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Types of Cool Weapons and Armor in the Medieval Ages

- At the beginning of the Middle Ages, battle was still fought by men usually with swords, spears, and axes because they fought so close to each other. In medieval times, there were many different weapons, which were used for many different reasons. Some reasons would be for war, hunting, farming and building. The same types of materials were used, but they designed into different types of weapons and armor. As you read, you will learn how as time pasted that either the armor or the weapons changed to be more protective and or more powerful....   [tags: swords, catapults, crossbows, spears]

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Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor

- Female Soldiers Need Specialized Protective Body Armor In today’s ever changing world, people who serve in the United States military face extreme danger. Danger is eminent for both men and women when deployed abroad. For women the threat is even more apparent because protective vests were designed for a man’s body. Over a decade into the war against the Taliban, women’s protective gear is finally being developed. Some think perhaps a little too late, considering women have been deployed since the very start of the war....   [tags: importance of body movement in the field]

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The Knight in Rusty Armor

- The Knight in Rusty Armor The Knight in rusty armor depicts our mental processes, or cognition that plays a complex and dramatic role in my life. I have learned that our cognition makes us human. I can cope only by first sensing and understanding my environment, just like the knight. sometimes I misperceive and wrongly interpret certain situations, causing problems for myself. My expectations and response partly determine how I see the world. My attitudes, suspicions, and conclusions about others also determine how I relate to people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Armor of Ancient Rome

- Armor of Ancient Rome Ancient Rome expended a great deal of economic resources and effort upon conquest and expansion through military means. The role of armor was fundamental in this expansion as it played a significant role in the success of the Roman armies on the battlefield. There were three common requirements for armor construction throughout its history: The first was that armor had to be flexible enough to allow the wearer freedom of movement; second, it also had to be lightweight enough to be worn without tiring the wearer while providing protection against opponents' weapons; and third, armor had to be cost effective....   [tags: Papers]

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Renaissance Armor

- Armor Through the arms of the knight we can actually touch something of the knights who strove during the Middle Ages, men whose lives were shaped and who shaped the ideas of chivalry. I believe that armor is, at base, an important, romantic medieval craft. Like all crafts, it takes technical skill and artistic merit to create a quality piece. Other re-enactment societies provide a rich market for fledgling armoires to earn their wings; without these markets, most craftsmen would never progress beyond the occasional hobbyist level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Information As Armor Against How My Environment Viewed Me

- As early as I can remember, I was researching; exploring school subjects to absorb facts and information as armor against how my environment viewed me. The necessitous introvert and the oldest of seven children of a single mother, taunted and marginalized in my elitist school. Fellow students made sure I knew that I was not one of them, several educators also. However, I knew early on that if I demonstrated that I was as intelligent as the privileged kids, growing up poor would cease to matter. My plan almost worked; I scored in the top 1% of standardized tests throughout middle school and made A+ grades....   [tags: College, High school, Higher education]

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The History of Bulletproof Clothing

- Bulletproof clothing is the most interesting thing I have ever seen in my life. There is not really a problem of bulletproof clothing besides it is very expensive to make it. It is very expensive just because of the materials. The materials are spider-silk, vectran and Kevlar. The history of bulletproof has been worn for thousands of years. Even the medieval Europe worn body armor. By the 1500’s, they changed the development of cannons and guns. Bulletproof in the encyclopedia means the protection of bullets, knives and puncture wounds....   [tags: bulletproof, kevlar, body armor]

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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Armor in the Epic Poem, Beowulf

- Armor in the poem Beowulf       Armor mentioned in the poem Beowulf include helmets and chain mail. There are an incredible number of references to these battle-apparel in the poem, making this topic of armor a very relevant one to consider.   “Helmets are the most dramatic and often quoted item of armor found in Beowulf,” says Catherine M. Hills in “Beowulf and Archaeology.” Indeed, examining the poem, one finds copious references to helmets in just the first 400 lines of the poem:                                                   Boar-figures gleamed over plated cheek-guards,         inlaid with gold; shining, fire-hardened,   fierce war-masks guarded their lives (...   [tags: Epic Beowulf essays]

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Roman Body Armor

- During the expansion of Rome and the acquisition of new territory, the Roman armies were often met by heavy resistance and bloody conflicts. The armies needed a type of protection that would safely protect soldiers and would ensure victory for Rome. That is the reason armour (upper body) in particular was implemented to save soldiers on the battlefield. The armour had to meet certain standards of construction for it to be useful: Of these standards the first was that armour was to be flexible enough to allow the wearer freedom of movement in battle....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Strategy and Obstacles in the Battle of Arracourt

- ... One of Field Marshall Montgomery’s main objectives was the capture of the port city of Antwerp. The Allies wanted to use the port as a supply base for the final push into Germany. Field Marshall Montgomery preferred a single Allied front along his path into Germany, while US General Omar Bradley preferred a broad front advance. Unfortunately, the Low Countries had a political objective as well; protecting London. The Germans were launching their V-1 and V-2 rockets at London from Belgium. Bradley preferred a broad front advance because if the Third Army was able to advance quickly enough past Metz and Nancy to the West Wall, which was unmanned at the time, Patton could capture the Saar i...   [tags: tanks, armor, supplies]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Ephesians '

