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Odysseus' Journey Home

- During Odysseus’ journey back home to Ithaca, him and his crew encountered many evils and troubles. Almost every one of these took at least one of his men. Scylla is an example of this. This monster took six of Odysseus’ men while on the journey home. Nearly ever was it Odysseus’ fault. His men caused most of the problems that haunted them back to Ithaca. His hardships started when he was sent off to fight in the Trojan War. He had to fight because he had made an oath to Helen’s husband that he would always defend her honor....   [tags: Odysseus, ]

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Heroes and the Journey Home

- Heroes and the Journey Home A hero is someone who works to change things toward a certain ideal or succeeds in making change, usually to the benefit of many others besides him or herself. Heroes come in just about every form and almost every group or cause has its heroes. One of the definitions for a hero is that they are someone who is "admired for qualities and achievements and is regarded as an ideal or model."(New World Dictionary, 657) There have been many men and women who I consider to be heroes for the National Parks, because they sought change, preservation, appreciation and protection for our National Parks....   [tags: Hero Muir Adams Roosevelt Essays]

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The Odyssey : A Huge Component Of Odysseus 's Journey Home

- Women in the Odyssey were a huge component of Odysseus’s journey home. Without these women, Odysseus’s home would have broken down, and he would have never gotten home. His wife, Penelope, is one of these women. She stays loyal to her husband and never gives up hope on his return. She is curious about people and tests them to be able to trust them, just like her husband. Another woman is Odysseus’s old nurse, Eurykleia. She may be old, yet she puts forth the efforts and power to assist Penelope with the control over the household....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Marriage, Athena]

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The Journey Home: What Makes a Hero

- The Journey Home: What Makes a Hero What constitutes an epic story. Certainly, literary expectations have come to define a story as a series of events revolving around one or more characters. An epic, however, must possess one attribute that a story may or may not contain; a hero. The Odyssey is an epic and therefore, it does contain a hero and perhaps even more than one. A hero cannot simply just exist, though, he or she must be shaped into the role through a series of adventures and misadventures that help the reader sympathize and identify with the hero’s progress towards a specific goal....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Converting To Paganism; A Journey Home

- Most followers of a Pagan religion are not born into or raised following a Pagan path. There are varied reasons as to why one chooses to follow a Pagan religion, just as there are varied traditions and practices within Pagan religion. Among these various traditions and practices there are commonly shared beliefs such as respecting all life, the honoring of male and female energies, a Father God and a Mother Goddess and that all things within the universe are interconnected. Pagan religions also share an ethic of self responsibility in doing as you choose, so long as it brings no harm to anyone or anything.Among the first hand accounts of a group of practicing Pagans of varied levels and yea...   [tags: Pagan Religion]

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Journey through Home - Original Writing

- Journey through Home - Original Writing My father is a Hindu Punjabi, and my mother is a Muslim. Personally, I consider myself to be both. When I was younger, I was confused as to who I was and where I was from. As these two religions are very different, I was exposed to two very contrasting cultures. I had been to India and Pakistan before, but by the time I reached 14, I wanted to go back to my roots and go home. On this thought I dug my passport out of a cupboard in my room, and before I knew it, it was stamped, ready and I was at the foot of gate 12....   [tags: Papers]

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Family Journey in Toni Morrison´s Home

- Almost every story includes a physical journey, but how that effects the characters and the overall plot is what makes each story unique. Toni Morrison, the author of "Home", creates a nonstop, optimistic, and heartwarming journey for the characters in her book. Once the long journey is over, an unexpected home is found. This journey begins in a very segregated area of Texas during the 1950s. The Money family and all their African American neighbors are given an ultimatum: leave in twenty-four hours or be killed....   [tags: Kicked Out, Army, Psychiatry]

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The Long Way Home : An American Journey From Ellis Island

- The Long Way Home: An American Journey From Ellis Island to the Great War by the award winning David Laskin, magnifies the struggles and difficulties that Meyer Epstein, Antonio Pierro and many other immigrants faced as they entered America during World War I. Laskin’s extensive education in historical writing is evident throughout the very detailed book as it almost comes to life. With a bachelors in history and literature from the prestigious Harvard University, Laskin has mastered his writing skills....   [tags: World War II, World War I]

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Christopher and Junior’s Journey from Home in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

- ... P, Junior’s teacher told him he needed to leave the reservation because he had no opportunities if he stayed. “You have to leave this reservation”. (42) Mr. P tells Junior that he has no hope on the reservation. This vital advice convinces Junior to leave the reservation. This is an extremely brave thing to do because Junior is going to have to start a new lifestyle at an affluent high school. Junior attends Rearden, a white public school twenty miles from the reservation. Junior is different from the white students because of his personality, socioeconomic status, and race....   [tags: autism, death, dog]

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Different Notions of Home Obtained in The Odyssey by Homer

- ... As a result, Poseidon curses Odysseus never to return home. Due to this curse set on Odysseus by Poseidon, Odysseus faces many obstacles and challenges that impede him from ever reaching home, which is what he deeply longs for. Throughout this fantastic journey, Odysseus constantly refers to his deep desire to return home to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus. Several of times Odysseus repeats this extreme desire to return home however, it takes him about twenty years to be able to accomplish this....   [tags: journey, film, spaceship]

