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05 Sep 2023

Myths and Heroes

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

Myths are stories and heroes are the people who support it, and both are part of our collective imaginary. They are so different from boring people and life that we feel interested. Could we also become heroes? We will first define and take a look at the myths and...

08 Jun 2023

Myths and Heroes - published: 27/05/2023

Essay - 1 pages - Philosophy

In this notion we talk about myths and heroes. A myth can be a legend, a story which is imaginary and a hero can be an historical person or a character from a book or in a movie to stop a bad person. In this notion we talk about the different person or character like Captain...

04 Mar 2021

What role did myths and heroes play in shaping our modern society?

Essay - 1 pages - Sociology & social sciences

I'm going to deal with the notion of Myths and Heroes. To start with, I'd like to define the notion. A myth can be understood as a popular belief or tradition embodying the ideals and institutions of society. A hero refers to a person admired for his achievements,...

08 Apr 2021

Myths and heroes - To what extent are the sixties a mythical decade for Great Britain?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

I am going to ponder over the notion of myths and heroes. So, before all, let me introduce it. A myth is a very abstract thing: it can refer to a famous story, true or false, about a god, a hero, or someone special who makes a difference, who embodies an idea. To cut the...

16 Jul 2021

Myths and Heroes - Can we wonder how can an ordinary person make the world a better place?

Essay - 2 pages - Philosophy

I'm going to talk about the notion of 'Myths and heroes'. I first would like to define this notion. A myth is a fictive story in which a hero achieves great things, sacrifices himself and can give his life for the good mankind. However, a hero can also be someone...

18 Nov 2020

Myths and heroes - To what extent can the choices that people make, condition and influence their lives and have an impact on the world they live in?

Essay - 2 pages - Sociology & social sciences

I will talk about the notion of myths and heroes. A myth can be defined as a popular or traditional belief, an unusual story about gods or heroes. But the term hero doesn't always represent a mythological figure or a superhero. Indeed, a hero can be a person who is...

17 May 2012

Hero myths seem to phallocentric in that all heroes are male- Who is the strongest candidate to be the heroine of Greek myth?

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

It is possible to find a wide range of both female and male heroes in Greek myth. Remarkable battles, brilliant sportsmanship, incredible physical abilities, are just some of the magnificent traits that are part of numerous ancient Greek legends. In this respect, the immense...

16 May 2022

How African American heroes managed to lead the black community to recognition?

Presentation - 2 pages - Everyday's life

I am going to talk about the notion of "Myths and Heroes". But before we start, we shall say that a myth is a story that was initially "true" but as people retold it some parts may have been changed whereas a hero is a man or a woman of distinguished courage and ability who...

05 Sep 2023

To what extent can Housefathers truly identify as heroes?

Presentation - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

Non-conforming sexuality has long been a factor of violence and discrimination. Over the years, the gay community organized into ‘Houses': small, tight-knit safe spaces working as families, in which these people, long being harassed, could enjoy their sexuality and culture freely,...

28 Jul 2022

David Michôd's film "The King" (2019) and Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien (1954-1955) - hero's representation in medievalism

Artwork commentary - 3 pages - Medieval history

Medieval society did not have a word about ancient hero models, because heroes belonged only to God. Some knights recognized for their admirable achievements were awarded the title of "Paladin". Nevertheless, the term is restrictive because it cannot qualify Robin Hood, the typical robber...

08 May 2009

Reinventing Myth, Recasting gender: Myth in Morrison

Thesis - 12 pages - Literature

As an African American woman writer, Toni Morrison's relationship with myth is complex and multilayered. In an interview with Charles Ruas, Morrison calls myths the “nourishing stories”(115) that we are raised on. Myth educates future generations about values and...

21 Oct 2023

Pop culture and Superheroes

Essay - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Pop culture plays a pivotal role in shaping societal perceptions, especially in the realm of gender representations and superhero narratives. In the vast expanse of popular culture, which encompasses mediums such as television, films, video games, and print, representations of gender often...

04 Sep 2023

Idea of Progress : sport performances

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics & languages

We should start saying that progress is simply a positive evolution. This can be applied to all sorts of subjects but today I will be talking about sports performances because limits are pushed further. But can we consider this real progress?

19 Jul 2021

Oral English Baccalaureate - 5 subjects

Presentation - 6 pages - Philosophy

I am going to talk about the notion of locations and forms of power. First of all, I would like to give a quick definition of that notion. The power is strength exerted or capable of being exerted. In politics and social science, power is the ability to influence the behaviour of people. It can...

31 Jul 2014

Compare and Contrast the Epic Hero in Beowulf And Gilgamesh

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

Epic heroes are heroes known in legends and stories for their warrior characters and their fight to uphold their societies in times of war. Many tribes have legends with epic heroes. These heroes arise when the community is in hard times, and they lead the community in...