- Introduction In Ephesians (6.10-17), Paul provides Christians a sense of protection and the ability to withstand the forces that were and continue to come against us. As a Catholic, the thought of waging war for my faith was not something I often thought about growing up. Having gone through Catholic schools for 16 years, I was always surrounded by like-minded people. When I entered graduate school and, eventually, the work force, the challenge of defending my belief in Christ and my Catholic faith became more prevalent....   [tags: New Testament, Christianity, Christian terms]

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Mystery of Isodore: A Fictonal Narrative

- I pushed past the curtain to Shield. "Hero!" Shield smiled at me. "Hi," I offered a small smile. Shield paused and stared at me, tilting her head. "What's wrong?" "Nothing that I haven't discussed before. But Shield, what am I supposed to do if I come back with no one?" I rubbed my hands together. Shield let out a laugh and grabbed me by my hands. "Hero, you'll find him. I doubted that I would find my husband and yet, look at me now," She smiled. I couldn't help but smile with her. "How did you two meet?" Shield's smile grew....   [tags: man, village, smile, charge]

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Weaponry during the Elizabethan Period

- The weaponry during the Elizabethan period was the most advance weaponry known to the world. The most common weapons used were crossbows, longbows, war hammers, spears, early forms of pistol and cannons. With all this weaponry Europeans also needed armor, like chainmail and plate armor. Different types of weapons and the different kinds of armor were a key component to warfare during the Elizabethan period, in Europe. Long distance weapons were essential to European combat. The main long distance weapons used by Europeans during that time were the longbow and the crossbow....   [tags: History, Long Distance Weapon]

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Only The Good Die Young

- Only the Good Die Young In The Iliad, translated by Richmond Lattimore, Homer depicts many gruesome deaths which take place during the Trojan War. One of the most significant and memorable deaths in this epic is the death of Patroklos. Homer presents his audience with a very interesting situation regrading who is really at fault for Patroklos’ death. There are multiple people that could be responsible for his fatality. Although he was physically killed by Apollo, Euphorbus, and Hektor; Homer leaves us contemplating the person truly held accountable....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Trojan War, Greek mythology]

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Christian Symbolism and Chivalric Ideals in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

- Upon first Reading Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, I noticed that it comes off as a romantic normative poem about chivalric ideals and traditions of the ruling class with covertly Christian Images. The protagonist character Sir Gawain stands out as the role model of the chivalric ideals of the 14th century while displaying Christian images on his armor. The combination of Gawain’s armor and actions throughout the poem exemplify his characteristics of Christian perfection and chivalric ideals. The very first scene with Bertilak of Hautdesert known as the Green Knight begins to mold your perception of how chivalrous Sir Gawain is by portraying him as valiant, humble, and virtuous knight to A...   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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History and Mechanics of Viking Warfare

- Vikings Reign In the earliest years of the Vikings, there was little history recorded due to the polytheistic views that they followed. After the Vikings converted to Christianity, there were eventually written documents created pertaining to their existence. In Viking Warfare, I.P. Stephenson states that the Vikings “first described attack took place in AD 789”(11). The Vikings were also known as Norsemen. They were great storytellers, and that is perhaps how society knows so much about them today....   [tags: World History, Christianity]

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The History of Knighthood and Chivalry

- In the Middle Ages the most famous people outside of royalty were knights. One of the greatest honors was to be chosen by a lord, as a page the next step is a squire, then knighthood. The road to knighthood was a long journey and not for everyone, a knight had to be humble and courteous. Chivalry had to be learned while becoming a model person for peasants and royalty to honor and look up to. While a squire was training he was apprenticed to a knight and he would serve him at the same time he must train and gain skills....   [tags: middle age, knights, horses]

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William Shakespeare 's Antony And Cleopatra

- One of the biggest internal struggles in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is Antony’s struggle between reason and emotion. One of the times this is shown is when Antony turns his ships around after noting that Cleopatra has done so in Act III scene 10. Shakespeare decided to show Antony’s internal struggle by having him follow Cleopatra to emphasize how strongly his emotions and reasoning lead him to mix business with pleasure, intertwining his role of general with his role of lover. From turning his ship around mid-battle to dressing himself after spending the night to outright stating his feelings, Antony shows over and over the unavoidable mutual existence of his roles as general and lo...   [tags: Love, Emotion]

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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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External Pressure On The Industry And Company

- 1. What is your assessment of the external pressures on the industry and company. In completing a Porter 's Five Forces Analysis, what information does this provide for positioning and for strategic tactics. The external pressure assumed a noteworthy part in deciding the corporate technique and execution. The effect of external pressure on the Under Armor is one of the progressions investigated in new prizewinning exploration that looks at the administrative and communal environment in which organizations work....   [tags: Porter five forces analysis, Strategic management]

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The Roman Army Pax Romana

- History remembers the legendary Roman legions as the one of the most deadly and respected fighting forces in the ancient world. Even today, stories of their great success and invincibility in the face of their enemies echo on. One can only wonder what the key to their extraordinary success was. How were the Romans able to conquer such a vast empire that spanned over three continents at its height and maintain that power for centuries. That key to Rome’s military success during the Pax Romana period (where the Roman Empire rose to its zenith) was the advanced military innovations that the Romans incorporated into its great army that encompassed military bureaucracy, battle tactics and militar...   [tags: Ancient Rome]