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A Metaphor for the Dimensional Concept of Home

- Movement is only as good as the stillness you can bring to it to put it into perspective. Leslie T. Chang’s travel narrative Factory Girls not only: exonifies the discussion, but is also a metaphor for the multidimensional concept of home. Chang considers many perspectives but chooses to only focus on a select few- all of which bring contrasting and often immiscible arguments only to initiate an vision inward of Chang’s own development and ultimately an emulsified concept her readers can resonate with....   [tags: factory girls, leslie chang, home]

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The Experience of a Journey in Literature

- “People create their own Questions because their too afraid to look straight. But all you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it don’t sit looking at it walk”. (Ayn Reed) Physical journeys can involve a range of experiences and emotions. They can be taken for a range of reasons, they also involve choices being made when individuals encounter obstacles or move to new places. This idea is conveyed through Peter skrzynchi’s poems “Crossing the Red Sea” and Migrant Hostel”....   [tags: Compare Contrast Literature Journey]

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Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night

- Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" As the fog descends around the Tyrone’s summer home, another fog falls on the family within. This fog is that of substance abuse, in which each of the four main characters of Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey into Night face by the end of Act IV. Long Day's Journey into Night is a metaphoric representation of the path from normalcy to demise by showing the general effects of substance abuse on human psychology and family dysfunctions through the characters Mary, Jamie, Edmund and Tyrone....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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The Journey of Human Life

- ... Phoenix says, “‘Ghost,’ she said sharply, ‘who be you the ghost of. For I have heard of nary death close by” (Welty 315). This shows that she is imagining things in her own way by thinking that death may have come for her. The ghost may also be considered the bringer of death and she is not ready for it. When Phoenix reaches the city and is questioned about her grandson’s health she states, “My grandson. It was my memory had left me. There I sat and forgot why I made my long trip” (Welty 318)....   [tags: phoenix jackson, physical and spiritual journey]

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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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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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R.C Sheriff’s Message in Journey's End

- R.C Sheriff’s Message in Journey's End ‘Journey’s End’ is a play written by R.C Sheriff. It is written based on the author’s own experiences during WW1. The play is set in trench warfare in 1918, but was written in 1928 which was the 10 year anniversary of the Armistice (the agreement to end the war). Britain declared war on Germany in August of 1914 and the mood in Britain was one of heroic optimism. Millions of young men enlisted in the army with the firm belief that they’d be home for Christmas; but World War 1 lasted for four years....   [tags: Journey's End R.C. Sheriff Literature Essays]

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Journey's End by R.C. Sheriff

- "Journey's End" is a dramatic and powerful play about the First World War, which is written by R.C. Sheriff in 1920s. It talks about the life of British soldiers in trenches. Unlike the previous plays about the First World War, it does not emphasize the glory but the horror and death of the First World War. Soldiers left their friends, parents and homeland to war, fighting for their land because of the sense of duty and loyalty; the cost might be really harsh. Death, the word everyone fears; War, causing millions of soldiers, citizens to death....   [tags: Journey's End Essays]

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Journey's End by RC Sheriff

- Sherriff's "Journey's End" On many occasions throughout the book of the play of "Journeys End", Sherriff uses methods to re-create the overwhelming stress of trench warfare. He describes every aspect of the trenches, the guns and the whole life. With this understanding of the trenches, the audience are helped in imagining what it must have been like to live there. In the play, all the narrative writing in the book has had to have been left out. Instead the directors must rely more on the acting and the scenery, which is not to do with Sherriff's work and vision....   [tags: Sherriff Journey's end essays]

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R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End

- R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" 'Journey's End' was written in 1928, ten years after the end of the First World War. The author, R. C. Sherriff, was injured during action in World War 1 and therefore got a ticket home. Sherriff was trying to raise money for a new boat club and so decided to write this play and perform it. The other club members refused to act out this play because it was too like the World War. There had been a tendency for men returning from the front not to discuss their experiences as they were too horrific and they did not wish their womenfolk to know the truth....   [tags: Sherriff Journey's End Essays]

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The Home Away From Home

- Reading to me Everyone has their “home away from home”; mine has been always the library. I spent many days in the library in school or in my home town. Some people get the advantage of starting their literacy journey early in life such as Alonzo Weston. According to his article “Reading remains a key to success”, between a few of his family member he was always surrounded by books. Unlike Weston, Cheryl Barnett-Bay didn’t realize her passion for reading and writing until she came to college. I, however, I realized mine was more towards writing than reading, but I still enjoyed reading....   [tags: High school, College, Middle school]

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Embarking on a Journey

- Storytelling is an art that is found in literature of all different types. There are only a few renowned books that have exceptional storytelling, which is what keeps them being studied generation after generation. The Odyssey by Homer and Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes are two of the few books that have this outstanding art integrated. To assist telling the story of both novels, Homer and Cervantes make the main characters of their work set off on a journey. Throughout their journeys, the reader learns a lot about the characters essence due to their encounters....   [tags: Don Quixote, the Odyssey]

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The Pressures of War in Journey's End

