Bravery - 479 words
My quote has to do with an emotion every person and every living thing feels. My quote has to do with fear. My quote isnt just about fear its self, it has to do with what it takes to get through fear, and to get through fear you have to have courage and when you have courage you are brave. My quote is about being brave. You cannot be brave unless you feel fear. by Francine Pascal. People can be brave in so many ways, just by overcoming a simple fear. For example, the dark can arouse fear in the hearts of many especially for a five year old boy. Imagine that five yr old boy, and imagine him having an extremely snotty older brother that radiates with an I fear nothing ora. Then imagine all the ...
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Bravery - 797 words
What is the first thing that comes to mind when the word bravery is said? For most people a war hero or a superhero comes into their minds. Probably every language has a word for bravery, but there is only one true meaning. The word bravery is "showing a brave spirit or courage"(Random, p. 164) when hard times are thrust upon or happen to them. Bravery is not only what people do, but how they do it. The concept is also "showiness, splendor, and magnificence"(Random, p. 164). Bravery may be shown in different ways: a person may jump from a plane or walk on fire to show that he/she is truly brave. Then again, sometimes bravery is something that a person has inside him or her and is never shown ...
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Bravery In The Odyssey - 646 words
The Odyssey is an epic poem. Odysseus, the main character in the epic seems more powerful, brave, and smarter than most men and women. A famous blind man named Homer writes The Odyssey. Homer wrote The Odyssey in about 5th century B.C. Odysseus displays characteristics of the typical epic hero through his strength, bravery and unit. Odysseus is stronger than other characters, and sometimes his strength is superhuman. One example of this is when Odysseuss men opened the sack filled with air. The sack made the ship get messed up. They landed on an island where a witch lady lives in a great stone palace. Odysseus is mad at his men for betraying him, because he didnt tell them what was in the sa ...
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All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,671 words
... by comparison. In many ways, the bond forged between soldiers in trench warfare is the only romanticized element to Remarque's novel.All Quiet on the Western Front - Chapter 6SummaryThe Second Company returns to the front two days early. On their way, they pass a shelled schoolhouse. Fresh coffins are piled by the dozens next to it. They make jokes to distance themselves from the unpleasant knowledge that the coffins were made for them. At the front, they listen to the enemy transports and guns. They detect that the enemy is bringing troops to the front, and they can hear that the English have strengthened their artillery. The men are disheartened by this knowledge as well as the fact t ...
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Dday Success Or Disaster - 1,165 words
... he development of an extensive deception plan, which was named, accordingly, Bodyguard. Bodyguard had two major objectives; to confuse the Germans where and when the attack would take place and to cripple the German forces once the invasion began. It was the most complicated deception plan of the war, if not of all time. In 1941the British broke the German Secret Service codes. These gave the British the name and identities of all the German agents, and were able to capture them. Some of these agents were executed or imprisoned, but most were used against Germany. They successively turned these agents into double agents. Throughout the rest of the war these double agents would tell the G ...
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Braque The Fogotten Cubist Master - 992 words
... his career. The events which conspired during WWI and the years that followed boosted Picasso's Popularity while diminished Braque's.(Frank,18) At this point in history, 1914, Braque left the art scene to fight in the war. He entered the army as an infantry sergeant and served with distinction, being decorated twice in 1914 for bravery. In 1915 he suffered a serious head wound, which was followed by a trepanation, several months in the hospital, and a long period of convalescence at home at Sorgues. During this period he added to the aphorisms he had been in the habit of scribbling on the margins of drawings, and in 1917 a collection of these sayings, put together by his friend the poet ...
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Alexander Hamilton - 1,444 words
Alexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11th of January 1755. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St. Christopher. His grandfather was Alexander Hamilton, of Grange, Lanarkshire. One of his great grandfathers was Sir R. Pollock, the Laird of Cambuskeith. Hamilton's mother was Rachael Fawcette Levine, of French Huguenot descent. When she was very young, she married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Michael Levine. Ms. Levine left her husband and was later divorced from him on June 25, 1759. Under Danish law, the (the court ordering the divorce) Ms. Levine was forbidden from remarrying. Thus, Hamilton's birth ...
