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Oedipus: Tragic Hero Or Victim Of Fate

- In his work Nature and Elements of Tragedy, Aristotle outlined the characteristics needed in order to create a compelling tragic hero. He states that this particular character must be "better than we are," a man who is superior to the average man in some way. At the same time, a tragic hero must evoke both pity and fear among the audience, causing each member to experience a feeling of catharsis, or strong emotion. According to Aristotle, the best way to achieve this effect is to accurately portray the protagonist’s imperfections, for a character that constitutes good and evil is more convincing than a character that is purely good....   [tags: Sophocles]

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The Oedipus Complex in Oedipus Rex

- The Oedipus Complex in Oedipus Rex Thousands of years after Sophocles wrote the story of Oedipus Rex; psychologists named a complex after the behavioral characteristics of Oedipus. For many years psychologists have called a son having a sexual attraction toward his mother the Oedipus Complex. It is common belief that Oedipus Rex did not actually suffer from the Oedipus Complex. The basic support for this theory can be found through Oedipus' inherent fear of the prophecy placed upon him, by the Oracle, actually coming true....   [tags: Sophocles Psychology Papers]

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Dramatic Irony in Sophocles' Oedipus the King

- Dramatic Irony in Sophocles' Oedipus the King Oedipus the King is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles.  Sophocles knowing that his audience is aware of the outcome of the play utilizes that knowledge to create various situations in which dramatic irony play key roles.  Dramatic irony is when the audience knows the tragic truth before the characters do.  Through his use of irony Sophocles manages to avoid  retelling an old tale, though the audience is cognizant of the story's end they are intrigued by the irony present in the story.  Sophocles made liberal use of irony....   [tags: Oedipus King Oedipus Rex Essays Papers]

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The King, As A Play Anent Choice And Fate

- Sophokle’s Oidipous the King, as a play anent choice and fate, has provided much discussion regarding the extent to which Oidipous is responsible for his own downfall. As an ongoing point of deliberation, it is clear that there is not one discernible truth. However, the predetermining of Oidipous’ fate by external forces signifies that the predominate factor influencing his downfall is not that of Oidipous, but rather such external forces. This paper will provide substantial evidence acknowledging the all-governing and punishing gods, the cursed and reprimanded Laios and Iokaste and that of Sophokles’ embedded Greek tragedian catharsis as the external forces predominately responsible for Oid...   [tags: Sophocles, Tragedy, Greek mythology, Oedipus]

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Life of Oedipus Rex

- Oedipus Rex suffered a strange, confusing, awkward, and sometimes embarrassing childhood. His trauma as a child, wretched beginning, strange fetish for older women, and unfavorable standing with the gods left him with no alternative but to suffer a terrible life. But what really drove the man to become what he will forever be remembered as. Little to nothing is truly known about his early life before his ascension to the throne and triumph over the Sphinx. After countless years of research and dedication one specialist has finally gathered enough information to show us the mystery behind the man, these are his stories....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Who Is to Blame?

- “My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.” This quote, said by actress Teri Hatcher about her own childhood relates to Oedipus’s situation from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex tells the story of a monarch named Oedipus who becomes the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus‘ downfall is not a result of excessive hubris or his actions, but rather his parents’ disgraceful actions and uncontrollable aspects of fate....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

- “My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.” This quote, from actress Teri Hatcher about her own childhood also relates to Oedipus’s situation from Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Sophocles‘ Oedipus Rex tells the story of a monarch named Oedipus whowho becomes the unfortunate victim of circumstances beyond his control. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus‘ downfall is not a result of excessive hubris or his actions, but rather his parents’ disgraceful actions and uncontrollable aspects of fate....   [tags: Summary, Fate, Character Actions]

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Business Intelligence and Stakeholders

- INTRODUCTION Business Intelligence refers to the way in which companies collect and organise raw data, and then transform this raw data into something meaningful. The transformation and analysation of this data is generally achieved throughout the use of software with systems such as SAP or Cognos (Howson, 2010). BI is important as it’s helpful in streamlining and making certain tasks easier within a business setting, overall achieving smoother operations. Whilst this is the general process of BI, it is also important to consider who influences this process and how it is influenced and the way in which this affects the overall BI model within an organisation....   [tags: meaningful data, transformation]

