scarlet Letter essays] 1289 words
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Father LaTour as the Hero in Death Comes for the Archbishop - Father LaTour as the Hero in Death Comes for the Archbishop In Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop, the heroic ideal whose definition began with Moby-Dick is again viewed. Father LaTour is clearly seen as having an elevated status, concern and understanding for the people, and a desire to make a lasting mark on the land that becomes his home. These characteristics were seen in differing ways in both Ahab and Jo in Little Women. In The Red Badge of Courage, the concept of courage in the hero was addressed....   [tags: Death Comes for the Archbishop]
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Jay Gatsby as Tragic Hero of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - Jay Gatsby as Tragic Hero of Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby According to Aristotle, there are a number of characteristics that identify a tragic hero: he must cause his own downfall; his fate is not deserved, and his punishment exceeds the crime; he also must be of noble stature and have greatness. These are all characteristics of Jay Gatsby, the main character of Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby.  Jay Gatsby is a tragic hero according to Aristotle's definition.   Jay Gatsby is an enormously rich man, and in the flashy years of the jazz age, wealth defined importance....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays Fitzgerald]
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In Search of A Hero - In Search Of A Hero For my research paper, I considered investigating many different NHL goalies that have influenced me because I have been an Ice Hockey goalie for 3 years now and I decided to choose Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils because he is considered to be one of the best in the history of the game. I am interested in him because he has broken every record set by NHL goalies before him and has received several awards for his stellar play over the course of his career. His hybrid style, a mix of old and new techniques, is much different from any other goalie in the league and poses a challenge to other players that face him....   [tags: Hero]
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Musical Worship in teh Christian Church - Musical Worship Throughout history, music has been used as a form of worship in the Christian church. From David playing his harp and writing poetry in fields to electric guitars being played in church buildings, we have explored almost every style of music. There are many views on how musical worship should be carried out in the church. So much so that style of musical worship has become a church splitting controversy. People draw lines in the sand and choose not to sway far from what they believe is pleasing to God, but this has led to more division than unity....   [tags: Worship, praises, God, Bible, Religion, Beliefs]
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Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature - Spirituality in John Greenleaf Whittier's The Worship of Nature If man ever said that he could not experience God outside of the walls of a church, it is evident that he never read John Greenleaf Whittier. John Greenleaf Whittier was a Quaker who, like all Quakers, placed an emphasis on a simple life. Quakers believe in leading a life without artificial things. Because of his Quaker beliefs, he had a deep understanding of the spirituality of the natural world. In his poem, The Worship of Nature Whittier takes his readers on a spiritual journey through a world untouched by man....   [tags: Whittier Worship of Nature Essays]
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The Changing Concept of Hero - When the hero was first struggling to be defined, there were many different observations and opinions readily available to be thrown into the melting pot of the definition. Because there was no television, the heroes in the beginnings of British Literature were spoken of and read about then passed down through generations. Reading these stories in this day and age is interesting to look at because we can trace the difference in the heroes throughout Beowlf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Faerie Queene and therefore literally throughout time....   [tags: Definition of Hero]
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The Hero in A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway - Ernest Hemingway defined a hero as, “A man who lives correctly, following the ideals of honor, courage and endurance in a world that is sometimes chaotic, often stressful, and always painful.” It is blatantly apparent that Henry, the protagonist of A Farewell to Arms, did not exemplify any of these traits at all in the beginning of the novel. However, as the book progressed, Henry gradually learned how to be a “Hemingway Hero”, and he eventually progressed to the point where he completely embodied all that is expected of such....   [tags: Hemingway Hero]
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Examining the Protagonist, Clive, in The Alternative Hero - The protagonist of this novel is Clive Beresford. He is a writer for a famous music magazine, and that is what his whole life is circled around: music. He began listening to music when he was a teenager and became obsessed with a band known as the “Thieving Magpies”. “But these Thieving Magpies sounded wicked. Get me to the record shop NOW” (Thorton 28). Ever since then, Clive has been obsessed with the band and wrote reviews for them. He was especially fond of the lead singer, Lance Webster, who, one night, mouthed off to the entire crowd at a concert and left the band....   [tags: The Alternative Hero]
