In William Cullen Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” Bryant speaks of death, saying that it is just a part of nature, as if he is trying to tell us that we should not be afraid of dying. When analyzing Bryant’s “Thanatopsis”; I find that there are many different ways that Bryant’s poem can be interpreted, and I can see that the shift, attitude, connotation, and meter are all big factors in his poem. Bryant’s “Thanatopsis,” is very much about death, and how it is closely related with nature. In the beginning Bryant acts as if death is something scary and sad, “…last bitter hour come like a blight…” (line 9) and “… the all beholding sun shall see no more…” (line 18), then towards the end he changes, acting as if he has come to peace with it, and accepted that everyone will die, “Yet not to thine eternal resting-place shalt thou retire alone…” (lines 31-32) and “… like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.”
Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has many rituals that seem bizarre but are a reflection of their beliefs and what they think is the proper way to address their imperfections be it the way they look, the condition of their health, or their beliefs in attaining luck or fortune. In my opinion, these rituals are, to some extent, similar to our own daily practices and rituals. Their daily rituals seem strange but these rituals and practices are somehow similar to our own daily rituals in terms of what they are trying to achieve. One similarity is how they believe that the human body is ugly so they use the powerful influences of ritual and ceremony. The more powerful members of the society have many shrines in their homes and
The movie Clash of the Titans is based off of Perseus. Perseus comes off as having a warrior heroic archetype. As a warrior, he is fighting for something and continues fighting. Perseus fights to save princess Andromeda. Sometimes, Perseus doubts himself and thinks he is too weak to save Andromeda.
After reading “Body Ritual Among the Nacirema” I believe the Nacirema are the Americans. First Nacirema is American spelled backwards. I also think it is America because it said “North American group living… Little is known of their origin, al- though tradition states that they came from the east.”
In Pericles’ speech, he appeals to the desiring and spirited parts of the tripartite soul. He starts his speech by entrancing the desiring parts of the soul by promising to “satisfy the individual wishes and expectations” of all those present at the funeral (Thuc. 2.35). This shows that Pericles wants each person to receive pleasure and comfort in their lives. He also feeds on the desiring part of the soul by saying “Famous men have the whole earth as their tomb” (Thuc. 2.43). Pericles appeals to the spirited part of the soul by encouraging the soldiers to “look day after day on the manifest power of [the] city, and become her lovers” (Thuc. 2.43).
Just like nearly any other hero in the Greek mythology world Perseus' life was a very interesting one, full of adventures. He was the son of the god Zeus and Danae. His reputation and character quickly turned him into a local hero of Argos. However, his life wasn’t just a smooth one, I where he had two caring parents who never left. In reality long before Perseus was out of his mom, Danae’s womb, there was more to the story of his birth.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919) Even as his body begins to wither under the soil of a country he held in the highest regard, his legacy will not be buried with him. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27 in the crisp autumn of 1858 to southern bell Martha Bulloch and American businessman and patron Theodore Roosevelt Sr. As a young boy, Roosevelt suffered from bronchial asthma causing him to be sickly and frail, both uncharacteristic of his adult persona. However, the childhood illness would not curb his curiosity nor determination, which in later years would take him to Harvard University, the battlefields of the Spanish-American War and the White House.
In Oryx and Crake, Atwood is continuously complex throughout the novel. There are a total of fifteen chapters within the book, each chapter having its own subchapter. The names of each subchapter are significant because it offers some foreshadowing into the chapter and uses syntax to add an element of humor. The use of character names is especially prominent all throughout the book, which can be confusing for some readers, due to the constant nature of switching between the past and present.
The Attic Orators were professional speech makers that they had three types of speeches, which were the forensic one about lawsuits, the deliberative one about an effort to convince the Assembly, and the epideictic one about praise or blame of an individual. The speakers had a perfect rhetoric, and the types of the oratories had a foundation of rhetoric that the audience were influenced by them. Through the feature of rhetoric, the audience were convinced by the speakers and their speeches, but were the subjects and/or claims of the speeches true and/or reflect the truth? It might be true or false, or maybe fake. Because of another feature of rhetoric, the speeches were perceived with suspicion.
Is citizenship informed by virtue or obligation? Ancient philosophers, Socrates and Pericles have differing opinions about citizenship as a practice primarily informed by either virtue or obligation. Socrates gives his stance of citizenship in private during his trial of corrupting the youth, which ends in his death; whereas as Pericles publicizes his opinion at a funeral during the Peloponnesian War. Pericles’ argument is more compelling because it has become a model for today’s system of democracy and he believes that man by nature seeks to be virtuous. In contrast, Socrates believes people are not by nature virtuous, thus disbelieving people are capable of efficiently running a government in the hands of the many.
As human beings one of the things we feel we never have enough of is time. Well what if there was a way to acquire more time by prolonging your own life? The answer to this question is what author Susan McCarthy discusses in her essay “On Immortality.” McCarthy uses several types of appeals to persuade her audience that prolonging human life poses many different complications and moral questions that have yet to be answered. One of the most effective appeals that she uses in her essay is logical appeals because they are based on things such as human evolution and facts.
In his Eulogy delivered before the Athenians in 431 BCE during the Great Peloponnesian war, Pericles states, “We alone do good to our neighbors not upon a calculation of interest, but in the confidence of freedom and in a frank and fearless spirit.” In this quote, Pericles is communicating the idea that Athenians perform good deeds and help other polies not to benefit from it but for the sake of democracy and chivalry. The Eulogy of Pericles is accurate to a minimal extent because, while on the one hand the Athenians offered protection to their allies, on the other hand they took advantage of them and attacked mercilessly. The idea of chivalry stated in the Eulogy of Pericles should be considered an accurate reflection of Ancient Athens because the Delian league was created in order