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  • Beowulf V.S the 13th Warrior

    Beowulf V.S the 13th Warrior

    There are many vast differences and many similarities between the story of Beowulf and The 13th Warrior written by a Christian Monk and the story called Eaters of the Dead what was later know as The 13th Warrior written by Ibn Fadlan who was Moslem which was later written by Michael Crichton. Then there was a movie called The 13th Warrior. The two things that will be compared and contrasted are going to be

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Yan
  • Beowulf Versus Indiana Jones

    Beowulf Versus Indiana Jones

    Compare and Contrast Beowulf Vs Indiana Jones December 8th, 2005 Throughout time stories have for told of a heroic man with abnormal strengths to take on monsters, thieves and to bear his bravery. From generation to generation these myths and chronicles have been carried down, changed, and rearranged. It may seem unbelievable when listening to some of the stories, but it is hard to say if these accounts are true or not. In the story

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Beowulf Vs. Harry Potter

    Beowulf Vs. Harry Potter

    What is a hero? A hero is a person, mortal or not, who one can look upon for guidance and safety. A hero is a person who is selfless and is prepared to help the innocent, even at the expense of his or her own life. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, age and gender. Two great heroes are Beowulf, from Beowulf; and Harry, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Both heroes

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Jack
  • Beowulf Vs. Sir Gawain

    Beowulf Vs. Sir Gawain

    “My body, but for your blood, is barren of worth; And tis I have asked for this folly not fit for a King.” These are the words of a true hero. One who is willing to sacrifice his own existence for the life of another. These are the words and actions of Sir Gawain, a character from the beloved British tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Beowulf, another character from an ancient British epic

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Top
  • Beowulf Vs. Sir Gawain

    Beowulf Vs. Sir Gawain

    Many works of literature from the same era often have similar story lines and themes. In the epic poems of Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, both of these epic poems seem to have much in common. Each story seems to emphasize truth, honor, and heroism are the most important qualities a person can demonstrate. While both stories seem to have the similar qualities there are also many differences. All the qualities emphasized

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Anna
  • Beowulf, the Class Example of an Epic

    Beowulf, the Class Example of an Epic

    The story Beowulf is a classic example of an epic. An epic is a long narrative poem that relates the great deeds of a larger-than-life hero who embodies the values of a particular society. The tone of an epic isserious and uses language that is magnificent. Many elements in Beowulf display the common characteristics of what makes a story an epic. First of all, every story that is an epic has a hero who strongly

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Beowulf, the Epic Hero

    Beowulf, the Epic Hero

    Beowulf: Friend or Foe Today society is faced everyday with threats of danger, but unlike in the epic poem Beowulf the danger is not dragons and monsters. In this tale Beowulf, the hero, in order to protect his and King Hrothgar’s kingdom must fight evil to the death. First he must face Grendel, a monster threatening the lives of Hrothgar’s public, then due to the destruction of Grendel must face Grendel’s mother. After this, surely

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • Beowulf, Too Good to Be True

    Beowulf, Too Good to Be True

    Beowulf, Too Good To Be True Throughout the poem “Beowulf,” the narrator paints a picture of the perfect hero in the form of the protagonist, Beowulf. Many literary critics have come to the conclusion that “Beowulf” is a stereotypical story of good versus evil. Critics such as Herbert G. Wright present some of their claims that Beowulf is a hero who is greater than man and in someways, Christ-like, and others such as, Robert Stevick

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: Janna
  • Beowulf: A Pagan Epic Hero?

    Beowulf: A Pagan Epic Hero?

    Beowulf: A Pagan Epic Hero? Throughout literature there have been countless parallels and references to the story of Christ as written in the Bible. Even in such unexpected places as in seemingly pagan poems of ancient Danes and Geats- an epic with dragons and monsters- one still finds similar biblical allusions. In just such an unexpected place, the epic Beowulf, it's title hero and his circumstance, become an allegory for the story of Christ. In

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Janna
  • Beowulf: An Epic Hero

    Beowulf: An Epic Hero

    Nate Gauvain British Literature Beowulf Essay 9/22/04 Beowulf: An Epic Hero According to Abrams, the heroic poem is “a long verse narrative on a serious subject, told in an elevated style, and centered on a heroic or quasi-divine figure on whose actions depends the fate of a tribe, a nation, or the human race." Beowulf fits Abrams’ description of an epic, exhibiting all of the characteristics listed throughout the book, thus defining Beowulf as a