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Irony in Oedipus the King

- Irony in Oedipus the King      When Sophocles wrote Oedipus the King, he knew that his audience would have some idea as to the outcome, his tale being a Greek tragedy which follows a strict form. Not wanting to write a predictable, bland play, Sophocles used this knowledge to his advantage and created various situations in which dramatic irony plays a key role. Dramatic irony is present when the tragic truth is revealed to the audience before it is revealed to the characters within the story....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Representing an Age, Oedipus the King and Everyman

- Every society his made its mark on history in one fashion or another. Some do so through war, others through technology. However, They are also identified based on their religious views, often being either Polytheistic or Monotheistic. All cultures have found creative ways to tell stories, which often offer some sort of moral lesson. One of the more popular ways of delivering this message has been through plays. Theatre, having its start in Greece, has always been able to represent cultures beliefs; during Antiquity, Oedipus the King represents the polytheistic religion of the Grecian era, while Everyman represents the monotheistic religion of the Middle Ages....   [tags: greeks, sophocles, creon, religion]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - The Fate of Oedipus

- The Fate of Oedipus in Oedipus the King   In "Oedipus the King" there comes a point in the play where Oedipus learns something that plays an important role throughout the play.   He learns from a  oracle that he will eventually kill his own Father and sleep with his own mother.  As one could imagine this is a shock to Oedipus, and he does not believe the oracle.  However, he cannot prevent any of this from happening because it is his fate.  Oedipus is a victim of circumstances beyond his control, his life had already been planned by the Greek Gods....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

- Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Abstract ERP systems are meant to make companies and businesses operate more efficiently when they are not. The main goal for a company is to choose a vender that will give them the safest and easiest way to operate efficiently and achieve their business goals. What is ERP. • “An Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are software systems for business management, supporting areas such as planning, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution, accounting, finance, human resource management, project management, inventory management, service and maintenance, transportation, and e-business”.( Haag, Cummings, Phillips, S, M, A (2007)....   [tags: Business Management]

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Oedipus Rex By Sophocles : The King Of Thebes And Saved The People From The Sphinx

- To see or not to see!!!. I wanted to talk about the symbols that are in the play. How being able to see Oedipus thought that he knew everything and then after he learned he was not where close to knowing anything that all but at the beginning was merely an errant child. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is a story about Oedipus Rex came to Thebes and saved the people from the sphinx. He was then crowned the king of Thebes and was given the Hand of Jocaste the wife of the former king Laios and then the wife of Oedipus shortly after he becomes king Thebes is cursed with disease, famine, women dyeing during birth and children being stillborn....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta]

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The Function of the Quest or Journey Motif in the Apology and the Crito

- ... Such as the questions posed by Socrates against those he viewed as pretentious, meaning that they never understood the nature of their work or existence, the craftsmen, politicians and poets claiming they were all well versed, but were truly ignorant of their nature from being corrupted at a young age by those that preceded them. We can further understand its nature through the methods that Socrates applied it in as he had said “I was attached to this city by the god-though it seems a ridiculous thing to say-as upon a great and noble horse which was somewhat sluggish because of its size and needed to be stirred up by a kind of gadfly....   [tags: death of Socrates, philosophy]

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Four Charges Brought Agains Socrates in the Apology by Plato

- ... The second charge that Plato said that Socrates was charged with was that he argues the physical over the metaphysical. This means that he believed in things like science and reason over what the gods taught them. This was one of the main things that he did that made the Athenians hate him the most. The actual claim from the passage was “Socrates is an evil-doer and a curious person, who searches into things under the earth and in the heavens”. I mean for real, what kind of bogus crime is this....   [tags: philosophers, gods, corruption]

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Application Essay for Computer Science at Standford University

- We live in a world that can’t live without binary code anymore. Computers have pervaded so deep in our lives that they are now being called ubiquitous. With phenomenal increase in users, has come a phenomenal increase in data. We generate a vast amount of data through activities on our computing devices making it necessary to employ intelligent algorithms which enable the system to learn from and analyze this vast dataset. Fortunately, the advent of Distributed Computing has created avenues to access virtually limitless computing power even through mobile devices thus, allowing us to use highly complex and large scale algorithms....   [tags: technology, computers, academics]

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Oedipus A Greek Tragedy Written By Socrates

- King Oedipus is a Greek tragedy written by Socrates in the Fifth Century BC. It is based on the myth of Oedipus, which was well known among the intended audience. The most notable aspect of the play is Oedipus’s reversal of fate. He begins the play as a king who has won the throne through an act of heroism, and considered the highest among men due to his superior intellect. King Oedipus opens with the people asking for him to deal with the pollution that has covered the city. This pollution has caused crops to die, women to give birth to stillborn children, and a plague....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta]

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Who Is The Wisest Of Them All?

