Sword Essays

  • The Double-Edged Sword In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    believe that this level of technology will help us for the better. Some wonder if we will be able to control these creations and whether or not they will be ok with the fact that they work for us and are interests. This effect of the double edged sword has been a constant issue that we as humans have had to face but in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein this issue affects Victor and the monster. Victor is a man that wants to be a jack of all trades but his main focus is on alchemy and creating life. His

  • Archetypes In The Odyssey

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    archetypes. Like these archetypes, the magical weapon archetype, which has only one true owner able to use it to its fullest potential, also is a prominent theme within literature and film creating a large part in the theme. In the Arthurian legend, the Sword in the Stone was said to be the key to the heir as only he would

  • Trail Geralt: A Fictional Narrative

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    gut told him. A quiet breath was hissed as he shifted his course ever so slightly, now making a b-line straight towards the origin of the noise, and it was only now that his hand moved backwards over one shoulder to grasp the handle of his silver sword, unsheathing it as the metal sang into the night air, eager for blood. He was ready and prepared to fight should the elf find himself in trouble, and soon enough the darkly dressed Witcher came barreling through the undergrowth with a snap and rustle

  • Cato's Tragic Hero

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    Swords clashed, blood was shed, and arrows flew through the air like an enormous flock of birds. One by one, Tigris’s men dropped to the ground. Tigris looked around him and was baffled by what he saw as this had never happened to him. “Get up!” he shouted at them. “Remove the arrows and keep fighting!” A Persian soldier snuck behind Tigris with a sword high above his head. Tigris pivoted instantaneously and raised his shield to deflect the weapon. He drew his sword and began to

  • Caroline Beaureax: A Short Story

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    trained to do nothing more than manage a household and sit perfectly. Every day, my secret desire to learn combat kept growing, but in fear of society, I had never been able to overcome my fear of becoming a social outcast. Nevertheless, as I held my sword high, dripping with blood, I felt proud to have broken free of the chain that my people had bonded me in since birth. I had won! From today onwards, I will be known as Royal Knight Caroline Beaureax, not

  • Personal Narrative: The Adopted Hero

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    their magic weapons to protect the civilians. While Venata went down one of the holes in the ground to find the person responsible for the attacks. When he jumped down he came across a horde of skeleton warriors, so Venata used his sword tolled it to release then told the sword to ignited the he used his elemental change magic to change the flames to an icy wind to freeze all the skeletones then they all just shattered. This is why Venata chose elemental change magic so he

  • Response To Odysseus Of Homer's The Odyssey

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    For as long as Odysseus and his men could see in the distance, was miles upon miles of the vast ocean. The ocean was exceedingly immense and at the moment, at peace and mysterious. The waves were docile and relieving , and as the sun set the men were starting to be positive they would arrive to Ithaca in the near future considering the pace they were keeping now. Although the darkness of dusk was approaching at a rapid speed, and Odysseus kept silent as usual, but had a awful

  • Personal Narrative-The Assassination Of Porsena

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    I snuck up behind the man and pierced my sword straight through the throat of Porsena...or did I? It was 509 B.C., I had volunteered to kill Porsena. I was one of 300 men, none of which were as noble as I, for I did not only say I would kill Porsena, but actually set out to. Perhaps I did it to be honored, and to be known for my will and bravery. Porsenna was my enemy, my devil, the only thing preventing me from helping Rome flourish. He purposefully put Rome under siege and blocked the trade! What

  • Moral Ambition In Hamlet

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    In the play, Hamlet, written by Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, and his family are all driven by evil ambitions. Hamlet was driven mad by a desperate need to avenge his father’s murder. His step-father, Claudius, killed his own brother over jealousy and lust for the throne. Hamlet’s mother assisted her brother-in-law in killing her husband and persisted in up the crime so that she could remain queen as she lived in a virtually incestuous relationship with him. The cruel, bizarre, and unethical

  • The Epic Poem, Beowulf-The Dishonoring Warrior

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    as they tend to hold family stature. Although Beowulf, the barbarian, gathers war instruments such as the swords of Healfdene, Unferth, Giants,

