Contest Essays

  • Gladiatorial Contest In Rome

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    Gladiatorial Contest in Rome Rome was a warrior state. Since the state was a great fighting state in their time, the wars sort of formed the gladiatorial contest in ancient Rome. The Romans were fascinated and pleasured by violence, bloodshed, and human suffering the gladiatorial games. The gladiatorial contests began at the reign of their first emperor Augustus to pay tribute to their warrior traditions. The Romans built artificial battlefields within amphitheaters in cities and towns for public

  • The Negative Impact of Beauty Contests and Models

    2160 Words  | 5 Pages

    “perfect body” as well, according to society. Six pack abs, muscles everywhere and well groomed, and overly masculine. The point is is that everyone is categorized in this world and the reason behind it is society and its “perfect” models and beauty contests. Why should we have to compete to see who is “prettier” than the next girl? Were we not all made equal? We should not have to be given a title of “ugly” or not good enough because the men and women behind the curtains are judging you. “My brothers

  • Beauty Contests Are Bad For Body Image

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    Beauty Contests Are Bad for Body Image Many children and adults often compete in beauty pageants regularly. Beauty contests physically harm the individuals who compete in them, “Self-esteem is damaged as they lose touch with what it means to be naturally beautiful” (Bahl 3). Young girls and women should not always have to think that they need to be dressed up or have tons of make up on. Individuals need to know that everyone is beautiful and competing in pageants lead them to think otherwise. Beauty

  • The Weaving Contest

    709 Words  | 2 Pages

    this by yourself then how come you did not became the goddess of crafts and art. When I heard juniper say that, well I said because Jupiter the wind god thinks the Minerva is a better arts crafter than I. So I will challenge Minerva to a weaving contest. Then all of the nymphs new that was a bad idea even Juniper new that when challenge a god there are consequences. But I knew it would be all right and when I finished the tapestry I sought out to practice until I have practice. Word spread around

  • Analysis Of The Miss Firecracker Contest

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    The play The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henly shown in SIUE’s Dunham Hall Theater and is directed by Peter Cocuzza, was it a hit or a miss? The play Miss Firecracker Contest is an interesting play about a girl who along with her family can never seem to find happiness in their lives. To remedy this the main character Carnelle enters a contest to attempt to become happier in her life. The question is was the production successful and entertaining. The setting of the play, how well the characters

  • Outcast In a World of Magic

    1132 Words  | 3 Pages

    that I could to through the whole process of studying. And now I should prove that I also have a right to be among them. Today, Archimagician proclaimed that he is looking for a successor. Anyone can participate in a contest that will start in tree days. To win this contest, you must gather 4 ancient relics. Igness, the prettiest and best sorcerer in the land did not lose her chance to mock at me and proposed me as a participant. I was so lost that I could not say anything back. What do I

  • Xena vs. The Odyssey

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    Ithaca, where Odysseus found out that Penelope's hand would be given in marriage to the winner of the contest taking place the next day. Odysseus, helped by Xena, also found out that Penelope had been faithful to him all those years by rejecting every suitor she had. Yet after ten years, they had finally pressure her to decide, so she decided that whomever wan the contest would be her husband. The contest consisted of the trial of the bow, every suitor had to first string it and then shut an arrow through

  • Local News Stories By Gary Soto

    533 Words  | 2 Pages

    This book is filled with many different stories from many different characters, such as Angel, Alma, and Alex. Angel is the smallest kid in his family, and he has a big brother named Weasel. Weasel always plays tricks on Angel, and Angel hates it. One day while Angel was taking a shower Weasel came out of nowhere and took a picture of Angel in the shower, at least Angel covered his body with the shower curtains. Weasel threated Angel to give him 20 dollars or else he’ll show the picture to every

  • Essay on Games in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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    Arthur's court at the instigation of Morgan Le Fay provides the structure with which the plot of the entire story is held together. At first, the court believes that the knight has come for "contest bare" (line 277); when he reveals his intent to exchange one blow for another, it seems that it would be an easy contest for an opponent to win, since no one expects the knight to survive having his head removed with his own axe. However, the knight picks up his severed head and leaves, revealing the seriousness

  • History Of Skateboarding

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    professional boards in 1963 and a team was formed to promote the product. The first skateboard contest was held at the Pier Avenue Junior School in Hermosa, California in 1963. In 1964, surf legend Hobie Alter teamed up with the Vita Pakt juice company to create Hobie Skateboards. While most skaters took to the street or sidewalk, some brave souls decide to ride empty swimming pools. By 1965, international contests, movies (Skater Dater), a magazine (The Quarterly Skateboarder) and cross country trips by