- The Pressures of War in Journey's End The First World War provoked many different reactions in the people affected by it, particularly the soldiers, which Sherriff seeks to explore in "Journey's End". He uses Hibbert to show the way in which some soldiers reacted, but which was frowned upon by all others, and then presents the opposite view of Stanhope, who, despite being the stereotypical 'perfect' soldier, still has his moments of fear and self-doubt. Clearly, both the officers and the men involved in World War I lived in conditions of extraordinary hardship....   [tags: R.C. Sherriff Journey's End War Essays]

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The Main Themes of Journey's End

- The Main Themes of Journey's End Sheriff showed a lot of themes in this book, which made it very effective. The main themes were: Heroism, The reality of war Grief/mourning Irony of the play Cowardice/fear Hopelessness of war The cross section of types of people/officers The coping of the pressure of war. Duty In heroism, in this text, we clearly see that Raleigh tries to be a hero but fails. Raleigh (excitedly): "I say Stanhope's told me about the raid". This suggests that Raleigh had a set picture of war (go and kill the enemy and be a hero), but he didn't know the reality of it (death)....   [tags: Journey's End R.C. Sherriff Heroism War Essays]

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Sheriff's Aims in Journey's End

- Sheriff's Aims in Journey's End What were Sheriff’s aims in writing Journey’s End and how successful was he in achieving those aims. Drama has been popular for ages because it is very entertaining. Another important feature of a drama is that they provide a message. ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is one of the most popular dramas in the world and is of a romance genre. It was written by the great writer, Shakespeare in 1595. ‘Journey's End’ is a play which portrays a picture of life in the First World War trenches....   [tags: R.C. Sheriff Journey's End Literature War Essays]

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Journey's End by R.C. Sheriff

- Journey's End by R.C. Sheriff R. C. Sherriff created characters that aid the audience's understanding of war through their emotions and dialogue. Each character generates an intensive atmosphere and prompts differing emotions and thoughts from the audience, expressing different feelings and reactions towards war, which all aggregate to the same thing, the fear that they are all going to die sooner than later. The play was written to make people contemplate the futility of war. World war one was a war which lead hundreds of thousands of soldiers to their death....   [tags: Journey's End English Literature War Essays]

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A Wizard of Eathsea Ged’s Inner Journey

- A Wizard of Eathsea                 Ged’s Inner Journey Ged goes though many struggles in the book “A Wizard of Eathsea.” The book follows him though the many stages in his life, he learns many lessons and goes though  numerous  trials and tribulations.  All these things help him through his own personal battle of life, his inner journey.  Ged’s inner journey is shaped by the many people, places, and things he encounters during his outer journey.              Geds inner journey begins as a young boy, he was quite remarkable and very smart.  Then as an adolescent he learns not to let his ego in his way and what happens when he does.  Finally he learns how to defeat the shadow an...   [tags: Ged Inner Journey Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in Long Day's Journey into Night

-   Symbolism is used throughout O¹Neill¹s Long Day¹s Journey into Night, a portrayal of the  author¹s life.  The three prominent symbols, the fog, the foghorn, and Mary¹s glasses, represent the characters¹ isolation from reality.  The symbols in ³Long Day¹s Journey into  Night² are used to substitute illusion for reality.  Although Mary is the character directly associated with living in illusion, all characters in the play try to hide from the truth in their own ways. At the beginning of the second act, O'Neill notes a change in setting which has taken place since the play opened.  No sunlight comes into the room now  and there is a faint haziness in the air.  This haziness or fog o...   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill

- 	In the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill, the Tyrone family is haunted not by what is present in flesh facing them, but by memories and constant reminders of what has been the downfall of the family for years. " No it can never be now. But it was once, before you-" (72) [James Tyrone referring to the Morphine addiction of his wife, Mary, which attributed to the undoing of the family]. Their trials and tribulations are well documented by O’Neill through the proficient utilization of theme, characterization, plot, setting, and style....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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Stanhope and Raleigh in R.C. Sherriff's Journey's End

- Stanhope and Raleigh in R.C. Sherriff's "Journey's End" Journey’s End is a well received play written in 1928, by R.C Sherriff. The play is set in a trench system, which were used during most of the Great War. In the play we get an insight into a fascinating relationship between a Junior officer, Raleigh, and the commanding officer, Stanhope. The relationship shows us some effects of the war and it has many ups and down which are well portrayed. During this essay I will comment about the ever changing relationship between young Raleigh and Stanhope....   [tags: Sherriff Journey's End Essays]

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The Journey

- The Journey I had decided to take a gap year from my job, working in a boat yard. I had bought myself a largish boat from a good friend, second hand. I remember that I was very lucky to get this boat from him as I got it for a great price, that's why you have friends after all. After I had done a lot of work on it and got her sea-worthy I named her, Maglendy, after my parent's boat. The boat is a 23foot long ocean star with 2 diesel engines to power her. She doesn't go fast but that doesn't matter as I had a year to do whatever I wanted....   [tags: Papers]

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R.C. Sheriff's Journey's End

- R.C. Sheriff's Journey's End Journeys end was first produced on 9th December 1928. The play was presented on 21st January 1929. R.C.Sherrif did not set out to glorify war he set out to show the reality, devastation and what life was actually like during the war. R.C.Sherrif had been a soldier so those that knew what it was like saw his portrayal of warfare as authentic. He does this through eyes of officers, which is different to how it is done by most play writers, as their role is more senior and after doing their duties they also have responsibility for other men and their lives....   [tags: Journey's End English Literature War Essays]