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Macbeth: A Hero and a Diabolical Figure - William Shakespeare once indicated, “As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him,” yet this vehement desire Shakespeare loathed was the exact inner drive that forced one of his most famous characters into desolation. Furthermore, this character is depicted with ambivalence moral and is given the appellation of both a hero and a diabolical figure. In Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, the central character is initially portrayed as a glorious and courageous noble. However, because of the atrocious murders he commits he is more of an acrimonious tyrant than a brave thane....   [tags: shakespeare, macbeth, war hero] 916 words
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The Complex Hero in Beowulf - The story of Beowulf is one of the oldest examples of what society views as a hero. Though the story was written in Anglo-Saxon times, the credentials one would need in order to be considered by society a hero remain the same. The Anglo-Saxons believed that a hero was strong and courageous, but humble and kind as well. They also believed that a hero was intelligent and dignified, in which he would fight until death in order to defend his people. In Beowulf and Grendel, directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, Beowulf is depicted as caring, compassionate, noble, and understanding, which makes him seem as if he had every trait of a true hero....   [tags: Beowulf Hero Essay]
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What is a Hero? - Heroes What is a hero. How has the definition of heroism evolved in today’s society. When one thinks of a hero, does he think of batman or superman or does he think of the military men and women, or police officers and firefighters. The definition of hero, according to Merriam Webster, is a person who is admired for brave or great acts or fine qualities. People have different perceptions of who their heroes are. Who is to say which perception is right or wrong. Each person has his own personal idea of what a hero is....   [tags: Heroism, Evolved, Tday;s Society, Hero]
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Gawaian as a Chivaltric Hero - Chivalric heroes, unlike the epic heroes in stories such as Beowulf, do more than fight to protect their people; they go out of their way in order to look for a test to prove their strength, to fight for their morals and ideals, and to keep their word to prove their loyalty and honor. Gawain, from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, embodies all of the traits that qualify him to be a chivalric hero. According to the website Luminarium, “the virtues of a chivalric hero are similar to those of his epic counterpart—valor, generosity, loyalty, honor, and skill in battle—however, the sense given to 'loiautee,' loyalty, at this period is more intricate and more significant”, and we see the depth of...   [tags: green knight, hero, honor]
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Claudius, the Unorthodox Tragic Hero - An Aristotelian’s tragic hero is a person of nobility who is ill-fated by a defect - seemingly intertwined with attributes that make him/her prosperous - in his/her character. Usually the protagonist, a tragic hero is commended for his/her honorable traits and is depicted to be the victim in most works of literature. In Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the traditional portrayal of a tragic hero is defied: in lieu of being the victim, the tragic hero becomes the culprit of the play. By instilling the antagonist, King Claudius, with honorable qualities like that of a tragic hero, Shakespeare demonstrates that a person is never at the extreme ends of the moral spectrum but rather at the center:...   [tags: hamlet, shakespeare, tragic hero]
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Hero Journey Books Description - Literature offers readers a variety of characters. In “Hero Journey” books, the protagonist is placed on a road that will take them on a challenging adventure that brings out their courage and willingness to defend others. However, to be able to be called a hero, one must go through change. In particular, the character or protagonist goes through life changes that challenge their existing perspective on life. They begin to look at the world they used to live in differently, because the world they used to live is no longer exist....   [tags: hero, courage, bones city] 1477 words
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Explaining the Three Stages in "The Hero's Journey" - During the course of this World Literature class, several stories have been covered that accurately describe Joseph Campbell's mono-myth, or basic pattern found in narratives from every corner of the world. The Hero's Journey in it's entirety has seventeen stages or steps, but if boiled down can be described in three; the departure, the initiation, and the return (Monomyth Cycle). Each stage has several steps, but the cycle describes the hero starting in his initial state, encountering something to change him, and this his return as a changed person....   [tags: Essay on The Hero's Journey]
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Traits of the Hero Odysseus in the Odyssey by Homer - What is a hero. What is so special about a hero. A hero is a mortal with inhuman powers who does things ‘normal’ people cannot do. Most heros are usually form Mythology of the Greeks and Romans in the twentieth (20th) to the first (1st) century BC. All heros will go through an Odyssey, or a adventure/s with romance, action, and at times, a happy ending. This leads to a story written in Eight hundred (800) BC, called “The Odyssey.” The Odyssey is an Epic poem written by Homer, a greek poet who lived in the eighteen hundred to the seventeen hundred BC....   [tags: hero, cunningness, courage]
