Honorable Man Essays

  • Brutus Is an Honorable Man. Essay

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    Julius Caesar is a play wrote by Shakespeare that tells the story of a man who is worshipped as a god, and the treason of his own friends. Julius Caesar is a general who has an enormous amount of power, and he is about to become the king of Rome. But, as there are people that adore him, there are also people that fear and dislike him. One in particular. Cassius. He is a friend of Caesar, but is full with jealousy of his friend’s power. And, to get the power that he desired, he sends fakes letters

  • The Mistakes of an Honorable Man Essay

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    The Mistakes of an Honorable Man "We must not say every mistake is a foolish one," (Cicero). This quote speaks the truth, however; foolish mistakes are made often. In the playwright Julius Caesar, one of the characters, Brutus, was portrayed to be naive and trusting. Some of his mistakes may have seemed small, but they added up and affected everything. Brutus made many crucial mistakes leading up to his death. The morning that all of the conspirators met, was when Brutus first started making

  • Is John Proctor an Honorable Man? Essay

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    The question that needs to be answered is if John Proctor is an honorable man. Well In my personal opinion, I would have to say that he is an honorable man. There is no one that is perfect in this world. People are constantly making mistakes, but does that make us bad, or does it just mean that we are human? John Proctor was definitely not a man without mistakes, but I believe that he did more good than bad in the end. Some of his actions were bad, but you have to look at the situation he was in

  • The Most Honorable Man- Julius Caesar Essay

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    The Most Honorable Man Being ethical, patriotic, reasonable, and showing selflessness are just a few characteristics of an honorable man, but still honor is in the eye of the beholder. After the death of respected Julius Caesar, the fight for power exposes the veracious side of Roman figures. William Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, examines the struggles for the title of the noblest Roman between ethical Marcus Brutus and other power thirsty Romans to reveal the most honorable man. The actions

  • Brutus Essay

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    Brutus an honorable man? We think of an honorable man as a man that is truthful and displays integrity. Honorable men are genuine men. In the tragic play of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Brutus joins the conspiracy. A conspirator is seen to be a person that engages in illegal, wrongful activity. An honorable man and a conspirator are two contrasting things. By joining the conspiracy, we see that Brutus should not be considered the most honorable man in this play. The opposing side could

  • Brutus an Honurable Man Essay

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    Brutus, the honorable man In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Brutus, one of the key conspirators in the murder of Caesar, was an honorable man. Brutus had an internal conflict; he could either be loyal to hisfriend Caesar, or to Rome. He was honorable because he betrayed his friend out of the love for the greater good & the Republic. Brutus was honorable because he did what he thought wasright, and for that Brutus deserved honor. Throughout Julius Caesar there are many examples of Brutus displaying

  • Sir Gawian Essay

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    In Sir Gawain and The Green Knight the debate is if Sir Gawain matches my definition of Heroism, after reading I have decided that he does not. There is a difference between being a hero and being honorable. A hero is honorable but an honorable person is not a hero. To be honorable one must contain integrity, in Sir Gawain’s case he displays chivalry, being a knight it is a part of his code. One might say he displays heroism by stepping up to accept the Green Knights challenge in the place of king

  • Mark Anthonys Speech Julius Caesar Essay

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    Brutus is an honerable man.... the words chosen by Mark Anthony in William Shakespeare's popular play "Julius Caesar." Anthony starts the speech off speaking how Brutus just explained how Caesar was an ambitious man which is why he was murdered. Anthony argues with that stating how Caesar gave to the needy when they needed, "When the poor has cried, Caesar has wept." Following this statement he mocks Brutus saying, "But Caesar was ambitious, and Brutus is an honorable man." After that was all stated

  • Julius Caesar Essay

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    Throughout the play of Julius Caesar, Brutus is often characterized as being an “honorable” man. But he also seems to have actively participated in a few dishonorable deeds. In my honest opinion despite the fact that he participated in a couple of dishonorable deeds, I still think that he remained an honorable man through this whole entire play. In Act I, scene ii Cassius and Brutus speak to each other. He asks Brutus if Brutus can see his own face; Brutus says to him that he can’t. Cassius then

  • Antony Or Conspirators Essay

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    “But Brutus says he was ambitions, and Brutus is and honorable man.” Brutus thinks Caesar is too ambitious and could become a tyrant later, but he had no evidence to prove that Caesar might become a tyrant. In other hands Antony gave the citizen specific evidence of what Caesar had done to Rome, and that make Brutus not very honorable. Antony thinks that the citizens of Rome are very easy to change their mind. His purpose is trying to find out a way to make the citizen of Rome to stay on his side

