Writing scared me in high school. The idea of writing a 10 page research paper, or a 6 page opinion essay terrified me. My fear of writing was created by the success I achieved in other subjects in school. Throughout my adolescence, I became accustomed to
Yesterday was a grim day for all Greeks everywhere as the famed warrior and friend of Achilles, Patroclus, died, and entered into the house of Hades. He was brutally slaughtered by the Trojan prince, Hector and the God of light and archery, Apollo. Patroclus entered the battle to inspire the soldiers and to save the Greek ships by wearing his friend 's armor, accompanied by the Myrmidons. He fought against the Trojans bravely and killed many of them, including Zeus 's own son Sarpedon. He chased the Trojans all the way to the gates of their city, where he met his demise.
The article “Writing to Learn Mathematics by: Bernadette Russek” makes the reader understand why and how writing is a part of mathematics and how it will always be. Ms.Russek states “Writing is a valuable assessment tool. It is used to assess attitudes and beliefs, mathematical ability, and ability to express ideas clearly” and she is right about how it assess the way people think and how they feel about what they will be learning and why they feel that way, that way is usually “I do not like math” and using the English language to communicate with your professor or teacher about how to improve the way you think and how easy it all is when you just slow down and think about it all. One of the writing prompts she included in her paper is usually what quite a few teachers do when they just meet their new classes “Write a ‘mathography’ in which you describe your feelings about and experiences in mathematics, both in and out of school.
Homer is an ingenious poet, who's literature is open to many interpretations. In The Iliad, Achilles is portrayed as an irrational human being who’s characteristics make him the most powerful of the Achaean soldiers. After the death of Achilles comrade Patroclus , Achilles characteristics such as egotism becomes more apparent when fighting a river, dishonoring the heroic code, and fulfilling the prophecy by killing Hector. Achilles irrational behavior/rage after Patroclus’s death, is key to understanding Achilles characteristics. Achilles irrational behavior is flourished, once he comes in contact with a mystical river.
As for Achilles prophecy, I would choose to be well known and die young. Being famous is not something I strive for, but I would like to have a legacy before I die. A legacy that isn’t about being the greatest killer or warrior, but about being someone who brought something good in this world. Instead of wanting to be famous for oneself like Achilles, I would rather be famous for doing something that will benefit most people in the world even if it means I would die young. I think Achilles’ choice is selfish in some ways at it shows that he only cares for his name to be known especially that he earned his fame by fighting in a war for an unfaithful woman.
Is Achilles selfish or self-preserving? He can be both from different points of views. In one way he is shown not wanting to go to war because he is upset about Agamemnon taking a woman from Achilles and since that happened he is being a jerk and not want to fight for him. On another side, he is shown doing that right thing a giving Agamemnon what he deserves, losing the war and/or dying in the process. Though one person might things that he has one side more than the other, another person says the opposite.
Achilles was sometimes a great warrior, but could be seen as very selfish. He could be seen this way by his family, peers, and fellow soldiers fighting with him. Achilles was not fully selfish, because he had a few accomplishments that made him a person to look up to. Achilles was a great Greek hero, but no warrior is ever perfect. In book one of the Iliad, the Greek King of Mycenae, Agamemnon, took a woman named Chryseis, angering Achilles.
James Galetti Professor Russell Western Heritage 1 05 October 2016 Is Achilles’ rage justified? In the Iliad, the character of Achilles has numerous character flaws that cause him to have blinded judgement towards his actions as well as shutting out everyone around within the epic poem. Achilles’ rage keeps him from being the hero that we were supposed to see him as.
In Book Nine of The Iliad, the focus is of the story is on the character of Achilles, the desperation the Achaeans suffer in their need for this great warrior as well as his refusal to return into the fighting to assist his comrades, due to his rage with Agamemnon. In particular, one of the most important scenes of Book Nine is from approximately line 443 through line 473, in which Achilles bluntly refuses the gifts offered to him by Agamemnon in recompense for stealing away Achilles’ war-prize Briseis. This passage demonstrates the depth of the rage of Achilles as well as his sense of pride, as he chooses to remain absent from the fighting, even in the Achaeans’ moment of sheer desperation, due to his deep hatred for Agamemnon. As
Writing is a skill that is necessary for life. Writing gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that talking could not. From a young age, I loved to write. Writing acted as a scapegoat to me. It allowed me to vanish from reality.
In the Iliad, Achilles is responding to Odysseus’s speech attempting to convince him to return to the war. Achilles’ main argument against returning is his incalculable rage against Agamemnon for “the prize of honor / The warlord Agamemnon gave me / And in his insulting arrogance took back” which is not only an insult to Achilles’ status, but also to his honor as a warrior (Il. 9.378-379). In addition to focusing on the main argument of Achilles’ speech, it is worth noting the contradictions present within his speech as well.
Writing can help you in life through ways you never thought possible. Once you find out the importance of writing it might make you think twice about learning good writing skills. Knowing how to write well is a crucial skill to have, and I hope that everyone can take the time to learn some. Writing, in my opinion can be very therapeutic.