Honors Essays

  • Honor

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    HONOR CAN BE DEFINED IN SO MANY WAYS CAN mean respect and esteem shown to another. HONOR may ALSO apply to the recognition of one's right to great respect or to any expression of such recognition IN SOME SITUATIONS IT implies profound respect mingled with love, devotion.There is a priceless respect that everyone in the world possesses, and that is the. respect of a person?s honor. A person?s honor is something that can not be bought, sold,. or traded it?s something that must be gained by the respect

  • The Value of Honor

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    The Value of Honor There is a priceless respect that everyone in the world possesses, and that is the respect of a person’s honor. A person’s honor is something that can not be bought, sold, or traded it’s something that must be gained by the respect of your peers. An example of how honor is seen in everyday life in through a persons word. A persons honor is supported by their word, and if they do not uphold their word then they are left with nothing. To try and explain the personal trait

  • Definition Of Honor

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    Give Me Honor or Give Me Death Honor is something that can be found in most people; it is integrity that a person sets for himself/herself to uphold. In history, honor was found mostly on the battlefield when warriors fought each other in a fair way. During this time, dishonor would usually tarnish the family name of that warrior, what ensued was for the most part, suicide. Today, honor is not as dramatic; it can be found in sports such as basketball and football in the form of sportsmanship

  • Othello's Honor

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    Othello:  The Destruction of Honor     In The Tragedy of Othello, William Shakespeare tells the tale of the “noble Moor” whose honor and innocence bring about his downfall. Shakespeare writes of the power of jealousy, and the art of masterful deception and trickery. The story primarily takes place in Cyprus, during a war between the people of Venice and the invading Turks. In this play Shakespeare shows the feelings of Othello’s embittered right-hand man of, Iago, who feels he

  • Bound By Honor

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    “Blood In…Blood Out” Bound By Honor. In the movie “Blood In…Blood Out,” there are three young Chicano teens just trying to survive in a white man’s world. First, you have Paco, a rebellious teen that loves a fight, and is in a small East Los Angeles street gang called “Vatos Locos.” Then, there is his half brother Cruz, he is trying to stray away from the gang life by painting, however, he still is and hangs with the Vatos Locos. Lastly, with blonde hair, blue eyes, and white skin, there is Miklo

  • The Outsiders Principles Of Honor

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    Honorable: (adj) in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright. Being honorable or honored is all by labels and what people expect or how they think. That’s the issue for the Greasers, the poor outlaws in society that are portrayed as criminals and lawless in a book called, The Outsiders, by S. E. Hinton. They are in a social war against the Socs, the popular wealthy kids, but their community won’t understand the life and intentions of the Greasers. Greasers would go against

  • Defending A Mans Honor

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    Defending a Man’s Honor The main male characters in Shakespeare’s play Othello kill their wives in order to defend their own honor. In the period setting of the play, to show honor, women are expected to be subservient to their husbands. The characters Iago and Othello reflect this attitude toward their respective wives, giving them reason to feel just in killing these women. Iago kills Emilia because she dishonors him by revealing his manipulation of Othello and Cassio. Othello strangles Desdemona

  • Honor Killings

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    Honor Killings Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups and the press. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of girls and women around the world continue to endure debilitating and often fatal human rights abuses. These are only a few instances of abuse which occur every single day all around the world. Human rights violations against women must be documented

  • Essay on Honor in Richard II

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    Importance of Honor in Richard II The tension-charged exchange between Bolingbroke and Mowbray in the first scenes of Richard II provides exciting action for the audience, and gives a glimpse into trial by combat and the importance of honor in Shakespeare's plays. Trial by combat, or a judicial duel was a traditional way to settle disputes in England and Europe for many generations. People dueled to defend their own honor, and to prove personal claims against the honor of others. Honor. Honor is the

  • A Comparison of Honor in Beowulf and Parzival

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    Honor in Beowulf and Parzival Throughout literary history authors have created and restored figures from all times that seem to represent what is honorable and chivalrous. The two literary legends compared in this paper are Beowulf and Parzival. These two figures in their own way find within them what is virtuous. At first impression it seems as though Beowulf is the warrior who contains the honor within himself, but as the two characters are compared in depth, it becomes obvious that Parzival's

