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A Hero, The Gods, and Mortal Men - Clack. Bang. Swish. The sweet sound of armor spears, flying arrows, and slicing swords are nothing more than the sounds of a hero pursuing a quest to greatness. Throughout history people long to find that inner-being who becomes enlightened with knowledge to acquire an everlasting existence. For one to search for everlasting life and conquer beast may merely be just a rhythm of life that has forever held to the test of time. For any man and every man can relate to a god, but the human mortality of temporary existence comes bleeding through at some point in time....   [tags: Gilgamesh, Beowolf, Odysseus] 967 words
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The Characterization of Cornelius Agrippa in Mary Shelley's The Mortal Immortal - 'The characterization of Cornelius Agrippa' Cornelius Agrippa is one of the characters in Mary Shelley's short story ”The Mortal Immortal”. He is a scholar. He spends his life carrying different scientific experiments. From historical sources it is known that Cornelius Agrippa is an authentic person. He was an alchemist, who lived at the turn of the 15th and the 16th century. He was also a prototype for some literary heroes like Goethe's 'Faust.” He also appears as himself in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein” and in J.K.Rowling's” Harry Potter,” also in Sergei Prokofiev's opera 'The Fiery Angel”....   [tags: character analysis] 517 words
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The Mortal Sin Of Pride - The Mortal Sin of Pride In 'The Cask of the Amontillado'; Edgar Allan Poe uses symbolism, imagery, and the atmosphere to help fully explore the sinful nature of pride and its serious consequences within the short story. The character of Fortunato is the main capsule for the explanation of the dangers of being prideful of ones self. By examining Poe's use of symbolism, images, and effective backdrops around Fortunato the reader may begin to understand the importance of the deadly sin of pride....   [tags: essays research papers] 841 words
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mortal kombat - Mortal Kombat “According to Time magazine, September 27, 1993, violence in video games is on the rise especially with the release of Mortal Kombat. Over 50 million children all over the United States brought this violence into their homes. The parents and other adults of these children finally decided that the video games in the U.S. had gone too far.” Mortal Kombat was the first game that brought blood and gore into the video game world. Mortal Kombat started in the arcades it was such a hit, they made it into a game you could buy for personal use....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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The 12 Labors: Hercules, the son of the Greek god Zeus and mortal Alcmene - Hercules, the son of the Greek god Zeus and mortal Alcmene, was one of the most famous hero in Greek mythology. He is known for his super strength and his many adventures he went on. When Hercules was born, Hera became furious that her husband had sired another child with a mortal. Hera punished Hercules by putting a spell on him that made him mad. While Hercules was under the spell, he slaughtered his own wife and six kids. After Hercules’s sanity returned, he deeply regretted the actions that he had taken....   [tags: greek, mythology] 1856 words
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Mortal vs. Immortal: No One is Perfect and Everyone Worships False Gods - ... However Hera does something that not many women would do, she sticks by him, she also tries to kill the offspring of every child Zeus has, she may still love him on the other hand she may have lost her marbles. Not many gods have this type of relationship and that is why their devotion to one another is slightly mad. Aphrodite and Hephaestus however is mostly just a parody marriage. The other Olympians were making a cruel joke by marrying Hephaestus to Aphrodite. Aphrodite loathed her husband, mostly because he was a cripple and extremely ugly....   [tags: grudges, flaws, relationship] 702 words
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Voices In The Park by Browne, Mortal Engines by Reeve and Little Women by Alcott - ‘Some idea of a child or childhood motivates writers and determines both the form and content of what they write.’ -- Hunt The above statement is incomplete, as Hunt not only states that the writer has an idea of a child but in the concluding part, he states that the reader also has their own assumptions and perceptions of a child and childhood. Therefore, in order to consider Hunt’s statement, this essay will look at the different ideologies surrounding the concept of a child and childhood, the form and content in which writers inform the reader about their ideas of childhood concluding with what the selected set books state about childhood in partic...   [tags: Novel Analysis]
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The Mortal Deity: Helen and the God-like Trait - The relationship between the gods and mortals of ancient Greece is one of the most interesting topics to analyze. These gods watch over their favorite mortals, meddle in their business, and have love affairs with them. At times selfish and conniving, the gods often appear to be as flawed as the humans who worship them are. There is, however, still a distinct separation between deity and mortal. From the evidence I have seen in The Iliad, I believe that this distinction is based on something I call a god-like trait....   [tags: Iliad Greek Gods Greece Essays] 1682 words