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The Hero's Journey

- The Hero’s Journey “The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know. The hero journey is a symbol that binds, in the original sense of the word, two distant ideas, and the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity always the one, shape-shifting yet marvelously constant story that we find.” (Phil Cousineau) The Hero's Journey has been engaged in stories for an immemorial amount of time....   [tags: Joseph Campbell, literature]

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A Hero's Journey

- A Hero’s Journey: Alice in Wonderland The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative that appears in novels, storytelling, myth, and religious ritual. It was first identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell in his book A Hero with Thousand Faces. Campbell also discussed this pattern in his interview to Bill Moyers which was later published as a book The Power of Myths. This pattern describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds....   [tags: Alice in Wonderland, Novel Analysis]

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The Health Care Profession Of A Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

- HS 100 Unit 4 Assignment The health care profession that I am pursuing is a profession in Health Care Administration, focusing on the area of a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration is the first step to be able to start my journey to reach my goal of working in a skilled nursing facility. Health Care Administration professionals is in high demand and is expected to rapidly continue to grow, it is expected to grow twenty two percent by 2020 which makes it the fastest growing career in the field....   [tags: Healthcare, Health care, Nursing, Nursing home]

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The Stresses of War Affecting the Characters in Regeneration and Journey's End

- The Stresses of War Affecting the Characters in Regeneration and Journey's End 'Regeneration' is a fictional novel written by by Pat Barker. However, some of her characters in the novel like Owen and Sassoon did exist. The play 'Journeys End' is also fictional and all the characters are Sheriffs creation. 'Regeneration' is a serious and moving novel typical of war, as it shows war in a realistic way, whereas 'Journeys End' is full of black humour, in an attempt to make the play less morbid then it actually is....   [tags: War Regeneration Journey's End Essays]

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Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary

- Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene by O'Neill - Character Analysis of Mary In the play ¡°Long Day¡¯s Journey into Night,¡± by Eugene O¡¯Neill, the writer depicts a typical day of the Tyrone family, whose once-close family has deteriorated over the years for a number of reasons: Mary¡¯s drug addiction, Tyrone Jamie and Edmund¡¯s alcoholism, Tyrone¡¯s stinginess, and the sons` pessimistic attitude toward future. In the play, all of the four characters are miserable about life, and they all remember the past and try to escape from reality by drinking alcohol or taking drugs....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night

- The Concept of Time in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night The pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus said in his theory of the Universal Flux that "everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed. You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters and yet others go ever flowing on... Time is a child moving counters in a game." (Allen 103) And so it is with the characters in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Time is little more than a game in which they move as checkers, if not pawns....   [tags: Long Day's Journey into Night]

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The Hero's Journey of Holden Caulfield

- “If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's.” (Joseph Campbell). Every character walks through an astringent journey throughout their lifetimes. This journey can be viewed as the Hero’s Journey. Undertaking the journey of the hero can elevate the character achievement. The protagonist of The Catcher in the Rye--Holden Caulfield with no exception undergoes the journey. Holden’s journey ventures beyond what he is able to endure, forcing him into the unknown territory. Holden received the quest call to adventure, and responded to the call for the journey when he left Pencey prep school....   [tags: The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger]

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The Odyssey : The Epic Journey Of Odysseus

- The Odyssey narrates the epic journey of Odysseus to get back home. The story is divided in 24 books that starts with the current situation in Ithaca among Telemachus, Penelope and their concern about whether the king of Ithaca is alive or dead, 10 years after the fall of Troy. Since there was not much information about Odysseus’s location, the king’s position was thought to be open between many suitors, who wanted to marry Penelope and rule Ithaca. At this point of the story is where Greek mythology takes place by the intervention of the god Zeus and Athena, discussing Odysseus’s faith....   [tags: Odyssey, Greek mythology, Odysseus, Zeus]

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The Odyssey versus Oh Brother Where Art Thou?

- Tens of thousands of stories fit into the hero’s journey archetype created by Christopher Volger. Out of these, a large number of them are stories with remakes that share notable resemblances in their heroes’ journeys. However, none of these quite match those very strong similarities found between Homer’s The Odyssey and Joel Coens’s O Brother, Where Art Thou. These stories share crucial components of the hero’s journey whether it be “crossing the first threshold,” where the main characters of both stories begin their long adventure that transforms them into heroes; “the supreme ordeal,” where the main characters are both deprived of the opportunity to get home sooner; or “return with elixir...   [tags: a hero's journey]

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The Hero 's Journey As A Hero

- People questioned if Beowulf acts of heroism can really be called heroic. He may have done it just to gain fame, or made it sound unrealistic so that people would see him as a god. A hero is someone who is isn’t afraid to dance with death if it means doing what is right, or protecting someone. Beowulf has shown to have this characteristic by his tales of adventures. For example “I drove five great giants into chains, chased All of that race from the earth. In the darkness of the night hunting monsters Out of the ocean, and killing them one By one” (154-158)....   [tags: Beowulf, Hero, Grendel, Grendel's mother]