  • Han Rule

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    thousand men the historians estimated. The only reason for this is that their military methods and weapons helped them expand their dynasty. They were the first ones to make iron swords which means they were the first to have them. The strength of iron allowed skilled workers to fashion longer swords. With this longer sword, the soldier could swing at the enemy from a safer distance. They also had advances in iron making which improved the strength and quality of their

  • Broroccali Forest Monologue

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    Both brothers have their swords ready, now. Mel, the brother more skilled in combat, prefers the smooth rhythms of two swords and stands at ready eyeing the bush. “Come on out!” “But do you really want me to do that?” purrs the bush, cynical and ringing of truth. “I think we do. It 's two on one, bud,” Mel points

  • Nintendrone Research Paper

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    and ruler of all of them. It seemed like nobody could rebel from his power and everything would be fine for him for eternity. Than on a sunny, bright day was a very important day for Nintendrone, as the two best sword fighters on Earth are going to fight to win the title of the best sword fighter on Earth (behind Nintendrone of course). Nintendrone will need to have his best determination skills to find out who wins this epic battle since the world will be watching. As the two

  • Ritona Junes Narrative

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    against you, and I am your only completion for the knight exams”. “Grudge what you hold against me” “Not much really” “I supposed you aren’t going to tell me what you hold against me” “Nope, but I will tell you that your my rival from now on.” “Your sword skills are a little rusty though.” “I disagree with that I can keep up with your attacks perfectly.” He merely nodded when I said that and proceeded to tell me his life story or something. I was impatient with this boy now can he just leave. He continued

  • Ancient Japan Research Paper

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    The Warriors of Ancient Japan The warriors of ancient Japan are very widely discussed both in popular culture and by historians. The mysterious ninja and the noble samurai are commonly misconceived to be supernatural beings while the ashigaru, are basically forgotten. They all had similarities to one another as well as major differences .This paper will discuss the period they existed in (the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries), their battle tactics, and weapons, as well as some interesting

  • Samurai Warrior Research Paper

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    warrior. Today I was becoming a samurai instead of a normal Japanese citizen. I had learned the idea of bushido. This means that I had to follow a very strict set of rules. My position and social status began to change. I could now ride horses carry swords and even have a last name. Now I had great rights and responsibilities due to my social class. I had an occupied place in high society due to my duties. The only thing is that I was expected to be a fearless, brave, loyal servant to my superiors

  • Beauty In The House On Mango Street

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    the absence of respect for women, Cisneros portrays a theme that beauty is a double edged sword through the characters Esperanza and Sally. Beauty is a double-edged sword for Esperanza because she’s optimistic, lacks self-confidence, and innocent. To begin with, Esperanza is a very optimistic person due to her goal of not ending up like other women

  • Joseph Amida Alternate Ending Essay

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    women of unmatched beauty, arms outstretched with water overflowing from her hands. He drew the sword, and took a deep breathe. He slowly got into a stance, and held his sword firmly. The stance was the pinnacle of perfection, not a single weakness to be seen. This was the stance he had perfected once he had made it to the pinnacle of the sword. This was the result of his entire life, an unmatched sword style that could rule the heavens. He gave off a domineering aura, which made his familiars freeze

  • Character Analysis Of Tatton In Fair Blowss The Wind

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    work a blade, finding who he is and his family’s past, and finding the girl he loves. Tatton is trying to find the truth about how to work a blade. He is scouring the countryside in the efforts to locate a teacher. He is attempting to be the best swords man that ever walked the earth. One can see that Tatton has a drive to locate Fergus MacAskill in this quote, “’I wish to be the best swordsman in the world, and I once thought I had

  • The Fire Dragon In The Epic Of Beowulf

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    Decades ago, in an epic “Beowulf”, Beowulf has slain the fire dragon, the creature that terrorized all the people who lived nearby where the dragon lives. The winter in Sweden was not as bleak as it was in mid 17th century. The blizzard was as disastrous as could be. The dragon’s body was covered in pure white snow on the pinnacle of the highest mountain. Not even the slightest bit of ice were melted through the rough skin of the fire dragon. Decades have passed, and out of a sudden, a bolt of arcane