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Influences of The Odyssey, The Lliad, The Gilgamesh in Beowulf - Northern Europe developed in a different way than the Mediterranean however; hold many similarities in their religion, leadership, and hospitality. These common influences are seen in The Odyssey, The Iliad, and Gilgamesh. These three epic poems have many common influences seen in Beowulf. The epic poem of the Odyssey begins right after the Trojan War in the Iliad. In this new poem Homer attempts to bring a new perspective of the war. He endeavored to show how the Greeks faced injustices and danger on their way back to their hometowns....   [tags: leadership, mortal, religion]
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Epicurus's Philosophy on the Fear of Death - Death, and people's perception of it are a major part of many philosophies. It could be argued that the questions surrounding death and the afterlife form the basis of many philosophic concepts. To some philosophers, not only is the concept of death itself important, but also how people perceive it, and why they perceive it the way they do. Epicurus's claim that the soul is mortal, is an excellent explanation for why we should not fear death. To understand Epicurus's philosophy on the fear of death, we fist have to understand Epicurus's perception of the universe, and why he believes the soul is mortal....   [tags: mortal soul, body and void, philosopher]
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e Strife For a Straight Life: The Examination of Mortal and Divine Relations - The Strife For a Straight Life: The Examination of Mortal and Divine Relations "A straight and perfect life is not for man." - the Nurse in Hippolytus The idea that fate is rooted from the interconnection of divine beings whose will is played-out by mortals, is a highly enriched belief that is capitalized on by many Greek tragedians. Among those who suggest that there is an endless cycle of good will, revenge, uncertainty, and punishment is the Greek dramatist, Euripides. His work, Hippolytus, is an excellent example of a well-written Greek tragedy that informs readers of the intermingling of divine power and a mortal's free will....   [tags: Classics] 1638 words
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How Mortal Life Heightens the Appreciation of Life in Eliot and Maddy - How Mortal Life Heightens the Appreciation of Life in Eliot and Maddy Mortal loss and the appreciation for life are very important concepts in writing. Both T.S. Eliot and Yulisa Amadu Maddy use this concept very heavily in their writing styles. T. S. Eliot’s major theme in The Waste Land surrounds death and World War One. The title The Waste Land, gives the reader a feeling of being lost in a world of waste and hopeless causes. The first part of the poem, The Waste Land, is titled, "The Burial of the Dead." This negative title gives the reader a sense of gloom and death....   [tags: Eliot Wasteland Maddy Essays]
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A True Hero in the Epic of Gigamesh - ... His hero's strength is tested in battle, and his wits are challenged by his obstacles, but ultimately, the tale relays the story of how a flawed hero attains wisdom. Turning to The Iliad, Achilles is a character best known for his invincibility which came from his mother dipping him in the River Styx, holding him by the heel. The drawback was, in the case of him being shot in the heel, the wound would be fatal. Although Achilles possessed superhuman strength and carried a close relationship with the gods, he may strike modern readers as less than heroic....   [tags: mortal, fear, death, glory, peace] 1683 words
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Asian Influence in Gaming - Mortal Kombat, a one versus one American video game, developed by NetherRealm Studios as a whole seems to have much influence from the one versus one video game series Street Fighter made by Capcom, a Japanese video game developer. This influence is especially seen in the development of the characters of Mortal Kombat, The character Kitana (Figure 2) from Mortal Kombat displays much influence from Street Fighter’s Chun Li (Figure 1), from colors to a spin off of her clothing. Chun Li (Figure 1) has exaggerated proportions of her body that please the eye as well as Kitana (Figure 2)....   [tags: Video games, NetherRealm, Mortal Kombat]
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Is Pearl More than a Mortal Child in the Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne - Who is Pearl, a child of sin living far beyond the limits of a moral life or just an ordinary girl living in the Puritan Society. Pearl is first seen on the scaffold being held by her mother, Hester, who took on scorn from the townspeople. The townspeople thought of Pearl as a symbol of sin, sent to the world for a wicked purpose. The townspeople had their reasons for thinking that of Pearl. One reason being that Hester committed a terrible crime in the Puritan society; adultery. Pearl is more than a mere punishment to her mother, but she is also a blessing....   [tags: puritan society, punishment, moral]
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Taking a Look at Lung Cancer - Each year there are about 220,000 people that are diagnosed with lung cancer and more than 159,000 people that die from this disease each year. It is the most common type of cancer in both men and women in this country (MDAnderson). When you are diagnosed with cancer it can be overwhelming for the individual that is being diagnosed and also for the loved ones. Trying to know everything about the disease, what causes it, what stage you may be at, what symptoms you have, and what steps you will need to take next....   [tags: mortal diseases, symptoms and treatment] 1157 words