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Symbolism in Beowulf to Reinforce the Importance of Religion and the Values of the Anglo Saxons

- Literature all through history uses symbolism to portray different ideas, religions, and beliefs. Throughout Beowulf symbolism is used both to reinforce the importance of religion and to impress the values of the Anglo Saxons upon the reader. Beowulf contains multiple instances of the usage of symbolism to Christianity. Symbolism is portrayed through the characters and situations in the epic poem. According to the Danes in the epic, Beowulf is viewed as a savior. Staver states, “Jesus is the young warrior who comes to earth to fight with Satan” (Staver 155)....   [tags: Christianity, evil, courage]

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King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table: Fact or Fiction

- The typical romantic knight consists of a charming man sitting upon his noble steed dressed in shining armor and chain mail. It was during the Victorian Era when literature about knights greatly increased in popularity. All throughout England, restrictions were placed on writings and literature (O’Gorman 2000). Authors took to writing about knights to express their thoughts and feelings and to discuss controversies openly and without breaking the law. The more renowned knights are the knights that sat at the round table....   [tags: Morte D'Arthur, Excalibur, legends]

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Deus and Kleos: The Paradox of Glory in Homer's The Iliad

- ... Agamemnon attempts to tempt Achilles to return to the battlefield with great treasures, land, and even the hand of one of his daughters. However, Achilles refuses to return to the battle field even “if he gave [him] ten times as much, twenty times over, all he possesses now, and all that could pour in from the world’s end” ( Book IX, line 464). Achilles values glory and honor above everything else. Agamemnon insulted his honor, and took his glory, and nothing to Achilles can replace that. When Achilles withdraws from the battlefield he pleads with his immortal mother, Thetis, to plead with Zeus to “grant the Trojans victory after victory till the Achaean armies pay my dear son back.” (Bo...   [tags: honor, battle, gods]

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Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages

- Changes of Weaponry and Warfare during the Middle Ages During the Middle Ages, or also known as the Medieval Ages, change was a major part of that period. Europe was watching war become much different. In the older times, a few thousands of troops were considered a large army. Nowadays, nobody has ever seen such size of an army with such variety in weapons including guns, munitions, and artillery that were all developed during that period. Besides, it was obvious that the face of warfare was changing by the end of the fifteenth century....   [tags: Military History]

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Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust

- Empathy and Commitment as the Basis for Trust In Philoctetes by Sophocles, Odysseus commands Neoptolemos to abandon justice and base a relationship with Philoctetes on dishonesty to gain his trust and ultimately his bow. However, Neoptolemos acknowledges a similar burden plagues Philoctetes that becomes the basis of trust between them. Neoptolemos attempts to reconcile with Odysseus’ orders by stealing the bow and abandoning Philoctetes. Unable to fulfill the orders, Neoptolemos returns to Philoctetes indicating his commitment and his lack of trust with the Atreidai....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Master Of Shadows By Cody Blunt

- None Escape Their Shadow: Cody Blunt’s The Master of Shadows Cody Blunt’s piece titled The Master of Shadows represents the assassin, Zed. This art piece was created in 2013 for the company Riot Games as the digital concept art for the character Zed. This piece can be found displayed as a representation of the character in their popular multiplayer online battle arena, League of Legends. In The Master of Shadows, Cody Blunt uses complementary colors, value, saturation, tenebrism, shape, and a small variety of different lines to capture the resting energy of Zed and provides a serene and mysterious interpretation of a lifeless city....   [tags: Color, Light, Color theory, The Shadow]

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Evolution of Defensive Mechanisms in Reptiles

- Reptiles, the class of reptilian, are an evolutionary grade of eukarya, including today’s turtles, crocodilians, snakes, lizards, as well as many other extinct groups. Reptiles have existed on this planet for millions of years and have undergone countless mutations. One area of interest is how have these creatures defended themselves as their predators have evolved. Over time, evolution has caused the many subspecies of reptiles to develop a wide variety of defensive mechanisms including: camouflage, venom, body armor, behaviors, and other abnormal morphologies....   [tags: Animals, Turtle, Lizards]

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Poster For The Expendables 2

- Description The major task of the designer of any movie poster is to make the poster visually interesting, so that it captures the attention of its viewers. When people first glance at a movie poster, what catches their eye. What draws them in and makes them want to immediately purchase a ticket. Is it the usage of bright colors (or lack thereof), certain actors or directors they like, or is it the overall design of the poster. While certain posters leave a lot to the imagination in terms of what the movie is about, the movie poster for The Expendables 2 efficiently introduces the audience to what they can expect from the film....   [tags: Character, Protagonist, Actor, The Sopranos]

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The And The World

- Of the many classes in Ancient Greece, that of the artisan was not highly respected. Despite the facts that the products of their labor were present in almost every aspect of Ancient Grecian life, the artisan’s role in society was often overlooked. With The Foundry Cup, the artist is able relate the work of himself and other artisans to the age of heros by inserting himself and other artisans directly into one of Greece’s most beloved tales, The Iliad. (by creating a balance between the world of war and the world of craft in his work)....   [tags: Iliad, Achilles, Thetis, Greek mythology]