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Joseph Campbell and the Hero's Journey Paradigm - Joseph Campbell is known to be the creator of the Hero’s Journey paradigm. Where an individual leaves the known world to an unfamiliar world.The hero then faces difficulties in the process that make them a stronger individual, learning from their mistakes and becoming well aware of both their ordinary world and unfamiliar world. “Again and again I vowed that someday I would end this hunger of mine, this apartness, this eternal difference; and I did not suspect that I would never get intimately into their lives, that I was doomed to live with them but not of them, that I had my own strange and separate road, a road which in later years would make them wonder how I had come to tread it” (Wrigh...   [tags: Stages of the Hero's Journey]
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The Hero Archetype: Beowulf and Sir Gawain - What is a hero. Is it someone who pulls a drowning child out of a lake or is it someone such as Nelson Mandela who inspires others to be better. I believe it is both. Although the two differ in what makes them a hero, they are still a hero. That being said, when comparing the British characters Beowulf and Sir Gawain, I found that both fit the hero archetype. Beowulf and Sir Gawain will be compared on the hero archetype characteristics of being better than the ordinary man, proving oneself many times, and having a tragic flaw....   [tags: nelson mandela, epic hero]
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Odysseus, A Hero - ... My point is, it was ultimately Odysseus's skill in this area that kept him alive and allowed him to be successful. Besides being exceedingly clever, Odysseus was also very dedicated, both to his quest and his companions. Even in the bleakest of situations, Odysseus did not give up. For example, when the crew landed on the Island of the Sun, Odysseus, who knows that his crew is prophesied to perish there, warns his shipmates that their stores of food are on their ship and that they musn't eat the catle of the sun god, Helios, or they will all pay dearly for it....   [tags: literary analysis, true hero, Homer, Odyssey]
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The Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey, and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis - "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -- Christopher Reeve Throughout a life time, people hear many different definitions of heroism and examples of heroes. In childhood, heroes are either fictional men with supernatural abilities and talents or protectors of reality, such as firefighters and policemen; in adolescence, heroes can be actors, athletes, artists, and teachers; in adulthood, heroes may be activists or reporters, politicians or businessmen....   [tags: The Definition Of A Hero]
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Campbell Theory on How a Hero is Made - “The hero’s story has the “thousand faces” made famous by Campbell’s work, but it is still ‘‘a story’’, that is, a narrative process by which things happen to create, to shape, and to demonstrate the hero in action.”(Pharr, 54). Heroes come from nowhere, but are not luck of the draw. They are “a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability”(Merriam-Webster). Campbell’s theory of how a hero is constructed is exemplified by Rowling and Tolkien’s writing....   [tags: harry potter, the ring, hero in action] 3078 words
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Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum: Holocaust Hero - A group of Hungarian police sat drinking and laughing, their uniforms reeking of alcohol. One man spit out the name of a Jewish family that he was going to arrest the next day. After a few hours, all of the officers were passed out on the floor, all but one. He slipped into the night and ran down the city street towards a small house, a shadow amongst the darkness. The next morning the Hungarian police barged into an empty home. The family was nowhere to be seen (Michelson 1). The liberator of this family was Pinchas Tibor Rosenbaum whose individual heroic actions during the Holocaust resulted in the legacy of the lives of approximately a thousand Jews and a pattern of humanity for generatio...   [tags: Hero]
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A True Hero Today: Nick Vujicic - In our world , we can find many heroes. In history, a hero is a person who fights to achieve honor, and in ancient Greek history, heroes could be male or female. Achilles was one of the greatest examples in ancient Greece. I think the concept of the hero has changed today from the past. According to Tollefson (1993), a hero is a person who has an exciting experience of adventure to tell others, also who has a vision that can change people’s lives and serve power larger than themselves, they are individuals....   [tags: hero, skills, mental, physical, change] 785 words
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A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov - In his novel A Hero of Our Time translated by Vladimir Nabokov, Mikhail Lermontov creates a character named, Pechorin based on his opinions to 19th century Russian society. Pechorin is cruel, selfish, and careless to the people but ironically, Pechorin’s refusal to marry either Princess Marry or Vera, reveals him to be as an honorable man. Although, Pechorin describes his life as full of boredom and his opinion to love is different, Lermontov again explains he should be represented as a respectful man....   [tags: Hero of Our Time, Vladimir Nabokov] 993 words