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The Three Important Philosophers: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle - ... However he is still considered a very important philosopher in Greek history. The only documents written about Socrates’s life are written by Plato, Xenophon, and Aristophanes. His most well known traits were his communication skills and his ideas. According to Plato, Socrates fought in the battles of Amphipolis, Potidaea, and Delium for the Athenian army. “Aristophanes' writings describe Socrates running a sophist school and getting paid for it. Xenophon and Plato disagree with this saying that Socrates did not accept any payment for his teaching, with his poverty acting as proof of this fact.” (AncientGreece.com, Socrates) Socrates was sentenced to death by the Athenians Athenian peopl...   [tags: modern, society, influence, mortal, teach] 828 words
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The Relationship between Gods and Mortals in Mythology - The Relationship between Gods and Mortals in Mythology The relationship between gods and mortals in mythology has long been a complicated topic. The gods can be generous and supportive, and also devastating and destructive to any group of humans. Mortals must respect the powers above them that cannot be controlled. The gods rule over destiny, nature, and justice, and need to be recognized and worshipped for the powerful beings as they are. Regardless of one's actions, intentions, and thoughts, the gods in Greek myth have ultimate power and the final decision of justice over nature, mortals, and even each other....   [tags: Papers Gods Mortals Mythology Essays]
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Mortals vs. Immortals in The Iliad - In the Iliad, it is important to recognize the unique personality traits and morals that the numerous characters encompass. While there is a wide variety in strengths, weaknesses, and values, the characters can clearly be divided into two starkly different groups. One being the mortals and the other being the immortals. This divide is caused by the mortals’ fear of death and loss of family, as opposed to the immortals’ disregard for those concerns due to their deathlessness. The treatment of family members among the gods generally involves actions and conversations that are crass, vengeful, or selfish....   [tags: death, family, emotion]
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Greek Mythologies: Gods and Mortals in Greek Literature - Greek mythologies arise from various cultural aspects of the Greek society; however, the role of the divinities in human affairs is particularly accentuated in most, if not all, Greek mythologies. Nevertheless, each author displays the role of divinities and supernatural differently, as Homer in The Odyssey and The Iliad displays direct interaction between the supernatural divinities and the mortals. On the other hand, Sophocles’ Antigone lessens such interactions and emphasizes the human role, while Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War completely ignores the notion of divine power, but focuses impartially on the actions of men and their consequences....   [tags: The Odyssey and The Iliad]
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A Mortals Sense Of Immortality - A Mortal’s Sense of Immortality To fear death is to fear life itself. An overbearing concern for the end of life not only leads to much apprehension of the final moment but also allows that fear to occupy one’s whole life. The only answer that can possibly provide relief in the shadow of the awaited final absolution lies in another kind of absolution, one that brings a person to terms with their irrevocable mortality and squelches any futile desire for immortality. Myths are often the vehicles of this release, helping humanity to accept and handle their mortal and limited state....   [tags: essays research papers] 1788 words
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Brick & Mortar vs. Online Stores - Saving money takes time and sensible planning. As an online business owner saving money leads to further funds for the business. Both forms of shopping have their own positives and negatives. With careful research, there are many deals to find when combing both brick and mortar and online shopping. When choosing to shop online or at a brick and mortar store, start by weighing the pros and cons of each established method of shopping. When shopping online a consumer is are able to browse multiple stores while sitting in their pajamas, no driving from store to store, and there is no need to deal with overcrowded stores....   [tags: consumer, market, purchases] 1012 words
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The Debate: Online Learning Versus Brick and Mortar Learning - Unlike many people who attended college after they graduated from high school I was not one of them. I chose to be a wife and a mother of two; later after my children were grown and my first marriage was over I realized I needed a change. I decided to attend a community college taking the traditional classroom courses. It was a major struggle for me because I was working full-time and part-time jobs while working on an Associates Degree. What should have taken me only two years to complete it took me four because I was not able to work in all the classes needed to graduated in a two year time period my work crazy hours and take care of my family would not allow it....   [tags: Education ]