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Misconceptions between Samurai’s of Japan and the Knights of Medieval Europe

- ... They learnt how to focus their mind in a fight and also learned self discipline. While Knights practised catholic religion it was not that important to them yet they still prayed daily. They had to swear loyalty to their lords and god to become a knight. A knight's loyalty was based on a legal contract, rather than moral obligations. Knights were not as well educated as the samurai, who had some education and sometimes worked as government officials. But knight’s had to follow strict rules of their religion and thus expected to be a model of virtue to the lower classes....   [tags: tradition, culture, religion]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Vanity '

- Introduction Earlier this year, Internet personality Meg Turney uploaded a photo of herself in full comic costume (more colloquially known as “cosplay”) to her Facebook page. She wore a strapless purple top with a sweetheart neckline and a pair of high-waisted bottoms, coupled with a bow and arrow slung over her shoulder and a pair of black bunny ears. Her costume that can easily be described as Hawkeye, the lone archer from The Avengers franchise, but dressed as a Playboy Bunny. Ms. Turney’s outfit was nothing more scandalous nor more revealing than a one-piece bathing suit....   [tags: Gender, Female, Feminist theory, Woman]

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Analysis of Books Read in Class

- To be just is to do the right thing. In the books read in class doing the right thing encompasses being peaceful and treating other people well. With justice as the actions of treating others well and being peaceful these actions will be examined, and patterns of these actions will be identified, in the books Ajax, Mencius, and the Quran. In Ajax the theme of justice is brought up on numerous occasions. It often is the catalyst for conflict in the story. The first time justice creates conflict does not actually take place in the story of Ajax but slightly before, when it is decided that Odysseus will get Achilles armor instead of Ajax....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Comparing The Iliad And The Aeneid

- In ancient times, shields spoke yields of their owner and their beliefs. Sometimes, they even showed their owner’s eminent fate. In the Iliad and the Aeneid, the shields of heroes—Achilles and Aeneas—are described both similarly and differently. There are many similarities in their shields: both having received the shields from their goddess mothers. Both shields were made by Hephaestus/Vulcan. The shields were also described in depth, making the shields seem comparable. However, they differed in the images on the shields....   [tags: Achilles, Iliad, Trojan War, Troy]

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The Epic Of The Iliad

- The Iliad sets the tone of this epic story by beginning with fighting that magnifies throughout the entire text. King Agamemnon has kidnapped Chryses’ daughter and refuses to give her back even after Chryses has begged him. Agamemnon, rudely, responds to his request calling him “old sir,” telling Chryses if he does not leave, he will make his daughter work until she is old and tired. After hearing this, Chryses leaves afraid for his and his daughter’s life. Chryses prays to the god Apollo that he would punish the Achaians for the pain they have caused him....   [tags: Iliad, Greek mythology, Achilles, Trojan War]

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Top 10 Best Iphone 6

- Top 10 Best iPhone 6/6s Plus Screen Protectors Reviews The Apple iPhone screen protector, will guard your phones against wear, tear and the elements. When purchasing a display protector for my phone, I am always guided by factors such as protective features, product brand, durability and price. Top iPhone 6S/6 Screen Protectors 1. Tech Armor Ballistic Glass Screen This incredible ballistic glass screen is compatible with 4.7’ iPhone 6S Apple iPhone 6. The ballistic protection will protect your phone from high impact drops and scratches....   [tags: IPhone, IPod Touch, App Store, Apple Inc.]

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Spanish versus Aztec Weaponry

- When the conquistadors were battling the Aztecs, weapons that were thousands of years apart were pitted against each other. The Spaniards had the best European steel available, as well as an early form of musket, while the Aztecs fought with weapons made from wood, rock, and copper.(Hassig, 1992) The machuahuitl, a razor sharp sword, the tematlatl, a sling, and the tlacochtli, an obsidian pointed spear, were all simplistic, but the Aztecs could cause remarkable damage with these weapons. Conquistadors were equipped with steel swords and lances, and horses made the cavalry remarkably effective in combat....   [tags: fighting forces in America, conquistadors]

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The Punic Wars

- Romans were a very powerful people, and their influence grew and spread very quickly. Through organized armies and great tactics they pushed themselves up the Italian peninsula, seizing land and territory from the Etruscan League. Rome now owned most of the Italian peninsula except for what was owned by the Gaelic Tribes. (Barker) They grew into quite the power and all of Europe recognized them as a powerful force. Their influence grew and spread across the Mediterranean Sea and it forced the meeting of the two greatest forces of the Mediterranean Sea....   [tags: First Punic War, Second Punic War]

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The Evolution of Jousting

- The Evolution of Jousting Picture, if you will, a knight in shining armor charging on his noble steed down the open stretch toward his enemy. From his great helm, (Jousting Helmet) a detachable sleeve whips in the wind at approximately 30 miles per hour. Just before the two knights meet, they each brace themselves for the impact they know awaits them. The wood splinters fly, and one of the knights is knocked from his steed, spilling his life's blood on the ground. Jousting was a medieval war tactic that later evolved into a sport, testing skill in horsemanship as well as balance and accuracy....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Achiles’ Shield in the Iliad