- Who is the wisest of them all. What does it mean to be wise. Is it the specialization of one thing or the knowledge of many. Perhaps it is determined by your age or experience. Well according to Socrates, arguably one of the world’s greatest philosophers, human wisdom can be characterized as knowing what one does know. What he means by this definition is that there are limits to our knowledge and understanding of things, and we must be aware of that. This definition is an adequate account of the concept because Socrates, himself is considered a credible source, he took time out research this idea to justify his claim, and he possesses the quality of wisdom himself....   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Knowledge, Philosophy]

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Business Stratgies of Distinguished Data Services

- Title of our Company : (Distinguished Data Services) Integrated by Intelligence Mission: "Our mission is to provide undisputed Infrastructure Management Services using the integrated experience of information technology ensuring clients satisfaction and building goodwill through smart solutions" Vision: "To imbibe a special mark in the books of clients and be among the IT bigshots" ***/We ensure that our clients get cost effective solutions for their business need /* Maintain relations, based on ethical values.*/ Mission *****To be the leading IT enabled services and solutions....   [tags: management, applications, outsourcing]

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Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

- Societal Imperfection It is easy for one, who belongs to one community, to degrade and look down upon an outside, distant culture. One culture’s traditions, when compared to those of a separate culture, can often seem irrelevant and remote. When two separate communities come in contact and there is a clash in customs, a disruption to normalcy and former traditions is usually inevitable. In Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe explores a familiar scenario in African culture: being at the hands of European imperialism....   [tags: Things Fall Apart, Igbo people, Chinua Achebe]

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The Catastrophe Of Oedipus By Sophocles

- The Catastrophe of Oedipus In the play, Oedipus Tyrannus, Sophocles, illustrates how fate and free will could determine one 's destiny. Sophocles is a well-known tragedian who wrote more than one-hundred Greek dramas for Greek festivals. While his plays entertained countless people in Greek carnivals in his plays also made his intended audience to become acquainted with Athens’ government, social forms as well as its’ religion. In this play the main character, Oedipus, is represented as a man of sudden action, honest, and great insight....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Jocasta, Delphi]

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Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

- A World of Violence and Contradictions Throughout Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe emphasizes that Africans are not the savages that were portrayed in Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness. However, in “Principle and Practice: The Logic of Cultural Violence in Achebe’s Things Fall Apart,” David Hoegberg shows how sometimes cultural violence in Igbo society doesn’t agree with other parts of their culture, weakening Achebe’s argument. While Hoegberg points out the contradicting practices of Igbo cultural violence and their morals as a flaw in the Igbo society, he fails to note that all cultures have some sort of contradiction within them....   [tags: Igbo people, Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe]

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Industry Standard Relational Database Management Systems

- Industry Standard Relational Database Management Systems In nearly all business industries a database would be required as businesses always need to sort data as they are related to finances to estimate their profits, look at revenue margins, net profits, deducting taxes these are all processes that can be done by implementing a database. Databases conclude all the financial industries as they are correlated to businesses that involve transactions of money as all organisations exist to produce an income unless they are charity or public service and even those are affiliated with a relational database to classify employees or client record....   [tags: Database, SQL, Microsoft, Relational model]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice - Prophecies in Oedipus, Antigone, and Agamemnon

- The Damning Prophecies in Oedipus, Antigone, and Agamemnon Oracles, seers, and prophets are used in Greek tragedy to provide foreshadowing for the audience and characters. The seers' wisdom is conveyed through the pronouncement of oracles or prophecies. They confer forecasts to principal characters that affect the characters' future. Although not always believed, and often endeavored to be foiled, seers, oracles, and prophets in Greek tragedies foretell events that greatly affect the lives of prominent characters....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Would He Have a Job?

