This gave them an edge over the Persians who were fighting for their leaders, without any emotional attachment to the cause of fighting. This morale is captured in Aeschylus’ play, depicting Themistocles march into battle crying- “Forward you sons of Hellas, set your country free…all is at stake now fight!” The last battle of Mycale was won with the synergetic Greek forces driven to liberate the Ionians from Persian lead. This shows how the moral of the Greek soldiers contributed to their overall defeat of the Persians. The Greeks were
Molly Proctor 12/03/15 ! “In the stories in The Bloody Chamber Carter is excessively interested in violent instincts.” How far do you agree with this view?! Carter’s certainly takes an interest in violence making violent instincts prevalent within The Bloody Chamber and other stories. However, Carter does introduce readers to a number of themes beyond the apparent “violence” which formulates a debate as to what extent the violent becomes “excessive” within the texts. Various other themes include: love, pride and the oppression of women.!
But we’ve seen and heard the same tale a lot before. It follows in the spirit of movies like Braveheart and Gladiator. Another great thing about this movie is its simple plot. The plot is simple: man wants freedom, sacrifices everything (for his family, his love, and country), man goes to war against a more powerful adversary, man becomes legend and man ignites his nation’s spirit to gain freedom. 300 might not be historically accurate, but a lot of special effects were added to this movie in purpose of adding a flavor to the screen and to keep the viewers of the movie entertained.
Traditionally, catapults were used for war. They would attach a harmful device at the “bucket” of the catapult and release it so it would target the opponent. The catapult was in great use when there was fighting going on back in ancient time. For instance, when the Romans back in 300 BC were fighting against the Greeks, the catapult was the biggest helped because it speeds up the process to launch the killing device to the other army force. It helped a lot, because it throws further and it was more efficient.
The same goes for Max and Freak, when Max was made to believe he was stupid while Freak got made fun of for his size. This makes family and friends especially important to fight against society that each story goes through. This is why the characters in each story found their ways to break free threw teamwork. Both stories were very good at portraying teamwork. Both the author of freak the mighty and the director of sons of perdition were able focused on teamwork and power in numbers.
Furthermore, Silvey took it to much more extreme issues by instigating the concerns of sexual violence through his character Laura Wishart and providing her a very challenging situation to be in which had left the audience stunned and appalled. He also went on to raise the conflict of moral ambiguity which he places onto most of the chracters. Silvey made the concepts in the novel very realistic. Events that have happened within the novel are made very similar to those that have or are currently happening in society as we know it. He has done this by creating very humane characters who have gone through strenuous
Also, Vonnegut wants the reader to learn to accept things and to understand that change is inevitable. Through the deaths and violence in the book, Vonnegut's audience is not only overwhelmed by the absurdity of war but also by the grudging acknowledgement of the unavoidable. In the book, the death of Edgar Derby is both shocking and impacting. Derby was a middle-aged high school teacher who chose to fight in the war when he did not have to. Although Derby was a seemingly unimportant character, his death spoke volumes.
As a reader I see it as a bloody massacre and when I read the lines “Desperate, Pablo Vicario gave him a horizontal slash on the stomach and all his intestines exploded out.” (p.121) I get a bloody and detailed image of the damaged body and it makes me feel as if I was present in this scene. Another scene involving slaughter is the autopsy of Santiago’s body. The autopsy described as “a massacre” (p.75) was done very
I think this analogy was used extremely well, as it gives an extremely vivid image of the gas attacks, as we can all relate to the sea. This analogy is further expanded with one of the soldiers 'drowning'. Owen also mentions the pain, making the poem seem much more real. 'a man in fire or lime' gives us the idea of what the gas does to people.The reason he chose the phrase could be because it is in Latin—a language spoken mostly by the extremely educated and those who will not become soldiers. He is saying that the middle-class will be the ones that obey the orders from the higher ups and fight.
B. In this article, the authors link stress and violent video games together by showing that both are related due to the fact that in the violent video games the enemies are trying to kill them which in turn increases stress which makes the players more