- Achiles’ Shield as an Element of Contradistinction in the Iliad The Iliad is an epic of death. It is a tale of conflict, battle, agony, and horrific mutilation. Honor and glory are attained through warfare. The great shield of Achiles stands out in this context because it depicts the glories of an orderly, functioning, productive civilization. This depiction of life stands in stark contrast to the scenes of death that constitute a large portion of the narrative. An examination of the shield of Achiles in Homer’s Iliad reveals many ideas in conflict: love and honor, the pleasures of life versus a heroic death, free will and destiny....   [tags: Literature Art War Papers]

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The Shield Of Achilles : The Story And It 's Meaning

- The Shield of Achilles: The story and it’s meaning in The ‘Iliad’ The Shield of Achilles shows life in two different perspectives; it shows normal life in peace, as it symbolizes everything past the battleground; as well as it implies that war creates only one unique aspect of life. This shield has a very low impact on the story as a whole, but it also provides a viewpoint on the entire Trojan War. This protective piece of armor reminds us that humans may serve not only as fighters, but also as regular living beings that have to survive....   [tags: Trojan War, Achilles, Iliad, Greek mythology]

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Tanks: The New Advance Weapon of World War Two

- The modern tank is called the elite weapon of every military. With powerful cannons and armor that makes a tank unstoppable this has been called the cavalry of today military and today’s soldiers could not enter combat without them and their support. The tanks use is not a long one as it was not until world war one the tank was produced, and when the first one was built no general knew what the military role the tank would play was. It was not until the world was moving into the nineteen thirties and world war two beginning the tank was still in the beginning stages when it was still in development of how it would be used in large scale battles and wars....   [tags: Warfare Technology, Artillery]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Trojan War '

- Xenia, the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, was one of the foremost forces in Homer’s Iliad. The Achaeans respect it above nearly all else, and failure to adhere to its strict customs could lead to the forfeiture of countless souls. The Trojan War was incited by Paris’ theft of Menelaus’ wife. This is the first, and only, breach of xenia in all of the Iliad, with good cause. Paris was Menelaus’ guest but chose to steal Menelaus’ wife and much of his riches instead of honoring xenia as he should have....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Odysseus]

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Medieval Influence on Modern Day Ultimate Fighting Championship

- The most thrilling and popular sports are usually those that are the most dangerous and have the most violence. At the beginning of the Medieval time period, these sports were held in the Roman Coliseum. “Today the battles that are held in a caged octagon are the most violent fights in sports” (Davie). The battles that took place in the Coliseum are very similar to the energetic and rough sport many revere today; Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Entertainment and diversion from the routine and problems of every day life is sought by many....   [tags: Sports / History of Sports and Violence]

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Military Operational Variable : North And South Korea

- PMESII-PT Essay Military Operational Variable North Korea possesses one of the biggest and strongest military’s in the world. Since 1953 when North and South Korea were divided along the 38th parallel, North Korea began to build and increase the size of its military capacity. According to, North Koreas currently has the 5th biggest army in the world. However, in the current technological day and age where information travels at the speed of light military equipment must be continuously updated and upgraded....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean War]

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Comparison Of Japanese And Europeans ' Feudal Systems

- Summation One way through which both the Japanese and Europeans’ feudal systems were built was via consistent hereditary practices among the ruling classes. This was in the sense that power was continuously retained among the persons at the top positions of office. The alignment of authority was such that the noble family was at the top position, and the warriors were situated at the second position of command in these systems of rule among both the Europeans and Japanese. The persons who fell at the bottom position were referred to as the serfs or the tenant farmers owing to the fact that these individuals were considered to have very little power and authority within their distinctive area...   [tags: Feudalism, Nobility, Warrior, Fief]

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Analysis Of Homer 's Iliad And Odyssey

- The concept of guest friendship is an essential tool that promises safety in everyday ancient Greek life and the significance it carries is reflected in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. It is enforced not only by the mortals in traditional domestic settings, but also on the battlefield and by the gods themselves. The warriors in the Iliad and the Odyssey respect xenia more than they desire kleos. It is not merely the mortals who respect xenia and the implications it creates, but the Gods provide and honor the sanctity of guest courtesy in Greek culture as well....   [tags: Odysseus, Odyssey, Zeus, Iliad]

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The 's Effect On Women 's Experience

- Energy that might have been directed toward individual development or toward resistance against limitations on women’s experience is often invested, instead, in resistance against the appearance of aging” (139). Sasha spends countless hours staring at herself in the mirror, noticing how she has aged and identifies the effect poverty has had on her features and clothing. It seems likely that Sasha would have been concerned about her appearance if Enno had not left her, but she would not have contended with poverty....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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The Epic Of Beowulf By William Shakespeare

- For countless years stories have involved a hero and a villain, the villain being the one who stops the piece and the hero who brings the piece back, the poem Beowulf is another story like this..Although the author is unknown it is for sure of Anglo-Saxon poetry and may have been written by a monk. The title “Beowulf” tells the reader right away what the story is going to be about, and who the hero is. The main characters of “Beowulf” are the hero Beowulf, the evil monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother She-wolf, Unferth which contrasts Beowulf, Hrothgar the King of the Danes, and Wiglaf the loyal ally....   [tags: Beowulf, Good and evil, Evil, Grendel]

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Monstrosity: How Does Society Define It?