- ... “How can you do this to me. I was working for the last 5 years an average of 60 hours a week. I never questioned my manager and always sported great team ethic. Where is he now?” Jiasun asked the HR representatives who were sent in to deliver the awful news. “What have I done to deserve this. This is not fair!!”, he argued while the security personnel escorted him out. “What is our layoff policy. Couldn’t they have given him a notice of 3 months. Will the security escort me out when I am shown the door....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Ethics : An Invisible Rule

- Ethics as an invisible rule exists in our society, and it help us to examine what the right or wrong is. Ethics is not a law, but it seem like an invisible law to control everyone whose behavior. Business ethics always applies into trading or some competitors behaviors. According to the case, I have been catch up five points of ethical dilemmas for business ethics: Oracle Corporation hire GI to investigate ACT Offer high price to the janitors for the trash of ACT 's office Try to buy the supervisor over Ellison described his acting is civic duty A fault denied by Ellison Oracle and Microsoft are competitor, and I think as a competitor it 's unethical action which Oracle hire GI to invest...   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Escherichia coli]

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Chinese Poetry And Chinese History

- As is known to all that Chinese history can be traced back to five thousand years ago. In ancient China, there were evidences to show the early developments of Chinese calligraphy, and painting, from oracle bones to patterns or designs of potteries. Although the development of Chinese poetry seems to be later than the other two, it became indispensable in Chinese culture. In early Chinese history, calligraphy, painting and poetry were usually practiced separately by court people or among the elites....   [tags: China, Song Dynasty, Tang Dynasty]

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Aristotle 's Views On Morality

- According to Aristotle, a virtue is a state that makes something good, and in order for something to be good, it must fulfill its function well. The proper function of a human soul is to reason well. Aristotle says that there are two parts of the soul that correspond to different types of virtues: the appetitive part of the soul involves character virtues, while the rational part involves intellectual virtues. The character virtues allow one to deliberate and find the “golden mean” in a specific situation, while the intellectual virtues allow one to contemplate and seek the truth....   [tags: Virtue, Plato, Socrates, Ethics]

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The Cleansing Process Of Apollo

- The cleansing process would take place the seventh day of each month and that was because the seventh day was special to Apollo-it was his day of birth. The first step in the cleansing process was for the oracle to bathe in the Castalian spring. After this bathing she would return to the temple and begin to make an offering to Apollo. This offering consisted of burning of laurel leaves and barley meat and possibly some sort of spoken homage (Scott 15). However, during this time the priests would be performing rituals of their own....   [tags: Apollo, Greek mythology, Homer, Delphi]

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Athenian Democracy and Divination

- Athenian Democracy and Divination Divination was a prevalent feature in Archaic Greece, as it provided objective advice, to assist people in making appropriate decisions in problematic predicaments. In certain situations its ambiguity allowed decisions to be postponed, or blame to be assigned to others. Divination was also used to explain matters that seemed unexplainable, such as crop failure or drought. This is illustrated in the Homeric epics, which depicts numerous oracle interpreters, such as Calchas, consulting oracles on domestic, as well as, military decisions....   [tags: Papers]

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History of LBO Religous Factors: Things Fall Apart

- Since early history, religious institutions that encompass gods, worship centers, and oracles have helped shaped political power in many communities because of the worldview and societal hierarchies they imply. In Chinua Achebe’s book, Things Fall Apart, this is exemplified through its story of the Ibo African village and its encounter with European Christian missionaries. Moreover, Achebe demonstrates how Ibo religious institutions structure Ibo political power through their respected hierarchies that are established by their abilities to affirm their authority, uphold and declare Ibo law, and punish community members who go against their jurisdiction....   [tags: chinua achebe, religious institution]

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The And Its Impact On The World

- Fig. 42. Relief of Satyrs Glyptothek Munich, with two Satyrs with an altar standing between them; above them is a nymph cortege and a little hekateion. Attica, 2nd century B.C.; from the heritage of the King Otto of Greece. Ostensibly, the monument became partially reinstated during 1938. Furthermore, Pan had an exceedingly strong connection to this area among its various gods, like Zeus that retained sanctuaries there. Afterwards, the worship of Apollo became dominant when this conspicuous god became ushered into the region by either Dorian from Crete or the northern tribes from Thessaly, approximately, 1000 B.C....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, Rome, Palatine Hill]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Avoidance of Prophecy

- Avoidance of Prophecy in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex illustrates the Greek concept that trying to circumvent prophetsÕ predictions is futile. The play includes three main prophecies: the one made to Laius concerning his death by the hands of his son, a similar one directed to Oedipus, and one made by Tiresias foretelling OedipusÕ discovery of the murdererÕs identity. Both recipients of these oracles attempt to avoid their destinies, but both wind up following the paths which the Fates have prescribed....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Socrates, Guilty Or Not