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Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare: Murder or Hero - Murder or Hero, Sometimes it’s Hard to Say Though someone who murders and is malicious would be hard to see as a hero, once the evidence has been shown it cannot be denied that Macbeth, from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, qualifies as one. Though his way of life may be hard to understand Macbeth is a tragic hero. This statement can be made because throughout the play he meets all the criteria necessary to be classified as one. Macbeth has a very clear and definite downfall and he also has the power to draw the pity and attention of the audience which classifies him as a tragic hero....   [tags: tragic hero, murder, duncan]
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The Hero with One Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell - The Adolescent’s Journey Many of the stories that have been told for centuries, or have recently been created, incorporate the story of a young innocent character who embarks on a journey and becomes a hero, known as The Hero’s Journey; a series of steps that all heroes follow. This journey not only shows the main character becoming a hero but also shows the hero move along a path similar to that of adolescence, the path between childhood and maturity. The Hero’s Journey was created by a man by the name of Joseph Campbell....   [tags: adolescents's journey, hero]
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Oedipus as a Tragic Hero in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King - The tragic hero has served as the foundation of Greek tragedy since its inception in ancient times. He or she serves as a rallying point for the audience to cheer for and mourn with throughout the story, and ultimately teaches the audience a lesson about human vulnerability and strength through defeat. A tragic hero is “a privileged, exalted character of high repute, who, by virtue of a tragic flaw and fate, suffers a fall from glory into suffering” (DiYanni). The combination of the tragic hero’s character traits and the storyline he or she follows make the tragedy an actual tragedy rather than a depressing story with a sad ending....   [tags: god, hero, greek theories]
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The True Tragic Hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor - The true tragic hero: The Crucible’s John Proctor A tragic hero is a noble man who commits a fatal flaw. The hero’s downfall is a result of their choices which leads to a punishment that exceeds the crime. “The difference between Proctor and Willy Loman is enormous; the former is the rather typical tragic hero who is defiant to the end, the latter is trapped in submission and is living a lie” (McGill 4). John Proctor is one of the main characters in The Crucible. he is married to Elizabeth Proctor and they live in Salem....   [tags: salem, hero's downfall, witchcraft]
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The Anti-Hero in ’The Godfather’ (part one) and ‘Of Mice and Men’ - From your garden-variety run-from-the-law thug, to the misunderstood maniacal scientist or the introverted girl scared of finding her away about the world, the term ‘Anti-hero’ is too broad a character to typecast; and so to reflect thematic issues associated, we can’t simply plunk the subheadings of ‘greedy’, ‘abusive’ or ’crazy’ etc upon them. The only independent variable, in the making of an anti-hero, through our own experiences and contextual environment, is their ability to make a connection with us....   [tags: Anti-Hero in Literature] 2525 words
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Exploring Why We Enjoy the Anti-Hero - There is no doubt that the popularity of the anti-hero as we know it has increased in recent times. With unlikely, yet popular moral gray protagonists like Jack Bauer, Dexter, and Gregory House leading some of the most popular TV shows and characters like James Bond, Lisbeth Salander, Tyler Durden (from Fight Club), and Jack Sparrow being some of the most memorable in movies, it is not surprising that there has been an increased interest to understand what causes this characters to be so popular (Peter Jonason in et al., 193)....   [tags: The Rise of the Anti-Hero]
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The Hero Monomyths of Herkales and Odysseus via Joseph Campbell’s Hero Archetype - The monumental piece of non-fiction work titled “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” first published in 1949 by Joseph Campbell points out an apparent monomyth of the hero through superb use of example and literary analysis. In this book Campbell presents three main phases of the archetypal hero; The Departure, The Initiation, and The Return. Within these three main phases there exist numerous sub-phases that describe nearly all aspects of the hero’s journey and its’ impact upon the entire monomyth....   [tags: Joseph Campbell, Heroes, Hero with a Thousand Face] 1134 words
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Worship in the Middle Ages Compared With Worship in the Reformation Period - In this paper I will compare and contrast the different elements of worship in the Middle Ages with the worship in the Reformation period. To begin with I will point out the difference in languages. In the previous period we see that the Western church was more rigid in using Latin in its services, whereas the Eastern church was more adaptable to the common language. In the middle ages we start to see a similar break up in the Western churches, with the churches in the Protestant movement moving towards the common peoples vernacular....   [tags: Religion] 836 words