- Monsters, mutants, oddities, weirdos, and freaks are terms associated with people with deformities. A person with a deformity was usually considered a monstrosity. In society, the focus of monstrosity has been commonly external and the internal aspects have become an accepted lifestyle if one’s external appearance is beautiful by society’s standards. If one is considered a monstrosity, their personality is usually portrayed as evil and wicked. In Tod Robbin’s 1923 book Spurs and Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks, the damaging effects of external and internal monstrosity are explored....   [tags: Spurs, Freaks, Tod Browning, Tod Robbin, deformity]

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Army Suits Up for the Future

- As times change for the types of warfare, also does the transportation, the armor, as well as the weaponry. From the caveman era with rocks wrapped with veins around a stick followed by the renaissance era with archers and swords. Then came the conquest of the Americas with single-round guns and light clothing, now today with automatic multi-round rifles and bulletproof armor. Some wonder what is next in the development of military technology such as weaponry and armor. Marvel’s Iron Man takes a much detailed look from the government, after the first movie as Tony Stark (Main Character in the comic and in the movies) creates a suit that gives him superhuman abilities, bulletproof metal, heal...   [tags: War, Defense]

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The Battle Of The Confederate Navy

- Ironclads were not a new innovation, however the design and the use of these ships during the Civil War changed the history of the wooden ship and naval warfare. The Confederate Navy was the first to design and build the ironclad in America. The designs, by Thomas Porter and John Brook called for a shallow draft with an extended bow and stern. The South was under constraints to build the necessary engines for the ironclad. Porter and Brooks turned to the USS Merrimack that was scuttled and burned by the Union in Norfolk when it was abandoned....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

- Knightly Character The poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, tells of one knights struggle to uphold the code of chivalry. What makes a knight a noble knight. Why does this social standard force us to hold this individual to higher expectations. What should we think about Sir Gawain when he breaks his vows in Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. How does Sir Gawain and Arthur’s court pass the test of The Green Knight. This paper will argue that Sir Gawain, despite his mistakes, is the greatest knight because of his repentance and the lesson he learns when he encounters The Green Knight....   [tags: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]

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The Role of The Knight

- During the Medieval era, lasting from the 5th century to the 15th century, warfare was considered a way of life. In warfare, the knights were recognized as one of the most powerful warriors on the battlefield. These knights, or mounted warriors, were considered deadly because they could move extremely fast and deal enormous damage to infantry by charging into them. Loyal only to their feudal lords, knights went on conquests, but also stayed in their castle defending their lords. This was important because in feudalism, the lord was at the top of the hierarchy....   [tags: Warfare]

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Fashion in the Middle Ages

- The clothing of the Middle Ages, like everything else was decided by the pyramid of power. The pyramid of power was the Middle Ages Feudal System. Medieval clothes provided information about the rank of the person wearing them. From the 11th through the 14th centuries, medieval clothing assorted according to the social standing of the people. The clothing worn by nobility and upper classes was clearly different than that of the lower class. Medieval clothes provided information about the status of the person wearing them....   [tags: european history, clothing]

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A Variety Of Social Structures

- Homer’s Iliad is ripe with a variety of social structures. The passage where Diomedes meets Glaucus in battle shows the reader how a variety of these structures interact, and how the Argives value them in relation to each other. There are times when the characters fight for glory, there are times when they strive to earn riches, but above all else, they respect xenia. Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, and it is evoked any time a guest visits a host. The Achaeans respect it above all else, and failure to adhere to its strict customs could lead to the forfeiture of countless souls....   [tags: Trojan War, Iliad, Homer, Aphrodite]

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Saul's Tragedy

- ... As many fled for their lives, King Saul’s loses hope in winning the war. After having to see the death of his three sons, he gives up all hope in winning. King Saul dreaded the thought of falling into the hands of his heathen enemies (King Saul’s pride). So instead of dying by his enemies he calls his armor-bearer to slay him. However, the armor-bearer is to terrified and will not obey King Saul. Therefore, King Saul kills himself by falling upon his sword. Since, the armor-bearer saw that King Saul was dead....   [tags: screenplay outline]

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Developing A Hobby

- A hobby is an activity one develops to pursue an interest, outside of one’s regular occupation and engages in them primarily for pleasure. Hobbies range from fly fishing to leather working to star gazing, it can be anything you want it to be and anything you want to do. Having a hobby helps to make you a more interesting person and it can give you the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests. A chain of events may lead you to a new hobby which you had never considered or thought of before....   [tags: Hobbies]

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The Armadillo

- The Armadillo is a very different creature. It has tremendous claws, but no fighting instinct. They have teeth, but not in front, except for the milk teeth some have during infancy. They have long tongues because they catch insects. A strange thing which these animals have is a coat armor, unique among other animals. They have bony plate armor on the outside of their bodies'. Each species has a different pattern for every little plate they carry. They all are great burrowers. They sink a hole with them in it as one approaches....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Factors that Affected the Outcome of World War Two

- Factors that Affected the Outcome of World War Two There were many factors that affected the outcome of World War Two. Some of these were how many tanks you had, how powerful your tanks were, and how well they were built. The Allies had the most tanks in the war and this was one of the main things that helped them win. The Germans had the most powerful tanks in the war, but the allies out numbered them. The Allies using light and medium tanks in big groups against the Germans powerful tanks was the main thing that helped them win World War Two....   [tags: WWII World War 2 Essays]

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Japanese Samurai and European Knights: Were the Similarities Greater Than the Differences?

