Socrates Question 1 Explain Socrates’ claim that the crucial qualification for ruling is not wanting to rule. What is the role of philosophy in producing this qualification? Socrates first introduces philosophy as a qualification for rulers in Book V. It is here that he formulates the idea of philosophers as king, or kings as philosophers. Socrates feels that this is the most controversial idea he has put forward, the third and greatest wave of paradox. However, one could consider his theories o
Spain 1263 “The Jews furnish our viziers, chancellors and most of our officers of our army and we simply cannot do it without them.” This was answered by Alfonso VI in response to Pope Gregory VII”s complaints about rising Jewish prominence in Spain (Sachar, 1994). By the middle of the eighth century, the eastern half of the Byzantine Empire, Persia, North Africa, and the southern Iberian Peninsula, were ruled by the Moslem caliphs. Because of their love for science and the spread of knowledge,
Sparta The history tells us that the first display of European democracy begins, arguably, not in Athens but in Sparta. It seems quite strange that the very first features of democratic society came into the world exactly from this city which defined itself as the direct opposite of the “ Open society “. But what really matter to us is Athens, where the earliest innovation of political equality was created, more thoroughly than in Sparta and where newer and more rapid social reforms had occurred
To the University of Cambridge, in New England Black American Literature 313 February 11, 2004 In Phillis Wheatley’s poem To the University of Cambridge, in New England she uses the free verse form as well as vivid imagery to address the religious issues of the African slave. This poem communicates a very well stated opinion of a slave, who understands the doctrine of Christianity very well and attempts to get the young men of the time to understand it’s true meaning. The poem is comprised of th
Reconstruction Perspectives on History 1/4/03 Chapter 2 The civil war is over; the Union army defeats the militant, defiant Confederacy. Our agenda at this time was to embrace the citizens of the south back into our country, the way it was before the war. Even though the northern forces won, they felt obligated to rebuild what has been destroyed physically, economically and culturally. Reprobation’s came though in what is called reconstruction. Northerners could send money to finance their econo
Emily Dickinson During the period of the Civil War, there lived a woman. This woman was one of the most influential and famous authors of her time and this present time. This poet took on her own approach to poetry which gave her a sense of individuality. Her poetry has inspired many young poets around the country. Her name is Emily Elizabeth Dickinson. I chose her because she is different, and to herself. She kind of remind me of myself. I may not be as extreme as her, but in a lot of way I am
Cannery Row John Steinbeck is a writer who experienced the pain of the Second World War and though it is true that many who have read his work have negatively criticized his writing, many have also embraced his work in acceptance and appreciation. Yet, showing his true colours, Steinbeck writes about his childhood in Monterey in a classical book called Cannery Row. This is perhaps the most humorous of all which he has written, especially since it was written during the war when most people belie
An Analysis of Heart of Darkness Conrad\'s novel, Heart of Darkness, relies on the historical period of imperialism in order to describe its protagonist, Charlie Marlow, and his struggle. Marlow\'s catharsis in the novel, as he goes to the Congo, rests on how he visualises the effects of imperialism. Marlow\'s change, as caused by his exposure to the imperialistic nature of the historical period in which he lived is one of the main concerns of our study.Because, Joseph Conrad develops themes of
A Critical Analysis of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ by Frank McCourt Frank McCourt was born on 19th August, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York at the height of the Great Depression. When he was abut four, his sister Margaret died. The family subsequently returned to Limerick, Ireland, and is the main focal setting of this book, Angela’s Ashes, a memoir of his childhood. McCourt returned to New York when he was nineteen, and managed to become a teacher after studing at New York university. His brother Malachy came
The Importance of Fate English 12 16 September 1996 The theme of Beowulf, the Anglo- Saxon, epic poem is that man should always follow his fate and follow God’s word or he is bound to die in misery and burn in Hell. This theme is often found in poetry of that time, and it exemplifies the mix of the pagan beliefs of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes mixed with the Christian beliefs of the missionaries. The objective of this poem was to not only tell a beautiful tale but also to show the distinct diffe