- Socrates, Guilty Or Not Ancient Athens was the site of a growing culture. Philosophy was among the many improvements and discoveries being made. With these improvements and discoveries, great thinkers were able to stretch out their knowledge to new heights. The society they lived in, both welcomed and shunned their ideals. Socrates was one of these thinkers. It was because of Socrates open-mindedness that he was sentenced to death by two charges brought against him. One, Socrates corrupted the youth and two, Socrates believed in ‘false gods’....   [tags: Phiosophy]

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The History of Writing

- Throughout history, writing has had many various uses that have helped record information from history to the present day. Writing has obtained many different uses as to how and what we use writing today. When writing was formed in 3200 B.C. it was used to record and communicate. We have since then used writing for numerous issues such as recording information in which we may learn about the past, and for poetry or literature for people, both children and adults, to read and learn from....   [tags: human communication techniques]

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Heracles: A Primary Example of Joseph’s Campbell’s Hero’s Journey

- THESIS STATEMENT Heracles favorite of the Greeks is a primary example of Joseph’s Campbell’s hero’s journey, proven by all the actions that Heracles has done during the span of his Life. PURPOSE STATEMENT This paper is to show that Heracles is the prime example of a hero’s journey through his actions and the struggles that he faced during his life until he was about to die but instead of death, his father, Zeus, saved him and he conquered the mortal realm, to become a god. INTRODUCTION The story of Heracles that comes to people’s mind is not what Heracles had to do during his life....   [tags: The Hero’s Journey]

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Oedipus: Do Not Try to Control Your Fate

- “Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.” In other words, the connotation of this anonymous quote states that despite whatever one chooses to decide, the outcome of their choices and decisions will still result to their predetermined fate. Sophocles’ tragedy, Oedipus the King, demonstrates this statement throughout the play in the role of his tragic hero Oedipus. In the course of Oedipus’ actions of trying to escape his predestined fortune, his fate and flaws of being human played major roles to bring about his downfall....   [tags: Sophocles]

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Similarities and Differences of Cupid and Psyche

- In the myth of Cupid and Psyche there are different versions which have similarities and differences. Three of the writers are Padraic Colum, Edith Hamilton, and W.H.D. Rouse. There are many similarities between the different versions of Cupid and Psyche. There was a king who had three daughters, but out of all three of them Psyche was the most beautiful person that seemed like a goddess. Her beauty spanned the earth and men from all over the earth wandered to admire her beauty. Venus’ temples were abandoned and no one gave a thought of her....   [tags: Cupid, Psyche, myths, ]

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Protocol Padding Techniques

- In this type of attacks when a CBC-encryption is used the plain text is easily recovered. As discussed above the best practice would be using ENCRYPT-THEN-MAC. In the TLS protocol padding technique is added to make the block the size multiple of cipher text. After this the block is finally encrypted with a CBC mode. In the decryption process the cipher text is taken and XOR’d with the cipher text block of the previous one and compared with that of the existing MAC [5]. Here a “Padding Oracle Attack” can be made as the padding is not secured by the MAC because in TLS protocol the padding is done after the tag is produced....   [tags: CBC encryption, TLS and DTLS]

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Oedipus As A Victim Of Fate

- “Oedipus is, as it were, only a tragic analysis. Everything is already in existence, and has only to be unraveled.” Throughout the history of literature, there has been perhaps no other character quite as complex and convoluted as Oedipus. Whether it be the reality of his parents abandoning him to die or the mere fact that he married his own mother Jocasta, Oedipus has been continually analyzed and processed by scholars in an attempt to discover the means by which Oedipus arrived at his eventual outcome....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Truth]

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Understand Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

- Many great thinkers, philosophers, artists, and scientists have made a single work of Greek tragedy a central piece, or a supporting pillar their theories. Oedipus Rex is the center to a trilogy of plays written by Sophocles, which includes Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone. Oedipus Rex has surpassed these other works for a number of reasons, most probably because out of the three it provides the clearest example of a classic tragedy. In this paper first we will first describe the play itself. Then we will examine the piece as it relates to performance work, which will involve looking briefly at the conventions of theater during ancient Greece....   [tags: greek, antigone, colonus]

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Oedipus The King By Sophocles