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Homer's The Odyssey: A Life's Journey

- ... Imagine a beach vacation with warm sand, and the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore. It’s not like life at home, there no worries or the stress of day-to-day activities. Would you want to leave. People may find this vacation much better than anticipated and not want to return their responsibilities beckoning them at home. Although they wouldn’t be under the spell of something as powerful as the Lotus flower, they still would have a hard time returning home. This is a symbol of wanting what we can’t have; no one can abandon all their responsibilities to frolic at the beach, just as Odysseus’ men can’t abandon their responsibility of being a crew member and contribute to the jou...   [tags: vacation, monster, trust]

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The Odyssey: A Journey toward Innovation

- Ever since I was a young girl, I have heard countless tales sung and spun by an even larger number of bards. In fact, it has even become somewhat of a challenge for the local bards to present a tale with which I am not familiar. It was due to this very challenge that I came to hear this particular rendition of the story of Odysseus. As a Trojan, I am familiar with not only the tales surrounding the Trojan War, but also with the stories following its heroes. However, never had I heard the retelling of the life of Odysseus in this particular manner....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Journey That I Am A Psychologist

- Freedom. The word is used often and carelessly, and while many would claim to be free, few actually are. Some people spend their lives trying to break free of the chains placed upon them, whether their prisons are life’s responsibilities, burdens that others place on them, personal mistakes, or even mental illness. We must all shoulder our crosses at some point, but I know that there is more to life than this. I know that we can choose to break our bonds and that we have the power to alter our paths....   [tags: Family, Love, Grandparent, Mental disorder]

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True Grit Based on the Novel by Charles Portis

- ... The separation from her old world is now complete. She is in the unknown where the next stage the initiation begins. Mattie is now in the initiation step of the journey, where she will go through four parts; the first part is the challenges and the second is the abyss. Anywhere that Mattie went she faced challenges as how the hero’s journey’s writes, “Whichever direction the voyage takes… [she] puts [herself] more and more at risk, emotionally and physically…. always seem to strike the initiate’s greatest weakness: [her] poorest skills… [Her] most vulnerable emotions” (Harris and Thompson 51)....   [tags: struggles, the journey]

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An Unexpected Journey Of My Father

- An unexpected journey One evening my father came home with multiple forms that needed to be filled out. One was for my mother and the second one was for my father to complete. He put the forms in the living room table and said “I have good news!”My dad’s face lit up like christmas tree, his smile was ear to ears, his face was glowing with happiness and we all gathered together to hear his good news. My mother on the other hand was not that impressed, “What did you buy this time?”, she asked my father....   [tags: Family, Mother, Father, Parent]

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The Journey Of Walt Disney World

- Almost all American families take a vacation. Whether it be only a few hours down the interstate or to the other side of the country, families like taking trips together. From camping in the mountains to fishing in the Caribbean, every family has a “spot” that they go to make memories and enjoy each other’s company. For my family, there is always one place we will visit every year, almost like a pilgrimage. That place is Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, my favorite place in the world. Every year, my family picks a week out of the calendar that everyone is available, and we buy our tickets for Disney World....   [tags: Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Company]

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The Road Home

- In Homer's poem, the Odyssey, self-restraint is a major theme and directly impacts the progress of Odysseus' journey home. A close look at the different encounters with the Cyclops, the Sungod, and the suitors reveals that self-restraint can cause the journey to progress, while a lack of self-restraint can cause the journey home to be delayed or even end for some. Odysseus' encounter with the Cyclops contains examples of both self-restraint and a lack of self-restraint. When Odysseus and his crew first reach the Cyclops' territory, they land on an island very near the Cyclops shore....   [tags: Homer, Epic poem, The Odyssea]

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Officer Class in Journey's End by RC Sheriff

- Officer Class in Journey’s End During the World War many people found themselves in mid filled trenches eating rations and living with a host of creatures including rats, mice and many insects. There was however a group of people who did not sleep so rough, the officers, no matter what rank of officer you were you would sleep in a quarters with other officers and not with the men and you would have your own personal cook. Although the living conditions were not up to standards with even a one star hotel, they were easier to bear than what the soldiers had to....   [tags: Journey's End Literature War Military Essays]

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Stanhope's Relationship with Raleigh in Journey's End by RC Sheriff

- Stanhope's Relationship with Raleigh in Journey's End Write about the presentation of Stanhope’s relationship with Raleigh in Act Two Scene One, Act Three Scene Two and Act Three Scene Three. Journey’s end by R.C.Sherriff is an incredible play about how the horrifying conditions in W.W.I affected men physically and psychologically. The audience really feel for the soldiers as the author has made the concept of the war so emotionally involving for the reader. The main character is called Dennis Stanhope, and another attention-grabbing character is Jimmy Raleigh....   [tags: English Literature War Journey's End Essays]

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Regeneration and Journey’s End

- Both “Regeneration” and “Journey’s End” are set during world war one, with “Regeneration” looking at the mental effects of the men removed from the war and “Journey’s End” focusing on a short period of time in a trench. Sherriff used a play when writing “Journey’s End” so that he could give a true representation of trench life rather than the dramatized version that was commonly presented when it was written in 1928. Barker used novel form when writing “Regeneration” to show us the after effects the war left on men involved; it showed us how many men were suffering with what seems like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which was an unrecognized mental disorder until 1980....   [tags: analysis, sheriff]