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James Monroe - 470 words
The following is about the fifth president of the U.S.A. James Monroe was born in 1758 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. In 1776 he served as an officer in the continental army, and saved the Battle of Trenton against the British. During the battle he was standing at his post and a farmer came out and told them to get of his property. The battle was on Christmas day. Monroe and the other soldiers with him identified themselves as American soldiers and the farmer apologized. Later the man who was also a doctor brought them out some hot drinks and food for them, the man stayed out there and refused to go back inside. Monroe felt encouraged that the people that local citizens detested the Hessi ...
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Cyrano De Bergerac - 1,103 words
The story begins at the Hotel de Bourgogne in the year1640. Christian de Neuvillette attends the theater with a man called Ligniere in hopes that this man can identify the woman he has fallen in love with. Ligniere identifies the beautiful lady as Roxane, cousin to Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian also finds out from Ligniere that Count de Guiche is in love with her as well. Ligniere told Christian that he made a song that told of de Guiche's scheme to get Roxane and that de Guiche probably hated him for it. Ligniere leaves and heads out to a tavern while Cristian stares up at Roxane. In the mean time, a thief had been approaching Christian to make an attempt at stealing from him. When Christia ...
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Cyrano De Bergerac - 1,129 words
... ried to cover for it but Roxane wanted the kiss. They were soon interrupted by a capuchin looking for Roxane's house. Cyrano points him off in the wrong direction so they would not be disturbed. Roxane asks for the kiss so Christian Raelena Pavey Block Two climbs up the balcony and kisses her. Once again the capuchin approached the house so Cyrano acted like he just showed up and interrupted Christian and Roxane. Roxane decided to go down to Cyrano and sees the capuchin. He had a letter from Dev Guiche that said the capuchin that carried the letter was stupid and illiterate and that he was hiding in a monestary instead of going to war. It also said that he was going to visit her soon. Af ...
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The Judgment Day - 1,626 words
Sitting in this waiting room for more than about a day or two of the earthly time measures, Macbeth started to feel bored especially after the two other persons who were waiting with him have been called from the other room. Gazing at the ceiling, which seemed to have no color, Macbeth heard footsteps coming form the same door he entered two days ago. An old blind man came in led by one of those fierce angels, which Macbeth keeps meeting since they woke him up from his grave. After several failing attempts by Macbeth to make noise so to show the blind man that hes not the only one in this room, Macbeth goes to sit in the chair next to this new visitor and starts a conversation, hoping to bre ...
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The Short Happy Life Of Frances Macomber - 1,232 words
That Which was Happy was Very Short in Duration In Ernest Hemingways story, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Francis Macomber, according to Hemingway, is a very unhappy man because of his cowardly display after facing a wounded lion and because of his inability to stand up to his wife. However, Francis Macomber regains his happiness, contentment, self-control and bravery while out hunting buffalo. At this point in time Macomber put his insecurities and shortcomings behind him. Unfortunately, his wife did the very same with his life with one short white flash. This story takes place in Africa. Francis Macomber, a wealthy man in his mid-thirties very tall, very well builtand considere ...
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Herodotus And Rhampsinitus And The Thief - 1,201 words
Herodotus and Rhampsinitus and the Thief Herodotus, the first Greek historian, has been called by some "the father of history" and by others "the father of lies." Born in 485 B.C to a wealthy family at Halicarnassus, in Asia Minor, he was exiled to Samos soon after his birth because of his familys opposition to the Persian domination of Ionia. During his youth, he traveled widely, studying the manners, customs, and religions of the people he encountered. His histories are made up of tales told to him by people from Egypt, Syria, Babylon, Colchis, He was criticized by several ancient writers for creating stories and passing them off as the truth. Herodotus is most famous for the nine books he ...