- Sophocles, the author of “Oedipus the King” led individuals such as Freud to critically analyze this play specifically for its psychological content. Freud utilized this play to expand his dream analysis research as well as the inspiration of the infamous “Oedipus Complex.” Oedipus operates under freewill, yet his fate has been determined by the Gods although the end result may require a winding path of less than obvious events that occur to achieve the prophecy. The supporting roles in “Oedipus the King” truly exploit the protagonist, Oedipus, and his character flaws....   [tags: Oedipus, Oedipus the King, Sigmund Freud]

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Sophocles ' Oedipus The King

- In Sophocles play “Oedipus the King,” a young King learns his lesson that life teaches in general about fate, and irony of life itself. The theme of this play, is fate and free will, and the realization of how one can never change their own fate. In the beginning, Oedipus the King, is told by his brother-in-law Creon, that the oracle has spoken. Creon presents Oedipus with the message from the oracles, saying that the plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled; the murderer is within the city....   [tags: Oedipus the King, Sophocles, Oedipus]

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Does Socrates see himself as the most important teacher in the city?

- Does Socrates see himself as the most important teacher in the city. In Plato’s Apology of Socrates, Socrates has to defend himself to the city of Athens. The city of Athens is at odds with Socrates’ philosophy; it contradicted several Athenian beliefs. The city believed that Socrates was an atheist, that he was responsible for corrupting the youth, and that he made the weaker argument the stronger. Socrates believed that he was the most important teacher in the city therefore he continued to defend his actions and beliefs even when his life was on the line....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Sophocles' Oedipus the King

- Fate is the power that controls all of mankind. There is no way to escape the events that are predetermined for man; there is no such thing as free will. Every decision one makes is not their own choosing, but rather an inescapable course of actions foreseen and determined by a higher power. Sometimes prophets or oracles can show the Destiny of others, such as the oracle of Delphi who speaks the words of Apollo the God of Light and Sun. This exact oracle revealed the prophecy of a man by the name of Oedipus, he is smart, he is heroic, but more than any trait he is cursed....   [tags: Greek literature and history]

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Destiny, Fate, Free Will and Free Choice in Oedipus the King - Fate and the Modern World

- Oedipus Rex, Fate, and the Modern World      In the two thousand since “Oedipus Rex” was written, it has been analyzed and dissected innumerable times and in every possible way.  Usually the analysis has been within the context of the play itself or within the context of other Greek tragedies.  Perhaps it would be more relevant and interesting to evaluate the play within the context of the modern world.          In his play Sophocles brings up many questions which are not easily answered.  Does man ha free will....   [tags: Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex]

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Socrates 's The On The Earth And The Things Beneath The Planet

- Then the accusation of heresy or studying the Heavens and the things beneath the earth is questionable all within itself for Socrates depicts himself as a very religious man. Indeed, at one point during the trial, Socrates calls upon the Athenians god at Delphi as his witness. In our present day, we would call Socrates fanatical for this rather fantastic claim. However, the Athenians beliefs were such that Delphic Oracle prophesized through the god Apollo and it was customary to visit these great authorities when troubled and looking for answers....   [tags: Socrates, Plato, Thirty Tyrants, Apollo]

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Analysis Of Michael Ende 's Book ' Fantasy Books For Kids '

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Literary Criticism And Review : Chinua Achebe 's Things Fall Apart

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Fate against Free will in Oedipus the King by Sophocles

- The purpose of this essay is to demonstrate that the events in Oedipus the King, written by Sophocles, are the result of the hero’s self determination and restless attempt to escape a terrifying destiny predicted for him by the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
My intention is to prove that although the Fates play a crucial part in the story, it is Oedipus'choices and wrong doing that ultimately lead to his downfall. At first glance, it seems that the abhorrent destiny of the main character is at the mercy of mischievous and cruel gods....   [tags: Apollo, Delphi, literary analysis, determination]

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Okonkwo Of Chinua Achebe 's ' Things Fall Apart '

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The Prisoner 's Cave Is Being Released As Well

- 1. • Neo is dragged out of the Matrix by Morpheus; similarly, the prisoner in Plato’s cave is being released as well. They have the similar situation since they are both forced to see the truth, and are told what they used to believe in is all an illusion. They need to adjust themselves both physically and mentally to adapt the real world. Then Neo goes back to the matrix and tries to shut down this artificial world. This is similar to when the prisoner went back to the cave and shared the “truth” with his friends, and it also can be compared to when Socrates tried to convince the Athenians the Truth....   [tags: The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions]

