Iliad Reflection By: Maya Korol A great importance to the Greeks was made known in the story of the Iliad. It showed that the greeks valued dreams, for they made one of the most important myths and cultural beliefs of their time based upon one (Hecuba’s prophecy). All of this started with her dreams, which was so powerful and predicted the outcome of the entire story. Dreams must have been very respected because if not, they would not have wrote their mythological beings taking them so seriously. Plus, a great argument was made over a prophetess (“dreamer”) by two important mythological figures, Achilles and Agamemnon. No ordinary girl would have been wrote to have caused so much strife on the Greek’s side. It would have had to be because of her ability to see the future, which would have made her a hot commodity. Because of her dreams, she was the cause of Achilles withdrawal from battle and the social civil war going on. The value of crops was also proved. All the strife caused was due to an apple (a crop grown in ancient Greece). If they had not cared about their crops, they wouldn’t have made the most respected images of all times (the goddesses, who all happen to be part of the Big Twelve) fight over them. In the story, they made the crop sound like it was something deserving to be fought over, a glorious object representing wealth and power. Another value the Greeks proved to be beauty. In the text, Paris chose a beautiful lady over power or wisdom as bribery. Thus, if they made one of the most famous characters of all times choose between three highly esteemed gifts, they would make him choose something they would think is important. Plus, they made their goddesses give him gifts of immeasurable value (for that was what they considered the power of the gods) so they would all have to be things the Greeks greatly admired in a person. For him to choose beauty must mean that they valued it as…
People in many countries do what ever is necessary to come to a country where you can reach the American dream, although like any dream there is articles and paths that you have to go through. My dream started from the arrival to the big city, the expectations I had and the dream who was not as bright as it seem.
I was twelve years old when my dad who I had just met, went to pick my brother, my four sisters and me from Guatemala to take us to the United States of America. At the beginning I was…
The night is shadowy, the only source of light is the stars. My friends and I were hanging out and relaxing on top of the our condominium, playing some poker, drinking beers and listening to music. Strangely, my car was parked on the roof of our ten story condominium but I could not recall on how it got there. My friend then asked me to grab his cell phone from my car as he needs to call his girlfriend and say goodnight before she went off to bed, all the other guys began to laugh at him but I understood…
Professor Mark Richert
12 February 2013
Dreams are like a world full of mysteries and fascinations, where there is very little reality or none at all. Dreams are made out of a series out thoughts, images, and emotions that happen in a person’s mind while they are sleeping. 90% of your brain requires to be active in order for you to be able to dream. According to psychologist Wiseman there is people who can actually dream the future, it might not be exactly as they dreamt about…
not lost so poorly in your thoughts.” In the light of this treachery her heart and mind isn’t even scathed. In fact she is the only sane one at the moment between her spouse and her. She is taking the role of comforting and coordinating this whole entire ordeal. Leaving some leading causes to a Stress disorder. She had taken all of this day’s actions and masked them into her mind so as if they were just a simple task of life.*”World War II,* “ For the same token this is extremely similar to people…
Dreams mean a lot. Dreams are Heavenly messages. Sometimes they are ideas from the past; sometimes forebodings of the future and sometimes communications for the present. Dreams are the closest we can get to prophetic visions and revelations (Danziger, 2012). This writer has convincing personal experience with these kinds of dreams, in which messages have been transmitted and acted out in real life to their fulfillment.
It happened one night in my home in Cleveland, Ohio. Shaking…
March 22, 2013
Understand Your Dreams
I hear crying, a baby cry, I walk around to see what it is. As I’m walking I look down and see that I’m wearing some sort of sleeping gown, white frilly kinds but beige, and boots. I can’t seem to see my boyfriend in sight, and can’t help but think, ‘whose baby?’ Finally, I find the baby. She stops crying immediately after she sees me, and smiles and calls me ‘mama’ She’s so adorable with dark, thick, curly, black hair…
character, Eckels, isn't exactly a good character.
I would have to say he's more the antagonist since his actions end up altering all of time for the worse, and I'd say the guide Travis is the protagonist.
2. How does the point of view from which the story is told affect your understanding of it?
It's told in the limited third person, which lets you not feel too attached to any of the characters since you can't hear their thoughts. It also lets you see more and know more than you might in the first…
14 December 2014
THE AMERICAN DREAM
What is the American dream? The American dream is the support base of America’s
economic, political, social and world growth which brings Americans together and also is a huge
factor of the differences that pulls Americans apart.
The American dream has powered the hopes and aspirations of Americans for
generations. The dream is nonexistent and in an obscure way, seems to be very achievable. The
Dream began very simple, giving everybody the right to pursue happiness…
Broken Dreams and Fallen Themes
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald employs the use of characters, themes, and symbolism to convey the idea of the American Dream and its corruption through the aspects of wealth, family, and status. In regards to wealth and success, Fitzgerald makes clear the growing corruption of the American Dream by using Gatsby himself as a symbol for the corrupted dream throughout the text. In addition, when portraying the family the characters in Great Gatsby are used to expose…