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Compare and Contrast Brick-and-Mortar Versus Virtual Organizations - The Information Age has ushered in a whole new competitive virtual marketplace for traditional brick-and-mortar organizations to compete with in the tough competitive global markets of the 21st century economy. The ability of virtual organizations to easily advertise and market their products through the internet and social medias have created a potentially limitless clientele through the utilization of a mass mediated approach that has historically been unavailable to traditional brick-and-mortar organizations....   [tags: Business Management ]
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An Oxymoronic Education: Virtual Education in Brick and Mortar Schools - Introduction: The problem Students in America are not receiving the education they need in traditional brick and mortar public schools. High-performing students’ potential is often stifled as the current system holds them back and low-performing students often become frustrated and discouraged. My experience in a Virginia Title I elementary school offers specific anecdotal evidence of this. For example, a majority of my Kindergarten students (16 out of 20) were considered ESOL (i.e. English for Speakers of other languages)....   [tags: teachers' unions, traditional education programs]
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Gods VS Mortals - “There is only one way: Destroy them all." Lucan's burning eyes moved slowly from one god to the next, hoping his harsh decree had convinced more of them to take his side. It had seemed like an eternity (which it very well could have been) since all the gods had gathered together like this. “This can not be the way, I still believe this would be an over reaction.” Ranna said, waving her hand as if to throw away Lucan's idea. “What the mortals need is our guidance.” “You cannot be seriously talking about the, elves” Lucan scowled “How can you be so passionate about the race that yellowed your fields, up rosed and murdered your followers, even attacked you....   [tags: essays research papers] 849 words
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Mortar Exam 0341 - 0341 NCO Exam 1 What are the Marine Corps' leadership traits. Judgment, Justice, Decisiveness, Integrity, Discipline, Tact, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Bearing, Unselfishness, Courage, Knowledge, Loyalty, Endurance 2 What is the purpose of an NCO. To train and supervise subordinate Marines 3 What is the maximum effective range of the M249 SAW. 1,000 m 4 What is the sustained rate of fire of the M249. 85 rounds per minute 5 What determines a hot barrel for the M249. 200 rounds in 2 minutes 6 What is the maximum effective range of the M203 grenade launcher....   [tags: essays research papers] 845 words
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Problematic Business Models and Bankruptcy - Battle of the Toys-FAO Schwartz is back. (Page 253-254) 1. Why did FAO Inc. have to declare bankruptcy. FAO Inc. did not follow any model that would have save the organization from bankruptcy. It appears that FAO was disconnected to what was happening to the toy industry. The industry had gone global. FAO Inc. only had a brick-and-mortar business, meaning that FAO operated in a physical store with internet presence. Their competition like Wal-Mart and Target had a click -and-mortar business, which operated in a physical store as well on the internet....   [tags: FAO, click and mortar, brick and mortar] 1281 words
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What is the Difference in an Online College Degree as Opposed to a Brick-and-Mortar College Degree? - The past two decades have seen an almost exponential rise in the availability and popularity of online college classes and degree programs. Their pervasiveness begs the question as to the difference in a credit or degree earned in an online setting versus that of the traditional classroom. These two educational delivery systems will be compared from the perspectives of flexibility, the student experience, the impact of technology, and the issue of acceptability of online classes and degree programs....   [tags: flexibility, access to classmates, independent]
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Wal-mart Stores: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model - Final Recommended Strategy: Hybrid e-Tailing and Brick-and-Mortar Model Problem: Losing Ground as the Cost-Leadership Poster Child Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.’s legendary competitive advantage in distribution and low cost operations has eroded beyond the point of recovery. Once considered the undisputed cost leader in retail, a recent study showed that after discounting tax and shipping, a basket of goods at Walmart cost 19% more than at Amazon.com (Jannarone, 2011). Forbes contributor Steve Denning points out that if a consumer wants something quick, he shops at a convenience store; if he wants something cheap he’ll buy at Amazon.com; and Walmart is no longer needed (Denning, 2011)....   [tags: retail industry, low cost operations]
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The Interference of Zeus - The god of mortals and immortals, Zeus, is mentioned on almost every single page in The Iliad. In the ancient society of the Greeks, they practiced polytheism, which means they worshipped more than one god (Speilvogel 364). Zeus was the son of the titan Cronus and he was basically the god of the weather. He had the ability to strike with lightning bolts. The Trojan War was between Greece and Troy. However, it was not only fought by mere mortals, but by immortals too, fighting for their own personal agendas....   [tags: god mortals and immortals, greeks]