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Worship Restrictions: The Ability to Worship a Higher Power - Worship Restrictions The ability to worship a higher power, God, or whatever name that is appropriate for the region, ethnicity or beliefs of the people has always been under fire. It can either play a huge role such as in Islamic countries because it is part of their governmental system or it can play a minor role such as its separation from state affairs in America. This paper probes the perception of religious freedom and the human freedom theories that either justify or oppose them....   [tags: god, religion, ethnicity, china]
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The Hero's Journey Demonstrated By Leigh Anne Touhy - ... Coach Cotton was able to look past the fact that he wanted Michael at some point to play football for him, and help him with his academics. Ms. Boswell, Michael’s science teacher, helps Michael with his course work, she is, to some extent, Michael’s voice to his other teachers. Although the film never shows Leigh Anne and Ms. Boswell meeting, it is safe to assume that they are allies. When Michael needs a tutor to help him bring up his GPA Leigh Anne hires Miss Sue. Miss Sue stands by Leigh Anne and Michael even after Michael graduates from Wingate....   [tags: literary analysis, campbellian hero, review]
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My Family, My Little Brother, My Hero - Ever thought about what a hero stands for or who heroes are. I have. I was challenged a week ago to come up with my hero for an English paper. After countless, antagonizing hours pondering the true meaning of this topic, I know what the word hero stands for. A hero is a person you look up to, someone who is honorable, benevolent, and hardworking. This person will battle evil everyday. This evil may be causing the world to end, or just the world as he knows it. I know a person who personifies all of these characteristics, thus making him my hero....   [tags: hero essay, essay about family] 578 words
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What is a Hero? - What is a Hero.      In today's modern times we hear the word hero all of the time. The news media throws the term around as if it is an everyday word. What exactly is a hero. Who, or what, can be classified as heroic. The correct definition of the word hero is: One invested with heroic qualities in the opinions of others. That is a fine definition for books and intellectual minds. To the average person, however, a hero is much more.      To better understand what a heroic quality is it may be easier to describe what a hero is not....   [tags: Hero Heroes Definition Essays Papers] 777 words
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A Hero of Our Time - Gregoriy Pechorin is No Hero - A Hero of Our Time  - Gregoriy Pechorin is No Hero Is Pechorin, the protagonist of Mikhail Lermontov's novella A Hero of Our Time an honorable man. Much of Pechorin's behavior proves him to be a cruel and insensitive man, who seems to bring only havoc and destruction to a situation. He is often aggravating, self-serving and insensitive to others. However in other instances, Pechorin proves himself to be the least reprehensible character. He shows himself to be a man with great self knowledge and knowledge of human behavior....   [tags: Hero of Our Time Essays]
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Heracles: A Primary Example of Joseph’s Campbell’s Hero’s Journey - THESIS STATEMENT Heracles favorite of the Greeks is a primary example of Joseph’s Campbell’s hero’s journey, proven by all the actions that Heracles has done during the span of his Life. PURPOSE STATEMENT This paper is to show that Heracles is the prime example of a hero’s journey through his actions and the struggles that he faced during his life until he was about to die but instead of death, his father, Zeus, saved him and he conquered the mortal realm, to become a god. INTRODUCTION The story of Heracles that comes to people’s mind is not what Heracles had to do during his life....   [tags: The Hero’s Journey] 2103 words
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Worship in The Old and New Testament - Introduction Worship is a topic that appears frequently in the Old and New Testament and that is still very relevant to believers today. Many Biblical authors write about worship and the various ways believers worship God in the Bible. Everything from the book of Psalm, where every line leads believers to praise God because of his attributes and his works of salvation, to the Gospels that cause believers to praise God because of the works and sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. The aim of this paper will seek to find out how worship in the book of Psalms shapes our theology and definition of worship, while also determining the primary purpose of worship, whether to praise God for who he is,...   [tags: bible, god, psalms]
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The Importance of Worship for God - ... In order to show sincere worship to God, you have to worship him from your heart. This lady shows that the things that we use for evil, is what we should really use for kingdom building. She uses to use the expensive alabaster box, full of very precious fragrances, to subdue/lure men, but now she’s using it to subdue the presence of God. We as Christians have to use our evil methods for good. Instead of robbing men, we should be robbing the enemy from everything he stole from us. Instead of killing one another through our words, especially in the church, we should be killing these demons by speaking the word of life into each other....   [tags: worshiping the devil through music] 2008 words