The History of Joseph Brodsky. From my point of view, the best stories, novels and even poetry, which were ever written, were taken from real people lives. I know myself several people who are poets themselves. After I got to know them a little better I found out that their own life stories are really impressive. Well, when I started to look for information about Joseph Brodsky’s life I saw that the most of his poetry describes some moments from his own life. It came out that he had a very drama
:The Life and Times of William Blake: A Look into the Man and his Art William Blake was both an artist and a poet during the Romantic Period in literature. He was a radical and a nonconformist. Knowledge of his life and history were vague during the times that he published his work, “yet between his death in 1827 and the appearance of the first biography in 1863, a body of memorabilia about Blake emerged which was to create for him a reputation as a unique genius” (Singer 2). Today, Blake is a wi
Divine Justice Dante crafted his Commedia in such a manner as to encompass as many opposing yet intertwining disciplines as possible, thus allowing a variety of readers’ emotions to be aroused, while still pulling through his own beliefs shaped by his political experiences and belief in Christianity. Using his own established literary style, Dante explores the disciplines of theology, Christianity, paganism, ethics, philosophy, history, and art. He depicts a full array of life through each sinn
English Essay- exploring the contrasting attitudes to love, which may be seen in the poetry of different writers, analysing the implicit themes and the poets’ use of language. 18 November 2000 Love can exist in a broad diversity of forms and feelings. The poems “Decorated for a Kiss” by Ian McDonald and “Alone” by Walter de la Mare emphasise this. Whilst the poem “Decorated for a Kiss” is obviously the description of unspoiled love blossoming, in which a man is coming to his woman for love, bear
Freedom and Opression in Literature Freedom. The basic, yet insubstantial, ideal for which America was founded. Described as liberty, autonomy, or sovereignty, freedom is possibly the most common basic right of humans. Despite this commonality, it is perhaps the one word in the dictionary that has an extraordinarily individualistic meaning to every single person. The studied authors of American literature represent this belief in each of their writings. The coercion of personal freedom is one of
I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud W. Wordsworth in his poem I wondered Lonely as a Cloud is possibly making an attempt to show the reader the essence of life in nature, and what kind of a role a memory from childhood can play on us as adults. I think that in his poem William Wordsworth is using daffodils as a metaphor for living, perhaps even eternal life, or life after death, “ Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the milky way, they stretched a never ending line”, as our life stretchin
Langston Hughes The poetry of Langston Hughes is an effective commentary on the situation of African-Americans in America during the 20th-Century. Langston Hughes places specific emphasis on Harlem, a black area in New York that “became a destination of many hopeful blacks in the first half of the 1900’s” (McKay, 23). In most/much of Hughes’ poetry, a theme that is constantly shown is the theme of a “dream deferred.” The recurrence of a “dream deferred” in several of Hughes’ poems shows a clear
Mathematics and Literature G1ASOC/G1A2SP-Mathematics and Society * Mathematics and Literature Lewis Carroll: Mathematics in Literature \'Can you do Addition?\' the White Queen asked. \'What\'s one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?\' \'I don\'t know,\' said Alice. \'I lost count.\' \'She can\'t do Addition.\' The Red Queen interrupted. --Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass. The literary works of Lewis Carroll are littered with references to mathematics, the vas
Mind Improvements Focus. One of the reasons we forget things is that we don\'t really pay attention, Small notes. Multitasking isn\'t good for the memory – there is only so much a brain can handle. To correct the problem, Small teaches the Look, Snap, Connect technique, which goes like this: Look: Actively observe what you want to learn. For example, say you need to run errands. Pay attention as you make your list: Pick up stamps, milk, and dog food. Snap: Create a vivid mental snapshot and memo
On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High In his poem, “On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High”, the author, David Chapman Berry, has relied on metaphors and similes to carry out his view of a typical literature class and a teacher’s view of teaching. The setting of the poem is in a senior literature class, at South High School. The speaker in this poem is a teacher, who tells the reader about his or her students and about the course of his or her literature class. The teacher