- I believe we can all agree that Japanese samurais and European knights are two of the most skilled and famous forms of warriors in history, right. Well both warriors began their trade at a very young age, and went through multiple stages of training throughout their lives. They both had a code of honor basically, but they differed from one another in quite a few ways. The big question is, “Were the similarities greater than the differences?”. Right off the bat I began to ponder the technicalities of the answer to this question....   [tags: historic forms of Warriors]

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The Spartan Empire: the Women and the Fall of Sparta

- Within the ancient world it took brains, brawn, and ingenuity; Sparta showed traits of all three. In the ancient world where wars raged, Sparta was an empire of world class fighters. Every Spartan was individually trained, this includes women. There are historians, like Plato, that argue that women caused the fall of Sparta. Although the fall of Sparta was not caused by women because: women were trained in the art of war beside men, women were educated like men, and women were in control of Sparta whenever the men were away....   [tags: spartan civilization, spartan army, phalanx]

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Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War

- My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me....   [tags: Trojans, Zeus]

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Analysis Of ' The Sky ' By Nathan Lowndes

- The artwork, called Eyes in the Sky, was drawn by Nathan Lowndes. Featured in this artwork is a green dragon who is hovering in the clouds above a vast city. The dragon is on the left side of the drawing and appears to be wearing silver and gold armor. Clouds cloak the outer edges of the artwork as well as part of the dragon. The city takes up the rest of the artwork and is surrounded by mountains and forests. Trees are spread throughout the city and there is a canal system running through the center of the city....   [tags: Green, Color, Blue, Red]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' This Woman '

- Although the suffrage movement in 1920 gave women more legal power poet Joy Davidman’s poem, This Woman, highlights the idea that women were still held to certain constraints that she hoped more women would reject in efforts to attain an equal standing within society. With the date of the poem marked as 1938 many facts about an average woman’s life and role in society can be suggested. The country had recently come out of the Great Depression when this poem was written. During this time women proved that they were just as resilient, if not more, than their male counterparts....   [tags: Woman, Women's suffrage, Great Depression]

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Beowulf a Poem Translated by Seamus Heaney

- The epic poem Beowulf tells the story of a man by the name of Beowulf that goes through events that prove how heroic he is. Throughout the poem, Beowulf endures three battles. In the first, he battles the monster Grendel. In the second, he battles Grendel's mother. In the end he battles an enraged dragon. With each battle, Beowulf finds increasing difficulty in his opponent, but prevails and saves both the Danes and the Geats from all being killed by monsters. In each battle, Beowulf proves that he is worthy of having the title of a hero....   [tags: grendel, hygd]

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The Odyssey: Is It Real or Fiction?

- Imagine how it was to live in ancient Greece. Every aspect of their lives back then was different from today. This includes everything from their food, to their culture, and to their language. The life of the ancient Greeks can be seen in the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer. Homer was a bard from Greece. The Odyssey is about an epic hero, Odysseus, and his journey home. It is believed that The Odyssey was written after the time period it is set in yet it is still very accurate. The Ancient Greeks’ travel methods started ours and their athletics were the beginning of them all....   [tags: poseidon, homer, odysseus, ancient greeks]

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History of the Tartars by Giovanni Carpini

- ... Every soldier is given at least one good bow, multiple quivers full of arrows, and a single battle axe. The armor that the soldiers carry are made of iron and are layered on top of each other to create a dense shield. In the Mongol army, even the horses are given armor. Along with a good description of their weaponry and armor, Carpini goes into great detail into how to make each item. This shows that Carpini really did have a strong understanding of the Mongol military might and the information given would have proved to be helpful in fighting against them....   [tags: mongol empire, conquest, tactics]

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The Samurai and the Bushido Code

- The samurai were élite warriors in Japan during the 1200’s to the early 1700’s. Fifth century Japan saw conflicts with Korea and China, but Japan had a very untrained army, with a clumsy Calvary, and poor infantry men (Blumberg 1). The reason was that horses were seen as a burden and were never bred to be strong, fast, and large for war purposes (Blumberg 2). In the 6th and 9th centuries, a series of rebellions in Japan began from the Emishi people of the northern home islands; these country people were very well-trained in mounted archery....   [tags: Japan, Elite Warriors, Bushido]

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Branches of Study within the Army

- Within the Army, there are soldiers who are either enlisted (non-commissioned) or of Officer (commissioned) status. In order to become an officer in the military, one must complete one of four paths, consisting of completing the Army ROTC course, OCS (officer candidate school), the United States Military Academy, or by direct commission. Once an officer, you would hold a position within either a combat arms or combat support branch. The combat arms branches include Air Defense Artillery, Armor, Aviation, Field Artillery, Infantry, Special Forces, as well as several others....   [tags: military, ROTC, BOLC, aviation]

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“The Allegory of Peace and War”