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Worship of Jupiter: King of the Gods - ... It is regarded as the most important temple in Ancient Rome, and was constructed on the Capitolium, one of the two peaks of the Capitoline Hill. It’s construction was started under the reign of Tarquinius Priscus, and was completed under the reign of Tarquinius Superbus. It was burnt down three times, and rebuilt each time. The fourth construction stayed intact until Emperor Theodosius I closed all pagan temples in 392 BC. Inside the Temple of Capitoline Jupiter, was a large statue of Jupiter, which was used as a core source of worship....   [tags: zeus, titans, symbol] 782 words
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A Look at Western and Eastern Worship - The Western church is described as being smaller in land mass, and less diverse (Shields, & Butzu, 2007, p. 103). The Eastern church is described as being quite vast, and full of different types of people (each with their own languages and customs that had an effect on the development of their worship styles and methods). Further we discover that the West had celebrated a time of peace (Christianity was legal, so there was a significant decrease in martyrdom), conversely the Eastern church was geographically located closely to an Islamic population, which meant it had a large military in comparison to the West....   [tags: Religion] 750 words
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Worship - Worship. I hear the word and instantly images spring forth of megachurch congregations singing vanilla choruses backed by a choir, orchestra, praise team, band, and possibly an enormous piano. On planning this article, I originally decided I would lambaste this, lambaste our generation for being so quick to snicker and judge this, and generally talk about the church's internal culture wars, which are almost passe at this point, concluding that we're all wrong to some degree and all right to some degree....   [tags: Religion ] 962 words
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Worship in the Western Church - I. Introduction. Worship is something a lot of us do without giving it much thought. Even worship planners don’t always give it the thought it needs or deserves. How does what we do in worship connect us to God. How does what we do retell and remember the mighty deeds of God. In our market driven society where the consumer is king, worship has became a smorgasbord with a little of ‘that’ and some of ‘this.’ In our drive to get people in the doors of our churches we have allowed the consumer mentality determine the content of worship....   [tags: Christianity] 1448 words
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New Testament Principles of Worship - The life Jesus lived was a perfect pattern to be followed. He worshipped God in word and deed. And in every way lived a life that pleased God the Father. He was one with God, obedient to God, loved others perfectly, and became a literal sacrifice on the cross. No one on the face of the earth was more intimate with the Creator God than His Son Jesus. He was one with God. John 17:10 quotes Jesus as praying, “You are in me and I am in You.” Not only was Jesus God, but also He yearned to continually communicate with God....   [tags: theology, bible]
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The Odyssey as a Hero Journey - "All of us have similar experiences. We share in the life journey of growth, development, and transformation. We live the same stories…the trappings might be different, the twists and turns that create suspense might be different from culture to culture, the particular characters may take different forms, but underneath it all, it's the same story, drawn from the same experiences"(Linda Seger, Creating Myth, 1). All people face trials and tribulations throughout their life. Thus, what defines one from one's fellow human beings is not the trials themselves, but how one overcomes the challenges along the journey, as well as the psychological and physical lessons one learns from the actions e...   [tags: Odyssey Hero Heroes Essays]
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How Muslims Worship in a Mosque - A mosque (Masjid in Arabic) is a place for Muslims to worship God. The sacred space that I visited is “Dar AlHjrah” mosque in Falls church, VA. In my country every neighborhood has a mosque and each mosque has different shape and Design. Dar AlHjrah mosque had everything a mosque has. There’s “minaret” which is a slim tower attached to the mosque. The “minaret” shape was octagonal with pointed roof. The reason for the “minaret” tower is to make the call for prayer (Adhan). The color of the whole mosque from outside is white and beige....   [tags: prayer, sacred, quran] 768 words
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A Shakesperean Tragic Hero - Macbeth - A Shakespearean tragic hero may be defined as “an exceptional being of high degree” who contributes to his own degeneration and illustrates a personality flaw. The character of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is in all ways the perfect example of a tragic hero. His greatness and bravery in battle for his country ultimately leads him to be a great thane and eventually a powerful king, making his actions have a significant impact on a country. Macbeth’s ambition on becoming a king leads to an obsession to remain in his current position....   [tags: William Shakespeare Macbeth Hero] 1125 words
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Epic Hero in Homer's The Odyssey - Epic Hero in Homer's The Odyssey With its larger-than-life plot twists, The Odyssey is a classic representation of an epic in literature. With that understood, it is no surprise that the main character of the story helps to define an epic hero. A character must express certain virtues to be considered such. Strength, courage, and nobility are almost prerequisites. Cleverness is an added bonus. Odysseus possesses many characteristics and virtues that make him a true representation of an epic hero....   [tags: Homer Odyssey Hero] 958 words