POETRY PORTFOLIO People write poetry people to speak their minds when they cannot say something outright. When one cannot illustrate his or her emotions in a conversation, one can write them out. Poetry is not just words on a sheet of paper. It is an attempt to make intangible emotions tangible so it can be communicated. Poetry has many different sub forms, regulating pattern, verse or stanza length, ECT. Poetry is an important form of literature because when one is feeling strongly about someth
Poetry Assignment Discuss the poets’ different attitudes to war, as presented in The ‘Charge of the light Brigade,’ and ‘Exposure.’ Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote the poem, ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’; He was born in 1809 and died of old age in 1892. His poem was of second hand knowledge because it was formed from a report in the Times. Wilfred Owen wrote a poem known as ‘Exposure’ Owen was born in 1893 and died at a very young age in 1918. He died during the battle; therefore his poem reflect
To Capture My Heart Inspiring Poems and Songs Along with Original Works Period 4 5 GATE English April 5th, 2004 Nicole Breedlove “Front Page or Bust” “Yeah well there was a gay bar blown up on April 25th with a pipe bob and the police are listing it as a “faggot assault” but JFK Jr. was on the front page as the “hunk that flunked” and in the last week there have been two hostages released from the Middle East and President Bush is gloating about something he didn’t do but Elizabeth Taylor is on
The biography of the Pythogoreas Pythagoreas was known as the first true mathmsatician. He was famously adored and know for the pathagorean theorem stating that A*+B*=C*(SEE PAGE 3 IN BOOK REPORT). He was also a teacher, a religous man, and a philosopher. Most of the theories and equations he had founded was known by the Babylonians and the Greeks but he was able to prove it in such a way that it is correct and is use to find answers to modern problems to this date. Each number had its own pers
College Admission Essay Dear I am writing to you in hopes you may be able to aid me in any way for college. This is my story: When I was in sixth or seventh grade my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disease and is also an alcoholic. She had tried to commit suicide on various occasions and was constantly in and out of the hospital. My mother was even sent away for four months at the Bradoboro Retreat Center. There were so many medical bills and my father was the only one working. Eventually we f
Robert Frost’s “Birches” and “A Road Not Taken” Robert Frost was born in San Francisco in 1874. He moved to New England at the age of eleven and became interested in reading and writing poetry during his high school years in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was enrolled at Dartmouth College in 1892, and later at Harvard, but never earned a formal degree. Frost drifted through a string of occupations after leaving school, working as a teacher, cobbler, and editor of the Lawrence Sentinel. His first pr
D. H. Lawrence David Hubert Lawrence would have to be considered one of the greatest writers of the 1900’s. His wide variety of works written all while fighting tuberculosis make him a very honorable and prolific writer that many people agree with. “D. H. Lawrence was a prolific writer of everything from poetry to fiction.” (O’neil, 763) O’neil is very true when he makes this statement. Lawrence is a remarkable man with whom everyone should be familiar. D. H. Lawrence was a great writer of the t
THE LIFE OF PLATO Plato was born in 427 B.C. into a wealthy family that was both aristocratic and politically influential. His family had a rich history of political connections and consisted of his parents, Ariston and Perictione, his older brothers Adeimantus and Glawcon, and later a younger sister, Potone. “In keeping with his family heritage, Plato was destined for the political life”(Beavers and Planeaux). During Platos early years he was instructed by eminent teachers in grammar, music, a
Oedipus the King In the play Oedipus The King, I will apply the concept of the tragic hero to the character Oedipus. The perception of the tragic hero evokes our pity and terror if he is neither thoroughly good nor thoroughly evil but a mixture of both. The tragic effect is stronger if the hero is more moral than we are. The tragic hero suffers a change in fortune from happiness to misery because of a mistaken act, which he performs due to his hamartia error of judgment. A form of hamartia is hu
