Madison McDonald Dr. Travis Montgomery ENGL 2213-02 16 March 2018 Violence in The Aeneid The Aeneid is bursting with violent acts from the beginning to the end. The main character, Aeneas, constantly faces conflict from both humans and gods. Aeneas is a Trojan hero and prince who embodies pietas, driven by duty, honor, and devotion, which makes him an example of an ideal Roman citizen. Aeneas was called by the gods and determined to be a successful founder of Rome, but he faced complications along the journey. In each conflict along the way, Aeneas dealt with fighting and violence and could not find peace until the end.
For example, the Danes were facing Grendel, a terrible monster that would kill their people at their meadhall mercilessly. The king, Hrothgar, and his men attempted multiple times to kill Grendel, but never succeeded. Beowulf of the Geats, heard of the Danes’ problem and offered to help defeat Grendel. In the text he states, “Many deeds of note have I done in my life, and now the reports of the monster Grendel have brought me to your land... So now I am come, my lord King, to fight single-handed against this Grendel.”
Lord of the Flies has many parallels with our real world both historically and currently in 2018 with leaders such as Adolf Hitler and Kim Jon Un, who have proven that mankind itself is the principal threat to our civilisation because of man’s inner evil and greed for power. I will today convince you how the main threats to civilisation and social order both in the play and our real world is definitely humanity itself. “Which is better - law and rescue or hunting and breaking things up? To have rules and agree or to hunt and kill like a pack of savages?” These powerful questions are asked by Piggy in Act 3 of the play to the group of boys on top of the mountain just before he is murdered by Roger.
Beowulf is an epic poem about a brave heroic man that comes and helps a king get rid a monster. An epic poem is a story about someone who has heroic like ideas in a society. Beowulf is a story that was sung by the bards and scops because that would be the only thing that will be passed on even after his death. It was written by the Anglo-Saxons, who did not believe in the afterlife, unlike Christianity. So the warrior would have to do something that would let his memory be passed on.
Recently, there has been a constant barrage of news regarding the war against ISIS by the United States of America. No matter what news source is on the air, one of the stories is practically guaranteed to bring up ISIS. The main cause between the two groups fighting, and the consequential reporting afterwards, is culture. Different cultures will always lead to battle and conflict.
The twentieth century witnessed a devastating level of violence by individuals, groups, and states. This applies both in comparison to earlier periods, and in contrast with the desire of the individual to preserve his or her integrity, the social and political utopian dreams of a world at peace, and the duty of states to protect human life and preserve social order. Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim—predicted the price that modern society would have to pay for its processes of modernization in terms of inhumanity and destruction. In Norman Mailer 's The Naked and the Dead (1948), man battles for humanity and integrity in every moment in modern life and he is subjected to violence — physical, mental, emotional — while killing
“Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. We must unite our efforts to free victims and stop this crime that’s become ever more aggressive, that threatens not just individuals but the foundational values of society” - Pope Francis. Currently in the world there are so many underlying issues like wars within countries, drug smuggling, nation against nation. Nevertheless no one seems to talk about some of the bigger problems that take place within countries. Nations are belittling one of the longest standing issues that the world has ignored for years.
The Crow, Film Analysis The Crow by David Schow is a dramatic story about the avenger from a grave who came to this world to execute the ones who took his life and the life of his fiancé. The eternal opposition of good and bad forces encourages the viewer to accompany the main hero in the quest of love and justice. The film engages the audience’s eye and emotions with the content of the film along with its visual exposition. 1.
Mahatma Gandhi is a historical hero, a hero that made a huge impact in the past to better the world by breaking unfair laws. Veronika Scott is an everyday hero, an ordinary person who becomes a hero by doing one or two extraordinary deeds. Dallas Winston is an unlikely hero, a person who becomes a hero by accident and doesn’t want to be one. Even though they are different types of heroes, all four of them have certain traits and actions that make them heroes. A hero(ine) must help others in a significant way and fight the evil that
In Orson Scott Card’s book Ender’s Game, Ender is continually set up against impossible odds by the International Fleet, which is part of a plan to train Ender to fight in the Third Invasion and end the bugger wars forever. Ender’s trials are portrayed more convincingly in the book, as the book shows him struggling with the expectations placed upon him more so than in the movie. An important theme in Ender’s Game is that Ender is continually kept in the dark about the events happening around him. This theme is prevalent throughout the book, and sets the stage for the book’s climax, the Third Invasion.
The Ken Burns Documentary, The War, is a very interesting portrayal of how World War II affected America and the World. It made very clear to me the call to defend your country. As soon as Pearl Harbor was attacked, the push for war was never more dominant. People from all across the country rushed to recruiting stations in order to serve their country. In towns like Luverne, Minnesota, Sacramento, California, Waterbury, Connecticut, and Mobile, Alabama, there was now a promising a chance to see the world and to actually be “someone.”
Beowulf exemplifies the concept of good and evil. It includes the archetypical hero who battles multiple monsters and faces struggles along the way. Even though Beowulf is thousands of years old, the theme of good vs evil is still seen in modern literature, on television, and in many other places. Good vs evil is seen in many places in the present time period, especially in superhero comics and movies.
But, the figures of the Enlightenment have shaken the very foundation of nations, and different governments have come to power. New and bright leaders seek power and glory. An imperialist fervour has descended upon the peoples of Altera, as nations scramble to build their empires, competing with their rivals for land and resources. In this brutal world, survival of the fittest is an absolute truth.
As King explains how Socrates created tension to increase the knowledge for mankind, I find myself thinking on today’s society. Unfortunately, World tension is currently on an increase resulting with violence as an answer to the problem. Dr. King created “tension” to voice this matter of injustice but nonviolently. His motivate to bring peace and brotherhood to all races, color, and culture was an uphill battle but nevertheless, he was optimistic of the future.