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A Place of Worship: The Mosque - In this essay, I will be discussing the role and function as well as the main features of the mosque in the Muslim community. The word mosque is defined as a ‘Muslim place of worship’. It is very important in Islam because it is the place where Muslims humbly face their lord, prostrate to him and ask from him. Muslims gather in mosques to pray their 5 times daily prayers in congregation. This is a symbolism of Muslim unity and brotherhood. It also symbolises equality as every person is the same, no one is superior to another....   [tags: Mosque, Islam, ]
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Personal Experience: Sunday Worship - ... Once again, I slowly raised my hand and injected that praise is what we do, worship transcends beyond these parameters as an act of honoring and revering God. Worship is the entire church experience. Before I could elaborate further, he quickly indicated it was time to close out and we didn’t have time for further discussion. This Sunday School experience demonstrated the necessity for us to educate those persons who uphold leadership positions in the Church. If the Sunday school teacher had simply taken the time to research the answers to his questions, he would have been properly equipped to lead the discussion....   [tags: church, A.M.E. zion, non-denominational] 1887 words
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Constitutional Rights of Worship - Introduction In her obiter dicta of Kruger v Commonwealth, Gaudron J (in dissent) made an interesting argument concerning constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion (s. 116). She said that the Commonwealth can infringe on these guarantees in order to perform a needful government action. Gaudron stated this in reference to section 116 of the Constitution and in context of the Stolen Generations. Gaudron reveals an interesting trend in the Commonwealth today showing a disregard towards religious affiliation....   [tags: Australian Commonwealth]
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Antigone: Hero Or Fool? - In Greek literature, a tragic hero is based upon an individual having several of the following qualities: having a high social position in society; not being overly good or bad; being persistant or stubborn in their actions; having a single flaw that brings about their own death and the death of others; and obtaining pity from the audience. Antigone was a prime example of a Greek tragic hero. Antigone, being the daughter of Oedipus, obtained a high social standing in Thebes. Prior to his self-exile from Thebes, Oedipus was the city's king....   [tags: Greek tragic hero]
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Beowulf as the Archetypal Germanic Hero - The epic and oral poem Beowulf illustrates a loss of community, cultural values, and tradition. Beowulf, the main character, is an ideal king and archetypal warrior. History is relevant to Beowulf; this Germanic society was being taken over by Christian missionaries who were seeking to convert this culture. The character of Beowulf is a reflection of the Germanic culture's virtues; heroism is emphasized in the text's multiple references and constant focus on heroes and what it is to be a hero. Beowulf, who is reflective of an older generation of heroes, strives for community....   [tags: Epic Beowulf Hero Essays Papers] 2093 words
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A Code Hero in Hemingway's Books - A Code Hero in Hemingway's Books Robert Jordan has been defined as a Hemingway code hero. In Hemingway’s books, a code hero is usually male, as Hemingway’s books seem to have a similarity to Hemingway himself. These code heroes may have been previously wounded or gone through some sort of an ordeal, and so they could have a drinking problem, or a problem sleeping. They seem to be disillusioned, and/or self-oriented, and are not usually loyal to a large cause, but rather a small group of people or a relatively small idea or thing....   [tags: Code Hero Robert Jordan Essays]
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The Hero’s Journey in Homer's The Odyssey -      The Hero’s Journey is never an easy one. This particular journey, as detailed in Homer’s The Odyssey, is one of struggle, loss, heartache, pain, growth and triumph. It is comprised of many steps that Odysseus has to overcome and battle through in order to achieve his final goal of reaching his home and his loved ones. From the Call to Adventure to the Freedom or Gift of living, Odysseus conquered them all. The story begins in the middle of the story, as many of the oral Greek traditions did, with the Journey of Telemachus to find his father....   [tags: Hero, Homer, Odyssey, Odysseus] 1885 words
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Liturgical Worship - This report is based on my experiences of a Eucharistic service I attended on the 26th of March at the Church of St Andrew, Epsom. The congregations make up can, very basically, be expressed as pakeha, fifty plus, suburban, and ‘of means’. This does not speak for the whole congregation, as some children and young adults were also present, however it does give an overview of the church’s general makeup. The context is one of a Tikanga Pakeha setting with a middle to high liturgical tradition and the use of worship structured on page 404 of A New Zealand Prayer Book....   [tags: Christianity ]
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