The hero stands as an archetype of who we should be and who we wish to be. However, the hero has inherent flaws which we do not wish to strive towards. In literature, these flaws are not used as examples of what we should be but rather as examples of what not to be. This is especially dominant in th
When people think of ancient cultures and civilizations they don't think about the kind of influences they might have had on our society. One of those cultures having the most influence being Ancient Greece. The Ancient world of Greece is far from ancient in the arts, philosophies, ideas, architec
World War One began on July 28, 1914 and ended with the signing of the armistice on November 11, 1918. The war cost a total of one hundred eighty-six billion dollars. The total casualties of the war were thirty-seven million, with another eleven million civilian casualties. The British Empire alone
Hundreds of years ago people did not have the technology to explain different forces of nature. They created gods, each with separate powers, to rule their domains. Some of the gods were merciful, some were wicked, and others were merely servants of more powerful gods. Looking at the gods, it is
Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the Seventeenth Century
English Literature, literature produced in England, from the introduction of Old English by the Anglo-Saxons in the 5th century to the present.
Ancient Greek History
Why should one study the Ancient Greeks? There exist almost countless contributions that Greek culture has made to western society in the areas of art, literature, philosophy, drama, architecture and politics. Lasting visions of thought and inspiring intellect helped sh
When most people talk about ancient Greek civilization, they usually think about the humanities (philosophy and literature) that flourished in ancient Greece. They know Plato and his theories about the ideal forms, they admire the depth of Aristotle's thought. However, few people heard about the con
The Realities of Greek Organizations
When a fraternity is mentioned, what are the first three thoughts that come to mind? Well most people would say beer, parties, and sex. Where do these misconceptions come from; where were they formed, and how are they maintained? The media messages that are sent
The Greeks strive for perfection
The Greeks have a long and lustrous history. The saying "we are all Greeks" by British poet Percy Bysshe Shellsy sums it all up and the influence of that perfection lives on today. The saying actually means that we are all influenced by the culture of the Greek p
No less than 2 religions and millions of subgroups claim the texts of the bible to be their religious, spiritual, and sometimes scientific and political view of this world and beyond. Of the 66 -73 books in the bible and all the apocryphal, pseudopigraphal, and historical writings of
· American literature begins with native Americans orally passed: songs, myths, poetry (later translated into English)
· complex, multilingual beginning
· Sir Walter Raleigh traveler, Elizabeth's I lover, poet, soldier, died in Tower of London. A famou
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Literary Movements and Periods
Literature constantly evolves as new movements emerge to speak to the concerns of different groups of people and historical periods.
Absurd, literature of the (c.
Life in the Renaissance has been greatly reflected through the literature of its time. Many authors from this time reflected life in the Renaissance through their works. Several authors who strongly demonstrated this reflection include William Shakespeare, Thomas Elyot, Christopher Marlowe, Walter
'Stream of Consciousness' and 'Mrs.Dalloway'
I have always been fascinated by the term ‘Stream of Consciousness’. It sounds so poetic, may be because it compares the thinking process or our consciousness to a stream. The psychologist and the writer of ‘Principles of Psychology’, James Joyce
Lost Tools of Learning
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From How to Read Literature Like a Professor
Thomas C. Foster
Every Trip is a Quest (except when it’s not):
A place to go
A stated reason to go there
Challenges and trials
The real reason to go—always self-knowledge
Nice to Eat With You: Acts of Communion
Whenever people eat
Diaspora Literature - A Testimony of Realism
By Shaleen Singh
Diaspora Literature involves an idea of a homeland, a place from where the displacement occurs and narratives of harsh journeys undertaken on account of economic compulsions. Basically Diaspora is a minority community living in exile.
The Spanish Period (1565- 1898)
It is an accepted belief that the Spanish colonization of the Philippinesstarted in 1565 during the time of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi the first Spanish governor-general in the Philippines. Literature started to flourish during his
The Lost Generation
What is it?
The Lost Generation is a term used to describe a group of American writers who were rebelling against what America had become by the 1900’s. At this point in time, America had become a great place to, “go into some area of business” (Crunden, 185)
“Literature is truer than History”
Is there any time you ask yourself why people live in the same Earth but different colors, why there are so many countries instead of just one nation or how explores discovered new lands? To answer all that questions, we have to look at the history. But is his