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Odysseus's Journey

- We all change throughout our lives as we learn from our experiences and Odysseus is no exception. Odysseus lives though some crazy things and through his experiences, he learns more about himself and some of his traits change—for the better—by the end of the Odyssey. Odysseus’s experience with the Sirens shows that he’s learning to trust people outside of himself and that he’s learning to be a better leader. Throughout the epic, we see Odysseus struggles in accepting the “gifts” that the gods give to him....   [tags: experiences, obsticles, gods]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Telemakhos 's Journey '

- The story of Telémakhos’s journey, in many ways a smaller parallel to his father’s lengthier and more taxing journey, begins nearing the end of Odysseus’s. Thorough examination of any one episode in Telémakhos’s journey could provide insight to this relationship and the importance of each of the journeys detailed by the text. One such episode, found in Book IV, details Telémakhos’s visit to the home of Meneláos and Helen. As a story of the (really, really) long journey to return home, The Odyssey capitalizes the importance of hospitality....   [tags: Odyssey, Athena, Odysseus, Helen]

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Representation of Home in Brooklyn: A Novel

- In Brooklyn: A Novel, Colm Toibin narrates the experience of a young woman named Eilis Lacey, who leaves behind Enniscorthy, Ireland to start a new life in Brooklyn, New York. Like many other novels about migrants, Eilis’s relationship to “home” and Brooklyn is represented through her experiences and feelings. Eve Walsh Stoddard states that “Home points at rather than determines its referent. Thus we may say that ‘home is where the heart is’ or home is where one’s family is,”’ in her essay “Home and Belonging among Irish Migrants: Transnational versus Placed Identities in The Light of Evening and Brooklyn: A Novel,” (156)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Book Review]

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Home Is The Heart Of Heart

- Home is the heart of heart. Home is a feeling. It is where all dreams and struggles begin. It is not just a solid shelter, but a collection of smiles, tears, and memories. It is where we live our ordinary life, extraordinarily. For instance, my introvert nature reaches its fullest extrovert nature when I reach my home. Maybe because it is one of my safest castles where I am known and understood wisely. The members who are honest, supportive and loving make me feel even more special. A school where culture and habits are learned, home is a zone of secured comfort and a symphony of love and affection where our childhood passes....   [tags: Emotion, Love, Psychology, Life]

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The Journey Of Odysseus By Homer 's The Odyssey

- Journeys we take can be transformative, life-changing experiences. Life itself, in fact, is sometimes called a “journey.” Journeys need not always involve physical travel; one may cover much ground without ever leaving home. Choose two or more characters from the Odyssey and discuss how their travels (physical, emotional, imaginative, spiritual etc.) help to shape, develop, and transform them. Every journey one takes is a life-changing experience that transforms them in some way. Not all journeys are mainly about physical travel....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Trojan War, Homer]

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Rebirth in The War: A Journey Back to Humanity

- It has not only been a trend, but almost a necessity, for novelists who depict wars to depict humanity. Wars are largely, if not totally, alienating; it alienates humans from who they are—or at least whom they think they are—to fighting machines programmed exclusively for mass destruction and ruthless killing. Romantic love and strong sentiment seem to be incompatible with the nature of wars and are rarely found in wars as well. However, in Cold Mountain, Charles Frazier shows us the reshaping of humanity and personality of the male protagonist Inman during the war; he conveys an idea of rebirth in the war—a process of gradually discovering and finally adopting a new, more introspective self...   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Life Is A Journey From The Book ' The Odyssey '

- Life is a Journey. When I was a little girl, I used to like to imagine how different my life would be if I were a princess. I wanted the big cupcake dresses, the beautiful sparkly tiaras, and castles (or mansions) to be staples on the journey I call life. My reality, however, wasn’t much like a princess’s. I didn’t have such glamorous things in my life growing up because of the fact that there was no way that I was ever going to be royalty. My life was more similar to that of a warrior’s such as Odysseus’s from the book The Odyssey....   [tags: Odyssey, Odysseus, Debut albums, Friendship]

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Elijah's Journey Inc.: A Year in Review

- Elijah’s Journey – A Year In Review The Organization and Business Concept In December 2014, Elijah’s Journey, Inc. is a S-Corp that purchased two townhomes Bolingbrook, IL and turned them into CILA homes. A CILA home is a Community Integrated Living Arrangement. It establishes living arrangements for adults (age 18 and older) in a group home, single family home or an apartment. A CILA serves adults with a mental or developmental disability. The CILA Act requires CILA programs to meet certain requirements so that participants have safe and stable housing arrangements....   [tags: Community Integrated Living Arrangement]

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Campbell's Heroic Archetypes and Hero's Journey

- A hero is a person who is admired for their distinguished achievements or braveness. Revealed in various films, some heroes have characteristics from both Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” and “Heroic Archetypes.” In Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”, the hero must depart from their home, then initiate a journey to get the goal, and have a refusal of return from the adventure. Moreover, Campbell’s “Heroic Archetype” requires the archetypes of quest, fear, dragon, task, and virtue; with which the hero will have to confront on their journey....   [tags: cinematography, film analysis]