  • Kobe Bryant

    681 Words  | 2 Pages

    million dollars a year? Kobe Bryant, the son of former NBA player Joe "Jellybean" Bryant, jumped directly from high school to the pros in 1996 and enjoyed an impressive rookie season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He also won the Nestle Crunch slam-dunk contest, and was the leading scorer in the Rookie Game during the NBA all-stars Weekend. Kobe Bryant could very well become one of the best basketball players to ever step on a basketball court. Kobe's parents named him after a type of steak (Kobe) seen on

  • Darwin and Gamble's Debate

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    link between them. While Darwin and Gamble's theses contain multiple arguments and have multiple conclusions, the most important of them is the notion of natural selection. In Descent of Man, Darwin summarizes his argument by saying, "through the contest of rival males…[and] from the general struggle for life…the characters gained will have been transmitted to the offspring." (Darwin 6). It is contended that change among a given species is spontaneous (and normal), and sometimes the change is good

  • Serious Trauma

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    That night the instrumental solo and ensemble contest was being held at HHS. Even though I am not a member of the band, I was asked to help out. I was involved in a saxophone quartet with Nolan Cmerek, Mandy Bever and Haley Benson. The four of us warmed up together and patiently waited for our time to come. Distracting us from the complete boredom we were experiencing, a few boys who had watched Louise and I spar in Tang So Doo, engaged in a dunking contest in the gym. The object of this game, as made

  • The Rise of Materialism Exposed in Winter of Our Discontent

    911 Words  | 2 Pages

    Allen was raised thinking that being dishonest, immoral, and underhanded was accepted. "Everybody does it. It's the way the cooky crumbles." (353), Allen said when confronted by his father about plagiarizing famous speeches for the "I Love America Contest". The only real opposition came when a person got caught. It almost seemed as if society allowed these illegal actions as long as the person(s) evaded punishment. The only reason Allen seemed upset was because he got caught, not because what he had

  • Embracing Challenge: My Solo Ensemble Journey

    830 Words  | 2 Pages

    About a month into my senior year we had to compete in a voice contest called solo and ensemble. I hadn’t even looked at the sheet music or listened to the track I had to sing until around December. Once I finally decided to look at it, I felt overwhelmed. I didn’t know how to practice music like that on my own. The title was “I wonder as I wander” and I definitely felt like that described how I was dealing with this situation. I decided to seek help from my choir director and ended up rehearsing

  • The Sun Will Rise Over Moldova

    643 Words  | 2 Pages

    English intensively, because I knew it would not be easy to achieve the goal. Every year thousands of students enter the contest, but only 20 or 30 receive the funding. In 1996 I entered the contest supervised by FSA ( Freedom Support Act ) and founded by the Congress of the United States of America. After 6 month of tests, essays, and intense emotions I did not win the contest. I was disappointed and ready to quit, but I did not. It was not finished yet. The next year my name was on the contestants'

  • Speech Outline How to Prepare for Finals

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    thoughts which will make that process easy Why listeners should know: How many of believe that you are a student all your life. And you often come up with exams of different kinds all your life. These principles can be applied to any kind of contest/exam/game/job to name some every walk of life Once after this demo you pretty much can apply these instructions immediately and you will see the best results. Demo Speech Outline: 1) Smart Work: a) Reviews: Go through the mistakes you

  • Rising Above My Disability

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    I, who thrive on responsibility and friendship, have the makings of an outstanding physician. A near straight-A student, I held several paid research internships and led a team to first place in a nationwide design contest. This semester, I won an unprecedented three national awards. But my teachers and mates may be surprised to find that my greatest achievements come from outside the classroom. Four years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, with grave head injuries. A high school freshman, I was

  • The Lives and Contests of the Gladiators

    3264 Words  | 7 Pages

    The Lives and Contests of the Gladiators One form of entertainment in the Roman world was gladiatorial contests. In these, the Roman citizens would go to watch gladiators fight, often to the death. Today, these contests seem brutal and cruel, but at the time it was very popular and widely accepted. The Roman people would quite happily judge over whether a man would live or die. Why were the contests so entertaining that they would cost a man his life over it. There were different types

  • Greek Gods And Human Connections

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    The Greek gods and goddess carry many attributes, most human. They are very much like humans in the way that they have weaknesses and strengths. Even though the gods display their characteristics much more drastically than humans do, the similarities are obvious. In Rosenberg and Baker’s book, the Greek gods have many human characteristics such as vengeance, jealously, and love. An example of a human trait is that the Greek gods and goddess displayed excessive vengeance. Whenever anyone committed