- Next, we should look at the brilliantly and elaborately detailed armor of Ares. The shield’s handle, the rivets along its edge and the circular decoration around the inside of the shield are meticulously done. Additionally, the shadow created with the change in hue, saturation, and value on the inside of the shield help create the depth and curvature of the shield. The body armor also implements a well-crafted mixture of shadows and smooth curved lines as well as color change to create depth. Had this not been so craftily accomplished, the shield would have taken on a flat and dull appearance....   [tags: famous paintings, Batoni]

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The Iliad Of The Greek Army

- The iliad H.O.M.E.R Number of pages-297 Summary- after nine years of the Trojan War, the Greek army attacks a town that was allied with Troy. During the battle the Greek army captures a pair of beautiful maidens Chryseis and Briseis. The leader of the Greek forces takes Chryseis as his prize, and Achilles takes Briseis. Chryseis’s father, who serves as a priest of the god Apollo and pleads with Apollo for his daughter back from the Greeks, so he offers an enormous reward. but the Greek leader refuses to give back his prize....   [tags: Homer, Iliad, Trojan War, Achilles]

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Rommel Rundstedt Controversy

- There are significant reasons why Field Marshal Rundstedt’s operational concept to defend against the Allied invasion of France was superior to Field Marshal Rommel’s and could have changed the course of the war. Geographically, Rundstedt’s concept provided the Germans the best chance to defeat the Allied advance. Operationally, he accounted for several military and intelligence assessment considerations that gave his plan the edge. From a strategic and political standpoint, had Hitler been willing to negotiate peace, a major Allied defeat in France offered by Rundstedt’s plan presented Germany its last chance to achieve victory....   [tags: War, Invasion of France, Normandy]

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The Metaphorical Nature of Harakiri

- Through a plethora of odd cinematic choices, it seems that Harakiri serves as a metaphor for the American-Japanese conflict in World War II. The film contains multiple elements that demonstrate this connection quite clearly but others are slightly more tenuous. The critical elements that piece this metaphor together are the original situation leading to the death of Motome Chijiiwa, the final fight between House Iyi and Tsugumo Hanshiro, and the end of Tsugumo Hanshiro in conjunction with the conclusion....   [tags: Film Review]

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Armed Police: Does It Work?

- Armed Police: Does It Work. In the state of California the local police are armed to an extent with their standard issued hand guns. From the 1900’s to 2000, more than 14,000 federal, state and local law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty. Just about 50% of those deaths were because of firearms, even though crime is at its low point over the past half a century. Police should be armed because it can reduce crime, can handle more dangerous threats, and can save lives. Law enforcement should be armed, because when police are not armed, with at least some kind of weaponry, the criminal will probably get their way if they are superior firepower....   [tags: Law Enforcement]

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World of Warcraft Game Review

- I have chosen to review the” World of Warcraft” also known as WOW. This game is more than a simple role playing game with dice. It is so much more than a Nintendo or a Sega game. The game consists of choosing a faction, Race, Class, and what to make your character look like. There are Quests, Dungeons, Raids, Professions, Guilds, Battle grounds, and arenas. It is so involved it takes months if not years to reach a point where I have done all I can do. However it keeps expanding through expansion packs, provided by the creators....   [tags: Gaming]

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The Importance of Gladiator Games

- During the middle and late third century Roman republic era gave rise to the arena games and became a great phenomenon for the Romans. An amphitheater, also known as a coliseum, housed these dangerous games that potentially harmed the audience as well as those who participated in them. Gladiatorial combat originated as part of funerals for deceased influential Romans. These large gladiatorial games were held by emperors during funerals of important roman officials, but were also included during other occasions....   [tags: Roman Empire, Popularity, Politics]

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Achilles and the Trojan War

- ... Patroclus, on the other hand proves to be a noble warrior who believes in the cause and his comrades above all else. Patroclus begs Achilles to let him put on Achilles’ shining armor, believing that the sight of “Achilles” will cause the Trojans to rethink their charge. However, by doing so, Patroclus made himself the prime target in battle. The Trojan men’s kelios (honor and reputation) would be highly boosted if they were the one to slay great Achilles, dear to Zeus. Despite knowing that the armor would put a bullseye on his head, Patroclus implores Achilles to give Achilles’ fine armor as Patroclus cares more about the greater picture of the war rather than his own selfish desires....   [tags: Greek mythology]

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Who were the Roman Gladiators?

- ... The gladiator games really took off when Julius Caesar became emperor. Instead of three pairs he used 300 pairs to entertain voters (types). The gladiators where divided in to groups or classes. There are three classes. The first one, The Elites, they were the top notch superstars of the gladiators. The second, was the Heavily Armored and the Lightly Armored, they were paired up against each other because it made for a good fight. The third class was the unusual group. They had unusual armor or weapons (types)....   [tags: Fighters, Combat]

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Beowulf As A Great Warrior

- Beowulf was a great warrior who fought in many battles. People always expected Beowulf to be a great warrior from his youth stage. Greatness was always expected of him and as he grew up it is believed he began to realize his great potential as well. He fought in some of the greatest battles during his time and is forever remembered for these great battles. During his reign he fought three major battles, one against Grendel, another against his mother, and a third against a 50 plus foot long dragon....   [tags: Beowulf, Combat, Military, Heorot]

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