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Bibliographic Essay On The Yellow Wallpaper - 1,169 words
Bibliographic Essay on "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Ruth Carol Berkin's "Self-Images: Childhood and Adolescence" discusses how the effect of major symbolic elements of women in literature are often portrayed in a position that is dominated by men, especially in the nineteenth century, women were repressed and controlled by their husbands as well as other male influences. In "The Yellow Wall-Paper," by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Berkin believes the narrator is oppressed and represents the major theme of the effect of oppression of women in society. Berkin relays how this effect is created by the use of complex symbols such as the window, the house, and the wall-paper whic ...
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Beowulf - 613 words
Did Beowulf truly obtain the qualities of an epic hero? In the epic poem Beowulf, Beowulf's character traits prove to be the depiction of an epic hero. Beowulf's traits of boastfulness, bravery and amazing strength are the proof of his heroism. Beowulf's boastfulness may not be the most convincing heroic trait, but it certainly was important to the people of his time. Beowulf boasted to Unferth to clarify Unferth's misunderstanding of a swimming event between Beowulf and Breca, in which they swam out to sea and remained there for five nights. Beowulf informed Breca of how they were seperated after five nights in a storm. He boasted of the nine sea monsters he slayed while he floated about. B ...
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Wilfred Owen - 583 words
Wilfred Owen was a famous British war poet in World War I. The horrible violence of war turned Owen into a poetic genius. In a two-year period during the war, Owen published only four of his poems, and grew from a negligible minor poet into a famous English-language poet. His poems were antiwar poems of his life in trench warfare. Wilfred Owen the son of Tom and Susan Owen was born on March 18, 1893, in Oswetry, England. He was educated at the Birkenhead institute and at Shrewbury Technical School. At the age of 17, Owen began to show an interest in arts, and poetry. He worked as a pupil teacher at the Wyle Cop School while he was preparing for his exam to attend the University of London. Af ...
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Hamlet - 671 words
The epic hero, Beowulf the Geat, shows a lot of qualities of a born king. In this epic poem, Beowulf overcomes the fact that his father was exiled and becomes a great man. He gains the loyalty and devotion of his men and defends good from evil. He was portrayed as being almost invincible, having the strength of three men and successful in battle. To be a good king, a person must possess leadership, inspire confidence, and demonstrate compassion. In this poem, Beowulf showed all the qualities that made him not only a good hero, but also a great king. First of all, Beowulf shows the makings of a good king because he displays leadership. As shown in the story, Beowulf led a band of fourteen Gea ...
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Disney Legends - 686 words
Disney movies have always created various stories based upon legends. To name a few: Hercules, Pocahontas, and The Sword in the Stone. The characters in these movies have shown various characteristics that possess values that are thought of as great, even years after this these films have been released. Disney has not always shown all of the various eras of time in which legends were to have taken place. These have been shown in the Medieval, American Frontier, and even Ancient Greco-Roman time. Legends often reflect the beliefs and values of their culture. During the era of Medieval England, characters have shown bravery as in The Tale of Sir Launcelot du Lake, where Sir Launcelot fought al ...
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The Rainmaker - 773 words
In laymans terms a rainmaker is a legal case that brings in a huge sum of money for the lawyer and the lawyers client. John Grisham uses this term in The Rainmaker to mark the highest point in the main characters previously troubled life. The word rainmaker characterizes the success of Rudy Baylors rollercoaster ride through the legal profession. Along this bumpy road Rudy, the main character, grows as an individual. Rudy adheres to his beliefs and morals, which relates to the statement that a lawyer must create his own legal style and persona in order to become successful. Because he lives by his beliefs, Rudy Baylor has strong personality traits that make him unique as a person and a lawye ...
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A Game Of War - 910 words
In most wars, once a person is shot they are hurt, or even killed. These days people are experiencing war without getting hurt or killed. They do this by participating in the game of paintball. Anyone one young or old can wear armor, carry a gun, and fight a make believe war. The object of this game is to capture a flag from another group of people who are also armed with guns and armor. When the game begins there is no telling whats going to happen next. The players experience feelings of fear, excitement and bravery. There is always the chance that someone will be shot, but there is also the knowledge that someone will be victorious. Throughout history, there has been a lot of battles duri ...
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