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Free Oedipus The King Essay : Fate Vs. Destiny

- Chance vs. Destiny in Oedipus the King The famous Athenian tragedy, Oedipus the King, engages with the question of chance versus destiny from a range of perspectives. Sophocles shows the immutable nature of destiny and the inability of victims to escape its course. The main character, Oedipus, is marked out for a tragic end from the time he is born until the supreme moment of the inglorious fulfillment. Despite his best efforts to alter the course of his “destiny”, Oedipus ends up in the exact scenario that is foretold by the Delphic Oracle....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Tragedy, Destiny]

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The Hubris of Oedipus in Oedipus the King

- Hubris is defined by the Webster-Miriam dictionary as “Exaggerated pride or confidence” (Miriam-Webster Dictionary) in Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, In Oedipus The King, by Sophocles, the onslaught of pain assailing the protagonist is a result of his tragic flaw. Sophocles often used a characters’ flaw to alter or influence the outcome or future of the hero. Oedipus' hubris influences him to fulfill the oracle and further intensify his punishment from the Gods. Oedipus' pride is an essential characteristic throughout the play....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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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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Real Time Decision Making and Networking Part II

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Analysis Of Oedipus ' Oedipus The King '

- Think of the biggest piece of drama a family member or friend of yours has ever told you. Maybe it was something that shocked you because of its audacity. Did that tidbit of perplexing information make you think differently about said person of thing. Knowing something so shock can often alter our vision as to how we see people, usually based on what we know or have heard of their past. All of the movies that have ever been produced in all of Hollywood, or plays that have been acted out on Broadway combined cannot even approach the perplexity and subtle hint of just plain ignorance of Oedipus in the play....   [tags: Oedipus, Sphinx, Oedipus the King, KILL]

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Summary of Oedipus The Kings by Sophocles

- Summary of Oedipus The Kings by Sophocles Oedipus is in a series of tragic events throughout this play. A couple of days after Oedipus was born, he was left on a mountainside to die. The reason for this is because an oracle predicted that he will grow up to be the murderer of his father the King. Oedipus did not die as he should have, instead Oedipus was found and taken to the nearby city of Corinth. This is where Oedipus was adopted as the son of the King and Queen. Many years later, Oedipus seeks counsel from the same oracle that predicted his fate....   [tags: Greek Tragedy, Oedipus, Sophocles]

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Big Data Transforms Businesses Due to Electricity

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Socrates ' Views On Socrates 's Philosophy

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Licenses in The Networked Information Economy

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Developing a Global Payment Data Warehouse

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Fate and Choice in Sophocles Writing

- It seems as if Bernard Knox is inside Sophocles mind when he states that tragedy deals with, “the problem of man’s true stature, his proper place in the universe” because in Oedipus the King Oedipus is unable to control the situations he is put in but is accountable for his crimes. Fate plays a major role in the tragedy because Oedipus does not have control over the statements of the Oracle, even if he believes otherwise. Also the flaw of Oedipus that he believes he has certainty of knowledge because of how he was come to be raised is a result of fate and something he could not control....   [tags: knowledge, fate, choices]

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Relational Database Industry For Many Years

- Since the SQL language appeared in mid 1970s, it has been leading the relational database industry for many years. With the modern era of databases not everyone sees the advantages of using relational databases. NoSQL, was first developed in the twenty first century (MongoDB, para 19) to address the issues that the SQL language could not handle. NoSQL cannot handle pure relational database models, it can use any of five different kinds of models, including relational to solve problems. With the variety of models, designers are wondering if there is a future for the strictly relational language SQL, and it’s other disadvantages compared to that of NoSQL....   [tags: Database, Relational model, SQL]

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Oedipus, By King Polybus Of Corinth

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The Tragic Hero of Oedipus the King

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History of Writing

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Oedipus The King: Role Of Gods

- “Gods can be evil sometimes.” In the play “Oedipus the King”, Sophocles defamed the gods’ reputation, and lowered their status by making them look harmful and evil. It is known that all gods should be perfect and infallible, and should represent justice and equity, but with Oedipus, the gods decided to destroy him and his family for no reason. It might be hard to believe that gods can have humanistic traits, but in fact they do. The gods, especially Apollo, are considered evil by the reader because they destroyed an innocent man’s life and his family....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

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DPL/AES Project Management Process Improvement

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What is a Data Mart?