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Greek Mythology - As ancient Greek mythology began to evolve, the Age of Gods and Mortals had created such an epic beginning for stories to revolve around. Greeks regarded mythology as a part of their history. They used myth to explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, traditional beliefs and friendships. Greece had been mainly defined by its numerous accounts of various wars and battles, as well as its incredible architecture, but nothing had defined Greece better then its vast majority of mind- boggling myths and legends (Hamilton....   [tags: Gods and Mortals] 1299 words
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The Chemical Warfare Service - On 10 July 1943, the allied forces attacked Sicily to stop the German occupation of Europe. The allied forces carried out combined attacks utilizing paratroopers, the Navy and Army land forces to start a battle that gave the allied forces a stronghold in Europe that fed into other military operations and a training location for Soldiers landing in Normandy later in the war. The initial battle and beach landing was anything but flawless. The ocean was violent and the paratroopers were scattered off their target area by more than 20 miles (Birtle, 2003)....   [tags: military history, german occuptation, mortar]
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Businesses and The Internet - In today’s digital age, most all brick and mortar stores have migrated to the Internet to expand their business globally. This migration has come with many sacrifices, lessons learned, and challenges along the way. However, the businesses that demonstrated determination and a willingness to overcome the challenges that they were faced with, have ultimately succeeded in expanding their clientele. One example of the type of company that can be found online is an electronic retailer, or a cybermall type of a site....   [tags: Brick and Mortar Stores, Media, Clients, Marketing]
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Odel Ecommerce - 1 Odel.lk – Apparel Website Odel is one of the biggest retail stores in Sri Lanka that identified the market opportunity in providing their customers with the ultimate shopping experience that they would not find anywhere else in Sri Lanka. This niche and competitive advantage in Odel’s ambience, high quality products, range and variety has made it widely known as the most innovative brand in Sri Lanka today. (Odel Corporate Website, 2013) Odel.lk is an ecommerce website launched by the company itself aiming to provide customers with an online store where products can be purchased and delivered....   [tags: retail store, Sri Lanka, website, mortar, revenue]
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Honor and Glory in Homer's Iliad - Honor and Glory in Homer's Iliad        Mortality, by its very nature, causes men's lives to be cut short at their primes.The Fates cut our lives short at any time, so the Greeks must have an example, a model mortal, to follow so as to make the "most of their lives."A model mortal is one who lives his life accumulating the most honor and glory: "he pressed for battle now where men win glory" (4: 259).By strictly adhering to the honor/heroic code, a mortal can raise himself to become the model mortal....   [tags: Iliad essays]
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The Vampire Lestat and the Problem of Eternal Damnation - The problem or question of what it means to be damned is difficult to understand at the best of times, it is however all the more difficult when the subject in question is a vampire. How does a vampire that has developed God-like powers and whose only way to survive is to take human life, redeem themselves in the eyes of God. This is not really an issue for Lestat; as for the majority of the Vampire Chronicles he believes himself to be a form of God. With every life that Lestat takes he is committing a mortal sin, the gravest form of sin and he does so with full knowledge and consent....   [tags: American Literature] 3602 words
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Devine Interaction: Greek Mythology - In Greek mythology and literature, the Gods are always present in some shape or form. It has been recorded in ancient Greek literature that the Gods interacted with mortal humans quite often. Nothing would change a mortal human’s life more than interacting with the Gods. What is the reason for such events. The Olympian Gods constantly intervene with the mortals, but what is the cause. The Gods show their power over mortal men through divine interaction, physically and psychologically. The Gods and mortals interact in many different ways, but the natures of these interactions are what truly explain and describe how ancient Greeks recognized their Gods....   [tags: literature, Greek literature, Olympian Gods]
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Ancient Gods: Zues and Power Abuse - Gods are ancient beings thought to have created the world and are children of the Titans. Most gods are thought to help mortals for good. Zeus who is the most famous of all the gods is adored by millions. Yet, Zeus, the ruler of gods, is one of the most selfish irresponsible gods of them all. Zeus was a bad god because he had many affairs, abused his powers, and did not use his powers for good. Zeus was known greatly for his numerous affairs with many different types of women. It didn’t matter if this woman was helpless or sick; if Zeus wanted her he would deceive her into sleeping with him....   [tags: women, olympus, love] 595 words