T.S. Eliot\'s The Wasteland Module three Q5 Much of what Eliot writes about is harsh and bleak, but he writes about it in a way that is often beautiful . Comment fully on both parts of this assertion. Most first time readers of Eliot\'s work would, probably, agree that his poems read as bleak and depressing. They would also say that many of his poems portray society as having a terminal illness, but when we look deeper you can see that amid the anguish not all is lost and there is hope to be fou
Don Juan as Byron Introspective English Lit 1880 To Present The works of George Gordon, Lord Byron have long been controversial, nearly as controversial as his lifestyle. Gordon Byron was born with a clubfoot and his sensitivity to it haunted his life and his works. Despite being a very handsome child, a fragile self-esteem made Byron extremely sensitive to criticism, of himself or of his poetry and he tended to make enemies rather quickly. The young Byron was often unhappy and lonely any many o
Andrew Marvell\'s To His Coy Mistress The Non-Discriminatory Nature of Time in Andrew Marvell’s “To His Coy Mistress” Time passes. Its journey is oblivious to power, weakness, beauty, or mercy. The nature of time itself lies in its unrelenting progression through life, until we are removed from it’s favor and then wither and die. The purpose of most carpe diem poetry is to draw a character’s attention (usually the female) to the pressing nature of time’s progress, as well as illustrating the bou
Blake\'s Songs Of Innocence And Experience In William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, the gentle lamb and the horrible tiger define childhood by setting a contrast between the innocence of youth and the experience of age. The Lamb is written with childish repetitions and a selection of words which could amuse any audience under the age of five. Blake represents the lamb as youthfulness. The Tyger is a very hard natured character compared to The Lamb. The Tyger is a poem in which the a
Artaud likened the true theatre to the plague. What did he mean by this? Writing The Stage Essay The French, poet, actor and theorist, Antonin Artaud is recognised as one of the most radical influences on theatre in the 20th century. His main aim was to create a new type of theatre that would dismiss the idea of theatre as a mere attraction or entertainment. It instead would become a sort of communion between the audience and the actor and make theatre a live experience. Many of Artaud theories
“True Blue Revolutionaries or Tired Beowulf Reruns” “Beowulf to Batman: The Epic Hero and Pop Culture” by Roger B. Rollins compares the design of the epic poetry to the design of today’s pop culture. The epic poem refers to Anglo-Saxon poems such as Beowulf. Pop culture refers to movies, shows, and comics of today such as Batman and Spiderman. The main point of Rollin’s essay is to show the significance of epic poetry to the modern day pop culture. He does so by showing the connections between
Children’s spare time activity Most times creative solutions and wonderful inventions take place in free- times .For instance, plane is built in the inventor’s get-well time. If children put value on the life time even hobbies can help the society to make progress. Sometimes children go outdoors, have barbeques…with their family and friends in order to relax and prepare themselves for hard works. Spare times are not only to rest but also for educational programs; they must pay particular attent
“On the day they were going to kill Santiago Nasar…” Litera2 A. Historical Context The book “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” was written by 1982 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, and was translated from Spanish by Gregory Rabassa. Editorial La Oveja Negra Ltda, Bogotá, originally published Chronicle of a Death Foretold in Columbia as Crónica de una muerte anunciada in December 1981. Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, also originally published the book in English in Great Britain
Criminal Trials One of the most vaguely understood events in the United States is the modern criminal trial. Most people have a faint knowledge of the goings-on of criminal proceedings, mainly due to what is seen on television, but the person who knows the real course of a trial is rare. However, there is nothing mysterious about the events that determine criminal guilt. Trials are carefully orchestrated, following procedures that have been laid in legal concrete over the years, and generally fo
Zeus vs. Odin Greek and Roman mythology are almost identical. It is very interesting, however, that the mythology of Vikings has many similarities with Greek myths. These myths are not identical to the Greek ones, but they are very distinct commonalities between the two. The god of all gods in the Greek myths is Zeus and the god of all gods in Norse myths is Odin. Zeus is the ruler of the Greek gods. He is the son of Cronos and Rhea, in fact the only son of these two to survive to adulthood. Zeu
