New historicist believe that the writing of history is merely an interpretation, not an absolute fact, other than the big facts we know such as who was president at the time or who won a certain battle. New historicist also believe that history is neither linear nor progressive. The reason for this is because while people can have goals history does not, and also defining what progression is changes from person to person. These theories can are also beliefs of cultural criticism; however, cultural criticism focuses more in political support of oppressed groups. Summary of the Short Story "Rocket Night" by Alexander Weinstein tells the story of Rose Hill 's Rocket Night through an unnamed narrator.
Geertz states the event transcribed took place in 1912, but only recounted in 1968. Nevertheless, the degrees of separation from which I am to the story changes my interpretation of the events. The original recounting of the events, told my whomever, was likely not accepted without skepticism from Geertz, however, he does not specify his sources. If he was directly involved in the story (perhaps as a confidant to Cohen) then the retelling of it would be different (and less questioned) than if someone else recited the story to Geertz. If he gathered many different accounts and each community had a different story from the others, but the individuals in the community had the same story, then it would be important for Geertz to understand if the story has already been told it has already been modified.
My thoughts on this story is almost the same as your. The only difference is that I focus more on Odysseus 's military strategy, the "Trojan Horse", rather than his epic adventure. There is only one point that I disagree with in your answer that is the speculation in which the wub might not have started out in the shape of a pig. Because if the pig 's shape was not the wub 's original form, how could it describe the origin of its race with such a sentimental emotion during its speech with Captain Franco. However, that is just my own opinion on the
In his public lecture “Bronze Beaked Ships and the Reality of Naval Warfare,” Dr. William Murray argues that each major ancient Mediterranean power built and maintained navies, as control of the sea was crucial for maintaining control of the Mediterranean. Therefore, it is necessary to study ancient naval warships and technologies to understand more about these powers. However, since the only significant archaeological evidence we have from actual warships are bronze-cast rams, Murray concludes that we must use every available technology to study and analyze these rams, to more fully understand ancient naval warfare. Navies are just as expensive and difficult to maintain now as during ancient times. Ancient warships utilized the mortise-and-tenon
Although it is common to think of graffiti as a very modern way of expression, its origin is to be tracked back to the ancient world. On a wall of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus, there is a handprint that vaguely resembles a heart, along with a footprint and a number. This symbol is one of the first examples of graffiti, and it indicated that a brothel was nearby. Also, the eruption of Vesuvius preserved many types of graffiti in the Roman city of Pompeii. On the walls of this beautiful ancient city, someone can find: curses, magic spells, declarations of love, alphabets, political slogan and even many literary quotations.
A large portion of Walter Ong’s writings in Orality and Literacy focused on matters that were not quantifiable. It may seem unfair to fault the author because of the uncertain records of pre-writing civilizations, but Ong’s writing’s in chapter three of his book focused on a comparison between generalized points of oral and literate cultures, which created an argument that did not acknowledge basic trends evident in contemporary writing. It is important to note that Ong published his book in the 1980’s, but Ong’s claims neglected a historical analysis that traces back to the use and development of tools like clay tokens, let alone modern technological advancements. Specifically, through Ong’s claim that “by contrast with literate societies,
But there were also many differences among the two cultures. Ancient Rome was built on a plain and thus developed a strong centre with the whole civilization having a similar culture. Ancient Greece on the other hand consisted of numerous city-states with some having quite different cultures than others, due to mountains and sea restricting interaction with one another. The cultures of Athens and Sparta for example were very different. Athens was considered to be the city-state of freedom, knowledge and democracy.
I’m hardly adept at subtle conversation” (Homer 108). His lack of confidence hindered his ability to inquire King Nestor for news regarding Odysseus’ whereabouts. The self-doubt expressed in Telemachus portrays him as being tentative about his abilities, especially when compared to those of Odysseus. However, a dramatic development
However, the plan ultimately failed because of the lack of communication between the troops and the miscalculations of the leaders. Churchill expected major-general John Lucas, in charge of the campaign, to take advantage of the surprise factor and strike an attack that would cut off the supply route to Cassino. But the latter decided against it and followed US commanding officer Mark Clark’s advice to dig artillery positions to secure the bridgehead. This delay would allow the Germans to prepare an opposition force. Even though there had been some errors they only influenced single operations of the conflict and therefore, did not have as great an effect on the length of the campaign as the strength of German
If it was because Tennyson wanted to emphasize the relationship between the two then it goes in depth more than Guinevere. The relationship between Guinevere and Sir Lancelot is only a small part of the entry in the Encyclopedia of World Mythology. Tennyson completely outlines how the two felt towards each other which gives the reader a better understanding of why Guinevere went through so much just to see Lancelot. Guinevere does not go in depth as much so the reader does not get a complete understanding of why Guinevere went through so much to see her
Was there really a city of Troy? What about the infamous Battle of Troy? The answer is no. Although some of Homer 's story seems to match up with archeological discoveries, evidence is unstable. There was not a city of Troy or Battle of Troy, because supposed evidence to prove it 's existence is thousands of years away from the story 's setting, no evidence
Since no one actually knows what happened on the Mayflower that caused it to change course, all of the conspiracy theories are simply nothing more than theories. Although they did struggle to survive when they first landed, they did not struggle as much as the Jamestown settlers who were constantly at odds with the Natives. One of the most attractive qualities about the history of the Pilgrims and Plymouth is that they eventually collaborated with the Natives, albeit a little bit longer than the history books would like to admit, but their relationship with the Natives was rocky instead of sunshine and rainbows. As far as the Pilgrims dirty little secret of grave robbing is concerned, that is nowhere near as bad as the cannibalism that took place in Jamestown. After a few omissions here and some rewriting there, the Pilgrims become the