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The Goal of Flawed Perfection - As a twenty-first century academic, historical authors such as Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Dickenson, and Thoreau are praised for groundbreaking style and concepts; Historical events such as 9/11, the American Revolution, and the Holocaust are accepted as customary and influence our culture as well as writing. These influential roots of modern culture shape contemporary writing in the form of various allusions that bring meaningful connotations, contributing to a greater theme. Allusions incorporate notable anecdotes, figures, and historical events into a written piece....   [tags: Play Analysis, Relevant Allusions, Elizabethan Era] 1277 words
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Cassandra Clare, an Influential Author of the 20th Century - Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and The Bane Chronicles. All of her literary works surround the world of Shadowhunters, also known as Nephilim, which are a race of beings born with angelic blood. Cassandra’s first book, City of Bones, was released in 2004. Since then, she has released over ten books and she has plans to release more. Cassandra Clare is an influential author of the 20th century because of her unique books, widespread fan base, and successful publications....   [tags: novels, best sellers, unique] 576 words
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The Iliad and the Odyssey - The Iliad and the Odyssey are two classic stories told by Homer. Within these two stories the roles of the gods are very important to the story line and how they affect the characters throughout. In the Iliad, more gods are involved with the characters whereas in the Odyssey there are only two major gods that affect two major characters. The roles of the gods in the Iliad are through two different stances of immortal versus immortal and mortal versus immortal. The roles of the gods in the Odyssey are through two major gods and they affect the plot as Poseidon versus Odysseus and Athena versus Telemachus....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1521 words
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"The White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett: Nature - When people really take their time to look at the beautiful world around them, and take it in, it is hard not to be amazed. “A White Heron,” a classic short story written by Sarah Orne Jewett, uses nature as an essential key element to the theme. Sylvia, the main character, is very relatable. In fact, the story is written in such a way that the reader would likely share similar thoughts with Sylvia. For instance, the reader and Sylvia both love nature and think of it as their companion. However, while both Sylvia and the reader have a love for humans, it is to a lesser extent....   [tags: nature, sylvia, symbolism]
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How to Dispose of a Corpse - ... The alkaline hydrolysis process was developed in the United States 16 years ago to get rid of animal carcasses (Love, 2). The Alkaline Hydrolysis process has been legalized in only a few places for cremation of human remains. Those include Maine, Florida, Minnesota, Oregon, New Hampshire, Kansas, Maryland, and Saskatchewan. Two medical centers in the United Stated use it on human bodies, and those remains are those of cadavers donated for research (5). The biggest challenge is getting people to accept the alkaline hydrolysis process....   [tags: embalming, cremation, donation to science]
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Creative Writing: The Mortalis and Nightcrwalers - Whenever the sun falls and the moon rises, we rise, too. Whenever the lights go out, ours come on. We Nightcrawlers lurk in the shadows and play in the dark. We stay on the other side, in which no Nightcrawler nor a Mortal shall ever cross. The guarded line is drawn between the two places. Any mortal in their right mind, skeptical of the Nightcrawlers or not, knows never to cross the path. That path that no one was stupid enough to cross, except me, Silas Asher Clay. My mother used to tell me stories about the Mortals....   [tags: horror stories, tales, cliff] 1266 words
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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan - Character Each of the main characters in The House of Hades have been tested for different reasons and to test their strengths. As these characters are tested the grow and evolve to better accompany each other as a good group. At the start they were enemies and were reluctant to work as a team with the opposite group (being Roman and Greek). An example would be Frank defeating the katobleps which are these cow things that will poison you if they breathe near you. They also have a poisonous look that makes you freeze if you look into their eyes....   [tags: literary analysis] 573 words
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Interactions with the Gods - Interactions with the Gods Nothing can be more life changing than when a god chooses to interact with a mortal man. Much of Greek mythology describes the natures of these interactions. The Olympian Gods meddle with the mortals they rule over constantly, but what is the result for these interactions, and how do they impact the mortals. The question that this paper tries to address is what is the nature of these divine interaction, and how does each side truly perceive each other. The Gods and mortals interact in a variety of ways, but the true natures of these interactions truly describe how the ancient Greeks perceived their gods....   [tags: Papers] 2738 words
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