Strange Meeting Question: Present a detailed commentary on the poem \'STRANGE MEETING\' by Wilfred Owen. To include - Explanation of the ideas expressed in the poem. Links with specific moments with other Owen poems. Discussion of how the poem works in term of poetic technique. Answer: STRANGE MEETING is probably Owen’s most problematic poem. It’s title comes from Shelley’s “The Revolt of Islam” - “Gone forth whom no strange meeting did befall. It was written in the spring or early summer of 191
Guo Xi: Wenren Painter Essay Question #2 November 17, 2003 Guo Xi is an important figure when comparing the scholars of the Song that use the mountain motif. Guo Xi’s exceptional ability to relate emotional mountain scenes to the ideals of Neo-Confucianism and represent the Emperor Shenzong adequately is amazing. He uses many images to convey man’s quest for li, the principal of the Way of Heaven in the paintings. Specifically in his painting titled “Early Spring” does Guo Xi inspire an instant
The Republic of Turkey May 20, 2004 Humanities 502 Geography Report Turkey Did you know that Turkey, now named The Republic of Turkey, was once the heart of the huge Ottoman Empire that contained a lot of the Middle East, North Africa, and all of the southeastern part of Europe? It is located in two continents—Asia and Europe, but mostly Asia. There are a lot of things about Turkey that one could talk about… Let\'s talk about the size first. In area it is about 300,000 square miles. As mentioned
The Inferno, Insight, and Inspiration No matter what day and age, society will forever be influenced by literature of the past and the brilliant minds that are their creators. For both those writers and their stories have captivated us. The books that have made us laugh, made us cry, made us love and the novels that inspire us live on long after their authors gave way to time. In Dante’s The Inferno, he guides his readers on an enthrallingly horrific journey through hell itself. Foreshadowing wh
Jack Kerouac In Jack Kerouac\'s novels and poetry he is always searching for something to believe in, be it himself, God, or something else. Surprisingly, he manages to also simultaneously be constantly running away. Fear of responsibility and conformity is present in the majority of his works; this is the reason for his elusiveness, and the constant desire and search for a path far removed from the traditional ho-hum home-life leads him to Buddhism, which was then a novel concept in America. Ke
Antigone The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone\'s family and her father\'s fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A he
Ernesto “Che” Guevara Date: April 13, 2004 Period: B Ernesto Che Guevara was born on June 14 in Rosario, an important town in Argentina. At the age of two Che had his first asthma attack, a disease which he later suffered a great deal while fighting against Batista troops in Sierra Maestra, and which did not let go of him till he was shot to death by Barrientos’ troops in the forests of Bolivia. His father Ernesto Guevara Lynch, an engineer, was from a family of Irish descent, and his mother, Cl
Plato\'s Philosophy of Sex Plato was the first feminist. Only, he was concerned not with women\'s rights, as modern feminists are, but with their usefulness. Like a modern planner, he felt it was a waste of woman-power to seclude women in their homes, when they could be performing useful tasks in the factory or the office. Women should be used, just as men were, for the benefit of the community. There were no fundamental differences between the sexes which unfitted women from useful toil. Admitt
The Republic Foundations of the American Experience Spring 2004 “Socrates demands in the Republic that three sweeping reforms, or “waves” of change, must occur to usher in the ideal state” question Thesis Statement Of all the questions posed to the class only one question really made me think. Socrates had a grand ideal for a city of sorts and how he, with his fellow philosophers, would plan it out. All of the ideas they came up with for their city, like physical training and a specific educatio
Schizophrenia Biology 5-11-04 Schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder affecting people worldwide of all ages, races, and economic levels. It causes personality disintegration and loss of contact with reality (Sinclair). It is the most common psychosis and it is estimated that one percent of the U.S. population will be diagnosed with it over the course of their lives (Torrey 2). Recognition of this disease dates back to the 1800\'s when Emil Kraepelin concluded after a comprehensive study o
Depression vs. Elizebeth English Comp 123, M/W at 3 20 February 2004 It is impossible to describe the feeling of depression to a person who has not experienced it before. Most humans do not understand a loss of the will to live; it is simply incomprehensible. The typical immediate reaction is to say something useless such as “What’s wrong with you?” or “Just cheer up!” as if someone who is depressed is able to change his or her attitude towards living in an instant. I first realized that there w