  • Brutus Essay

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    typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities. Would you call a man who killed his best friend a hero? Most people wouldn’t, but in Marcus Brutus’s case, he is (in the true definition of the word) a hero. Marcus Brutus killed his best friend, and the leader of Rome Julius Caesar, and indulged in other dishonorable acts, but his reasons behind them make him a hero. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Marcus Brutus was a hero through his selflessness, his leadership, and he was honorable. These

  • Julius Caesar Essay

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    he is honorable, loyal, and a stoic person. He says, "I love the name of honor more than I fear death" (I, ii, 88-89) to Cassius, which shows he is honorable. If Brutus wasn’t honorable, he wouldn’t have fallen into Cassius hands and join his side. Because Brutus is a man honor with no hidden motives, he trusts Cassius and cannot see behind his lies. Cassius writes phony letters to Brutus that make him believe the Roman people are begging for his help and since Brutus is an honorable person

  • Julius Caesar - Funeral Orations Essay

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    his profound mistrust for Antony as he does not believe that Antony bears good-will for them which juxtaposes to what Brutus perceives of him, where Brutus indicates that Antony will be a great addition to their cause. Brutus Cassius – “Ay, every man away. Brutus shall lead, and we will grace his heels with the most boldest and best hearts of Rome.” This hyperbole demonstrates the notion that Brutus wields great respect from the people as Cassius indicates that he fully trusts the actions which

  • Crucible Essay

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    Ernest Hemingway once said, “A man may be destroyed but not defeated.” This means that a person may physically be gone, but his/her memory will live on forever. This is true because a person’s honorable actions allow him/her to be remembered by others for what he/she did. Arthur Miller proves this idea to be true in his play The Crucible through the use of irony and characterization. The heroic actions that cause the characters’ tragic deaths allow their name to be remembered by others. This idea

  • The Good Earth Essay

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    always believed that everything comes and goes to the good earth. Despite the fact that Wang Lung made some poor, dishonorable choices throughout the novel, he was always an honorable man of good character who worked hard and followed both the laws and the traditions of his country. Wang Lung is an example of an honorable man committing dishonorable acts but still maintaining his integrity until the very end. Some of the dishonorable acts he committed includes cheating on his wife and sleeping with

  • Byzantine Empire Essay

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    such as credibility, emotion, and reason. Mark Antony used ethos in his speech for his best friend that had just been murdered. By using statements such as “Brutus is a honorable man” and “I come to burry Caesar, not to praise him.” Using the thought of credibility and authority figures, to show if Brutus is such an honorable man then why would he do such a horrible thing to a great leader. Also Antony uses “I come to burry Caesar, not to praise him.” to get on the right track with the Romans in

  • Who Is Atticus Finch?? Essay

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    innocence. Many people in the 30s fell into the pressure of the continuing racism, but not Atticus Finch. Atticus is different. He lives by the unwritten laws, not by the ignorant pressure back in his time period. Given that Atticus is caring and honorable, he is often led to me moral also. Mr. Finch is often caring when it comes to innocent people, but he is particularly caring when it comes o his children. This is made evident everytime Atticus tries to keep his children, Jem and Scout Fich, from

  • Thaddeus Stevens( Lincoln Movie) Essay

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    of the House of Representatives. He’s a man who fought hard for abolition, and of great integrity, who’s strongly opinionated with commendable principles. Thaddeus Stevens downplays his true political beliefs in order to gain passage of the Amendment, in which it makes him less principled. Between standing one’s ground despite guaranteed defeat and downplaying one’s beliefs in order to gain a small victory on the path to additional victories both are honorable. Had Thaddeus Stevens stood his ground

  • 5th Ave Nominations Essay

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    University High School, Jekyll & Hyde Honorable Mention Lynden Christian High School, The Phantom of the Opera Outstanding Direction Bellarmine Preparatory School, Fiddler on the Roof Edmonds Heights K-12, Pippin Glacier Peak High School, The Boy Friend Hanford High School, 42nd Street Kamiak High School, Kiss Me Kate Kentridge High School, The Wedding Singer Skyline High School, Pippin University High School, Jekyll & Hyde Honorable Mention Aberdeen High School, Aida AC Davis

  • Hotspur Essay

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    as a one-dimensional character, a bloodthirsty warmonger. His Loyalty to his brother-in-law and the Percy namesake outweighs his loyalty he should have for his King (commander and Chief). This will be his ultimate downfall such as a man who would attempt a coup. He is a formidable warrior such as Sgt York & John F. Kennedy. These young warriors gained respect and notoriety because of courage under fire and the lives of the men they saved. The difference between them and

