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    The Odyssey and The Aeneid are epic poems that focus on the aftermath of the Trojan War. One deals with the Greek hero, Odysseus and the other deals with the Trojan hero, Aeneas. Greek and Roman culture revolve around a patriarchal society. A patriarchal society implicates males hold primary power and predominate roles in leadership, social privilege and that they have control over any property. They also have authority over women and children. The Odyssey and The Aeneid depict women in a stereotypical

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    “The brave do not live forever but the cautious do not live at all” (Branson). In Homers book The Odyssey, a brave man names Odysseus endures a long journey of many struggles and heartaches. After winning the Trojan war, Odysseus and his men head home; however, they face some obstacles on the way. From a witch turning men into pigs to a cyclops eating the men for dinner, Odysseus’ determination to get home to his wife drives the whole journey. The struggles Odysseus encounters help shape his heroic

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    What is a hero

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    people that carry out their legacies to others by their motivating stories. One heroic figure mentioned was Greg Mahle; a man of Zanesville, Ohio who spends two days of every month saving dogs from their “death row” in the south. In the article, “Homeward Bound,” it states, “32 shelters reported taking 62,540 dogs; 43,278 of them were put down, according to Maddie’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that tracks canine euthanasia statistics.” Greg has rescued dogs and then puts them in the safe hands

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    In “Onandogas and Cayugas: Iroquois Chiefs Address the Governors of New York and Virginia,” the Lieutenant Governor of New York recorded the statements and requests made by the Iroquois leaders. This document is therefore a primary source, as Colden was witnessing this first hand. Colden wrote this to show the colonist’s and the governor of Virginia about how the Iroquois were willing to negotiate with them. The Iroquois knew that the colonies were expanding very quickly and that they would soon

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    Throughout the course of my senior English career, there aren’t any texts I’ve read that have affected me as deeply as Lord of the Flies or Heart of Darkness. Not only are they shocking and saddening at face value, but once you realize the symbols represented by their most famous scenes, they become so much more than words on paper. These texts become testaments to the faults of humanity on a global scale. These aren’t your average symbols of some romantic idea. When the realization hits you, you

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    Calypso the Sweet Nymph: A: Hermes; Hermes is a greek god, he has beautiful sandals on which allow him to swiftly travel across the land as he is the messenger god. He also has a wand that allows him to put people to sleep, or when he wills, awaken them. After Athena(Zeus’s favorite) had begged her father Zeus to free Odysseus from Calypso as he was becoming very depressed. Zeus had granted her wish and sent Hermes to free him. Hermes went to Calypso’s island, had given her Zeus’s message that

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    Phaedra

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    Theseus was the son either of Poseidon or Aegeus the king of Athens. His mother was Aethra. The childless Aegeus consulted the Delphic Oracle and was told not to untie his wine skin until he returned home. He did not understand what the oracle meant and so visited his friend King Pittheus of Troezen. Realizing that Aegeus was going to beget a powerful son immediately after the celebration feast for his safe return to Athens, Pittheus made his guest drunk and put him to bed with his daughter Aethra

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    Flight

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    story, Lessing skillfully uses narration and description to catch the readers attention, making us feel the grandfather's state of emotions. Hence, in the beginning of the story, we first meet his granddaughter Lisa through his eyes that "travelled homewards along the road until his granddaughter swinging on the gate underneath a frangipani tree. Her hair fell down her back in a wave of sunlight ; and her long bare legs repeated the angles of the frangipani stems, bare, shinning brown stems among patterns

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    "The Devil and Tom Walker" is a short story by Washington Irving that many wonder about. It teaches a lesson and has many archetypes in the characters. In literature, an archetype is a typical character, a type of action, or a situation that leads to the representation of such universal patterns of human nature. An archetype may be a character, a theme, a symbol or it can even be a setting. Tom walker is the protagonist of the story he is the main character. Tom Walker is an outrageously self-confident

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    Theme of Homecoming and Reunion in Homer's Odyssey The theme of The Odyssey is one of homecoming and reunion with loved ones.  Though the proem of the epic states that Odysseus' own purpose is simply the fight to save his own life and return his shipmates home safely, the gods of Olympus are the unknown captains of this journey.  It is an epic story of the making of men, mainly Odysseus and Telemakhos. Homer methodically details the  struggles set forth by the gods.  The contests of

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