  • Honor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible

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    Honor in Arthur Miller's The Crucible Honor can be defined by how one holds them in the public eye. Others may say that honor is how you live your life when none can see your actions. However defined honor can play major roles in how a person will act in a given situation. The Crucible by Arthur Miller has excellent examples of how honor can manipulate people’s decisions in times of importance. John proctor holds his moral standpoint and does not falter into the temptations of selfishness,

  • Honor Roles In Medieval Society

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    period much of everyday living was distinguished by honor roles. Throughout this paper I will write roles honor played in this society, and the effect it had on the expectations of men and women in medieval society. I will end with ways in bringing dishonor. The Cid was an ideal Lord. He was generous to his followers, showed them respect, and took acceptance of their council. He was loyal almost to a fault. He brought honor to himself by giving honor to his Lord, King Alfonso. Alfonso who was the opposite

  • Honor and Bravery in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    Macbeth:  Honor and Bravery A struggle is present in every tragedy, as a person tries to overcome their flaws and fit the mold of their ideal.  William Shakespeare plainly defined a good man in the play, Macbeth.  Prudence and logic, temperance and patience, as well as the vindication of honor are Shakespeare's defining characteristics of a good man. Honor and bravery are Shakespeare’s defining characteristics of a good man while illogical passion and impatience are characteristics that do not characterize

  • The Pursuit of Honor in Homer’s Iliad

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    Pursuit of Honor in Homer’s Iliad Throughout history, people have pondered the question of human mortality. In examining the issue, the Ancient Greeks, came to the conclusion that there are two spheres of immortality: that which is reserved for the Gods and that which can be attained by mere mortals. The Gods are destined to eternal youth and life; however, for humans who are predestined to die, this existence is impossible to attain. Rather, humans must strive to gain everlasting honor, the only

  • Ipheigeneia and Antigone are Women Of Honor

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    Women of Honor In the world, there exist people who have beliefs strong enough that they are willing do die for them. Their convictions may be for their country, their family, or their religion. Some people chose to die for their beliefs while others are just objects of fate and die because of their beliefs while in the hands of others. For example, American soldiers don't often chose to die. They die because they are standing up for what they believe in and are killed because they are protecting

  • Honor versus Friendship in Becket

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    Honor versus Friendship in Becket Anouilh's Becket offers the story of the relationship between Thomas Becket and Henry II, King of England.  The relationship begins with the two being fun-loving and teasing friends, develops into a rough-and-tumble relationship, and then ends in cold hatred.  Because he will not give in to his demands Henry has Becket executed in Canterbury Cathedral.  Becket had been Henry's friend and loyal supporter until he became Archbishop of Canterbury.  At that point

  • Code of Honor in the Epic of Beowulf

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    Beowulf:  Code of Honor After fighting and winning many battles, Beowulf's life enters a new stage when he finally becomes king of his homeland, Geatland. Even in his old age, his code of honor still obligates him to fight against an evil, fiery dragon. For fifty years he has governed his kingdom well. While Beowulf is governing, the dragon "...kept watch over a hoard, a steep stone-barrow" (Norton 55). Under it lays a path concealed from the sight of men. Over centuries no one had disturbed the

  • Achilles' Honor in Homer's Iliad

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    Achilles' Honor in Homer's Iliad The Greeks placed great importance on personal honor. Why is this? Is it because to them man I nothing without honor. Or is it that the honor is more important than the man? "Honor to the Greeks is something that is won by a man's prowess, his ability to fight and be victorious on the battle field"(Schein 62). This is just one example of how honor is obtained. A second method of gaining honor is to be a great orator, one must posses the ability to speak

  • Comparing King Arthur and With Honors

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    and With Honors Have you ever watched a movie or read a novel without a plot? Most likely your answer to this question would be no, because it would be dull. No one wants to hear a story with no intrigue or conflict. As you read a novel or watch a film, you want to connect with the characters and feel you can relate to the situations they’re dealing with. In every film and every story there’s a conflict the main character(s) is facing. The story of King Arthur, and the film With Honors appear at

  • Ivanhoe - Strenghth, Honor , And Chivalry

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    in this code would be considered a disgrace, and would bring a dishonor that was worse than death itself. However, by applying the Code of Chivalry, the knights in the medieval time displayed certain character traits which would secure success and honor in both battle and morality. In the book Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, a knight named Ivanhoe illustrates this by devoting his attention to keeping the rules of the Code of Chivalry, which consisted of love of adventure, integrity, and loyalty to the