  • Form of Address Essay

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    Father or Dear | | |other order) |Father | |Rabbi, man or woman |Rabbi Full name or Rabbi Last name |Dear Rabbi Last name | |Ambassador, U.S. |The Honorable Full name, The Ambassador of the United States|Sir/Madam or Dear Mr./Madam | | |

  • Brutus Honorable Essay

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    Julius Caesar a play written by William Shakespeare a man name Brutus did just that. He killed the dictator of Rome at the time, Julius Caesar. Brutus was highly regarded and loved by the people of Rome. However, Julius Caesar was also a beloved man of Rome during this time. Brutus had his reasons for killing Caesar, but were they just reasons? Some may feel that Brutus from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a dishonorable man; Brutus's honorable character is displayed through the citizens' love for

  • Clarissa's Essay

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    After the death of Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Mark Antony spoke to the public. During the funeral speeches there were opposing sides. Brutus said that he was honorable, but do you really think he was or do you think that Mark Antony was more honorable? Mark Antony's speech was much different then Brutus' in many different ways. One way that it was different is that in Mark Antony's speech he called the public friends. "Friends Romans, countrymen. Another way they were different was that

  • English Paper For The Tradgedy Of Julies Cesar

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    In the story The Tragedy of Julius Ceaser, William shakespeare, demonstrates that Antony is an honorable person,by showing and proving to Ceasar that he never betrayed him and never did anything against him. 1st some qualities that marie Antony an honorable person would be that he was allways was loyal to ceasar through his life time and never betrayed him. In Page. 257 sentence. 20-22 of The Tragedy of Julius Ceaser, Antony says " I do beseech ye, if you bear me hard,now,whilst your purpled hands

  • Julius Caesar Persuasive Paragraph Essay

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    of Caesar was right. In the speech Mark Antony gave in Act 3 Scene 2 he was speaking about Caesar being ambitious and Brutus being an honorable man but keeps repeating it in a sarcastic tone. For instances Antony said “But Brutus says he is ambitious and Brutus is a honorable man”, then again Brutus said “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious and Brutus is an honorable man” because it’s repeated a couple throughout Antony’s speech. As well in Act 3 Scene 2 Brutus said “And for my sake, stay here with Antony

  • Brutus Essay

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    yet the one who faced true tragedy was Marcus Brutus. Brutus was a powerful and highly respected official who was fully supported by the people of Rome. He was an honorable man who had nothing but pure intentions for the good of Rome and was seen by the people as a very stoic person. Brutus’ life is truly tragic however because as a man of high birth he had both honor and wealth, yet because he was too loyal to Rome, he had to kill his best friend Caesar and end his own life to save his own honor

  • The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar: Who Is The Tragic Hero? Essay

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    though Caesar was his best friend. He loved Rome more than he loved Caesar and thought that this was the right thing to do. This also illustrates how he is a very strong and persuasive man who can overpower a group of men and change their minds in a matter of minutes. Not only was Marcus Brutus a very competent man he was also very well respected, especially by Marcus Antony, which is shown in act five, “This was the noblest Roman of them all/ All the conspirators save only he/ Did that they did

  • Oedipus the King Essay

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    Tragic Hero? In the play of “Oedipus the King”, Oedipus is in fact a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition. Aristotle defined a tragic hero according to these standards: A tragic hero has to be a king or a man of noble stature, a tragic hero must be an honorable man and his downfall occurs from an act injustice cause by ignorance, the downfall of a tragic hero is his own fault and nobody is to blame for, the hero’s downfall is not always earned but his punishment goes beyond from his

  • Aristotle- Nicomachean Ethics Essay

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    do nothing against reason because of bodily pleasures, but the continent person has base appetites, whereas the temperate[virtuous] person lacks them” (NE, VII, ch.9, sec. 6). Aristotle also conveys that he believes the virtuous person is more honorable because “he is able to avoid bodily pleasures, but not all pleasures, since there are pleasures of the temperate [virtuous] person too” (NE, VII, ch.12, sec. 7). While the continent person does eventually chose the right action it is more of a deliberation

  • Thetragedy of Julius Caesar, Rhetorical Analysis

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    used to aid the speech’s effectualness. Antony uses repetition of the word honorable to emphasize the loss of credibility with each repetition. Every time Antony says honorable, the word loses significance. “For Brutus is an honorable man, so are they all honorable men.” (873) Antony repeats the word honorable so many times that it reveals he is using a mocking tone to be sarcastic about the conspirators actually being honorable. Also, when Antony says, “I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke, But