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The Overlooked Gift of Knowledge

- In 399 BCE, one of the wisest men in history was put to death. This man was not only extremely wise, but also highly influential. He was a leader of the highest caliber. This is Socrates, arguably one of the most prominent men in philosophical history. Socrates is a figure of evolution, when referring to the way people think. He was sentenced to death by the Athenians for corrupting the youth, not believing in the gods recognized by the state, and for introducing supernatural beings. The Athenians were unjust in in their conviction and condemnation to death of Socrates because he helped the youth rather than corrupt it, attempted to abolish ignorance, and provided sufficient evidence of his...   [tags: the death of Socrates]

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Lysistrata And Her Political Agenda

- Lysistrata and her Political Agenda Lysistrata was a story written by Aristophanes around 410 B.C.E., and is a humorous tale of how woman over take their men, and try to end a war. To summarize the story of Lysistrata, she was a wife of someone who was in the war between Sparta and Athens. She comes up with a ploy to try to end the war between the two cities. She and a group of women abstain from their “womanly duties”. This idea was to manipulate their husbands to signing a peace treaty in exchange from what was missing....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Transgender, Aristophanes]

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Secrecy Of A Computer Software

- “It 's simply unrealistic to depend on secrecy for security in computer software. You may be able to keep the exact workings of the program out of general circulation, but can you prevent the code from being reverse-engineered by serious opponents. Probably not. The secret to strong security: less reliance on secrets.” - Whitfield Diffie (Scientist & Consulting Scholar of Stanford University) (Diffie, n.d.) The epigraph above provides a sentiment held by many in the context of secrecy to protect computer software....   [tags: Copyright, Intellectual property]

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Open Source Database Management Systems

- A number of recent studies have revealed that most enterprise customers nowadays prefer open source databases over commercial databases. Based on their requirements, the enterprises also have option to choose from a number of open source relational database management systems (RDBMS) including MySQL, MangoDB, Cassandra, Redis and PostgreSQL. But the usage statistics posted on various websites indicate that MySQL is more popular than other open-source and proprietary relational database management systems....   [tags: SQL, Database, Database management system]

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Oedipus Rex - Most Renowned Tragedy of All Time

- Oedipus Rex is one of the most renowned tragedies of all time in part because of its direct paradoxes but mostly due to it’s touching of several major themes. In this play, Sophocles chooses Oedipus as the hero (if he is to be called that) and manages to convey many of broad perspectives of Ancient Greek life. Oedipus deals with the oracle in many contrasting ways, which lead to this specific unfolding of events, which we will discover is not in his hands. The protagonist of the play Oedipus is the son of king Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Oedipus The King-a Tangled Web

- The choir represents the voice of the people, the voice of the masses. People often conform to this uniform truth, they want to be like other people. This conformation leads to a uniform voice from the public. This voice is often ignorant to the truth, seemingly to the point that it creates its own truth. This is seen often in Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. They believe that Oedipus is godly, even when they have found out that he is the cause of their plague. It is not until the end that their haze of false truth clears, and they turn against Oedipus....   [tags: Oedipus Rex, Sophocles]

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The Defense of Socrates

- The Defense of Socrates begins with Socrates stating he does not know if his fellow Athenians, his jury, have been persuaded by his accusers. This is a crucial statement because Socrates explains how of the many false claims that his accusers have made, one particularly can be proven as untrue. His accusers have sent out a warning that Socrates is a “clever” speaker and he clarifies that he would admit that he is an orator if a “clever speaker” is one who speaks the truth. (17b) He states that although he has no experience with the court of law, he will speak the truth....   [tags: Athens, Politics]

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Sigmund Freud's Edipus Complex

- “A boy’s best friend is his mother” Norman Bates, “Psycho”. According to Freud, “Oedipus complex is a passage that all male children go through in their childhood.” What is Oedipus complex, why do people have it. Oedipus complex is; “it is a desire for sexual involvement, during the crucial stage of development in a man, with his mother and an affiliated sense of rivalry with his father” (According to Psychoanalytic Theory). Oedipus complex has a root in Greek myth about Oedipus. Oedipus complex is so strong in human beings that it conceives the superego while overcoming this phenomenon....   [tags: desire for sexual involvement with his mother]

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