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Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night

- Man’s Struggles of Fate by the Curse of Birth in Eugene O'Neill's A Long Day's Journey into Night Eugene O’Neill’s A Long Day’s Journey into Night deals with tragedy and its attendant focus on character rather than plot. Another emphasis on the play is on the past that ceases to haunt his characters. O’Neill’s characters of A Long Day’s Journey into Night struggle with the past. These characters all seem to agree with Mary Tyrone who claims that a person “can’t help being what the past made him” (Baym 1313)....   [tags: A Long Day's Journey into Night Essays]

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The Journey Of Vaan Nguyen By Duki Dror

- The historical event of 1975 in Vietnam induced migrations of millions of Vietnamese to seek for new havens. As we know, the United State is the settlement for the majority of Vietnamese refugees. However, in the documentary film The Journey of Vaan Nguyen by Duki Dror, the viewers can see another aspect of a minority of Vietnamese refugees who have resided in Israel, a religious country in the Middle East. Having the same circumstance like many other refugees, after the fall of Saigon, Hoiami Nguyen was imprisoned by the communist government....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, Vietnam]

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The World Of Home Fragrances

- Reed diffusers are the perfect way to find a fragrance for every occasion When it comes to spreading a fragrant aroma through your home, nothing will do it better than a reed diffuser. They can battle the odours without spreading harsh chemicals or requiring the need for a lit flame. Simply put, reed diffusers are the way forward in the world of home fragrances. As you have already read, getting to know reed diffusers isn’t that difficult, nor is finding quality through Alex Simone . The following looks how you can find an Alex Simone fragrance to suit every occasion....   [tags: Odor, Olfaction, Aroma compound, Aromatherapy]

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Impact of Death on a Relationship Explored in Home Burial by Robert Frost

- Robert Frost's "Home Burial" is a tragic poem about a young life cut short and the breakdown of a marriage and family. The poem is considered to be greatly inspired and "spurred by the Frosts' loss of their first child to cholera at age 3" (Romano 2). The complex relationship between husband and wife after their child's death is explored in detail and is displayed truthfully. Among many others, the range of emotions exhibited includes grief, isolation, acceptance, and rejection. The differences in the characters emotions and reactions are evident....   [tags: Home Burial Essays]

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My New Journey - Original Writing

- I woke up that morning knowing exactly what I had to do. I was anxious and scared, but I knew this was a chance I needed to take. Zoella came into my bedroom with the look of quest in her eyes. I sat in a cold, wooden chair as she gracefully chopped off my hair. We locked eyes in the mirror as she began to say, “Alexa, you don’t have to go through with this if you don’t want to, it’s up to you. I am here to support whatever decision you choose to make.” I hesitantly replied back, “I am going to regret it if I don’t take this chance.” I put on my new masculine clothes and walked out of my home, frightened, but excited to start this new journey....   [tags: English-language films, World, American films]

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Levi 's Journey Around Europe

- Primo Levi, on his journey around Europe, saw many of the same occurrences that Rossellini documents; he sees people selling their personal goods, their ties to normality, for whatever food and fuel they can gather, he accompanies others as they wander around looking to establish a new home, and he witnesses the frustration that caused the war in the first place. But Levi takes a different outlook on his experience than Rossellini — instead of seeing a helpless and broken assortment people, he sees a deep resolve in those who he encounters, desperate to make life right and normal again, through whatever means necessary....   [tags: Germany, World War II, Germans, Ethnic Germans]

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Home: A Personal Narrative

- The sun blared on the backyard, scorching our land. The wind blew hot air on our legs. My sister, brother and I were all playing hopscotch again on the concrete. It was blistering on our feet, but that’s what made us jump better. A crow sat on the tree, still, staring, watching our game vigilantly. My Gunhi chatted to herself in the kitchen as my Baadhiin sang in the laundry. My brother, Don, and Gunhi could speak our language fluently. I couldn’t, I only knew simple words, and we weren’t allowed to speak our language when white people were around....   [tags: language, family, gunhi, baadhin, kids, camp]

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The Longest Journey

- The Longest Journey Have you ever wanted to do something so bad, you can’t wait and it actually seems the days and hours are getting longer as you get close. I hadn’t seen my father for three years and I wanted to see him so bad, I also wanted to the United States of America which had been my dream since I was a little child. My dad had left for the United States when his business failed and he had to find a job which was better than his business and after a few years he decided to move his family as well....   [tags: Personal Narrative Africa Traveling Essays]

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Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home

- Richard Wright's Big Boy Leaves Home Richard Wright’s “Big Boy Leaves Home” addresses several issues through its main character and eventual (though reluctant) hero Big Boy. Through allusions to survival and primal instincts, Wright confronts everything from escaping racism and the transportation (both literal and figurative) Big Boy needs to do so, as well as the multiple sacrifices of Bobo. Big Boy’s escape symbolizes both his departure from his home life and his childhood. Big Boy, unlike his friends, does not have a true name....   [tags: Richard Wright big Boy Leaves Home Essays]

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A Journey to the Awesomeness