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • Beowulf: Comparing Beowulf and Wiglaf

    Beowulf: Comparing Beowulf and Wiglaf

    In the literary work of Beowulf, it is imperative to analyze the relationships between characters and how those relationships function to create new meaning or a better understanding of the literature as a whole. In Beowulf, it can be said that the characters of Beowulf and Wiglaf share parallels that serve to show Wiglaf as becoming the next king, and not only the successor of the throne, but a sign of hope for the doomed

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Bred
  • Beowulf: The Tale of an Epic Hero

    Beowulf: The Tale of an Epic Hero

    Acclaimed with extraordinary strength, skill, and bravery, Beowulf proves himself during the course of the epic poem to be powerful, virtuous, and courageous; an exemplary epic hero. The poem analyzes his heroism from the time when he is a warrior and as he develops into a king. Beowulf encounters three separate and extremely difficult battles: the battle with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. In these battles, we can see the expression of the heroic

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    Submitted: May 8, 2010 By: regina
  • Beowulfs Culture Compared to Society Today

    Beowulfs Culture Compared to Society Today

    Despite numerous cultural and technological advancements, life in America today continues to resemble the Anglo-Saxon world. Although it may take time and some loss of pride to admit it, since characteristics of human nature have stayed the same in the work place as to personal relationships, the similarities between the two worlds are remarkable. A king or the modern-day boss chooses the best worker in the land through their experience in battle or a resume

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Beowulf’s Reputation Creates His Story

    Beowulf’s Reputation Creates His Story

    Beowulf’s Reputation Creates His Story     In Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, the Geat warrior defeats the most perilous monsters who terrorize Heorot, Grendel and his mother. His reputation grows and over some time he takes the Geat throne to rule for fifty years. He is faced with his final opponent, a dragon, who Beowulf slays, but is killed soon after, ending his story.  In this work, reputation is a main contributor of how Beowulf

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    Submitted: December 5, 2017 By: Dragonemperor
  • Beowulf’s Superiority

    Beowulf’s Superiority

    Beowulf, the great Geatish warrior, lives a very adventurous life filled with many voyages, battles, and victories. Through all of these events, he meets various people who are considered to be heroes like himself. These heroes, however, are unable to have the same abilities and characteristics of Beowulf. His great achievements cannot be matched by anything that they have done in their lives. Beowulf is a superior hero to Hrothgar, Unferth, and Wiglaf in the

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Yan
  • Beowulf’s Superiority

    Beowulf’s Superiority

    Beowulf, the great Geatish warrior, lives a very adventurous life filled with many voyages, battles, and victories. Through all of these events, he meets various people who are considered to be heroes like himself. These heroes, however, are unable to have the same abilities and characteristics of Beowulf. His great achievements cannot be matched by anything that they have done in their lives. Beowulf is a superior hero to Hrothgar, Unferth, and Wiglaf in the

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Monika
  • Beowulf’s Three Fights

    Beowulf’s Three Fights

    Beowulf’s Three Fights In the epic poem Beowulf, the character Beowulf is seen to have three battles. The first battle is against Grendel, the second is against Grendel’s mum, and the final battle is against the dragon. In each of these battles Beowulf is portrayed as a great hero (well he should be since it’s a characteristic of an epic poem to glorify the hero) and is always seen to be brave and fearless. The

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    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Vika
  • Bereft Commentary

    Bereft Commentary

    The poem, ‘Bereft’ by Robert Frost, describes a night in the life of a lonely man. The line “Summer was past and day was passed.” (6) designates that it is the end of the day and that summer has gone, giving way to autumn. However, this line also encourages the reader to think that the speaker is of a certain age, as the end of day can be interpreted as the end of a person’s

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    Essay Length: 484 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    Bernice Bobs Her Hair

    “Bernice Bobs Her Hair” Have you ever at one time or another felt like an outsider? Many people do, trying desperately to fit in with their social counterparts. Whether it be in school, at work, or life in general, many yearn to be accepted by their peers and feel as though they are a part of some sort of “club” that is viewed by others as the “in” crowed. F. Scott Fitzgerald tries to

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    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Bertolt Brecht Uses Epic Theatre as a Way of Presenting His Political Views and Agitating for Change

    Bertolt Brecht Uses Epic Theatre as a Way of Presenting His Political Views and Agitating for Change

    Bertolt Brecht uses epic theatre as a way of presenting his political views and agitating for change. One of the major reasons that Bertolt Brecht is so well known is the fact that he uses his plays as a means of presenting his political views, and uses epic theatre to agitate change. In “Foreign Literature- Part 2” Illiford (1987), Brecht is described as a: “son of his time. He lived and fought in a definite

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Bertrand Russell Is one of the Greatest Masters of English Prose.

