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    Glory in the Iliad

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    screaming and shouts of triumph rose up together, of men killing and men killed, and the ground ran blood.” From first examination the Iliad seems to be an epic founded on an idealized form of glory, the kind that young boys think about when they want to join the army. A place full of heroism and manliness where glory can be achieved with a few strokes of a sword and then you go home and everything is just lovely. Many people view the Iliad this way, based on it’s many vivid battle descriptions and apparent

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    The Movie Glory

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    necessary to keep their plantations functioning properly. The Civil War was mainly fought over this issue of slavery. While the popular film Gone With the Wind focused on civilian life in the South during the war, the movie Glory focused on military life in the North during the war. Glory was made in 1989 and was directed by Edward Zwick in association with TriStar Pictures. It was given an R rating by the MPAA but a revised version was rated PG. Main characters included

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    Maiden, For War Is Kind Both Stephen Crane's "Do Not Weep, Maiden, For War Is Kind" and Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est" use vivid images, diction rich with connotation, similes, and metaphors to portray the irony between the idealized glory of war and the lurid reality of war. However, by looking at the different ways these elements are used in each poem, it is clear that the speakers in the two poems are soldiers who come from opposite ends of the spectrum of military ranks. One speaker

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    Elegy

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    Elegy What is this? In a simple sense it's a text about a dead person, or, in this case, persons. Before we look at this particular elegy I want us to think about memorial writing in general. It's clearly quite an important part of a social organisation-the way we control and manage death. And it's also an insight into the way we think about individuals in a wide variety of social contexts: * Grand memorial elegies * Small personal ones we place in newspapers, little poems * Obituaries

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    Defining Glory

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    43:7 where it calls upon “everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” As John Piper says in his book God’s Passion for His Glory, “The invincible end for which he [God] created the world… [Jonathan] Edwards says, is, first, that the glory of God might be magnified in the universe” (31). But this discovery presents another, deeper question. What is glory? What is glory and why would a self-sufficient, self-satisfying, and self-gratifying God desire it

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    Satan and Glory

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    to further his argument discusses the idea of glory with the Son of God. Satan then continues to tempt worldly power, dominion, and authority through the Kingdom of Rome. Again, The Son of God resists. The Son of God replies that Job and Socrates were not motivated by glory or conquering but still “lives now/ Equal in fame to proudest conquerors (PR.3.98-99).” Through lines 108-120 of Book 3, we hear Satan’s argument for glory, that God seeks glory and it mustn’t be such a bad thing. Oftentimes

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    whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his conscience. To accomplish this men have used paint and canvas, ink and paper, or instrument and song in their effort to communicate the tragedy and glory of war. Never, before the career of D.W. Griffith had anyone attempted to bring the subject to film. The result of his efforts, weaknesses aside, mark a change in attitude towards film as a media. Perhaps audiences previously going to a picture expected

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    Glory Essay

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    When we sing, our music is the cuts we bleed through. Music has become the voice of the inferior. Glory is a song by R&B Singer John Legend and Rapper Common for the movie Selma. Selma is a movie about the three Selma to Montgomery voting marches that lead to President Lyndon Johnson signing the 1965 Voting Right Act. The ending credits song Glory demonstrates social unrest in the present and in the movie. Common makes connections to Michael Brown’s Death to Jimmy Lee Jackson’s death during the

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    Sheila Sadr Professor D. Vipond English 250B December 2, 2014 “Glory of Women”: The Estrangement of the Sexes in the Great War The role of women has been illustrated in many various ways in World War I literature. Women are viewed as young nurses saving soldiers lives, underpaid factory workers, despaired mothers and sweethearts in different popular works. Composed in 1918 during the Great War, Siegfried Sassoon’s poem “Glory of Women” denounces English women of romanticizing in the death and battle

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    "I am Odysseus, Laertes' son. The whole world talks of my stratagems, and my fame has reached the heavens. My home is under the clear skies of Ithaca" (Book IX l. 19-21). This quote comes from Odysseus introducing himself to King Alcinous, and, in turn, he announces the goal and purpose of his quest: to go home. In the same way, in the film Gladiator, the hero introduces himself to his enemy saying, "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius...Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I

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