  • Crucible Essay

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    in these lies. This was a time of untruth, injustice, and revenge. As a result people show courage in this play. One person who specifically shows courage is Giles Corey. Giles Corey is an honorable and respectful man. He believes in what is right and not what’s wrong. He is a very courageous man. He first shows us courage in act I when he speaks out against Rev. Parris needing more money. Rev Parris ask that he be given six more pounds for wood along with the additional sixty six pounds his

  • Why Aatticus Finch Is the Most Honorable Character in "To Kill a Mockingbird" Essay

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    things to many different people. Honor can just be a onetime action, or it can be a lifestyle. An honorable lifestyle is lived by a person who is willing to do the right thing, even when none is looking. In literature, having a strong sense of honor is a common theme. The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee shows that honor is a prominent characteristic in a person. Atticus Finch is honorable because, raises his children with a strong set of values, he gets himself into something he knows

  • Brutus Vs. Antony: A War In Rhetoric Essay

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    death, Brutus uses rhetorical devices from the beginning of his speech, like this Chiasmus for instance, in order to give reason to his actions and advocate his respectable character. Here Brutus is emphasizing that honorable people tell the truth, and since he is an honorable man they should believe what he says, for he too will tell the truth, hiding all possibility that they should doubt his words for lies. Brutus also includes an Isocolon in the lines “As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as

  • Western Essay

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    differences between the classic Western, and the revisionist westerns. The movies which are considered to be revisionist westerns that I will be reviewing are the following: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Unforgiven, and Dead Man; Two of which were created during the movement, and three of which were create more recently. In order to analyze these revisionist westerns, we must be able to compare them to the classic western. The classic western has certain attributes which allow

  • Analyzation of Macduff in Macbeth Essay

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    The Noble and Honorable Macduff From his first appearance in the play to his last, Macduff acts as a loyal nobleman of Scotland as he strives to fulfill his duties of preserving and reestablishing glory to his country. Macduff’s interests are virtuous and his actions are honorable. Unlike Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Macduff always thinks carefully before he takes action. Macduff’s personality is rare, as there are not many men who disregard Macbeth as King and whose objective is to destroy the

  • Duality of Human Nature Essay

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    We have already witnessed Hyde's powerfully vicious violence and have seen the contrasting kind, gentle, and honorable Dr. Jekyll. In approaching the novel's mystery, Utterson never imagines that Hyde and Jekyll are the same man, as he finds it impossible to reconcile their strikingly different behavior. In pursuing his scientific experiments and validating his work, Jekyll claims, "man is not truly one, but truly two." Thus, in Jekyll's view, every soul contains elements of both good and evil,

  • Hector and Achilles Essay

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    Homer, in his epic poem The Iliad, develops two classic heroes who are totally different at first glance, but upon a closer look are very similar in terms of their basic characteristics. Hector and Achilles both are courageous soldiers, relatively honorable men, and respected leaders, but they also both have human failings that eventually lead to tragedy. In Homer's lyrical verses and in his use of detail, diction, and imagery, he paints his own portrait of a classic hero through the brave deeds as

  • Macbeth Essay

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    Macbeth Macbeth: When we are first introduced to the Macbeth he is portrayed as an honorable man who fights for king and country. In the first act of Macbeth, scene 2, a captain is reporting to the king. The captain explains that it was because of Macbeth they won the battle and the battles after that. The king is so pleased to hear the news that he bestows the castle of Cawdor to Macbeth thus making him the thane of Cawdor. But as the story continues Macbeth meets with three witches. These witches

  • Julius Caesar-Persuasion Essay

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    mostly on Pathos and Logos by providing strong emotional and logical evidence. Shakespeare also uses repetition in which he has Antony continuously repeats that Brutus is an honorable man. Throughout the speech Antony is explaining who Caesar was and why it was so unjust to kill him, he is also repeating that Brutus is an honorable man and by doing so he is causing the audience to think the opposite. Antony and Brutus are both trying to persuade the same audience but go about it in different ways. Brutus

  • Julius Ceasar Essay

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    Brutus’s Betrayal In the story of Julius Caesar there is a man by the name of Brutus. His character is portrayed as the right hand man of Caesar. He is an intelligent man with a strong sense of loyalty to the Roman public. His sense of honor to the Roman people will cause him to be misled and betray his friend, Julius Caesar and lose everything he loves. Brutus was an honorable man in the eyes of the Roman people. He refused to swear under oath when Cassius says they should in order

  • Honor Essay

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    give up her seat to a white man. The bus driver had to call the police men and Rosa was put in jail she thought what she did was right and was tired of being mistreated. Eventually, everybody heard about this and wanted to make a change for themselves. Blacks wanted to start a protest but not a violent protest just a peaceful protest. Everybody would attend meetings, share ideas and dates when they would protest. Everybody that helped or be a part of this was an honorable person in my opinion.