    Bertrand Russell Is one of the Greatest Masters of English Prose.

    Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest masters of English Prose. Bertrand Russell is one of the greatest masters of English Prose. He revolutionized not only the subject matter but also the mode of expression. He has in him a happy blend of greatest philosopher and a great writer. He was awarded Nobel Prize for literature in 1950. The subject matter of his essays may be very difficult but his manner of expression is so

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Victor
  • Best Day of My Life

    Best Day of My Life

    Throughout life I have had many memorable events. The memorable times in my life vary from being the worst times in my life and some being the best, either way they have become milestones that will be remembered forever. The best day of my life was definitely the day that I received my drivers’ license. This day is one of the most memorable because of the feelings I had when I received it, the opportunities

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: regina
  • Best Friend Poetry

    Best Friend Poetry

    Not There I stare at you across the room I see your warming face I try to see the inside you hide Your feelings I try to embrace I realize as I look at you As I just sit and stare I can see you perfectly clear But for some reason you're not there I see your eyes, I see your face But yet I can not see Your loving inside that you had I

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    Essay Length: 610 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Best Reading Method Ever

    Best Reading Method Ever

    Best Reading Method Ever Have you ever said, "I studied 8 hours for this test and still did awful?" Or, "I read the whole chapter but didn't learn anything?" Would you like to get more out of your study time? There are many study strategies available for you to use to strengthen your ability to process information and allow you to be more efficient. The best-known strategy is SQ3R. Using SQ3R provides a different method

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    Submitted: April 19, 2011 By: omieboy
  • Best Survey Method

    Best Survey Method

    COM 341 Module 3 Technical Description I work with the government, and we conduct video telephone conferences (VTC) regularly. The VTC system is the group of devices that work together to allow us to communicate with another party anywhere in the world using an internet connection. The system is controlled through a digital screen that also allows us to change microphone setup, input phone numbers, adjust cameras and TVs, transmit/receive data, control who joins the

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    Submitted: April 11, 2018 By: nipunsharp
  • Betrayal and Its Negative Outcomes in Macbeth

    Betrayal and Its Negative Outcomes in Macbeth

    Betrayal and its Negative Outcomes in Macbeth In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, betrayal has a very negative impact on the characters. There are three main cases of betrayal in Macbeth. When Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to kill King Duncan, she is unloyal to her feminine nature. Another example of treachery is when Macbeth kills Banquo, choosing individual success over friendship. The final example of betrayal is shown when Macduff abandons his family to

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    Submitted: January 24, 2017 By: bensayers
  • Betrayal of a Hustler

    Betrayal of a Hustler

    Betrayal of a Hustler By: B.L.U.N.T This is an action packed thriller that will have you wanting to read more and more and anticipating the next novel. It is a story of a New York hustler, Chino, and his lifestyle, love life, friendships, and the choices he makes that will change his, and loved ones lives forever. Will he be able to correct his mistakes before things get out of hands? Can Chino keep the

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Steve
  • Better Now Than Later

    Better Now Than Later

    Most young adults are not thinking about retirement when starting out on their own because of more pressing concerns such as entering the work force, opening up a bank account, and deciding where to live. Planning for the future when you are young isn’t a priority; however, it is the time to start saving for retirement. Few people begin a retirement savings plan at the beginning of their careers. Perhaps they feel they do not

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Between Here and Illinois

    Between Here and Illinois

    Between Here and Illinois The poem Between Here and Illinois is about a young girl, who has moved away from her parents, and made her own life. It is about her busy life and how, even when her father died, her siblings could not reach her. Her life was too eventful, she went to the beach on sunny days, she had to go to work, there was just too much to do. When her sister

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Between Two Worlds: Department of State or Department of Defense

    Between Two Worlds: Department of State or Department of Defense

    I have been asked in many occasions, which is better to work for the Department of State (DoS) or the Department of Defense (DoD) as a Marine. I have never been able to decide on this subject in question to date. There are many aspects of these departments I am inclined to discuss. First are the living conditions that are endured between to the two branches. After will be the travel of journeys that

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    Essay Length: 716 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Yan
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