14 Jul 2008

Myth, the age of irrationalism, and the cult of celebrity.

Essay - 10 pages - Philosophy

Ancient and primitive cultures demonstrate the use of myth as an epistemological basis, but historically they have been replaced by Rationalism. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, however, the insufficiency of reason for the task we give it has become more and more evident, until...

10 Aug 2010

The myth and legend of King Arthur

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

There is a mysterious allure and fantasy that is generated when one hears Excalibur, Knights of the Round Table, and the magic of Merlin which are all a part of the Myth and Legend of King Arthur that has created a blueprint for the heroism and honor: How the Legend of King Arthur defined...

12 Sep 2008

Inhabiting the Myth of Dune

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The structures of everyday life are embodied in patterns that align with an internal concept of the mythic. The extent to which all societies are guided by some sense of the mythic is proportional to a culture's dependence on language, religion, or historical foundation; for these structures that...

12 Dec 2007

A hero's journey through life

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Joseph Campbell's Hero Cycle is an idea that anyone can relate to and be able to recognize. There are many stories throughout time that use this in their composition. Stories such as “Little Red Riding Hood” and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz format their structure around it. George...

04 Dec 2007

Sexual Taboo: Vampire Myths and Stories

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

The belief in vampires has been around for most of recorded history, dating back before the bible and Ancient Egypt to Babylonian demonology and very early Sumerian mythology . Although, it was never the mythology that we think of today; in those times it was a belief rooted just as strongly as...

28 Oct 2007

Essay about The Once And Future King by T.H White, Henry IV by Shakespeare, linked to the archetypal values in Joseph Campbell's The Hero's Adventure.

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Perhaps the very word “hero” should suffer a live vivisection for all of its purported morality and bloody, patriarchal implications. There are many universal components of the hero as explored and anatomized by Joseph Campbell in The Hero's Adventure. You've seen it many times before;...

07 May 2009

The myth of New York City from a French perspective

Essay - 3 pages - Services marketing

For this presentation, I have chosen to talk about New York City, also known as “the Big Apple” or the “city that doesn't sleep”. When French people hear about the United States, they often imagine how exciting the life might be in New York. The name itself suggests to the...

24 Apr 2007

King Mongkut: Man, Myth, and Misrepresentation

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Fewer stories of a Western encounter with the “Other” have been more popular than that of the English governess Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut (Rama IV) of Siam, now Thailand. The fascination began with the two books written by Anna herself, The English Governess at the Siamese Court...

02 Oct 2007

'Weaving a Myth': Magnolia and the Psychology of Religion in Film

Essay - 8 pages - Film studies

Imagination is fundamental to human life. Indeed, all the ‘humanities' are manifestations of the creative instinct that finds its origin in imagination. One creative imagination communicates its images to another in an attempt to bridge the perceived space between two minds. Hillman suggests...

18 Aug 2015

Comparison of Sisyphus and prometheus

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

Comparisons are made through every medium of expression. Art, literature, and performance each provide the opportunity to determine similarities and differences. The assessment may be made from differing forms of expression, time periods, purposes, authors, artists, political, social, economic,...

12 Oct 2007

A Modern Myth: Emily Dickinson and the Everyday Hero

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

One can wonder whether William Shakespeare's sonnets would be memorized in every classroom across the Western world if they were anything other sonnets. So inseparable are the two ideas that they barely have separate identities: Shakespeare's sonnets are accepted without question, and most...

12 Dec 2012

The decline of tragedy: modern tragedy and the failure to commit to action

Case study - 7 pages - Literature

In The World as Will and Representation, Arthur Schopenhauer introduces tragedy as the most important form of literary art. Tragic heroes fight against forces of great opposition but eventually have to surrender to their fates. Tragedy is a reflection on reality as the audience reaches a...

13 Aug 2009

A Proppian analysis on the narrative of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece

Case study - 5 pages - Literature

In the 1920`s Vladimar Jakovlevic Propp, the chairperson of the Department of Folklore at Leningrad University, examined a whole series of Russian folk tales and came to the conclusion that every story contains similar themes and each theme follows a distinct pattern. From this analysis, Propp...

08 May 2009

The Odyssey in Song of Solomon

Thesis - 6 pages - Literature

Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon has a small but important feature that distinguishes it from its predecessors: unlike Sula and The Bluest Eye, its protagonist, Milkman, is male. While Sula and The Bluest Eye center on female characters, and locate themselves in domestic spheres, Song of Solomon...

30 Jul 2010

The role of the trickster in indigenous legends and mythology

Thesis - 6 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Almost every culture in the world possesses a collection of stories, legends and myths which in some way or another represent aspects of that culture. Often, much of a culture's world view can be seen in the stories and legends that abound in it, as some qualities, traits or actions will...