  • Betrayor Essay

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    make things “right”. Brutus was not a violent man. After Brutus takes his own life in scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Antony is quoted saying, “This was the noblest Roman of them all” His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed up in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world “This was a man!” Brutus was a general in the Roman army so he had to be able to make decisions quickly and efficiently to protect the people. Honorable leaders, especially those in military, have taken

  • the third man Essay

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    An Honorable Gentleman The film The Third Man directed by Carol Reed talks about racketeering in post-war Vienna. How desperate the economy was and what horrible things people did in order to survive economically. Harry Lime was buying penicillin with one of his business partners, diluting the penicillin and selling it to hospitals. He was one of those black market dealers trying to make a quick buck. In his attempt to make money in his racketeering business, he caused the deaths and mental illnesses

  • The Concept Of “Honor” In Shakespeare’s King Henry Essay

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    Hotspur, Falstaff, and Prince Henry. Hotspur's obsession with honor and Falstaff's apparent lack of honor serve to show how Prince Henry balances the two extremes and creates his own concept of honor that allows him to become the epitome of a valiant man. Through these contrasting portrayals, Shakespeare expresses his own opinion on what is “honor.” The first glimpse into Hotspur's sense of honor comes from the king in the form of praise, who claims Hotspur to be "the theme of honor’s tongue" (1.1

  • Master of Persuasion Essay

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    to question if Brutus is noble or not. He then repeatedly says that Brutus is honorable, which is also a way of making the people doubt if Brutus is truly honorable. When Antony says “they all, all honorable men” the meter shows that he has scorn. He then starts to use pathos to appeal to the emotions, such as Caesar crying with the poor. Then Antony says “yet Brutus says he was ambitious/and sure he is a honorable man” Antony is literally calling him a liar. He goes on to say that Caesar rejected

  • Women In The Odyessy Essay

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    The Significance of Eurikleria, Arete and Penelope I believe Odysseus faces two types of women, honorable and dangerous. Figuring out which women are honorable and dishonorable and which are dangerous and deadly is Odysseus’s challenge throughout the story. Eurikleria, Arete and Penelope demonstrate hospitality and morals befitting honorable women, especially when we compare them to the women Odysseus has encountered for the last ten years like Klypso, Kirke and the slave women in his own house

  • Julius Caesar Paper

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    was doing the people of Rome some type of justice by killing Caesar, it turned out he was not. Therefore, Brutus is an epic failure of a hero or in other words, a tragic hero. Before killing Julius Caesar, Brutus was considered to be a very honorable man. In fact, Brutus and Julius Caesar were good friends. Caesar trusted Brutus. However, Brutus begins to turn on Caesar when he sees that Caesar is beginning to become too powerful. At one point in the play, Brutus does not know what to think about

  • Julius Caesar Persuasive Essay

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    assassination of Caesar. He greatly fears that “the people// [will] choose Caesar for their king” (I.ii.78-79). However, within Brutus’s wrong decisions lie his honorable thoughts and purposes. He presumes to “make// [their] purpose necessary and not envious” (II.i.177-178). Brutus implies that only murderers act out of jealousy, but honorable ones act out of honesty and justice. Influenced by the belief of Brutus disliking Caesar, some may think that the idea of assassinating Caesar is

  • "Death and the King's Horsemen" - Drama Assignment Essay

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    suicide, which the sacrifice becomes by the end of the drama. The concept of sacrifice, through Elesin’s words, is represented as an honorable act. On the other hand, it represents a duty through the society’s perspective. When Elesin talks about his sacrifice, it sounds like it is a golden opportunity and he is the one chosen to be given the chance to perform the honorable act of sacrificing his life. This is shown in Elesin’s lines, “When the hour comes watch me dance along the narrowing path glazed

  • End Justifying the Means in Julius Caesar Essay

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    the means.” Some people live by this quote of survival. Sometimes “the end” is an honorable cause and in some cases it is just plain vengeance. In The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by legendary playwright William Shakespeare, Shakespeare portrays the things man does just to make things end the way he wants and actually in the end it rarely ends the way he wants. The first example of how far a man will go for an “honorable cause” is in the case of Marcus Brutus. Brutus in the very beginning is all about