- “All that she wants is another baby, She's gone tomorrow boy”- this is the earliest song that I could remember. When I heard this song for the first time, I was probably four or five years old. From there, my musical journey has begun. Though rock and roll / rock music was a fairly new concept for the people where I spend my early childhood, I was in to rock and roll from the beginning. This was mostly because of my father and few of my older cosines who lives in the city and brought me cassettes tape of the renowned rockers of that time....   [tags: music, rock, roll, childhood, father]

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The Journey Of A Family

- Do you ever have that feeling of complete dread. Just wondering if the next few days will something big happen. Well I learned quickly that you should listen to your instincts or your gut is saying. You always think that your parents are immortal, always in reach. But they are not untouchable by death they are more like willow trees bending and bowing to the wind waiting for a strong enough wind to snap their branches. Did you ever think that maybe if you had said something, maybe the event would not have happened....   [tags: Family, Mother, Heart failure, Laughter]

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Odysseus, an Epic Hero in Homer´s The Odyssey

- In the epic poem, They Odyssey written by Homer, Odysseus tells the story of how he gets home after being away for twenty years. Odysseus possesses superhuman strength and the ability to withstand harsh conditions. Odysseus experiences excessive frustration throughout his trip back to Ithaca and it becomes imperative for him to learn just how to maintain the frustration and keep it inside. On Odysseus’ journey home, he comes up with clever plans to get through every situation or problem thrown at him....   [tags: Frustration, Journey, Poem]

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What Makes a True Hero Across the World?

- ... Though the game’s “hero” is an American spy during the cold war, it holds a wealth of Japanese culture within the Journey of the hero—who bears the code name Snake, if one knows where to look. The very codename bears a part of the culture. At first, Snake is referred to by his real name—Jack. As his mission begins however, he takes on his codename. Then, when he has completed his mission, he regains the use of his name, symbolizing that he has grown out of the title given to him, and shed his skin so to speak....   [tags: culture, japan, journey]

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Similarity of Themes in Homer's The Odyssey, Tennyson’s Ulysses, and Cavafy’s Ithaca

- The Odyssey: A Timeless Classic Homer’s The Odyssey has taught numerous lessons that simply cannot be expressed through mere words. The Odyssey portrays a mortal man’s struggle among strangers, monsters, and women in his attempt to return home after fighting in the Trojan War. Through Odysseus’s episodes, readers can relate to their own struggles in life and how these experiences shape who they become. Two poets who have encompassed this theme of learning from one’s struggle include Constantine Cavafy and Alfred Lord Tennyson....   [tags: journey, spiritual, temptations]

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What Makes an Epic Hero in Homer´s The Odyssey

- A Greek epic hero is the main character of an epic poem that is typically strong and uses his or her strength to battle monsters throughout a long lasting journey. “The Odyssey” written by Homer is an epic poem about a captain who leads a group of soldiers back to their homeland of Ithaca. Odysseus is considered an epic hero because he travels to various lands, fights monsters, and the Gods interfere with the human world to make his journey more difficult. One of the traits that make Odysseus an epic hero is that he travels to many far-off lands....   [tags: travels, fights, journey, human]

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Character Traits of Odysseus in Homer´s Odyssey

- ... In the cave were livestock and a shelf with cheese laying on it. Odysseus's shipmates wanted to take all of the livestock and cheese back to their boat and sail off. Odysseus disagreed to this and wanted to see the person that lived in the cave. This showed his bravery knowing that there was a chance that him and his crew members were going to put themselves in danger. Another situation that displayed his bravery was when Circe told Odysseus that in order to reach his way back home he must speak with the blind prophet , Tiresias, in the land of the dead....   [tags: bravery, cleverness, wisdom, journey]

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An Adventure into Unknown Territory: The Corps of Discovery

- As you can easily derive from the book title above, the book I read covered the main subject of the historical journey, westward across our country, as taken by the explorers Lewis and Clark and the remaining unit known as the Corps of Discovery. This book was teeming with facts about this exploration as derived, predominantly, as reported within the travel journals diligently kept by both Lewis and Clark. There was supplemental information provided in this book as well. This additional information had been obtained from documented correspondence; letters sent by Lewis to President Thomas Jefferson, and also to his mother, during the travels....   [tags: louisiana purchase, historical journey]

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Journey of the Magi

- “Journey of the Magi” is a poem by T.S Eliot extracted from the Ariel poems and published in 1930. It is a dramatic monologue of one of the Magi telling us about his expedition throughout Palestine to find the Christian messiah: Jesus Christ. Through the narrator’s dramatic monologue, Eliot treats the envisioning of reality, usually distorted by the human mind. In the poem, the travelers witness something that changes their reality forever. How does this monologue illustrate the narrator’s envision of his experience traveling through Palestine....   [tags: Literary Analysis, T.S Eliot]

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Comparing the Heroic Natures of Hercules and Okonkwo

- Hercules, a great figure in Greek mythology who fought off massive beasts with his bear hands, can be considered one of the most popular in Greek mythology. How does Hercules compare to a little known Nigerian boy born to poverty who becomes successful through plain hard work, better known as Okonkwo. These heroes both were helped along by wise men, both had to prove themselves as a hero through tough situations, and They also had to deal with large amounts of pride that initially kept them from fulfilling their destinies....   [tags: advice, obstacle, journey]

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