Greek Essay Examples

Is Eddie Carbone a tragic hero?

Arthur Miller used Alfieri a lawyer who also participates in the play and also narrates the chorus to the audience. Which is rather strange? This shows his obsessive need to control her He takes advantage of his role and abilities to protect Catherine from other men After Eddie comes home from work Catherine tells her… View Article

Greek tragedy

Eddie finds it difficult to understand and express his feelings and deal with situations in a sensible and adult manner due to his lack of education. This causes him to respond to threatening situations with physical aggression and verbal hostility whenever his manliness is threatened. Eddie realises that he is about to lose something precious… View Article

Greek tragedies

Explore how Arthur Miller develops the character of Eddie Carbone in three key episodes in “A View from the Bridge” Arthur Miller worked on the Brooklyn docks amongst many longshoremen and dockers such as Eddie Carbone. Working on the docks was a significant time in Arthur Miller’s life because that’s where he met Italian American… View Article

Greek mythological poem

Subject: the poem is a Greek mythological poem about King Midas of Phrygia who had his wish granted everything he touches turns into gold. The poem is about the consequences of choosing money and greed which is presented to the readers through the wife’s perspective. Duffy presents a wide range of emotions through Mrs. Midas’s… View Article

The Attitudes of Euripides

Medea and Antigone are among the great classical literary pieces of all time, they are masterpieces of language and drama. They have lasted as marvels of the stage for over a millennia, and this gives us cause to ask: What is it that sets these plays apart from the multitudes of Greek tragedies produced during… View Article

Match made in heaven

“There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends. ” Homer That bard created such two people in The Odyssey, their contrasting roles concealing the similarities in their natures. Both Penelope and Odysseus dealt with… View Article

The Odyssey

Is Odysseus made more or less of a hero by the fact that Athene helps him in various ways? It seems that most of the examples of Odyseus’s heroic deeds have some type of divine intervention. It is often said that the god’s inspire him, and Athene, as Odyseus’s patron goddess, appears frequently. However, this… View Article

I am performing in a Play called Trojans

It is an old Greek legend but has been re-written and modernised as a play by Simon Adorian. It is about a siege of the city of Troy by the Achaeans. It was over Princess Helena who Prince Paris stole off the leader of the Achaeans, Menelaus. It is shown that it is set in… View Article

Greek audience

The minds of modern theatre goers are somewhat lazy compared to their Greek counterparts, hundreds of years ago. Today we go to a play and at best mope and follow the story, we remain silent throughout and maybe the most analytical and critical of us will have some thoughts on the screenplay. The Greeks however… View Article

Greek tragedy

The hero in a Greek tragedy I want to compare with the hero Dante in the Divine Comedy is Oedipus in Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. Concerning their respective process of self-knowledge acquisition, we find some differences: their original recognition of “self” is dissimilar, and so are their method and result of self-pursuit. First, Oedipus and… View Article

Zorba the Greek

The narrator has been cumulating knowledge for decades, but finally realizes that only emotions can ‘catalyze’ it and turn passive knowledge into active. Another significant spiritual belief, expressed by Zorba and at first rejected by the narrator is freedom, including the absence of redundant social bonds. Zorba has ‘worked’ “quarrier, miner, pedlar, potter, comitadij, santuri-player,… View Article

Zorba the Greek

The novel “Zorba the Greek” by Nikos Kazantzakis is among the most prominent examples of Greek literature, which involves both ancient and modern doctrines of Greek culture, comprised by two main components: and, represented by the narrator and Zorba respectively. Exploring both beliefs, the author suggests that it is impossible to achieve absolute fulfillment without… View Article

Stylolites – Greek

Stylolites are irregular discontinuity or non structural fractures which are found in limestone plus other sedimentary rocks. Stylolites come from compaction and pressure solution during the process of diagenesis and it might be blown up by subsequent groundwater flow. Stylolites most of the time comes into view as uneven discontinuities in the outcrops along with… View Article

Styles in sculptures

Romans and Greeks have created arts of antiquity. One of the major arts that they ever crafted are sculptures. They are pieces of art that hold diverse functions such as decoration of temples, celebration of the dead or well-known public figure, commemoration of victory and offer to the gods. Those sculptures carry a specific style… View Article

Islamic, Ancient Egyptian, and Ancient Greek Art

Elisabeth Siddiqui has written: “Art is the mirror of a culture and its world view. There is no case to which this statement more directly applies than to the art of the Islamic world. ” Seeing that Muslims are believers in only one true God of the universe, they have been advised by Prophet Muhammad… View Article