Very often novels have many thrilling and exclusive themes. These themes represent the author’s views on many different aspects. Many authors use reflective themes to express their opinion on an regular done issue, in this case “discrimination.” John Wyndham’s, The Chrysalids gives the reader a point of you of the “abnormal people,” and makes you feel a certain way about the discrimination going on in this story. The story proves, that discrimination was demonstrated through the words and actions of groups of characters making judgments, a major theme in the novel. Making judgments of other beings is discriminating them, and this may affect a group of people, in The Chrysalids its representing David and the group of telepaths, because they’re considered evil and society considers their “deviant qualities” a threat which later will cause
George Washington had long considered to be a great and influential man. Despite his lack of education and mediocre leadership skills, he is one of the most successful and fondly remembered leaders in our history. George Washington’s greatness didn’t come from his intelligence and achievements, but rather his exemplary character. Washington’s character embodied what we as a young nation were striving for. He was remarkably well received by everyone, which is why the decision to have Washington be our first president was unanimous; a decision that will make him go down in history as one of the most beloved and incorruptible leaders in the new world.
Despite his inordinate pride, he has a caring heart for all his men, and the power of knowledge to get him home. Odysseus shows an egotistical attitude to not only the gods but towards everyone. Odysseus, merely a mortal man, thinks he belongs right beside the gods; this does not go well with the irascible god, Poseidon. Pride isn't always a bad thing. Pride drives the Odyssey and assembles
“Even cannibals wouldn't live in such a god-forsaken place” “Connell 1”. This is an example of foreshadowing, a type of literary device used in the short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell. Literary devices are great ways of enhancing the reader’s understanding of a story. Two devices that help you understand the story the best are imagery and similes. Imagery helps paint a mental picture for the reader, while similes compare two unlike objects using like or as.
From Greek mythology, we can learn about the favorable characteristics of humans, such as their behavior and valuable skills that were approved of by the ancient Greek society. We can also learn about what was viewed as immoral or of little value. In addition, reviewing the Greek myths allows us to determine that the Greek society was generally a patriarchal society and agricultural and war were strong elements that shaped the ancient Greek society. Greek mythology and religion were integral parts of the ancient Greek society. The Greeks followed a polytheist religion in which multiple gods represented various aspects of the nature as well as skills practiced by mankind.
This novel focuses on the actions of several characters and how the disparate gods interfered with the war to help one or the other side have a chance to win. The Iliad also spotlights the individual qualities of a Greek hero or non-hero. Numerous characters in the Iliad demonstrated exceptional qualities of a Greek person that was valued, such as bravery and helpfulness and that was disproved of like selfishness. One trait that is highly appreciated by the greeks in the Iliad is bravery. In battle Hector killed Achilles´s best friend Pactorlos in battle.
Third, they differs on the choice of settings and how it impact to the stories.And lastly, they differ in style of writing and plot development. First, the two authors differ in character development. This element is essential since it provides the reader an implicit or explicit descriptions of all the characters.
As a woman one would rather stay in Sparta than in Athens because the women of Sparta got to have sovereignty, mobility/status, rights and respect. The women of Sparta got greater independence than the Athenians because the Spartans believed that in spite of the person’s gender all Spartans had a responsibility to serve the warlike end of Sparta. Furthermore, Spartan women were taught to read, write and protect themselves, they were taught these things just so that they could be independent and so that they would not have to depend on men to do their work for them while they were at war, another reason was so that women could produce strong babies if they were strong. The women got their freedom in exchange of being warriors and guarding their properties. Spartan women were known for starting conflicts.
Pericles, a key political figure of 5th century Athens states, “Our constitution does not copy the laws of neighboring states; we are rather a pattern to others than imitators ourselves.” The Athenians had no desire to follow what appeared as mediocre government, the Athenians pushed for the best form they could find. Arete, for Athens, meant every person had a voice in politics. Politics embraces the reason of the mind as well as the emotion of the heart. Therefore, the very essence of a good human being would lie in being a politically active person. While some, like Plato in his The Republic, thought it weak to give government into the hands of the common people, Pericles countered this argument with a compelling argument of greatness.
Athena - she is considered as the daughter of Zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts. Athena assists Odysseus and Telemachus with divine powers throughout the epic, and she speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus. Without Athena, odysseus would probably not be in the story anymore. Without Athena’s help, Odysseus could have been hurt by the unfriendly (toward foreigners) Phaeacians. But thanks to Athena, he was fine.
Peace of Nicias was meant to be signed between Athens and Sparta. However, due to circumstance, the treaty failed and the fighting continued. After the complete destroyed of Aegospotami, the war was finally over and Athens had surrendered. This war had reshaped the Greece. Athens no longer became the strongest city-state, as Sparta took that place hold.
Greeks held honor and bravery in high honor. The city-state that most exemplified this was Sparta. For Spartans, cowardice was a weakness, something to be scorned on. To flee from battle was cowardice. Add this to the fact that Spartans were trained for war.
Hoplites traditionally fought in the phalanx formation, which is usually seen as a closely compacted and rigid formation, functioning essentially as a shield wall. The first mention of the phalanx formation is noted in Homer’s Iliad, yet this is often dismissed by modern historians as anachronistic and not necessarily reflecting the actual first use of the phalanx. Ancient sources do not mention the hoplite phalanx until Xenophon in Anabasis, with Herodotus and Thucydides, prominent historians during the classical period, mostly use the term politically rather than militarily. Hoplite warfare often began with both sides charging against each other. It is thought that the charge was more of a slow build up rather than just running towards the enemy in order to maintain the battle formation and effectiveness of the phalanx.